Wednesday, April 17, 2013

BWP is hiring! Plus, my next book!

Howdy Bedroom Wall fans!

It's been a while. Sorry about that.

One of the disadvantages of being a sole proprietor and creator is I have a limited amount of creative focus, and truth be told I've been floundering around for a bit since H&H, trying to find a new project while hopefully giving H&H the continued support via the blog that will keep it in the limelight. We've hit Copper status on DTRPG and to my mind that makes H&H a proper success, and I want it to keep going. Part of why I haven't already started putting together a new edition is I don't want to sabotage this one.  I think H&H is a complete and wonderful game in its own right.

But, I have a new project. For reals this time. And it's a doozy, I think, and has been consuming pretty much all of my writing time and head space, such that I really haven't had the room in there to continue things like the FTL series. It's called Arcana Rising, and I'll have some announcements and even a Kickstarter about it very soon. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one through because I've found with this project that balance between originality and classicism that I love so much as a designer, something I never quite seemed to get to with Hackerscape.

So, I have a proposition, and maybe it's a mad one, maybe not, I'll leave that up to the applicants.

I want to hire a blog writer for Bedroom Wall Press. Amount of contribution would be up to you, but I would want a bare minimum of 1 post a week of at least 600 words. Topics would be partly assigned, especially initially as the first order of business will be wrapping up the FTL blog series, but if you have other ideas of your own you want to pull off with BWP's games I'd be more than open to suggestions.

Compensation would come in the form of ad revenue share, to be negotiated based on the amount of contribution, and of course we'll want to work together on how best to add genuinely topical advertising to the blog, so we can move away from generic AdSense ASAP. If anyone knows of any RPG-related ad-sharing networks, please let me know.

I am sure that some people will be jumping to tell me how awful and unfair this is, and those people are welcome not to apply. I believe in compensating writers as fairly as I can, but BWP is a one-man operation at the moment and I don't have the resources to offer anything else but this.

Applicants should apply by emailing me directly at jsberry AT hulksandhorrors DOT com.  Tell me a little about yourself, your gaming tastes, your familiarity with BWP's games, especially Hulks and Horrors, and link some samples of stuff you think is in line with our currently released projects. If you've got a blog that updates regularly that is definitely a plus in your column. Familiarity with old-school FRP systems in particular is just about mandatory, at least some time spent with B/X or Labyrinth Lord and the like.

In the meantime, I'll be continuing work on Arcana Rising and try my best to squeeze out an update or two for H&H when I can, and I hope you'll bear with me!

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