Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Back 2010

It's that time of year where we take a page from Janus' book and look back at the year that has passed and forward to the next. So I'll cut to the chase and start with my resolutions for this last year and see how I did.

First under New Things:

  • Run at least three different games at conventions - a big goose egg there. I only made it to one convention this past year (Origins for 1 day) and I was able to sit in on one game, but not run anything.
  • Put together a free RPG to run in libraries - another 0. I had started work on Demigods but was not able to get it to a playable version for testing.
  • Development on an Old School campaign - 25%. I started work on Icosa and managed to hammer out the basics, but ran out of steam.
  • Run introductory RPG sessions at library - 0. Other than the initial session in 2009 I was not able to get this moving. This failed primarily to my dependance on the second point above.
  • Run RPG for children under 10 - fail.
  • Illustrating my games/play - nada.

Score: .25 out of 6

On to Improvements:

  • Posting an average of 8x/month - 0. I managed to hit that mark 1 out of the last 12 months. I started out strong with 11 posts in January and spiked again in April with 7.
  • Posting adventure logs - 0. Didn't happen.
  • Games in Libraries Podcast - epic fail. I couldn't get my act together to make it happen.
  • Participation in RPG conversations - 25%. I started off strong and once again lost steam.
  • Logging my reading with GoodReads - 75%. I did very well with logging, I just had a tough time finishing books.

Score: 1 out of 5

Finally Continuing Items:

  • Continued regular play - Yes. I managed to have probably my best gaming year to date (even if I didn't always blog about it).
  • Continue exploring my passion - I would have to say Yes on this as well.
  • Strive for a balance in my endeavors - Ha! Ok, that was a bit sarcastic. I did strive (begged, pleaded and even groveled at times), but was not always successful. I'll give this one a 50%.

Score: 2.5 out of 3

So looking back this may seem like an awful year. Really, it wasn't. Maybe I was a bit unrealistic on what I was aiming for, but I gave it a shot. I'm not mad, a little disappointed, maybe, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. So, taking what I've learned and looking ahead, I try to follow Casey Kasem's advice:

"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."

So now with this review of the year under my belt (slightly smaller thanks to &, I can ponder my course for the next year. For that, check back on the other side of midnight.

Follow your bliss,

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