During the past months, my gaming has been limited due to my work/school/practicum schedule. Working 14-16 hours a day during the week meant that all gaming was shifted to the weekend. I have two games going, Apocalypse World set in the Hudson River Valley and Burning Wheel on the Sword Coast. I stubbornly refused to give either of them up but my schedule took its toll on both games. There were weeks I had to cancel because I was just too shot and needed to re-coup for the coming week.
I really like playing both games on the weekend and having the week to myself. In 2011, I’m going to keep my gaming on the weekend, with the exception of one House Game with the house-mates.
But in the coming year I’m hoping to move to New York City. I’ll be in the same city as Olde Guard buddies I have gamed with for a decade or more (Jay, Witt and Janaki) along with lots of other folks I’d love to sit down and make shit up with (BWHQ, Matt and Matt and Terry and John and Bret and more). It is going to take real discipline to keep that shit contained because I will also want to make rocking my new job, doing crossfit, wrasslin’ and more than those having lots of meals, hang-outs and make-outs with Janaki my priorities. I will want to ease into the gaming scene. I’d imagine getting together with the Olde Guard once a week and just staving off the desire to do more for a few months to a year.
I haven’t even begun to think about saying good-bye to the friends with whom I romp around in fictional places every week. That will likely be its own weepy, overly dramatic post or series of posts.
For now I am looking at the tail-end of my practicum work, finishing up certification and graduation requirements odds and ends and resume re-writing and job applications in the real world.
Meanwhile in the Realms, we will soon see the fall-out of what happens when a Demon Prince and an ancient Red Dragon clash on the Sword Coast.
Meanwhile in the post-apoc Hudson River Valley the HRV crew are going after the cannibals on their own well preserved highways.
And in the coming year I’ll continue to get together with friends and make shit up because I have found very few things that are more fun to do with buddies but I am going to be more careful about when I schedule our visits to our fictional playgrounds.
How was your 2010 in gaming?
What are you thoughts on 2011?