Friday, August 17, 2012
Lack of Focus seems to be the Theme for 2012
So far in 2012 we've played Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Mutants and Masterminds 3E, ICONS, Savage Worlds, D&D 4E, and Pathfinder. That's about a game a month, which is a nice survey of options but it's not allowing for any kind of sustained campaign.
(This is all with the Apprentices - the main 4E campaign has been steadily moving along and will continue to do so, resuming shortly after a brief interruption for the move)
As much as I would like to run a longer format campaign with them I also really like introducing them to different games and seeing how they approach them. I've been trying to reconcile these two interests during our move time and I think the answer is to run some mini-campaigns of 1-3 adventures in several different systems and see how they go.
Right before the move I started them off in a modern ICONS adventure and I have planned out an arc of 3 adventures that will see them go from nobodies to some-bodies in Atomic City.
After that I may do something with Savage Worlds because as much as I like that system I have done almost nothing with it in the past year and that's really a shame. Between D&D and Superheroes there is a lot of room and Savage Worlds handles most of it in a way I like.
I also have organized those Vigilance Press WW2 adventures I picked up into something like coherent arcs and will probably run those too.
There is also the Emerald City Knights arc for M&M.
I've also been working on a mini-campaign for MSH that sprung from what I think is a good idea.
I also rediscovered V&V and DC Heroes during the move and have been contemplating some short arcs for them.
Uh-Oh I'm doing it again. Packing and unpacking The Library has seriously ignited the Gamer ADD in me. Having it all out in the open on the shelves again is not helping either.
Maybe what I need is "D&D Night" and "Supers Night" and then "Boardgame/Miniatures Night". It's not like I lack material for these things. Maybe I have too much of a good thing?
The start of school in a few weeks is going to seriously disrupt our schedule anyway, not to mention we're not finished unpacking yet - it would be nice to be able to put at least one car in the garage.
I think for now we will finish out the ICONS stuff and then see where we go from there.