Regular readers will know I delivered a two-hour talk on the London Daygame Model just before Christmas. The Street Attraction team was kind enough to film it  and Eddie gave me the mixed video files. My plan is to release the full talk in a series of bite-size chunks, a new video every week  until it’s done. So far I’ve edited the first 1/4 of it.
Here’s part one.
In other news, I have now received THREE completed first-draft manuscripts from the Winter Memoir Challenge, being 80k, 50k, and 50k words respectively. I’ve given feedback on all and it’s looking increasingly likely that you avid daygame maniacs will be blessed with a veritable bounty of dirty stories to entertain your filthy minds. I am optimistic that 2018 will be the Year Of The Memoir. Another FOUR guys have told me they are writing memoirs so hopefully they’ll have something to wave around proudly in the next month or two also.
I’m very pleased with this response because, I must admit, I wasn’t sure anyone would get a manuscript done. It’s a huge investment of time and emotion to write a book. Not for the first time I’m reminded that whatever qualities I think make me so adorably special are in fact possessed by quite a few others too.
Now that I’m an old-timer and semi-retired from the daygame life I see my primary role in the community as encouraging the next generation of players to step up and take things in their own direction. I’m part of the wave that came up in 2009-2012. I learned a lot and I’ve done my best to capture it all in books and video so that the knowledge is passed on. As these newer guys build their blogs and tell their stories, the baton is passed and I hope they run with it.
Then I can retire in peace, put my monster feet slippers on, and reminisce about “I used to be a player like you, then I took an arrow in the knee”. I’ll be Eddie Futch rather than Joe Frazier.
I’ll have an update on the new Mastery colour edition fairly soon. It’s still a long way from completion but I’ve got stuff to talk about related to it.
 They basically did everything at the event. I just rolled in an hour late for my talk after sleeping through my alarm. Sorry, complicated business.
 The talk is primarily a marketing exercise for Infinite. If you can’t wait, just buy the book.