It's just happenstance that those ended up coinciding. Lewis and I have been planning to end the strip for a while now, but we kept having bits that needed to go in before the big conclusion. One advantage to the timing here: I won't need to try to take pictures in DC that match the sets I've been using. I'll still take some of the gamepieces with me, though, since I occasionally get requests to use them in Request Comics.
Speaking of Request Comics, that's going to be my main webcomic presence for the near future. Watch for a site redesign soon (among other things, the current site doesn't make Albert's involvement clear enough), and more frequent updates.