...I started a blog.
I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole enterprise, but I try to keep up with it weekly. I usually end up posting a couple of times a week. I'm still not sure I've hit my stride with all this business, but there it is.
In the past year, I've gone from running one game and occasionally playing in another to running one game, occasionally running two others, and playing in two other games. The focus has been increasingly on D&D and its variants, although I get occasional forays into my much-beloved modern/occult/horror/conspiracy genre I so thoroughly enjoy.
I've delved into the OSR a little, even contributing to Secret Santicore 2011, because I like fast and furious rule sets. My fourth edition game is fun, but hour-long combats and predictable character advancement are a bit outside my niche. (I used to think World of Darkness combat was sometimes overlong, and then I played fourth edition.) The fast, simple, what-the-heck-ever-ness of the OSR, coupled with the wholesale adoption of FLAILSNAILS, really hits a lot of places I enjoy. That having been said, I still think Unknown Armies just about hits everything I appreciate in a rules-and-setting package — I'd likely adapt its design elements and aesthetic to any homebrew system I'd create.
Anyway, I might as well take the opportunity to revisit some things that readers seemed to particularly like as well as some things that I particularly enjoyed.
Guest Spot: Vampire: the Masquerade Conversion
Review: The Blasphemous Brewery of Pilz
Review: Isle of the Unknown
Down the Glen Tramp Little Men
Free RPG Day in Review
Fiasco: Play Report
Review: Unknown Armies
Sharpened Hooks: The Cursed Throne of the Sun
Sharpened Hooks: Fun with Wilderlands of High Fantasy
Sharpened Hooks: The Slender Man Mythos
Since I've been fortunate enough to actually play more recently, here's a list of games I played or ran at some point in the last year:
Games I Played
Games I'm Playing
The Salzenmund Apophaſiſ
Games I Ran
Nasty, Brutish, and Short
True in Some Sense
The Truth Shall Set You Free
World Pulse Remix: All the Agents
Games I'm Running
Crux of Eternity