Gaming Again

Late last night after I awoke from a tryptophan induced coma (yay turkey!), my brain started firing on all cylinders and I decided that rather than waste the opportunity, I’d do something creative with it. I pulled out my old GURPS books and focused my creativity in a fit of productive insomnia and started to work on my fantasy campaign world for the first time in at least a year.

I decided that rather than stick with the previous incarnations of the world that I’d used in the past (3rd Ed GURPS and 3rd Ed. D&D) I was going to completely overhaul things and use the 4th Edition GURPS books. I wanted to use them partly because I had the books right in front of me but mainly because I love the system and have been itching to use them ever since I bought them.

After looking at all the information I had written down piecemeal here and there and going over the notes in my head with a critical eye I realized that there was a lot of excess fluff and dross in the mythology and some very clumsy plagiarisms that I just couldn’t stomach anymore so I figured that while I was changing the rules I might as well change everything that needed it at the same time.

So for most of yesterday, last night and today I’ve been doing double duty. On one hand I’m scribbling away like a madman, writing down imaginary histories for imaginary countries and populating them with imaginary races and on the other hand I’m critically examining the “whys”, “how comes” and “what else can I try” of each situation as I try to streamline what is in essence at least 15 years worth of notes and half formed ideas. I’ve invalidated almost a two whole chapters worth of character creation notes and religious back story in a single fell swoop just because I felt they were too cumbersome and clich├ęd. I haven’t had this much fun in ages!

This might take me awhile, but honestly its something I wholeheartedly enjoy. I love the tinkering and world building aspect of it almost as much as I love playing in the world once it’s done. Here’s hoping I can keep up the enthusiasm and actually follow through on some of these ideas that are coming fast and furious before the muse leaves me barren once more.

Of course because I’m without a computer for the foreseeable future, it will probably be a long time before I manage to get any of my notes transcribed and uploaded so none of you will see anything anytime soon. But even if all this is just a tad premature, I figure I might as well throw up this link to the site in the meantime in preparation for the day that I get it all down on paper. Perhaps having the link up there will give me some sort of mental deadline and encouragement to get it all done. Then again perhaps not but that doesn’t really matter now does it… at least not to me. I’m having fun and that’s really all that matters.


Minutia To Mull Over

So I just checked my page stats for the first time in awhile and I discovered some interesting facts (well they’re interesting to me anyway, I really don’t care about you, remember).

I have an average viewership of 9.4 views per day. This is skewed as half the days are 20+ and the other are 5ish. I can see a definite increase in hits on the days that I post as the page views spike dramatically the following day and then fall back down again after that. My recent hospital stay entry spiked at an all time record of 34 views (Violence, or at least illness in this case, does sell apparently).

On the days that I don’t post I seem to have as few as two people hitting the site each day. And it doesn’t count me so I suppose this means I actually have friends out there in the world… who’d of thunk it.

Logic dictates that if I posted on a more regular basis I’d have a higher regular readership… Nah. Screw logic there is no such correlation!

What gave me the biggest giggle out of while researching this is that apparently the most popular recent search engine term used to find my site in the past 30 days has been Erwin Rommel?!?! I’ve got a bunch of hits using variations of his name over a number of days. What the hell! The only mention of the man that I even recall posting about was from one of the various stupid quizzes that I tend to do from time to time. …… I just checked, the quiz was from September of 05. *boggle*

Teh intarwebs iz a scary place.

I’m sure 90% of you don’t give a rats ass about any of this but it amuses me and as I said earlier, I don’t care about you. I’m really just writing to amuse myself and to get back in the habit of it. I won’t share the rest of these stupid stats with you as I’m sure none of you really care to find out that you spend on average about two and a half minutes perusing things before you go back to surfing porn.

On that note… G’night kidlets!