Friday, November 8, 2013

End-of-Week Elmore (11/8/13)

*sigh* I really miss roleplaying. But it's my own damn fault. I won't go into my sob story again. I don't want to bore you, because I already wailed, moaned, and gnashed my teeth about it last week.
I'm still firmly on the path of change and self-discovery that I've set myself upon, of course. The path that has hobbled my roleplaying career. I know it will be worth the sacrifice. But I can't help but feel a bit of unhappiness when it comes to cessation of most of my roleplaying activities, not to mention being able to participate in the RPG blog community.
In other words, I have the feeling that, after three years or so, my adventure "once more unto the breach" of roleplaying has come to an end...for now. I still feel so newly returned to the hobby, and yet another hiatus looms ahead. It's scary.
I know, I'm a grown man and I'm talking about a hobby here, right? But still...I've never been able to shake the feeling of missing out, of not having the social and creative outlet of roleplaying.
Ah well. I believe I'll come back to the table-top now and then, and perhaps even make a triumphant return someday. Until then, I'll keep my fingers on the pulse of the hobby as best I can.
Until next time, happy gaming all, and role some dice for me.


  1. May Rao grant you the serenity to continue upon your path!

    Besides, you'll be back! ;)

    1. Indeed. It's all cyclical. This year's seen me doing more gaming than I've ever done in 25 years of the hobby and I'm enjoying it while I can, because I know that things will eventually cycle back around to points like I've had in the past, where I've been lucky to find one person to game with once every few weeks, or had no gaming going on at all.

  2. I hope your hiatus from RPG life doesn't mean a complete abandonment of your blog, good Drance! It's quite often the shot of adventure philosophy I need to revitalize my day. Miss you around the table, good sir! But we are all proud of your decision to focus on your real life for the betterment of yourself and those around you. Well played, good sir. As always, we will keep the table and the dice warm for you. -Ham

  3. Thanks, folks. To Wes in particular, and by extension the rest of the wonderful Wednesday night folks at ATF, I say special thanks. I apologize if the blog has been mostly dead, as Miracle Max said in Pricess Bride. I'm going to do the best I can with blogging and staying in touch with the RPG world, but my new endeavors are taking up time. I love what I'm pursuing, but there will always be a pang of loss for my beloved roleplaying, have no doubt. I'll keep in touch with you as my new efforts at motivational speaking and such pan out. There might be ways we can collaborate beyond the gaming table, my friend. Talk to you soon.