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Friday, March 10, 2006


I know, nobody says 'word!' any more, but what the hell, I'm old.

Here's something I found at one of my many email accounts this morning:

Mr. Madigan,

We're publishing a book on the best (unique) HeroClix website on the Internet. I'd like to print your adapted rules in the front. Our in-house team play-tested the adaptations and gave them "five out of five" stars. We will credit you for your work, of course, and provide a link or links to whichever part of your website you'd prefer. If you provide us with a mailing address, we can also send you a copy of the published book.

Please let me know if this is acceptable to you. If you aren't comfortable
with it, I completely understand.

You can find a complete line of our pop culture books (published through our Lightning Rod division) at www.windstormcreative.com/lightning/index.htm.

Thank you for your time.

Jennifer DiMarco
Chief Executive Officer
Windstorm Creative

I checked out the link (you need to put a 'http://' in front of it to get there) and it seems on the up and up.

No money, naturally, but I suppose a little more attention can't be a bad thing.


At 8:08 AM , Blogger SuperFiancee said...

Congrats, Sweetie! Your house rules are very impressive. Honestly, Wiz Kids should be giving them a look!! Always very proud of you. Like to see you get the attention you so richly deserve. Way to go!!

At 11:20 AM , Blogger MJ Norton said...

Congratulations! At first I thought this might be the new Heroclix e-zine that's been going around, but I guess this is a different group.

Ha! It would be a kick to see those rules scatter to various pockets and see how far they'll spread in some form or other.

So many spots have house rules of one stripe or another, and it's largely the supported play system (Wizkids handing out prizes and with some of the tournaments leading to invitationals) that keeps them abiding by most of the rules. The majority of players are hungering for a game in which they can move and attack in the same action.

Most venues decided to house rule away retirement, and Wizkids finally allowed it officially at the venue level. Rules are a larger matter of course, but if change is going to happen it has to start somewhere...

At 11:54 AM , Blogger Highlander said...

I probably need to do an addendum to my House Rules specifically in regard to Feat Cards, if they are going to be more widely disseminated. For example, since my House Rules already make Outwit much more playable, we have a House Rule that Fortitude does not completely foil the power -- it invalidates ranged Outwit entirely, but if the Outwitter is adjacent (normally a free, automatic move) then they have to make an Attack roll, as if they were Outwitting at range normally.

It works pretty well... Fortitude is still a real pain, because it gets rid of all ranged Outwit, and forces what would otherwise be an automatic Outwit (from an adjacent square) to make a successful attack roll, which can be difficult. But this isn't mentioned anywhere in my current House Rules, and it certainly should be, if more people are going to be playing under them.

At 12:00 PM , Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

I don't know a HeroClix from a hero sandwich, but still, congrats...it's still great to be recognized.

At 3:35 PM , Anonymous Nate said...

You ought to write them back and explain that you've got some revisions, et al, and maybe send them an 'errata' list with things like the ranged/melee Outwit dealie. I'm sure if they're interested as much as they are now, that a small revision would be tolerated well.

Couldn't hurt to let them know you are a professional writer used to deadlines either.

And, uh, before I forget, congratulations! It's nice to have something you're reasonably proud of get noticed and appreciated by others, especially total strangers.


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