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Paying my respects

April 19, 2016
Posted at 9:00 pm

Notes, acknowledgments and anything else I can think of

1) As always I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read the stories I have written. For writers who do this for free, our payment are thank yous and I appreciate every one.
2) Please note that I have said it before and I will repeat it here, I am NOT a writer, I am a storyteller. Although my proof readers (when I have them) and my Editor who have been more than patient with me have done marvelous work fixing some major and minor errors I have put on screen. I would like to thank everyone who in the past have stated I am much more than a simple storyteller. I appreciate their statements of conficence but as is stated in the movie Magnum Force, "A man has to know his limitations". I know mine and I am happy to claim the title of a simple storyteller.
3) For the stories I tell, I use a lot of additional source material other than the empty void between my ears, I would like to acknowledge the ownership of the material and have no intention or desire to take away or steal what is rightfully someone else's. To start with I would acknowledge the the gaming company, now out of business, called Judge's Guild and their "Wilderness Campaign" maps. With out having them for the last thirty-five plus years it would have made the telling of this and other stories yet to come, very difficult. To all of them, I offer a salute as their workmanship and imagination all those years past have added a lot of enjoyment for me and my friends.
4) Other acknowledgments include Advanced Dungeons & Dragons both first and second edition rules with some other thoughts thrown into the mix. Others I would like to thank for their efforts include the game Runequest, my friends and I adopted the system long ago and made the game our own. Then there are all the books, games, and images from where I do not remember, that have been floating around in my mind and are only now being incorporated into my work.
In closing I would once again like to thank all those who have taken the time to read my work, whether they have or have not sent words of encouragement for my efforts and those who seek to make my use of the English language easier, you are all important and I thank you.