2018 was a big year for Grand Heresy. I've done more writing and editing in the last twelve months than in the last few years combined. This was the year I finally got a playable version of the game into the wild.
I haven't quite gotten over what a milestone that is. I've been at this in some form or another for going on seven years. What started as a fanboy hack of TRoS has become a beast of its own with an entire community behind it.
Since the 0.2.0 release, things have only picked up steam. We've already released one update and we've got another on the horizon. We've gotten more playtesters than ever before and a ton of great feedback.
Our discord server is growing by the day and is only becoming more active as time goes on. Dueling there has become so popular that we've set up a dedicated channel and tags for it. They've been an amazing tool for fine-tuning the combat system. The last month or so has been even better. We've begun implementing experimental builds of the combat rules, allowing us to test things before they go into the book proper.
The biggest milestone, of course, is that we are now hosted on DriveThruRPG. It's a relatively minor thing, in the scheme of it all, but it has disproportionate weight. As a fanboy/writer/designer, it represents a huge step towards seeing the project get out into the world.
With only a few hours left in the year, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has reached out or gotten involved. I still consider myself to be an enthusiast and an amateur at all this. I can't tell you how grateful (and flabbergasted) I am that you guys are still out there and still supporting me.
2019 promises to be even better. Hope I'll see you there.
Happy New Year.