Been a bit, I know. Getting my head sorted out from this burnout, and trying to find a process where I don’t burn out every five months. It’s actually working, too. Insights will be shared in good time. Meanwhile, come to Nerd Fest today! And also other things.
Hope you had a good Valentine’s day, and are enjoying your weekend. Here it’s a long weekend, so we’re loving it. Take a minute to check out some great articles about mini-painting, kickstarters, and a medieval butt song.
Between minis, anniversaries, and totally sweet videos, there’s all manner of gaming up in this.
Congratulations, D&D. 40 is a big number, but you made it. Despite edition wars, changes in ownership, and forums teeming with grognards, you’ve done pretty well for yourself. Your kids are all grown up and out of the house, offspring like 13th Age, Dungeon World, Savage Worlds, and a billion other spinoffs. You’ve launched some really great settings (but we won’t talk about Spelljammer). It’s time to buy that sports car and cheat on the old-fashioned d20 with some of those hot new fudge dice. They come in sets of four, you know.
This is something I try to promote at any table I’m at. Share everything equally. Disparities in experience points and those kinds of out of character rewards I’ll talk about in two weeks, but in character, it’s generally better to share everything equally. It builds trust, helps with prisoner’s dilemma, promotes fun, and generally is a good idea in a cooperative game.
It’s been a fun-filled week for us. I put up the first episode of my F.E.A.R. full play, and on Monday I record the first episode of a new podcast series for my other blog, Concept Crucible. It’s been a good week in gaming too, and we’ve got some nifty posts for you as well as a Kickstarter that’s basically the thing you’ve been dreaming about since you were a small child. Not that. The other thing.
It’s probably a little late to say happy new year, but I hope you’re having one anyway. We’ve got a collection of links that might not guarantee good gaming in 2014, but they can’t hurt.
How I learned that I don’t actually play videogames for the story, and other discussions in today’s TPK video. We’ll have a new one every two weeks, so check back for that!
Brand new year, brand new, well, not much. We’re puttering with things but it’s too early to say. At the very least, more videogames and more Youtube things. Also less posts from Ryan, on account of him being eaten by his phd and his fiancee, but I’ve got a few ideas around that too, mostly involving kidnapping and daring rescues. This isn’t a post about the new year though, not directly. It’s a time to reflect on what’s important, and what matters to me and to others in gaming. For me, it’s the unexamined life.