I always go on holidays for the summer break (about 6 weeks in Australia) with the grand idea that I will run a lot of one shots and get involved so I am neck deep in games. I also always forget how busy this time is until after New Years due to Christmas and family and all the other usual suspects. So much so that I left work on the 14th of December last year and it is now the 8th of January and I have played, in grand total, one game in those three to four weeks. I ran a game of Numenera, and that was largely just by willpower that I got it done.
Thank goodness my regular games start again this coming week! Reign of Winter on the Monday and the in person game starts again on the Tuesday (probably still playing 5E D&D grumble….). I am so looking forward to it! I normally run two games through the year and though I have had thoughts on what it would be I have not yet decided and today I even got a third idea, damn me. Just to keep you in the loop my other two ideas are;
- Near future Traveller where Jump technology is accidentally discovered (or, if you do not yet get the reference, my Farscape emulator)
- A super hero game using the 1980’s Australian RPG called Super Squadron where the players are earmarked to become a cities protectors
My final idea came to me this morning (damn it) of running a full scale Traveller game with FATE Core. Not Diaspora, which people keep pointing at, but FATE Core with my understanding of my Traveller universe. I have also (annoyingly) done a lot of preparation work for the first two options and also have some cool ideas in place for the third! Then let us be straight forward about this too, I have Dungeon Crawl Classics winging toward me from Europe for my birthday too. I have started reading some of the PDF I bought about a year ago and it is right up my alley too!
Sometimes knowing so many games is such a curse. I want to play them all, all the time. Not to mention I am also trying desperately to get Detritus finished by the end of January! I have the art done but I keep rewriting bits and pieces that annoy me when really I should be deep in play-testing at the moment!
Anyhow, I think I just needed to beef! Get it all off my chest that this relaxing time I am meant to be having is far from relaxing and I have done little to no gaming! Thanks for letting me get it all out there! Keep rolling!