Could this be the gamer version of real estate seminars advertised on late night TV? I Am Mongoose, And So Can You! is a just released PDF book with the bold claim that it is possible to “find glory and riches while working with roleplaying games.” Author Matthew Sprange of Mongoose Publishing tantalizes with this story:
Before I started Mongoose, I was living with my parents and driving around the country to fix computers and printers for a living for a salary that, quite frankly, I now find somewhat embarrassing. Eight years later, Mongoose is still trading (a feat in itself), I have my own home (whose value would raise the eyebrows of anyone in the US), and drive a Jaguar.
And he’s willing to let you in on the secret. All you have to do is buy the book. Come to think of it, I’ve got this fantasy campaign setting I’ve been working on. None of you have one of those, right?
Thank you for my morning chuckle :-D Churning out splatbooks for powergamers and poorly edited material is clearly the way to fame and fortune… as well as dropping lines before they can take off so you can move on to the next shiny object. Hilarious!
OMG! I saw this as well on my New Items feed from RPGNow.com and thought “WTF… what a scam! Esp. for $30… rip!” I almost blogged about it — plus, IMHO… Wolfgang Baur’s series (now in volume 2) on adventure design and the industry has way more useful information and doesn’t approach it from the angle of “you can get rich on rpg’s”.
they should have released that book on April 1st. I mean.. do you think that book boosts the credibility of his company to _anyone_?