Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gamer's Resolutions

Promises to Myself for the New Year

1. Stretch myself as a player
Create more complex characters
Really get into their heads
Have my characters evolve more during game play
Get a better handle on my vocal accents and avoid accent drift

2. Organize myself as a GM
Have material read for more than a single game session ahead of time
Keep my antagonists organized and ready for re-use and recycling
Pack my bag of GM equipment well before it is time to head out the door

3. Share more
Post more of the projects that I do, it doesn't take long to summarize
Take more photos of visuals as I am creating them to share
Post more often, blog/tweet/write ahead to keep the content flowing regularly

4. Reach out to my fellow gamers more outside of game time
Going out, seeing movies, hanging out more often would be great
Invite people over just for the heck of it, without a gaming agenda all of the time

5. Don't play games that I'm not enjoying
If I'm miserable during the game, why sit there?  
I wait too long to drop out of dead games.  Cut my loses early.

What Went Well in 2010

Tried Many New Games
Agon, GURPS, White Wolf, FIASCO, Mouse Guard, Mega Traveller, Traveller, HARN, Metamorphosis Alpha, FUDGE, 1st Ed D&D, Monsters and other Childish Things, Dresden Files, Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, Unisystem and more!

GM'd Several Successful Campaigns
The Case of Sherlock Holmes (FUDGE)
Nefarious Tendancies (D&D 3.5)
Ravenloft (D&D 3.5)

Attended my first gaming convention ever!
MACE was awesome and I hope to spend more time there this year.

Made many new friends in the Raleigh Tabletop Meetup Group
Became an organizer
Attended almost every casual meetup
Ran a few workshops and attended many great ones hosted by others

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