Saturday, October 6, 2012

Where Have I Been?

Wow. It's been almost seven months since I made a blog entry. I've been trying to decide if I want to continue or not, and to whomever's still reading, I still haven't decided. Over the past couple of days I've been reading gaming blogs, which I haven't done much of in a long while. ( I used to read many blogs just about every day. ) I stopped reading them about the same time I stopped blogging. I've also been looking at my sad, neglected blog, and the declining number of views, and wonder if there was any point?

I like gaming, I like reading and writing about gaming, but after two, close, personal losses, my sister and dad, I just lost interest. I was getting fairly gung ho there for a while. The blogging community does that to a person, or at least to me. I find it inspiring and synergistic, and I'm trying to get back into the groove. It's just been difficult.

I'm not sure how much I've missed in the last seven months in the gaming sphere of blogs. I know I missed one great kick starter thing by Reaper Miniatures, which, ironically, I'm kicking myself over. I'm also wondering who's still blogging, and who's not? What's the latest "thing" or meme? I don't think I have the energy to go read seven months worth of gaming blogs to find out...

I also missed an entire summer of local conventions. I haven't gamed, not even any computer games. I haven't done much writing, no drawing, last week I did start designing a dungeon, but I lost interest. The little writing I did was for an idea for a GURPS 4E campaign I was going to run for a couple of friends, but it looks like that may not happen now. I haven't touched a single miniature, or made any terrain. So it's been a nonproductive seven months, but I needed the time. I've been a bit reclusive, and to tell you the truth I'm not looking forward to the upcoming holiday season.

Oh yeah! I did purchase three GURPS 4E books! I The Basic Set Characters, Campaigns, and Powers. So I'm really excited about working on a new GURPS campaign, or maybe work on my Kinship Campaign for GURPS.

The good news is I finally had surgery. When I went in for the pre-surgical evaluation the day before, the doctors looked at my nose, and said that I had rhinophyma. They seemed more concerned with that than the cyst. The surgeon said he could do both on the same day, so I said fine, just do it. They ended doing one more thing, so three procedures in two and a half hours, and I'm glad that it's finally done. I've spent the last couple of weeks recovering, and I'm now feeling much better. Still have a couple of more things to deal with, but then I should be golden, at least in the health department.  Emotionally and socially, things have been the pits, but I'm going to work on those as well.

Writing wise, it's difficult to shake off the dust and cobwebs, but I think the old juice is coming back.


  1. I'm glad to hear your health is getting sorted out Zanazaz and I hope all the rest begins to fall in place along with it.

    I guess the biggest thing in blogging over the last several months has been crowd-funding, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and the like. More specifically, the use of the model as a glorified system for pre-orders and the difficulty that many publishers seem to have in even coming close to their own time frames.

    I hope your creative juices do begin to flow and that blogging again becomes something you want to do.

    1. Thanks David. I'm feeling much better every day, in fact I'm really surprised I feel this good. I am energized, and ready to rock and roll dice.

  2. Good to see you back. :) I look forward to hearing your take on 4e. I was a longtime 3rd edition revised guy, but I really like 4e. It's the little things, like no more Passive Defense and the new cost of Dex that I enjoy. I also find that building monsters, NPCs and robots are much more streamlined and no longer require multiple rulebooks.

    Keep on keepin' on, brother.