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Lessons from 2018

2018 has been a very instructive year on the gaming front, and this year you’ve already seen several lessons learned…

But wait, there’s more…

  • I’ve realised that I don’t actually need any figures at all… I run face to face games in other peoples’ houses using their figures or none at all; VTT games use tokens; and solitaire games which need figures can also be run on VTT. A small emergency stash of paper minis is more than adequate.
  • I love Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s work and have now tried to run four of his campaigns in succession; Eyes of the Stone Thief, Heart of the Fury, the Pirates of Drinax and the Dracula Dossier. All of them have fizzled out after a few sessions at most. So while I will still read his output and be inspired by it, I will stop trying to run it; there’s something about the interaction between his campaigns and my groups that stops them working for us, which is a great pity.
  • Everything is quiet on the gaming front at the moment, but one thing I’ve learned from blogging is that happens every year at about this time; so I’ll kick back, enjoy seeing the family for a while, and see what January brings.

So much for 2018. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, and I’ll see you on the other side, if spared.


Comments on: "Lessons from 2018" (1)

  1. Got the Dracula Dossier for Crimbo. Very enjoyable it is too. However, I think Hanrahan probably writes games to be read rather than run. They certainly do not adhere to your own philosophy of ‘first person shooter’ rpgs. To misquote Saul Bellow, ‘every time I read a games supplement I wish it had used fewer words.’ Godspeed to Halfway Station in 2019.

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