One does not aspire to starting out a new year with a mea culpa, but after a year like the last one, it seems pretty necessary.
As you may or may not know, Atomic Overmind Press’ central operations are run by exactly one person: me, Hal Mangold. It’s a second job, a labor of love, and a chance for me to partner up with people I respect and just generally make cool things.
Unfortunately, 2012 was a terrible year for me, probably the third hardest I’ve ever dealt with. Almost involuntarily, something had to give…and unfortunately it was my administration of and attention to AOP. Anyone paying even the slightest bit of attention to Atomic Overmind Press will no doubt have noticed a bit of a drop-off in page updating, product releases, and even attention to the AOP forums. This is something that I can only profoundly apologize for. A few great things got accomplished (Unhallowed Necropolis being the standout), but not nearly what I was hoping for.
2012 is now gone (and good riddance), and the issues that bedeviled me for that period have been largely resolved. Thus it now falls to me to right the ship that is Atomic Overmind Press and get her sailing in a positive direction again. To start with, let me offer you a couple of promises for 2013 and points going forward.
- Regular (meaning at LEAST weekly) updates to the Atomic Overmind Press website and Facebook page, and increased interactivity on Twitter.
- More consistent attention to and participation in the AOP forums, including prompt attention to rules questions and product questions for all our game lines.
Over the rest of this week I’ll be posting on the plans for all of our game lines and book projects. Having hopefully learned something in the past few years, I’m going to be super-conservative on dates, so we can actually come through on what we promise. That said, there are some exciting things coming along for Atomic Overmind Press and our publishing partners…and a few things I can’t even talk about that.
It’s a new year, and we’re making a new start here at AOP. This marks our fifth year of operation, and I hope you’ll join us for the really neat things to come in 2013.