magic-burnerIt’s here!  It’s here!  My copy of The Burning Wheel’s Magic Burner is here!  The Mail-Man brought it in the mail today.

You may recall that  Magic Burner is the book I was unable to purchase due to unavailability at this month’s Fear the Con 2.  So I ordered the thing.  Now it’s here and  I’m very excited.

And now begins the long wait.

You see, I can’t read any of my Burning Wheel books until after I have completed my THIS EMPIRE EARTH (TEE) sandbox prep.  Why you ask?  Because like a magpie, I am often distracted by shiny things.

I know myself well enough to understand that if I read Burning Wheel now, I’ll be filled with an overwhelming desire to scrap TEE’s current system and replace it with something more Luke Crane-ish.

It has all happened before.  It will happen again.

Stay.  On.  Target.

So, all four of my The Burning Wheel books are up on the shelf where they will remain unread until such time as my TEE notes are complete.  Yet another motivation to get things rocking.

I’m scheduling my group’s first game in This Empire Earth for April.  Lots to do between now and then to prep the talking monkeys, man-eating aliens, and hawt frog ladies.