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2019 is Here and I Barely Remember 2018

Just a quick, little post to help keep my goals in mind so that I can look back here at the end of 2019 and see how far I’ve come along.

2019 Goals

Cut my physical library down by at least half. A lot of these books are just taking up space and it’s time that I did something with them beyond just having them cluttering up my bookshelves and making my room look like a disheveled mess.

Finish reading The Essential Sartre. I’ve had this book in my library for the better part of the last twenty years and I’ve only cracked the cover a few times. I need to finish it this year or get rid of it.

Finish my prep for the Night Below Campaign and begin running it. I’ve been talking about this game for the better part of the last decade. It’s time to get through all the booklets, create my handouts, and get a group together to run this bad boy. It’s one of those games that people talk about like the holy grail and it’s time that I put it to the test.

Start running a game on Roll20. I’ve talked about wanting to run a game on Roll20 off and on for the last couple of years. I’ve got vacation coming up in a couple of weeks and I’m going to use part of it to learn how to operate the system and set up a regular game. When I’m ready I’ll put up an announcement on here to see who wants to play. If you’re interested be sure to keep a look out.

Finish teaching myself Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition. I’ve been learning how to play AD&D 2e over the last few weeks so that I can run it for my wife. She learned on 2e and has been playing way longer than me, but her regular group died off about a decade ago. She’s been playing with me since but recently she started talking about how she missed playing 2e and so I thought it might be nice to play it with her. So far I’m really enjoying what I’ve learned and I’ll be talking more about that on here once I’m done working my way through the PH and DMG.

Finish learning how to play the Amazing Engine. I’m still working my way through the Amazing Engine. It’s only 32 pages – but they’re damned dull reading. Once I get through the last half of the rule book I can finish talking about how to play the game.

Finish the Lost Traveler. I’m working on a little game-ish thing right now called the Lost Traveler. You’ll be able to play it on the blog here once I’m done but there’s still a long way to go and I can’t publish any of it publicly until it’s all done. I’ll probably be up all night linking everything properly together but once I’m done it’s going to be cool.

Build and Publish a GM’s Guide to some of the Wizards of the Coast adventures. One of the things that I want to do this year is to work my way through one of the 5e adventures Wizards of the Coast has published and really build a cool toolkit for people to use in conjunction with it. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of people are doing interesting things for Wizards’ adventures but I would like to put my own spin on things.

I want to play in a RIFTS game. I’ve been in love with this game for the since I first saw it way back in the 90s in an old comic book shop run by this crazy guy who believed that phones were just how the government managed to control us through these radio waves they broadcast during our conversations. Never found anyone who was willing to run it so since I just picked up a copy of the rules I’m thinking about learning it and running the damned thing myself.

I want to post regularly throughout the year on here. My goal with Dyvers was often to post daily. I don’t want that for this blog. Instead I just want to post regularly throughout the year again.

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