Friday, February 25, 2011

Being Downsized: A Cure for Gamer ADD?

Heh, funny story. Got laid off today, not long after my first post this morning. It was a big surprise. Happy Friday! Another victim of the Second Great Depression.

One of my first reactions was: "Well, this should help my Gamer ADD!" Because 1) I won't be spending any more cash for a while on frivilous gaming purchases and 2) I'll need to spend a lot of time looking for a new job rather than looking through my existing gaming materials/ preparing for game sessions. Bottom line: being downsized has made me think that I should appreciate the game materials I have and the actual gaming I am doing, rather than taking the eternal "grass is always greener" approach to RPGs that I've been doing.

Here's to the next real life "adventure" for yours truly! As someone who's made his living as a writer (I prefer the term "wordsmith" actually ;-) I'm taking up my pen/sword and paper/shield and heading off into the job hunt/dungeon. Wish me luck!


  1. Best of luck!

    However if you get bored or your game runs low on ideas remember there is a metric ton of free and legal things to download.

  2. My condolences to you; I'm in the same situation myself. I hope you have better luck in your job search than I've had so far.

  3. Sorry to hear the bad news. Sort of like failing your survival roll during chargen, right? :) Anyway, best of luck finding another one.

  4. Good luck in your search!! I know the battlefield of which you speak.

  5. That is a bummer, Drance. I feel for you. Hopefully everything will end up better than before. :)

    - Ark

  6. Thanks all! I am going to be heading out shortly to drown my sorrows at TrollCon East! What better way to fend off the no-job blues than by gaming with the Trolls!