We're coming up on the New Year. That means resolutions and staying up until midnight to watch the ball drop and all that other fun stuff. It also means taking stock of the previous year and making plans to go ahead. The new year presents us with new chances. Chances we can use to improve ourselves. I'm hoping to put 2013 to good work personally. Mostly on the writing side, but also as a GM. Before I can do that though I need to look at the previous year and how it worked out.
So, how did I do?
Well, coming in to 2012 I had two goals. The first was I wanted to improve how I presented and played my NPCs. The second was to keep both games I was running at the time going.
On the NPC front it is still much a work in progress. I've gotten better at playing them, but I still retreat more than I want to. I really don't get this nervousness either, as out of game I am basically shameless. At the table though, and suddenly things become very weird. Still, I feel I am doing better than last year. Small progress is still progress, but this is going to have to stay on the boards.
2 Games Running...
Batting .500 on this one. One of the games - Deathwatch - died an ignoble death. the game went on hiatus for a small break and never got back together. Fairly standard as far as most games go, but still somewhat sad. In place of Deathwatch I tried running Marvel Heroic RPG but found I hated the game (not the system, just that particular game I was playing). At present I am running Shadowrun which is a lot of fun and has me hooked. The other game, the L5R game, is still going strong and a few sessions into the second generation.
Over all, I had progress but not a lot of it. I think I can do better next year. How about you? I'll update Monday (or Friday, maybe) with what I'm hoping to do next year. Both as a GM and in other ways.
How about you? How did you do with your New Year Resolutions this year?
Linna Laws (1946-2014)
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