Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feast or Famine

In December and January, I was essentially campaignless, and that's pretty unusual for me. My Scion game had wrapped up late last year, and I needed a break from plotlines and houserules. Sarah and I had a little Land of the Lost solo-campaign going, but it never really lived up to it's potential, so we kinda let it fade away too. Gaming got so thin, I started "playing" the enormous time-sinks that are Ogame and X-Wars, and designed half a dozen flash games on PlayCrafter. My only RPGing in most of January or February was playing in the weekly one-shot, and I ended up missing two or three of those. GMing withdrawal set in, and I was feeling kinda miserable and low. I even started contemplating dedicating big chunks of time to unlocking the mysteries of Wii Fit.

To get out of my funk, I ran TROOPS.

Then all of a sudden, I'm in over my head with RPGs again. I'm currently prepping for two campaigns I've been asked to run starting in the next week or so. In the background I'm simmering ideas for another TROOPS installment, as an encore's been requested. I also find myself committed to helping plan the next Emerald City Game Fest (which will be awesome, and I'm happy to help, I'm just pointing out I had two fewer other obligations when I volunteered). I have three half-designed PlayCrafter games now on hold, and I'm not sure when I'll get back to them. The last time I checked in on either of my sci-fi time-sinks was 57 hours ago, and I see I've been probed at least 14 times since then (but still not attacked).

Feast or Famine, y'know? Best solution is to hop back in the saddle. Fractal nature of the universe, and what-not. I guess the stars are right for gaming! Speaking of Cthulhu, the game systems I'll be running are:
  • Trail of Cthulhu
  • Deadlands Reloaded

1 comment:

Lunatyk said...

I always wanted to try Deadlands...