If I'm not mistaken, my last post was number 100 on this blog.* I started it on January 1 of this year, and I already feel like I've accomplished a lot in terms of getting into the habit of writing regularly and meeting awesome people in the OSR. I'm thankful for the people who read and comment on my posts, and who inspire me to be more creative and thoughtful.
My current campaign, Lamentations of the Fallen Lords, has been running for about a year now. For years I wanted to get back into playing tabletop RPGs, and now that I'm doing it I really have to say that if you're thinking about starting, it might be wise to just take what time you can, find some people (online if not in person) willing to give it a shot, and get started. Wishing and waiting are less rewarding than doing. I need to apply that advice to more aspects of my life than just playing games!
I have some ideas for adventures and other things I should get writing. I'd like to publish things if I can, and once all the hard work of creating something is done, it seems like publishing it is pretty easy to do in the OSR. The community certainly seems encouraging and receptive. But I should actually get started before worrying about the finish line, right?
One idea my friends seem to enjoy is an adventure idea I've talked about on and off, which they said they'd be glad to help me with. It's partly a parody of James Raggi's style of adventure writing (and the overblown, exaggerated straw man version of his writing that some people seem to think he engages in), and partly a riff on things like Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess which turn family-friendly material into nightmare fuel. My tentative title is Death Frosting Doom. Let's hope I get off my ass and commit to making this, now that I've announced it to the world.
One last thing. Inspired by this post at Mage of the Striped Tower, I took one of those online quizzes to see "What D&D Character Am I?" While I thought the choice of answers was a little restrictive on some questions and I'm not sure that I'd give all of the same answers if I took the quiz again, I think the results are amusing. Here's what I got:
Neutral Good Human Wizard (3rd Level)
Lawful Good ----- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (22)
Neutral Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (26)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18)
Lawful Neutral -- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20)
True Neutral ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (24)
Chaotic Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Lawful Evil ----- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Neutral Evil ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Chaotic Evil ---- XXXXXX (6)
Law & Chaos:
Law ----- XXXXXXXX (8)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Chaos --- XXXX (4)
Good & Evil:
Good ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Neutral - XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Evil ---- XX (2)
Human ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf ---- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Elf ------ XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Gnome ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Halfling - XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf - XXXXXXXX (8)
Half-Orc - (0)
Barbarian - XXXXXX (6)
Bard ------ XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Cleric ---- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Druid ----- XX (2)
Fighter --- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Monk ------ XXXXXXXX (8)
Paladin --- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Ranger ---- XXXXXXXX (8)
Rogue ----- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Sorcerer -- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Wizard ---- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (18)
Not bad. I'd play that character. I do have to wonder if your character's level is determined by how confident (i.e. boastful) your answers are. Maybe I need to learn to be more assertive, start throwing around more fireballs and less charm spells, in order to get that sweet, sweet XP. But hey, I'm a lover, not a FIGHTER.
*EDIT: Actually, it looks like my next post is number 100. Not sure how I screwed that up. Oh well.