Thursday, March 20, 2008

Facebook Experiment

Since I just spammed all my Facebook friends, I figure I might as well commit all the way and post here too. The point of Facebook is to bring people together, after all. I decided I'd use its event organization tool to spread the word about Western Allied Robotics' next tournament, Seattle Bot Battles 6.

I just checked, and there are no gaming tournaments listed in the Seattle area AT ALL. Is this a mistake? I think it might be. It seems like people who belong to gaming fan groups would be interested in finding gaming events in there area. Given how easy it is to set up an event (SBB6 took me less than an hour) and invite a lot of people who are probably interested, it seems like a no-brainer.

Am I missing something?


1000 True Gamer Fans

This article asserts that if you have a 1000 fans, spending $100 per year on whatever it is you do, you should be able to make a comfortable living, provided you keep your costs down. It's talking about an internet business, so yes, it makes perfect sense.

Could this be a viable strategy for a one-person-band game publisher? With a little custom built strategy, I think so.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Sad News

Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90

I think it's safe to say he was my favorite author. I don't read a great deal of fiction, so when I do I want it to be great. Clarke's work was.