Hey all, this is an update on exciting changes coming to Purple Sorcerer Games.
The last year has been exceedingly strange for most of us, and my family’s experience has been no exception. Near the beginning of the pandemic, I lost my father after his long battle with cancer and congestive heart failure. (This week, after 13 months we were finally able to have his memorial with military honors, with much of the family in attendance, which was a tremendous blessing).
Last spring, my son returned to us from his church service in time to see his Grandpa shortly before his passing, but then Ben departed all too soon for college. My baby girl is now 5’11” and finishing up her first very strange year of high school, while my wife continues to teach under challenging cirucumstances, inspiring little minds to love science at a new elementary school.
My health challenges have slowed me down this year: as per usual, we’ve addressed them with new regimens and meds: some more successful than others. My free time vanished earlier this spring when we were confronted with a surprising need to find a new home in a very challenging market. The prep to move after 9 years of spreading out has been daunting, but I’m exceedingly glad that my improved physical strength (the one area of my health that’s in the plus column) has allowed me to carve out quality time most days to pack aggressively.
But finally (and most pertinent to matters at hand) I recently recieved word that because of slowdowns at the large corporation that my employer serves, my flexible work-from-home job of over 10 years is coming to an end. It’s been the sort of position that perfectly accommodated my health challenges, and it’s a real blow to lose it.
But this will impact Purple Sorcerer Games in a major positive way: After much contemplation, I’ve decided that I will now focus on PSG full time, applying all my creative energies on producing new adventures, enhancing our free tools, and coming up with new ways to engage with the DCC community. I hope this new focus will result in even higher quality work from Purple Sorcerer Games.
After our family move is finished in early June, I’ll announce the full plans for the coming year, but the first order of business will be to complete and release the HTML version of the Crawlers Companion, which will insure that the app will remain available as a valuable resource for the community for many, many years to come.
As we approach this year’s Free Tools Pledge Drive in early July, it’s almost impossible for me to believe that we’re coming up on the 10 year anniversary of the release of the 0-Level Party Generator! So many dead peasants speak to the enormity of creative activity that has occurred in the DCC universe in the last decade, and I hope that the community is as excited as I am about the wonders yet to come. 🙂
Take care everyone,
Purple Sorcerer Games