2% Campaign Prep is Awesome

I love gaming, and I love GMing. GMing, sadly, is a time-consuming hobby. Beyond actually running game night, GMing requires a decent amount of preparation. Sometimes getting ready for the game can take longer than the session itself! That’s not ideal as, like you I expect, I’m a busy chap. Luckily, I’ve recently been testing a new plan to crush my GM prep woes and make my campaign more awesome.

131,000 Design Word Challenge: April Update

Another month is over, and so I’m reporting on my 2019 131,000-design word challenge for April. Last month, I managed 34,382 words; this month I clocked up 34,477 which is substantially more than my 11,000-word target. Thus, I am content.

Behold a graph of my progress to date for the year!

This means I’ve already written 133,497 words this year, which means I’ve “smashed” my yearly target by just over 2,000 words. I’m not sure what to do now. I didn’t foresee hitting my target so quickly. I might take a month of serious writing as there are some things I should *really* get done. Perhaps I’ll ponder that tonight while clutching a celebratory Maker’s Mark.

What Gary Did For Me

It’s GM’s Day this week, which has—unsurprisingly—got me thinking about Gary Gygax, and how much I owe him. I’ve been gaming for 35 years, and roleplaying games have been one of the main parts of my life since I discovered them at the age of ten in my grandfather’s cellar. How the world turns.