This is a heads up to anyone who has ever wanted to game with a game designer, or who has ever looked at Eberron and wished they could query the mind that came up with it.

Keith Baker, the creator of the Eberron setting, is taking 2009 to explore the country (and parts beyond). He’s looking to trade gaming for hospitality and meet a diverse group of gamers along the way. The basic deal: He’ll run one game of Eberron for three nights of sleeping space. You’ll provide the sleeping space and show him something cool in your town, some game he wouldn’t have a chance to play in otherwise or some tourist attraction that isn’t to be found anywhere else. He’ll do some work while he’s there and possibly blog about the experience.

So, if you want more info, head over to his blog:
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This is a pretty cool idea. Traveling like this is an incredible way to meet your audience for future products and to connect with the gaming community. Great idea Keith, hope to see you down in my next of the woods on this journey!

5 replies
  1. Karizma
    Karizma says:

    Never read anything of Eberron, don’t know much about it, but this is probably one of the coolest ideas a developer has ever done.

    You know, besides developing cool things.

  2. John Arcadian
    John Arcadian says:

    @Karizma: Eberron is an awesome setting. When I first heard about it, by way of bad descriptions from friends, I thought it sounded kind of crappy and like wizards was trying to capitalize on the anime revolution that was picking up speed at the time. Then I read it, a few years later, and realized it was more D&D meets film noir (casablanca, maltese falcon) or Indiana Jones. It is definitely worth checking out.

    And you’re right. Definitely one of the coolest ideas a developer has had.

    @zacharythefirst: LOL. Yeah . . . It’s just one of those things that goes along with gamerdom sometimes.

  3. Scott Martin
    Scott Martin says:

    I like the idea of couch surfing around the world. Though it seems like all that travel would cut deeply into your writing time. Still, it’d be a year of great experiences.

  4. John Arcadian
    John Arcadian says:

    One stipulation that he had written in his blog was that he gets 1 of the 3 days to hang out and just work, which makes utter sense but seems like it would be hard to do in a slew of different houses and whatnot. There is always coffee shop workspace that can be found almost anywhere.

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