1st Anniversary

April 5th of last year, I started blogging here about my thoughts and experiences playing games. I figure that this is as good a time as any to take a look and see what I’ve accomplished and what I’m going to focus on for the next year.


I’ve run a lot more games than I ever have. A good deal of that was Fourthcore . I also started an open RPG/Board Game program at a local library. The library events have been poorly attended and I’m thinking about moving on from that, but I’m happy to have tried it.

As part and parcel of my support of Fourthcore, I’ve made a few submissions to http://www.saveversusdeath.com/ that were accepted and have appeared in the Fourthcore Armory and C1: Crucible of the Gods.

While attempting to keep a regular posting schedule, I’ve taken a lot of old RPG ideas and shared them here. I’ve taken a few old projects, cleaned them up and put them out there. I’ve run through most of that old material and that’s OK, I feel as if it’s time to focus more on creating new content.

At some point, I had enough self-confidence built up that I opened the blog up to search engines and started being more diligent abotu announcing new posts on Twitter. Most of the popular articles were related to fourthcore, but there are a few notable exceptions:

Penalties for Failed Saving Throws in D&D 4E
Restricting Spell Selections
An OSRIC Prequel
Doom 2099
Quick Thought on Narrative and Scale

It turns out that I’m doing something of a series on my perception scale in D&D, which you can find here.


I’m not done deciding on what my goals are for the next year. With PAX ahead of me, I want to leave room for inspirationt o strike while I’m there. 🙂

I definitely want to keep up the pace on running games of any kind. I will probably stop the library program and move to the FLGS for a while, but I have a feeling that I will end up supporting a monthly game day at home instead. One of my friends has a whole stock of Fantasy Flight games that we’ve never played and it is high time that I bully him into taking them off the damn shelf. I see the stack loom over him every other week during his D&D game. time to be pro-active and tackle the pile.

I really want part of running games to include an RPG game that goes for a couple months. I love running the one-shots, but I don’t get to DM enough. Better still, I would like to write an adventure or delve. I have one delve started and a few ideas to seed on-going games if I can find interested players.

I’ll be writing about all that, but I also want to expand on my articles on scale, perhaps forging some of those ideas into some larger, more cohesive post. I also have some ideas about community and the next D&D edition that I would like to share. The two sujbects may monge a bit as the #DNDnext discussion spawns a lot of ideas on how I would choose to design it if I had half a chance.

I may cut back on my posting frequency to make more room for other writing that I want to do, but I’m not sure how that will play out yet.

Frankly, my biggest goal for the year isn’t game related at all. My wife has a business that we are trying to build up to take up the slack in our household budget. That is, unless I can trade these magic beans for untold riches and adventure! My time for diversions may be a little more limited this year.


~ by Hunter Rose on March 30, 2012.

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