I like the title of the blog its nifty.
So I figure I've been working on this blog and living and breathing RPG's for the last year or so, its time to do a bit of a manifesto. (as of today - 13610 pageviews - 219 posts)
I finally came to the conclusion why I put my AD&D 2e books away in the first place, first off I was busy with a bunch of other things, secondly I really didn't have a lot of people to play with. and thirdly it really does take over your brain. And not in a bad way. RPG's in general make you think extremely creatively. When I was younger, pouring over modules and dreaming of the day that I might be able to write something that TSR would consider (that just seemed like a pipe dream). More often than not in that time period I spent more time writing adventures and scenarios than I did actually playing them.
WOW! I know have the ability to actually write something that people can play! With the advances in technology, (downaloadable pdfs), the OGL, SRD, etc all these things allow us creative minded people to have system's that we can use and write for, and then put up in a marketplace to possible sell (drivethrurpg) not that making money was ever my intention.
Now to fill up the time that I don't spend playing, I do the following
Read & post blogs on google +
I started playing a pbp game, and I am considering one of my own.
Listen to podcasts
Work on a possible rules hack
Work on my own campaign ideas
Work on a huge module that I may or may not finish.
As I stated I think its a good thing creatively, but there are some days I gotta figure out how to shut it off. Or only work on one thing.
I suppose this wasn't entirely a manifesto, so much as a long winded statement about how I'm enjoying the hobby of creating. Long live the OSR.
I'm faced with the exact same issue. Especially with the new edition coming, I've been chafing at the bit to "get in the game" by self publishing something... anything... to have an outlet for my creative juices.
And I have NO time. Less than no time. I have newborn twins, for Pete's sake.
I started my own new blog. What am I possibly thinking?
And I'm going to go and read your blog! I think my big problem is not focusing on one thing. I need to just do that, make a damn decision. Which clone rules am I going to use for my module? been bouncing around with a bunch, decided finally S&W as its the easiest to port to anything.Delete