In One Week | Good and Bad

A lot can happen In One Weeka weekly article focusing on what gaming things interested or caught my attention in the past week. I will report on what happened in my world of gaming and give you a snapshot of what excited me in the gaming realm at large. How many games can you play In One Week?

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What did I play this week?

  • Down with D&D was very informative this week, especially the episode about writing for publishing. This is a very broad topic and I believe Chris and Shawn tackled it well. Of course, it does lend itself to a more Q&A session. I am still sorting the episode in my brain and I am looking forward to more in-depth discussion specifically about how writing applies to D&D adventures: “How to get noticed by Wizards of the Coast.
  • Monday’s Tyranny of Dragons was the best session to date, article to follow.
  • This week on Gaming and BS, the Best Beard in Podcasting and the Sean Train took a very focused topic and wrung quite a bit of juice out of it. I noticed that Brett’s explanation style has developed greatly and his transition from question to anecdote or hypothetical scenario is near seamless. On Sean’s side, he clarifies and defines things where there never was before, putting Brett’s stories into context. The fun banter remains, but an atmosphere of authority and assuredness has arisen.
  • It is rare I miss listening to Misdirected Mark even if I was in the #Chatroom4Life, but I went back to listen to A Culture of Questions before the live chat this week. I sparked some ideas about my next campaign setting and how to run my next D&D campaign–weekly development and writer’s table meets traditional game. Listening to Two Fisted Tales was extremely helpful, one of their best genre breakdowns. This is where Chris and Phil’s strengths really shine–not just with information, but creating play interest in whatever they are talking about. I am sure most of the chatroom would agree that they wanted to run out and play a game of Savage Worlds right then and there.
  • Talking Games had a different take on ending the game than I thought they would. This episode I need to go back and listen again because I was prepared to hear one thing, but something else developed.
  • Now called Dragon Talk, I caught an episode of the D&D podcast. While their interview format is nowhere near as good as Jim McClure, they do have access to a lot of interesting guests of the D&Dsphere–where most of my gaming interest lies. I am looking forward to finishing the episode about how D&D can help with social development in autistic children. That is something I find very promising.

What happened to me in gaming this week? 

  • Not a very exciting week in gaming… and I have not had the opportunity to watch Civil War yet!

Where did my money go this week?

  • Be Patreonizing to Misdirected Mark! This is a Patreon I was waiting to give money to. Seriously.
  • I upped my backing for Rifts®, so I will be getting all the books in hardcover. Of course, the shipping went through the roof, so I asked some friends to receive the books for me across the border.

What did I miss this week?

  • I know I missed a great episode of She’s a Super Geek because the #Chatroom4Life was buzzing about it. NO SPOILERS! I will get to it this week. Same with Talking TableTop–I started the episode but got sidetracked halfway.
  • No Acquisitions Inc. or Critical Role for me this week either. I have heard the announcements and seen a few clips, but no time to devote to watching.
  • There was no Friday Night Games at Cornerstone this week because my wife and I had our baby preparation class. I guess that is important. There are a bunch of kids waiting to play more D&D though. Saying they cannot play on Friday night is like telling them no TV and video games for a month–parents’ words, not mine!

What excited me the most in gaming this week?

  • I was disappointed in a few things this week, gaming-wise. While I am not going to dwell on them, it did really sour the gaming week. Not every week will be a winner, but only attitude will determine how you start the next one.

What was your gaming week like? 

  • Happy Mother’s Day to all the gamer and non-gamer moms alike!

But… what do I know…?

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