After three years and three months of wearing the red shirt, I have announced my retirement as the Venture-Captain of the Manitoba Pathfinder Lodge, effective Monday, January 27. It has been a wild ride, and I have learned a huge amount about so many things, in-game and out of it. I'll spare you the long speeches here; you can find them on our Manitoba Pathfinder Lodge Facebook page if you want.
Thanks to the folks at Paizo who I've gotten to work with over the years: Hyrum and Josh, my first two bosses, before I even had the title; Erik Mona, whose Eyes of the Ten installment is still the best scenario I've ever run; Mark Moreland, developer extraordinaire, from whom I learned to love Golarion lore (and also learned, a moment too late, to rein in my big mouth and not bash developers when I disagreed with them... ;), John Compton, from whom I learned deviousness of plot and character; and of course, Mike Brock. It was Mike who first offered me the job as V-C, doing what I was doing already; Mike who expanded PFS to be the huge campaign it is, reaching around the world with active groups everywhere; Mike who believes in this campaign so much that he keeps things on track sometimes through shear force of will. I hope Paizo realizes what a great team they have running PFS now, and how much promise the campaign still has ever after five and a half seasons.
I will still be around, just as "GM Lamplighter" instead of the formal title. If you're ever in Winnipeg, drop by, and we'll run a game for you.