I got fanmail!
Real, legitimate, non-spam fanmail!
I know! I can’t believe it either. It even included phrases like:
“Reading your response method was very refreshing… very pleasant.”
“I can’t believe the ease with which you speak of 4e, and haven’t even cracked the core books open! You write like one of the game designers, and you write much more maturely than a college student…”
“I can’t wait until you have played it a while… I think your intellect and your personality will become a valuable resource for those of us who need a bit of re-set perspective.
It’s nice when someone says, “Did you look at it this way?” in a teaching, sharing sort of way. And then, with delight, you say, “Oh! No.. but.. wow! Cooool!” “
“Your site, and your comments on other blogs, are fresh, witty, and enrich the people who read them, encouraging critical, creative thinking.”
“Be careful, because if Mearls reads your posts, they might try to kidnap you and let your vision guide the development of this edition over the next few years. :)”
In the same email exchange, however, I got asked some questions. It seems that, despite the fact that I have yet to do a full readthrough of any of the three core 4e books, I have become somewhat of an authority on the subject, specifically character design. If you disagree that I have become such an authority, shut up, I’m having a moment here!
So he asked me for my advice on converting two of the favourite characters/concepts of his group and players from 3e to 4e. Well, I’m all too happy to oblige!