It has been far too long since I have posted on this blog. The long gap in posting is due to a litany rather mundane reasons, so I will not bore you with them. Instead, I’ll just give an general update with this post.
Creative Commoners, the podcast I host along with two of my friends, is still going strong. It is a podcast about how to be creative while juggling the demands of everyday life. Episode 45 came out last week. I’ve had a blast doing it. Check it out if you are so inclined.
My gaming group is still going strong. We’ve taken a long break from our Swords & Wizardry Campaign this year. Instead, we’ve been playing the superhero RPG ICONS. Furthermore, our fantastic GM and host, Paul, has come up with the idea to trade-off who runs the game. He started things off as game master, but I took over few sessions. I had a blast running the game. ICONS and our sessions with it could fill up whole post, so I’ll have to tackle that at a later date. In the meantime, you can check out Paul’s session summaries at his website. Also, Paul set up a blog that serves as an in-world newspaper for our game, the Shore City Chronicle.
I just started playing in a play-by-post Pathfinder game. This is where you play an RPG through a message board. We’re following a pirate themed adventure path. I’m playing with guys from regular gaming group. I’ve never played a play-by-post game so this should be interesting. I’m hoping to appreciate Pathfinder (and D&D 3.5 by extension) a little more. The last time I played Pathfinder, it left me a little cold. We just go started, so I’ll have more to report in the future.
One of the last posts I did, I talked about getting into game development. I haven’t moved a whole lot on that front for a litany rather mundane reasons, so I will not bore you with them. I did participate in a Google sponsored AI Challenge last fall which was a lot of fun. I am currently reading a book called Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form. It’s all about how it is getting easier to make your own games and how that will revolutionize games. It is putting a fire under my butt to get back to writing video games. I highly recommend it.
I wrote short story a while back called The Creeping Invaders. It is going to be published soon! Tales of High Adventure: Issue 2 (with a cover inspired by my story) will be out in the next month or so.
I hope to blog here more frequently. First on my plans is to update my Get Started with Dungeons and Dragons guide. Be on the look out for more from Level1Gamer.