Because what she told me was that Colin McComb is due to make a video apology for PHBR8 Complete Book of Elves.
Here is the announcement:
I'm baffled by this apology pledge.Torment: Tides of Numenera: Updated our Journal for the 3rd Time: Video on Themes, New True Believer Tier Coming, Strategy Guide, More Stretch Goals, PayPal wrote:Colin's Apology (Part 1)
Last, but most certainly not least: Upon reaching $2.5m, we will send out a special video from Colin. Those of you familiar with Colin’s very early work may recall that he wrote the Complete Book of Elves for 2nd Edition AD&D. You AD&D players may remember how dreadful this work was, making elves so incredibly powerful and unbalanced that all of our AD&D games were henceforth ruined until 3rd Edition D&D came to save us. (This is a slight overstatement. We could just pretend the book never existed, after all. That’s what I did…) Fortunately, Colin wrote that over 20 years ago and he’s learned much since then. =) Plus he’s the creative guy on Torment and Adam and I aren’t going to let him get too close to the gameplay systems. Just kidding. (Mostly. )
But we’ve always felt that he owes us for polluting our campaigns with his bizarre passion for elves. Thankfully, Colin seems to have gotten through his elf-fetish years. But his penance isn’t yet complete. He has apologized before, but somehow I find it lacking. I don't know about you, but I want to see him say it. So as part of our update celebrating this Stretch Goal, Colin will apologize publicly for this sin of his youth through a special video.
Maybe the book was not perfect, but I thought it was one of the better PHBR books and it was the inspiration for my [Celenaresspace] Raiding PHBR8 to create THE elven sphere thread.
I don't think Colin has anything to apologise for. (As someone on the Goodreads page for the book said: he should "apologize for apologizing".)