Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Aspiring Lich

I’d like to take a moment and direct your attention to the blog, The Aspiring Lich. Chris, the blog’s author, is currently suffering under my refereeing efforts in the Pathfinder Kingmaker Adventure Path. Like many of us prodigals, Chris cut his eyeteeth on AD&D and then drifted away from the hobby for awhile. He’s recently returned to the fold, taking the route that many suffered through upon coming back: sitting down to play the more recent incarnations of the game before rediscovering his old school roots.

It’s fascinating to watch that process from the outside, looking in, simply because it’s very similar to my own path. I came back into D&D with 3.5, struggled to make it resemble the game I remembered it to be, and then realized there was no need to do so when my old books and the various retro clones allowed me to play the game I was weaned on. Chris is sitting behind the Labyrinth Lord screen for the first time and realizing that is a world of difference between herding the cats and meowing amidst the masses of them. He’s already written some insightful things and turned his attentions to crafting OSR goodies. Please check out Chris’ work at the Aspiring Lich if you get the chance. Steering some traffic his way is the least I can do considering what lies in store for his Pathfinder PC…

5 comments:

Chris said...

Well color me surpised Mike, thanks for the plug! Now I really have to up my blogging game to feel worthy of the mention ;-)

burnedfx said...

Perfect! I saw Chris' reply to Erik's post yesterday, which lead me to The Aspiring Lich. I was going to drop a comment, but there wasn't an anonymous option (not a complaint, I don't even have comments turned on). Failing that I looked for an email and then . . .well here you are ;]

Chris, I really loved the Cleric book you made. I enjoy table props in general, but this was really awesome!

You mentioned being able to publish the book for a few bucks, but don't cite the service. I'd be interested to know who you used.

Thanks Michael for inadvertently helping me communicate with Chris.

Michael Curtis said...

I know it's a mixed blessing so you're welcome and I'm sorry, Chris.

Chris said...

@burnedfx: I used The Book Patch (thebookpatch[dot]com). I think it ended up costing me $8 or so to have it printed and bound. Of course I can't actually publish it since all the material in it is Dan Proctor's copyright, so I just had one printed up for my own use.

burnedfx said...

Thanks for the lead, Chris.