Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years break! Having reflected on the year that was in my last post, I wanted to lay out some of my goals for the year ahead.
Finish making changes to the rules for thirtysix by March 30, 2015.
You'll have probably noticed the link for thirtysix sitting in the sidebar since I started this blog, but I have yet to complete a proper playtest of the game. I've tested it out with some friends and as a result am considering some changes to the rules. Following those changes, which I will detail shortly, I want to make sure I publicly playtest the game a lot over the following year.
INTO THE PIE
Add artwork to the cards by September 30, 2015.
While I've gotten stuck figuring out how the rules on the cards should work since the last version, I am still optimistic that I can get it figured out soon. Once I've done that, I'd love to have a playtest where my friends actually finish a game without breaking it. But, then again, what are friends for, if not to tell you why the game would be so much better if you'd just listen to them. Once this is done, I can start looking to put artwork on the cards, which will signal that I'm on my way to producing my first card game!
D20ES - THE EXTRA SIMPLE ROLEPLAYING SYSTEM
Finish the base rules and start working on a pre-generated adventure for d20es by June 30, 2015.
Many of you probably don't know about this one, but one of my first projects that I started on was an extra simple d20 roleplaying system. I was inspired by a series of podcasts made by the guys and girls from These Warriors Are Terrible. Starting uni again kind of put a halt in working on that project, so I'd really like to get further along with it this year.
Continue writing at least three posts a month for the remainder of 2015.
I've enjoyed the ability to write and share my thoughts and ideas on games over the last year and I'd like to continue to do so. I don't feel that I'm as good a blogger as I can be, so as they say, practice makes perfect and that's something I should have plenty of by the end of year.
Learn a new system and run a minimum 4-session campaign by December 31, 2015.
If you didn't know, the above picture is actually from Gnome Stew, encouraging game masters to try out a new system in the new year. I have been running a Numenera campaign on Roll20 that is going to be ending in February, after which I want to take a bit of a break from GM'ing. But, later in the year I will most certainly want to pick up another system, though I don't know what I want to play, some Paranoia (especially with the revamped Kickstarter version), Diaspora (FATE), or maybe some Dragon Age?