Well, the end of the 2010-11 season for the Pittsburgh Penguins is officially over. After a very tight game last night, they lost the series to Tampa. It was one of the best games in the series; the Pens just couldn’t find the net behind Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson.
As I wound out last night after watching the handshake and the stick-raising to the fans at Consol Energy Center, I realized this was a season of “what if…” I’m actually proud of my favored team for putting together an exhilarating run after January’s misfortunes. They could’ve just packed it in and settled for “next year-itis.” Instead, I watched a group of guys pull together and make one fantastic second-half of the season.
I’m sure everyone plays the ‘what-if’ game after their team of choice bows out. So indulge me while I do the same. Continue reading
As many have surmised by now, I’m hip-deep into my latest Catalyst project, the War of Reaving Sourcebook. It’s been several years in coming and I’m quite thrilled Herb and Randall (and CGL) have given me the entire kit-n-kaboodle to write. As you can see above, the cover is in its prefinal stages and though it’s a different direction than usual, I actually have grown to like it.
Here’s the back cover copy:
As the Jihad raged, one enemy of the Inner Sphere remained in the shadows, riven by internal strife and dissent. As political and military alliances among the Clans are torn asunder, one Clan unleashes the unthinkable amid the Homeworlds. The result is a war that reaches deep into the bloodlines of every Clan: none are immune. Those who survive will not speak of it. It is a war that may alter everything.
It is a War of Reaving. The Clans will never be the same again.
The War of Reaving Sourcebook details the long-sought happenings of the Clans after the results of the Great Refusal through the end of the Jihad, compiled from detailed reports culled from each of the distant Clans and beyond. Included are sections on each Clan’s struggle for survival, the personalities of the era, new rules for weapons, units, and factions that surface, and an in-depth campaign so players can immerse themselves within the conflagration.
Publication is slated for Summer 2012, just in time for GenCon.
After the jump, a partial breakdown of the current TOC. Continue reading