The rpg publishing coop is a breath away from lifting off—no, no that's not right it fired up engines and left a stream of mist days ago as it roared away.
Co-op membership is now a little over 40 and covers a wide-range of some of the most creative people I know in the hobby. Game designers, artists, editors, writers, programmers, bloggers and many wearing several of those hats are now all pitching in on over 15 projects.
And what a mind-bendingly cool assortment of projects are lined up including such things as a Stormbringer first edition automated generator (to be fitted to my hack project), an Oriental Adventures retro-clone, boardgames, miniatures rules (By This Axe I Rule), hexcrawls, megadungeons, automated gaming tools, and even a number of full-fledged games. We even have one or two possible large-scale projects in the hopper.
Formal organization is scrambling behind all that activity trying to keep up and make sure we are on the path to become a coop that is more than the sum of its parts. We do officially have a name, the Hydra Cooperative, and now several very nifty logo variations to be voted on.
Over the weekend the first formal proposal of our organizational structure and timeline was floated. Which is all to mean that in the next few weeks you are likely to see it cohere as a bona fide cooperative.
We still have room inside our big tent. If you missed the first push, but are still interested in such a project, drop me a line at kutalik at the gmail dot the com and tell us why you'd like to be a member and what you think you can bring to the table. Onwards and upwards.