New Arrivals Jan 2023
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I try to post cool new arrivals from Kickstarters and pre-orders when they arrive, usually to my Mastodon account,1 but with the business at work and with the podcast it slipped past me. In part, because work has required some overseas travel of late, so I haven’t always been home when the items arrive!
TTRPG Arrivals #
To begin with, three Kickstarters fulfilled over the last few months and I’m thrilled with all the final products. In this batch we have Nick Butler’s Tidebreaker, a cinematic action RPG well suited for doing Shonen-style anime tales, although it could be applied to many other cases too. Then there is Will Uhl’s Mystic Lilies, a card-based RPG where you play as young witches. And finally we have Free League Publishing’s licensed Blade Runner RPG.
Book Arrivals #
Ok, this section is a bit of a cheat as these are basically all presents I received for Christmas, but they’re also new and exciting, so there.
In this batch we have two horror books from T. Kingfisher, What Moves the Dead and The Twisted Ones. Both I’ve been dying to read since I finished The Hollow Places earlier last year. And then we have another highly anticipated book, which is Devil House by John Darnielle.2
Not pictured above is the beautiful Art of Dune book covering the designs from the 2021 motion picture.
It’s quite a thing to see in person.
New Workbook #
Last but not least, is a book I preordered quite a while ago. Dani Donovan, an advocate for neurodiverse individuals and the creator behind ADHD Comics has created The Anti-Planner. It’s a workbook that rather than trying to organize your life, instead contains oodles of exercises and games to help you find motivation when you’re struggling to get stuff done. It’s naturally geared towards neurodiverse people3 and it’s organized by the emotion you are feeling when you’re stuck.
Their were some printing delays on this one so she had sent out sample exercises in advance to customers and they were all clever and helpful.
Let’s Fucking Go #
I’m excited to dig into all of these but my first order of business is to finish Wayward, which is Chuck Wendig’s follow-up to his epic novel Wanderers. I’m just getting started on this one, but I’m already sucked in.