The first day of The Year of the Aardvark. Well, at least we hope so. There is even a hash tag #YotA And the “we” is a little bigger, at least for a while. We are welcoming a new collaborator, Ashley. She is a co-host of the geeky and marvelous podcast Geek Please. Her day job with us is gonna involve geeky creativity. The details of release dates and things are not settled, and will change when reality refuses to bend to our whim as we would like. Though we can say that first up is a dice rolling app. There are more than a few of those around already, but we gotta start somewhere right? Also, none of them have our logo on them!
Another way we hope to make this the Year of the Aardvark is with more content. We have a little stockpile of characters to release and the fantastic artist Kim Hickey is still on the case making more wonderful art for those. Well after returning from a much-needed holiday break. In addition to these updates about us in the “State of the ‘ark” there is going to be a mid-month post about what inspires us, things we love and want to boost, and any other gaming related things that fill our heads. That brings us to… videos.
The core of our idea, what we think we can bring that you can’t get elsewhere is the video content. We have cast the anchor for our first “news” stories. More details will follow regarding that, but they have experience in news broadcasting including writing actual news copy. This should translate into making these have the weight a real news broadcast can have and in turn be a powerful tool at the gaming table in terms of immersion. This is another spot where details are still being worked out, but we are hopeful to start shooting in spring and have a sample, at the very least, available on the website before summer.
We have been quiet. It was calculated with the holidays and other obligations, but it was all so we could make some noise in 2018.