I have been thinking about DMing in my own Dragonlance campaign for a while now. I have not sat behind the screen for about 25 years, so who knows if I can really still do it.
I have been contemplating running a Dragonlance campaign, but I have this reoccurring problem – Age of Mortals; yay or nay?
Back in the day I was not a fan of everything after Drangons of Summer Flame, but during the last couple of years, I have changed my tune a bit. Especially the Dark Disciple trilogy was pretty awesome and made for some really interesting ideas. Also, some of the other things, like the forrest around Tarsis is pretty cool to work with. However, I also think that a lot of the unique features, that made Dragonlance what it is, are gone.
The smart DM, would somehow merge the two, taking the best things from both worlds, however, I seem to struggle with the implementation with said project. Could be related to my below average intelligence.
I have kicked around a couple of ideas, and if I ever produce anything worth reading, I will publish it here for no one to read.
So, I have been trying to wing myself of the brain junk known as social media, and I have done so, by starting to use a new one. Goodreads. Now, Goodreads is nothing like Facebook or Twitter, but more of a way to track your reading and share with your friends. Luckily, I have only one friend on Goodreads, so for me, it is more about seeing how much I actually read in a year as well as discovering books, I would not normally read.
Since fantasy seems be a genre I struggle with at the moment, I find it pretty nifty to get inspiration from Goodreads. And added benefit of my redisovery of reading, is my sleeping pattern. I used to fry my brain with my phone before bedtime, resulting in me not being able to sleep properly. That is a different story now. After a chapter or two, I am ready to get my beauty sleep, and I rarely wake in the middle of the night anymore.
An other added benefit, is me being able to write words and sentences again. For some odd reason I have struggled with that for a few years. Sure, I write emails and chats at my boring job, but I sitting down, and structuring a text as been far from my grasp. Now, however, it seems that I didn’t lose the abillty to do so, I was just unable to, since my brain was fried like a chicken.
So here’s to reading, writing and Goodreads.
Yes, I am the aware of the irony that I link to my Mastodon page. At least it’s not owned by a meaglomaniac.
After ten years of having all my books stored in the shed, they have finally made their triumphant return to the newly minted home office. And what better way to celebrate than writing a blog post.
So far I have been able to fit everything into one place; D&D, Vampire, Call of Cthulu etc. have finally been placed where they belong.
I doubt I will dust off the blog, but since I have been fiddling with a couple of ideas, I might be able to find the time to actually post some of them. Furthermore, I would like to use this palce for my gaming group, so with a little luck this place might actually serve a purpose for once.