700 – A Story For Another Time…

Hi folks.

It’s been a while since I’ve updated the strip. Since March 2020, in fact. I don’t think COVID-19 and the quarantine played into my malaise, but it certainly didn’t help. My enthusiasm for the strip has waned significantly over the past couple of years.  After long discussions with people whose creative opinions I respect and some soul-searching, I’ve decided to bring the strip to a close. There may well be some one-shot adventures later down the line with Dhur, Jaine and all the rest, but it would be disingenuous to say that those stories are “just around the corner!”

I am not going to go away, however. I will be working on other projects and I will let you all know what they are and when you can expect to see them. They might be gaming-related, they might not.  I want to explore other genres, other formats and see what works for me.

A brief bookkeeping note: to all paying Patrons at the Patreon MeatShield page, I’ve frozen all payments there and will keep it so. It’s not fair to have a Patreon page up asking for donations when you aren’t receiving anything in return. To any patrons that still have bonuses coming to them, such as character portraits, email me at rob (at) meatshield (dot) net and remind me.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your astounding support over the past ten years. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you, and it’s been a privilege to make something that so many people enjoy. I love you guys.

Take care,

~Rob

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