Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Chaosium Digest Blog

For the H.P. Lovecraft fans out there, Chaosium Digest has been dying a slow death in its form as an archived e-mail list (rather like the way The Medieval Review does it). The e-mail subscription medium seems to be fading against blog competition generally, I think.

When I was in Indianapolis, I had a chance to meet with John Thompson (editor of CD, and an old friend), and he talked about the problems CD was having with the old format. We discussed some of the options available to him, and John apparently didn't waste any time, as now Chaosium Digest has been re-born in blog form. It looks like current issues will be posted as blog posts, and archived on the main site. It also looks like they will be keeping the e-mail subscription option available for those who prefer it.

In any case, Chaosium Digest is calling for submissions of everything from product reviews, to scenarios for Chaosium Cthulhu games, to fan fiction. If you are a Lovecraft fan and would like like to contribute something, I would encourage it. I think it's one of the few fanzines out there that has a professional copy editor on staff (John's delightful wife, Christy), so you can be assured your submissions will be treated with professional respect.

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