Just wanted to take a moment to say a massive "thank you" to everyone who took a moment to join in the low-key celebrations of my seventh bloggaversary yesterday, either here, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or elsewhere.
As it happened I ended up being largely AFK yesterday because of an all-day, crippling headache combined with excessive fatigue.
So, here are a few updates on things I've mentioned recently:
- Weight-wise: I found out this morning I'd dropped two-and-a-half pounds since January 2. Not a lot I know, but at least it's heading in the right direction.
- Gaming-wise: Despite a lot of interesting input on my "how to run an Alphas-style game" query the other day very few of the suggestions were systems I hadn't already considered, so I'm still sniffing around like a truffle pig trying to unearth a hidden gem I was previously unaware of.
But now I'm starting to think is that "change for change's sake"?
Over the last couple of days I've been catching up on a lot of the OSR blogs that are basically my bread-and-butter when it comes to gaming blogs and the volume of quality material being produced is hugely inspirational.
So, perhaps my next campaign will be an OSR fantasy game after all. They're certainly the systems that I grok the easiest. Anyway, I'm in no hurry as we've only just started Pete's campaign and anyway I've given myself a year to find my "dream campaign" .
But during this "catch-up" - and this will show you how out of touch I have been - I came across The Great Blog Roll Call on Dyvers (from last December) which included the following, uplifting, comments on HeroPress:
"I cannot express how much I dig this incredible blog. The author is a bit all over the place but is so glorious you cannot help but love every minute of it. Deep, deep archives that you could disappear in and never come out. I will not miss an update. Updates: 115 times a month! I never thought I would find a blog that could beat Tenkar's Tavern for pumping out content! Amazing! "Now I've just got to work on that whole "finding some focus" thing that's a particular bugbear of mine, but this review brought a lump to my throat and made me realise that I must be doing something right.