This has been a bit of a hellish week for multiple reasons, but I wanted to touch up on our upcoming Q&A.
First, I bribe you with a funny. Gordon and I game. Matt, Jeaniene Frost’s husband, also plays pc and video games. She doesn’t.
She called me this week and said, “Matt insisted that I send you this mug he found. He tried to explain it to me, but it’s too complicated. Anyway, he said you guys will understand.”
The mug just arrived. Look at this artifact and despair, for we are now so much cooler than you.
Legendary Coffee Mug
Socket bonus: +155 Haste.
Requires Level 110.
“Keeps You Alert and Ready”
Equip: Increases your concentration by 35% for 90 minutes.
It is socketed. Matt, you are beyond awesome.
Now onto less awesome news. We have almost 900 people registered for tomorrow’s Zoom. The capacity is 500. We normally “overbook” like the airlines, because if 100 people sign up, only 50-75 will show up. Somehow 900 people signed up for 500 limited Zoom webinar.
So tomorrow meeting will be first come first serve. The first 500 people through the Zoom door will get to attend. It will be very informal. We will go straight into questions, which Mod R already sent us for review. There is a section called Whatthefuckery. I love you all, you do know these are characters and not real people, right? Please say yes.
So tomorrow, Aug 27, 2022 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada). If you are unsure of the time, here is a converter.
There is still time to email Mod R with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are debating on whether the video will be uploaded because there will be spoilers in it, but probably yes.
The next thing is the Reddit AMA on Monday.
The last thing is the Houston Library Zoom appearance on September 6th, for which you can register here.
That will conclude the promotion marathon for Ruby Fever. We will be equipping the mug for the entirety of it.
Brief answers to really frequent questions.
Trying to shave off a little bit of the most common questions so we can have more time tomorrow. Spoilers below.
We have some queries regarding how well Ruby Fever and Tapas Innkeeper Chronicles have done. We will know a bit more next Wednesday regarding Ruby Fever. We don’t have any frame of reference for the Tapas, so we honestly have no idea. They haven’t said anything one way or the other.
Arabella’s inability to do long division has zero bearing on her ability to use Gusto, QuickBooks, and Excel. Those of you who run your own businesses, when was the last time you divided anything you couldn’t calculate in your head on a piece of paper? Calculators and computers are wonderful things.
Dual mages are rare. This is becoming another “First.” For awhile, any time there was a slightly odd shapeshifter, BDH proclaimed that they were a First. There are only two Firsts. Three as of Blood Heir #2, and two of them are related.
There are actually not many dual mages, and those who are usually have a very weak secondary talent. The exception to this rule is Arthur, because as of now nobody knows if one of his talents is dominant. But Bern, Leon, Matilda, Runa, Cornelius, Penelope, Grandma Frida, Evil Grandma Victoria, Augustine, Konstantin, Michael (both of them), Mihail, Regina, all of them are single mages. Connor is a dual, but remember, this was very much by design of his father.
The Baylor sisters’ genetics is funky, so Catalina and Nevada are both dual, but Arabella is not. Metamorphosis is a very jealous power that leave no room for anyone else. Arabella is not a wereape and Mihail is not really a bear. Mages in HL do not transform into regular animals. They transform into Chimera-like monsters. Creatures that summoners pull out of arcane realm look weird, and so do metamorphosis mages. But people still try to associate what they see with something familiar so an ursine monster with horns becomes a bear. 🙂
See you tomorrow!