Thursday, December 29, 2011
I started this as a second blog for two reasons.
First, Darryl and I were having a long running conversation, partly on the phone and partly in a Google doc, that was getting, at least for me, too unwieldy, so I copied it here into the series of posts titled From the Google Doc 1-7. This was pretty much just what I said, then what he said, back and forth, raw creative processes in a semi-question and answer format.
Second, I wanted other people to have some input too. I figured that if Darryl and I get stuck too much together sometimes we get bogged down in our respective academic and gaming backgrounds, so a little more diversity of ideas and opinions would be nice.
On the first part, I think the transfer has had some growing pains. We have ground to a near halt to be honest, and I can't decide if it's the Christmas holidays making our schedules tighter, since I did start this right before Christmas, or if the blog format is making us too conservative about what we have to say because we know other people will see it before it's really ready for prime time. I know I am spending a lot more time polishing what I have to say rather than just sending it out stream of consciousness style to see what ideas are good and what sucks, then sorting the wheat from the chaff later.
As to the second point, I think we're doing OK. I like the comments so far, they have been pretty helpful and I encourage more commenting. I actually encourage anyone who wants to write a guest post here to drop me a line, even if it's just to ask us some questions about the campaign world that we haven't answered because I know most of it is still stuck in my head. So go ahead and ask me questions, try and stump me, I know this is a reboot, but it's a reboot that's more of a sifting out wheat from the chaff, to use my agriculture reference again (my dad would be proud), so there's a whole lot locked in my brain that's not going to come out unless someone asks the right questions.
Oh yeah, and what percentage of the vote in the poll should a group need to have to get to stay?