Today marks the third anniversary of this blog. It has been a learning experience to say the least, but an interesting one nonetheless. I have made quite a few friends during the process; all of which I am thankful for. I look around at the old-school gaming community, which was in its infancy when I began blogging, and it is very satisfying to see how it has flourished in the past three years. I am proud to count myself as part of this community, and hope that I have added something positive to it along the way.
Admittedly, the past year has not been a productive one, at least as far as gaming goes, and it has been a very long while since I posted anything of true substance. The birth of my daughter in April of last year marked a big change in my life, my priorities and my time. I had to shift my attention away from hobbies, blogging and all those little things that would normally fill my idle time, and focus on being a new dad. Now, time seems to be a precious commodity, and I do not think this is going to change much in the near future. This does not mean I plan to abandon Swords Against the Outer Dark, or give up gaming. It would not be possible for me to do either of those things. For me to have any semblance of happiness in my life, or for me to keep piece of mind for that matter, I have to keep trudging forward. Gaming is in my blood. I have been an obsessive gamer since 1980, and I am not sure it is possible for me to give it up. In other words, I have never been a "weekend gamer" kind of guy. Roleplaying games have occupied so much of my brain-space for so long, I am not sure I would even know how to function as a non-gamer. The thought is just alien to me!
So, now what? Gaming and talk about gaming, that's what! Just as a writer must write, a gamer must game, and I plan to start doing a lot more of both. For all those who have been following this blog, thank you for hanging in there with me. It has been a true pleasure having you around, and being able to share my own brand of gaming with you. My hope is to get back down to basics, and start shifting the focus of this blog back around to where it all began, which is discussing, analyzing and developing the whole Sword & Sanity concept.