So, it’s about to be a new year, and yes, I think I need a new start.

The last half of 2023 was a rough one for me. A job I enjoyed was quickly pulled out from under me when the company closed down completely. Well, there was a bit more to it than that, but that’s the gist of it. Out of the blue, I was suddenly out of what I thought was a stable job. Ah well, we move on.

Then, it took much longer to find a new job than I thought it would. That whole process drained much of any kind of creative juices I may have had. After a day of submitting resumes and sending emails and LinkedIn messages, I didn’t have any energy left to do anything creative. I did eventually find something new, thankfully. But it was a tough process, that I do hope I don’t have to deal with again anytime soon.

Then, as a side note, a project with the same inspiration I was using was released. Theirs is a much more professional and cool looking game than I was working on, for sure. I’m not too sure that my own project is exactly like this one, but we have the same inspirational base, and I don’t want to step on any toes. But that’s fine, too.

I do have another project I’ve resurrected lately that I’m hoping could be my first, real RPG release. The content is about 75% written, but there’s still all of the editing and layout that needs to be done. But, I’m excited, once again, to get back to working on these kinds of projects. And with some excellent starter templates like Clayton Notestine’s Classic Explorer, I have a feeling I can get something put together in the first quarter of 2024.

In addition to putting together a game of my own, I would like to start posting some solo RPG playthroughs here on this blog. I have a bunch of Four Against Darkness expansions to run through, in addition to many (many, many, many) other RPGs. I’m excited to see what comes in the new year, and what may become of this blog.