<+Derek> Hello everyone, my name is Derek Sotak and I’m here to talk a little bit about my new game Grey Seas are Dreaming of my Death, which is a rpg set in the world of William Hope Hodgson’s Sargasso Sea stories.
<+Derek> I started off writing, and still do write for, the nacho website Nachonomics.com which got me into writing in general, but I’ve been playing rpgs since 1992 when one of my friends introduced me to Call of Cthulhu and said “It’s based on Lovecraft’s work. You know who that is right?”
<+Derek> I did not since I was probably 9 or 10 at the time, but that got me into the whole world of both rpgs and weird fiction.
<+Derek> Jump forwards 20+ years, Nachonomics is hitting it off, I kickstart a few books on nachos (The Field Guide to Nachos; Nachos & You, Living Your Life the Nacho Way; and Recipes from the Nachonomicon) and those go very well and give me an overall favorable opinion on Kickstarter in general.
<+Derek> After that I’d written almost everything there was to write about nachos and my mind turned to what else I could do for a future project. I liked rpgs, I liked weird fiction, why not combine the two? Another while passes, I get involved in the horror podcast The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen, and we cover a collection of William Hope Hodgson
<+Derek> stories and the idea that there’s something here comes to me.
<+Derek> H.P. Lovecraft has gotten 95% of all the fame in the turn of the 20th century horror rpg field, maybe there’s room for the other authors to shine. Maybe there’s room for the vastly underappreciated WHH to have his own game. And so there came Grey Seas are Dreaming of my Death.
<+Derek> And that is the summary up to now.