I’ve mentioned things being busy, and even that I am moving, but always sort of obliquely, so I thought I would take a moment to talk about things on the horizon.
A few months ago, my wife and I decided that we are going to move back to my hometown in order to be closer to family. A lot of this has to do with wanting our toddler to be closer to her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. So we are trying to pack thing up and get our house sold, and we have been making trips back and forth between where we live now and where we are going. Mostly those trips have to take place on weekends, and weekends is when pretty much all of the gaming gets done around here. That’s not to say that games haven’t managed to fall apart without my help in this regard, but my situation certainly hasn’t helped things.
The upside to all of this though is that when I do get settled in at our new place, I will be able to jump into action with my brother’s weekly game group. They have a pretty strong track record of weekly gaming, unlike my spotty efforts here where I only know a handful of people. He actually has the opposite problem in that too many people often want to play. What a problem to have! In addition to that group, there are some other gamer folks that I plan on getting back in touch with as well. Also, I’m working on getting something together on Roll20. All of this means I’ll be gaming more, thinking about gaming more, and hopefully writing about gaming more.
Which brings me to the next thing on the horizon: consistency. I want to have at least one fixed “update day” a week, and maybe two. If I do two, I would like one to have some sort of theme, and probably an alliterative title. One that I’ve tried to start previously was “Workshop Wednesday,” where I wanted to talk about different aspects of campaign and world building. I still like that idea, it’s just a matter of getting some content together and committing to the update schedule. Another thing I’ve thought about is doing some sort of monster ecology feature. I always really liked “Elminster’s Ecologies” in Dragon Magazine, and I would love to do something like that with some of my favorite (and maybe even least favorite) monsters. A big part of what ultimately happens will come down to how much time I can put aside to write things and then, of course, sticking to a schedule.