Those of you concerned that Curt Schilling’s retirement from baseball means that he’ll be writing more may take some comfort in the fact that No. 38 has a day job now:
Following the announcement of his retirement from baseball yesterday, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling spoke at the GamesBeat game conference in San Francisco about his next venture, 38 Studios. While he didn’t reveal any new details about the massively multiplayer RPG he’s been developing, currently code named Copernicus, he did chat a bit about the transition from playing on a sports team to running a game studio.
“I lived my life in reverse,” he commented. “I spent the first half of my life retired,” speaking about how he viewed baseball as what he would have done for fun,”and then 20 years later went to work,” referring to the fact that he now has a “real job” — or something much closer to one, anyway. He claims that he still loves what he does so much that he comes in to work at 7:00 AM because he’s so eager to get started on the day.
I had forgotten that Schilling was into RPGs, but now that I read this I recall him talking about that in the past. I spent a little time in my youth playing these things, offline of course. I’m glad that minor obsession ended, though, because I can’t think of anything more unpleasant than embarking on a campaign with a group of strangers only to have it become apparent later that one of them was Schilling.