Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Year's Resolutions for 2011...

Happy New Year, All:

Once again, it's time to make some New Year's Resolutions for 2010, particularly in regards to gaming during 2011. This year, my schedule looks a little more open, although raising a baby into toddler-hood will still have impact on my available time. Nonetheless, I still hope to accomplish a number of things in the coming year.

As a reminder, I put all of my resolutions in a three word format, as there's an unwritten law that all Universal Truths can be expressed in three words. For example, please consider the following: "Love is blind!", "Life is pain!" and "It's a trap!" Besides, three word phrases are easier to remember throughout the year, and if you can remember your resolutions, then you are more apt to complete them.

For Gaming, my New Year's Resolutions for 2011 are:

1. Publish four products. Last year, I made a goal out of publishing four products, and I only managed to get three out. This year, I'm taking up the gauntlet once again, and will be trying to get four products out. I already know two of them, as they are near relative completion: MyD20 Lite Referee's Guide and Stellar Quest. I imagine that one more will be MyD20 Lite Bestiary, and the fourth will likely be a Traveller product.

2. Run modules online. I keep thinking about running some games online, so this will be the year that I buckle down and do it. My goal here is to run more than one multi-session module online. As the time draws near to run them, I'll open the door for volunteers for playing and participating in the sessions.

3. Be a player. Being a GM is great, but it helps to remember what it's like to be a player, too. This year, I resolve to be a player as well, and try to find a game or three I can play in, so long as that can fit into my already complicated schedule. This may mean online gaming in addition to a local face-to-face game. I know people who can write beautifully about gaming while never sitting down at a table, but those are few and far between. I'm currently a GM, but I haven't played in a while, and I think I need to get some more experience in that arena. Not only will it help my writing, but it may help with my general stress level.

As always, I'm sure I'll do a lot more in regards to gaming, but these should make very good resolutions. The above will be a stretch, particularly given my time constraints, but if I can manage it, then 2011 will be a very satisfying year for me, at least on the gaming front.

With Regards,


James said...

Happy New Year, Flynn. I'm looking forward to your MyD20 Lite release(s) this year.

I hope you and your family have a great 2011.

Kobold said...

Happy belated New Year, Flynn. Have recently posted an Alien Minor Race on my blog I fleshed out using "...Guide to Alien Creation".

More stuff like this for Traveller, please ;)