FGG Art Director Charles Wright -- Health Update
The sound of tornadic activity thrashing against my study window as I write this reminds me of the joys of Spring in Oklahoma. But so far I've still got power--and a roof--so all is good here. However, the update I have for tonight is less positive.
Some of you may have been following the developments of the recent hospitalization of Frog God Games' own Charles Wright. Charles is our friend, art director, layout artist, and an owner of Frog God Games, and he has been struggling with health issues for several years. From the GoFundMe site that we established as well as other fund raising efforts by members of the this tight-knit RPG community we enjoy you are perhaps already aware that Chuck went into the hospital recently for complications related to infection in his foot that are secondary to his diabetes. We knew he would be losing a few toes and maybe a larger portion of his foot but were awaiting word of the surgeons' determination of the extent of the infection. Well, I have just gotten off the phone with Bill and learned that Chuck underwent a full Below-Knee Amputation, so it was considerably worse than expected. Our thoughts and prayers as well as those of the community as large go out to Chuck, and we appreciate all the support that has been given to help offset the considerable expense that Chuck is going to experience from his surgeries and rehabilitation.
But that's not why I'm posting here tonight. You can find out more information about Chuck's progress at the many sites that have been following his ordeal. The reason I am posting here is because you, our loyal fans and supporters, are owed a product, and we need to talk about it a bit.
I currently know no specifics on how these developments will affect the production of this book. However, as our art director and layout artist, I can't imagine that it won't have some kind of effect. We're trying to cover for the loss of Chuck for the immediate future as best we can, but he is an integral part of our team and we can't just easily replace him. I would realistically anticipate that there will likely be some delay in production, and as I find out more specifics I will let you know. Chuck's situation is tragic both to him personally and to all of us, but we also know that your support is what keeps us alive as a company so we have not forgotten you in this. Getting The Blight through production and into your hands is a top priority for us, and that has not changed though the road has gotten a bit bumpier in that process.
Anyway, I apologize for any delays this will cause but want to reassure that the book will continue forward. It's not going to fall between the cracks. We thank you so much for your patience and understanding, as well as the huge outpouring of support that Chuck has received.