Where have i been?

Hi everyone,

it's been several months since my last posting on the blog. I have been through a difficult time in writing on this website, not for lack of creativity or inspiration (there would be many topics to write about, after all), but i found the "duty" of typing very cumbersome and tiring lately, up to the point that my mind wandered and i even thought for a brief moment about setting up a youtube channel instead of a blog, something like "Old school empire"...or something similar.

I hope that this phase will prove to be surmountable and that i will have the chance to anwer to those who read this blog that "you all have been gullible in believing that the owner of this diary had decided to disappear from the scene", but in any case i thought that i had to drop you a line after three months just to highlight the fact that it is not that i lost interest in role-playing games all of a sudden.

Maybe my priorities changed? It may be- i never re-check my old posts and it is likely that if i should do it, perusing old comments of mine i could feel another me- different from my current myself- who is speaking.

Nonetheless, i was rummaging through my collection lately and i always end up with the same feeling: it would be a crime from my part not to talk. I counted that i own at least twelve old-school role-playing games that no one has or knows something about, so just for this reason i should in some way continue to spread info.

This morning i have found it somewhat easier to write a post because i haven't touched a laptop for more than one month, so when you turn it on after a long time you feel fresh and it seems as when you started writing posts as a youngster. I rode the wave to write this brief message.

What i am doing in terms of rpg playing in this period?
Well, just to reflect my current mood, i stopped dungeon mastering AD&D with my goup because we found another DM (and i am glad of that), and what i'd like to accomplish for the year to come is to find inspiration to run at least one session per month of Powers & Perils, but no more than that. That would mean that i will be dungeon mastering for no more than ten times a year, rather than once a week as i was used to until recently.

Bye for now,



Anonymous said...

Have you considered setting up a forum to discuss your out-of-print, nearly-forgotten RPGs? Perhaps you could call it "Abandoned Empires" or something to that effect. If more people had access to these seemingly lost and forgotten gems, the pressure to write about them would be dissipated to others rather than just being on you.

I, myself, once considered this plan for some very obscure computer games but, due to my technical abilities, never fulfilled it. Tabletop RPGs might be a better fit for such a plan, though. Being a moderator, you wouldn't have to contribute on a daily basis. Initially, you could hold challenges: "Create 10 different characters for this RPG" or "Use this picture to create a new monster for that RPG."

Once people became familiar with these lost RPGs, they would lead the conversations and create new threads, easing any sort of burden for you to create new material.

Just a thought. Thank you for communicating with us about your status.

Bhoritz said...

I am very glad to see you back. Your blog is the only one I know where retrogaming is not limited to D&D osr. And I am sure I am not alone.
I dream sometimes about a forum or something like that for gamers playing rares or just older games. For the pleasure of it, simply. Sadly, I am not sure at all that it would generate enough interest.

Luca Lorenzon said...

Welcome back, I can understand the "duty" to post every so often with almost a fixed schedule can be a nuissance, so take your time and post only when you find it easy and pleasant: your blog is unique, a source of informations like no others, so keep it updated when you "feel" it, but please don't leave us!

Jay Murphy said...

We are all not that important and are interests and activities are just so much dust for nothing, so yeah, let us all not take it all so seriously. That being said, Catacomb Librarian is back bitches!

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