Farewell Tabletop-TestMarch 29, 2019
This is my last post for this amazing site. I have loved being able to pour my heart and soul into 60 posts on this website, writing about topics in gaming that really matter to me.
I was more than thrilled when Dan asked me to be a part of this team. The timing worked out perfectly. I was about to put in my notice to quit my job in board game distribution to chase my dream of being a full-time writer. Game journalism was very exciting!
One of my primary goals is to make the hobby of gaming more inclusive. I believe a huge component of inclusivity is creating welcoming ways into the hobby with accessible ways to learn games.
Being able to craft a series to teach the basics of Magic was very exciting. As the founder of the Lady Planeswalkers Society, I was thrilled to continue my contributions to the Magic: The Gathering community in this new way. I hoped to lead people from never touching a Magic card to being able to play in tournaments if they want.
Creating a series called Gateway Games and exploring the variety of genres of board games to help people interested in games was also a fun, inspiring experience. Board games have always been important to me and I believe that anyone can learn valuable skills from learning and playing games. With the number of board games that exist in the world, I wanted to make an easy to follow guide to help new players find the right board games for them.
What’s Next for Me?
The Kickstarter for my upcoming, debut novel, “The Explorers of Azullucent” was successfully funded within the last 24 hours. It is a young adult fantasy novel with feminist themes that I started writing when I was only 14 years old. The story follows the coming-of-age stories of a swashbuckling pirate captain, a rebellious princess, and an adventure-seeking outlander. If you would like your chance to check out my novel and potentially pre-order a copy, please follow the project for updates.
I plan to continue blogging, potentially more regularly now. I like to blog about a variety of topics including gaming, parenting, mental health, and criticizing media I love from a feminist perspective.
I will still be around in the gaming industry and my heart will always be with tabletop games. Please say hi if you see me at a convention and feel free to give me a shout out on Twitter.
Thank you all for your support on the site and for reading my work. I am honored to have been a part of this tabletop-test family.