For three and a half years, a big chunk of my life has been fulfilled by having dedicated readers, commenters, re-posters, and followers on Purple Pawn. Yeah, I’m talking about you. Thank you. I hope you continue to read, comment, re-post, and follow Purple Pawn into the future.

I am taking a break from Purple Pawn for at least the next three months. All of my spare moments for three and a half years have been consumed by reading through headlines and articles, searching through databases, chasing down sources, people, and sites, bookmarking, writing, editing, and everything else involved in keeping this going. I need to take a huge break, not only from Purple Pawn, but from online distractions in general.

The good news is that, since this site is written by more than one pawn, the other pawns will continue to write the same quality, interesting content you’ve read until now. We are hopeful that one or more of the pawns will continue my “special features”, such as criminal, promotion, Kickstarter, and patent roundups, but you’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, now more than ever is a good time to step up and become a contributor to Purple Pawn.

David Miller is now editor-in-chief. Please send all press releases, news tips, advertising offers, kudos, criticism, spam, and so on directly to him.

I will continue to write on my personal blog Yehuda. You can always reach me at my email.

Blogging is an involved process. Just by doing this blog I have learned an incredible amount about the game industry. I have made thousands of contacts and dozens of friends. I have grown, I hope, as a blogger and a writer. It has been my privilege to write for you.

Thank you, again. Best of luck to the other pawns, to the readers, to the players, and to the makers. Every one of us has some gamer inside. That’s what makes it all worthwhile.