January 4, 2009


Well, yesterday I posted links to a few New Year's resolutions made by other RPG bloggers - and now its time for me to fess up! Especially now that Berin has asked us all to lay down our resolutions for the upcoming year. So here we go... my to-do list with all things RPG...

  1. Finish and Publish the 2008 Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs. Top of the list, of course! I'll skip the status report for now (that'll be tomorrow), but just know that the project is cruising for the finish line. I'm stoked! It's going to be awesome!
  2. Get the Anthology in the hands of at least 5 people who own and operate friendly local gaming stores. The whole point of the Anthology was to bridge the gap between the RPG blogging community and the rest of the gaming community that, if online, usually hangs out in forums. Putting out best work on the shelves of game stores is the best way to do this.
  3. Collaborate with RPG bloggers on a published game product. With the Anthology not even finished, this may be wishful thinking, but I would love to actually produce new content as part of a collaborative project and publish it online as a PDF or via Lulu. I've already collaborated with three bloggers, Madbrew, Gamefiend, and Jason, and it worked out very well. I hope to continue this trend.
  4. Pitch and get published at least one article for an RPG fanzine such as Dragon, Kobold Quarterly or Paladin. If I manage to do this, it will be my first "official" publication in RPG industry - barring the Anthology of course.
  5. Hit 500 Feedburner subscribers by the end of the year. This is probably the least likely to happen; but I'm working on it. Posting daily has been difficult, and I don't want the quality of my content to suffer because of it. But, I still firmly believe that this is the best way for me to continue expanding my readership. My goal for 2008 was to hit 100 subscribers before the years end, and I just narrowly made. Maybe I'll be lucky and manage the same this year.
My Own Personal Gaming
  1. Game as a player in at least one table-top RPG campaign. Honestly, I don't talk about this much - probably should - but I'm nearly always the gamemaster for whatever RPG I'm currently engaged in. I'm lucky that my wife also games, and now she has offered to take up the helm for our next campaign as the DM. wohoo!
  2. Try at least two new table-top RPGs. This one I'm really hoping for. I probably won't have time to play in more than one campaign or game group; so to do this I'll have to hold off on 4E gaming to do this. Nonetheless, Star Wars SAGA and 4th edition Shadowrun have really peaked my interests lately and I would love to try them out if only for a one-shot.
  3. Start a Diablo III game, and game with people from the RPG blogging community. Once this game is released, I know I'm not going to be able to say No. It just looks too arcade-like awesome fireball explosion cool. I'm waiting patiently for now, but that old online gaming bug is creeping up on me...
  4. But some new Dice. I really want those game science dice. I'll probably just order them today.
  5. Try 4E D&D without miniatures. My group thinks its not possible to do because the game is so grounded in having to purchase miniatures for combat resolution. I think it is possible, albeit with a few - ok a dozen or so - house rules. If I manage to do this, you'll be sure to hear about it


  1. Collaborate with RPG bloggers on a published game product.

    This is something I'd love to see in more blogs. Seems like there are a lot of talented and popular writers out there that could be combining their powers on a more frequent basis to produce more really great stuff.

    Best of luck with that one!

  2. Welcome!

    Indeed, the key here is collaboration. As MadBrew said in his new years resolution post, there's something about the RPG blogging community that just makes me feel like we are on the verge of something bigger... but I can't put my finger on what it is just yet. No doubt, its already having an influence on the RPG industry.


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