Monday, July 31, 2017

Question for the Gallery

Up front information, this is a topic I've been discussing with my wife for a while and find that she is highly supportive of the concept that I am about to share, however, she has the same concerns about it that I do on the topic.

Okay, with that out of the way lets get to the background and meat of the topic at hand. I have been approached by a number of people locally to attempt to create a Titansgrave or Force Grey style web show for Swords & Wizardry / General OSR style gameplay.  This is, to me, a great idea as both shows have gone a long way to broadening the player base and the understanding of their respective systems (Fantasy*Age and D&D 5e respectively).

The big problem is that while I have been approached by people who think this is a great idea those people are not Frog God Games, or anyone with media knowledge or savvy.  In other words these are random blokes who have either seen me DM or have heard about my DMing.  This presents a pretty big issue to the concept, unlike Geek and Sundry or the Nerdist I have no budget and no ability to create or support such a show.  In other words, It would be a webcam pointed at my kitchen table if I were to attempt this.

So that brings us to the "Question for the Gallery" as the post header exclaims.  Should I move forward with this and does anyone have any ideas (outside of Kickstarter) to get something like this off the ground?  Further question, should I even try I mean, the talents behind the two examples are professionals with acting careers and facial recognition ... me?  I'm just some schlub from Yuengling Town.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

General Update

Good afternoon everyone who still follows the blog in any fashion.  It has been a very long time since I updated, and it seems as if I keep planning to relaunch and failed to start ...

First: The Projects.

Pyramid of the Lost King was a roller coaster ride here at GLG, we were two years late in delivering the product and failed to drum up any press when the title was actually released.  So while the end of May 2017 was a good month with the title making nearly $200.00 it has since died.  Between June and July we have sold all of two copies.

I was also supposed to do a demo game at a local game store in August ... however, lack of demand and sign-ups means I must likely will be sitting alone in the corner of a gaming store for a few hours.

New project-wise I am working on two things.  First is a shorter, more traditional Swords and Wizardry adventure called Mera that my playtesting group calls "kind of gothic" and is a refinement and expansion of the Patreon release of two-years ago of the same name.  The second project is actually a fiction project.  I am currently outlining a LitRPG novel that I hope to have released within the year.

Second: Life

As some may know I went back to college last August to get a degree in I.T..  I am just about to finish my first year of courses and while its going steady (I hate databases) it is eating up a lot of my time.  This is the major reason I have been missing from the blog, social media, and my online presence has pretty much dropped out.

On top of that with it being summer there are family trips, entertaining my kids, etc. 

So that's the general update.  Right now, I don't know where GLG will be in the next few months.  The failure of PotLK has been a huge blow and honestly as an organization I don't know if we'll recover.