Saturday, January 4, 2020

Resolution for 2020




First, I remember reading reading comics as a teen and thinking how far away 2020 was...well, we made it, but I don't have flying cards gosh darnit.

I've been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to achieve in 2020, and since 2018 and 2019 were tough, I'm going set a goal, but realize it might not happen.

What is that goal, you ask?  Simple, I want to focus more on building adventures and integrating any player backstories into a game I run while simultaneously stop worrying so much about a game's system.

I've always been a mechanics guy first and an adventure second. When I was younger I could juggle things better, had more free time, and was just better at improvisation. I've almost moved to strictly running published adventures and I think I want to try one game this year that is at least 50% my stuff.

And further, I'm going to stop worrying about the perfect system. Honestly, I think Shadow of the Demon Lord is the perfect game, but if I want to run a western I'll use Tiny Gunslinger or Dark Trails and not try to frankenstein something together which sucks all my attention away from the adventure.

We will see how it goes, but I'm hopeful. We've had some major hurtles in the last few years and at the moment, I feel like it can help us weather the coming year. 

2 comments:

Brian I said...

Speaking of your stuff ... I've recently gotten the new Osprey RPG, "Romance of the Perilous Lands". It's based on Black Hack ... have you seen it, and any sense of how your Black Hat materials might plug in?

Cross Planes said...

@Brian, I have not seen it, but I'll check it out and get back to you. Thanks for the head's up.

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