Warning: This may not be game-related at all. Consume at your own risk.
So our go-live date at work has been pushed off by at least 3 weeks. While this is good for the project, it flattens a lump of stress and stretches it out for another few weeks. Between this and my laptop not playing nicely with the train's WiFi most of the time, my posting has suffered.
I want to write, but there's a Prismatic Wall between the ideas in my head and the will to forge the words into something intelligible. So I'll tease off a few ideas here and go back to give them shape in future posts.
The Schrodinger's Gun Approach to GMing
This is how I roll. This is a look inside my GM toolbox and tips on how to keep game elements and plot points flexible enough to plunk them into a sandbox game. Yes, there's the danger of presenting PCs with choices that don't matter, so that'll be something I'll try to deal with when I write it up. I don't know how big it'll be either. I may have one big intro post and a bunch of other focused posts to follow up. We'll see how it goes.
The Traveller Arc of Mini-Adventures
I got halfway through the OSR Challenge in September and got sidetracked by Winter Is Coming. I've got most of it stubbed out and titled, I just need to get it done. I may gather these and put them all under one cover and provide it for easy download.
Phobias and Irrational Hatreds
Inspired by A Night in the Lonesome October, I've had this kicking around in my head for a while. In looking at how big it's getting, I think I may pitch it to Dragon before the submission window closes. Not sure it'll fit what they're looking for, but it's at least something different that may interest people. We'll see what happens.
Yes, I'm making a run at becoming a freelance RPG Editor. I'm starting to organize an online presence and other marketing jargon like that. I also have a couple of small projects lined up. I want to help people produce better games, and if that means there's a tiny payday in it for me, so much the better. I don't think this'll pay the bills, at least not for a long time, but an income to defray the costs of my gaming addiction would help out, I think.
The Adris game continues, but I fear I won't be able to run another game until January. The holidays fill up with obligations in a hurry. I'm looking forward to PAX East next April. Hopefully I can pick up a 3-day pass in the next few weeks, even though I won't even be there on Sunday since it's Easter and all.
So I just wanted to let y'all know that I'm not dead though there are days it feels like it may be a step up. Hopefully more soon.
Bizy. Bak Son.