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2021 RPG and Gaming Resolutions?

Marc_C

Solo Role Playing
I know, I know, we often don't keep them but I still think it is good idea to set some goals for the coming year and look back at how well we did at the end. Overall I did good with my 2020 resolutions despite Covid-19.

My 2021 Resolutions:
  • Cut back on social media and forums. I've already cut FB and MeWe this fall. I don't have twitter.
  • Today, I'm cutting 1 of 3 forums from my list. I'm keeping only ENW.
  • Buy only rpg books for RPGs I already own. Mostly AGE system, D&D5e and Coriolis.
  • Play more often as a player. I started playing more often since this summer and I'm enjoying it.
  • The most challenging: Continue writing my super simple fantasy rpg system for solo play.

- I'm not writing spend less on gaming. I just want to spend my money in a better way.

Do you have resolutions for 2021?
 
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pogre

Legend
  • Build more impressive terrain.
  • Finish painting the load of historicals for the French and Indian War game I bought (Musquets & Tomahawks). Mostly fur trappers and French regulars left.
  • Do more creative stuff than just painting - do more sculpting, fancy hand outs, extensive fantasy maps, etc.
  • Paint the last few figures of historicals for Dark Ages - just a few Vikings left.
  • Have a D&D campaign ready - so I can hit the ground running when we can play in person again.
  • Keep my weekly Zoom WFRP campaign going.
  • Expand my gaming circle. I have a great group of friends, and I am blessed with a good pool of players, but I like meeting and getting to know new people. Obviously, this one will have to wait a bit until face to face gaming is much safer.
 

Retreater

Legend
Be a better player. (I'm used to DMing, and I'm not a very gracious player at times.)
Spend less time on the game. (I tend to over-prep and do needless game prep - even for things I'm not running.)
Finish writing my adventure mega-module I've been working on since the early 2000s.
Complete painting the models I've got - then buy fewer ones in the future.
Read fewer game books and more fiction/non-fiction to inspire my games.
Learn map making and editing programs.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
I have a lot of resolutions for the coming year, but only one of them is gaming-related:

Write my own adventures. Draw my own maps. The pandemic forced us to switch to Roll20, and the time constraints and high learning curve forced our gaming group to switch to a pre-written adventure path until we could learn the system better. Unfortunately, it quickly became a crutch and we are on like our fourth pre-written adventure now. I really miss the creativity of writing my own adventures and drawing my own maps--it's what I enjoy most about being a DM--so I'm going to work hard to get back to that.
 

univoxs

That's my dog, Walter
Supporter
Wargame more (some how) even if solo
Stop biting off more than I can chew as a GM
Stop playing the same character
Stop buying games no one else I know wants to play
Write more
Learn how to PbP (Always wanted to, cant understand how it works)
Peace, Love, and Understanding
 



ART!

Hero
Address my confidence issues so i can GM more. I really like running a game, but the last 2 times I had weird anxiety issues after a few or several sessions. I have half a dozen neat ideas for games, and they're all for shorter-run games because that's maybe one way to address it, but I don't know that duration is the only issue there.

Build terrain. I have the basic materials for it.

Get back to drawing character portraits.
 


Doc_Klueless

Doors and Corners
  • To stop buying new RPGs. I always... ALWAYS gravitate back to one of three systems: Savage Worlds, D&D (currently 5e) and 2d20. Whenever I buy another RPG system, it inevitably becomes a waste of money.
  • Stop buying new genres for the games systems I enjoy. Savage Worlds is my biggest weakness here with their awesome boxed sets. I'm going to TRY to cut back. (Right after Pathfinder for Savage Worlds. Yeah. Right after that.)
 

Zaukrie

New Publisher
Build terrain
Stop buying game worlds and adventures from anyone but tiny presses (maybe WotC), as I have more than I can possibly use (unless I get a job or win money or something)
Publish 1-3 Kickstarter PDFs and more on Drivethru
Find a way to keep a campaign going (lost two of five players, got two, lost one, etc......) with my son, niece, and her friend and.....
Paint minis, I have so many minis
Figure out how to really use Foundry (and hopefully not buy Talespire, but that is tempting)
Keep my site and YouTube channel active this year

Bonus:
Play a lot more boardgames
 

ccs

41st lv DM
1) Spend more time as a player.
Between the pandemic, the end of any options to play in the "shop games", & the destruction of my Sunday group, I've only gotten to spend about 9 sessions on the PC side of the screen here in 2020.
Meanwhile I've been continuously DMing for my Thur. group for 3+ years.
If I don't get some PC time here in 2021 my Gaming Gyro will become unbalanced. When that happens it'll have increasingly bad effects on my DMing....

2) Paint minis, build some terrain.
Not sure what exactly. Couple of ideas floating around in my head. Several ideas involving an entire town....

3) I really want a 3d printer of some sort.

4) Paint more minis for various miniature wargames. (40k/Sigmar/WWI-III)
I've got plenty of stuff that needs painting as I buy/build/play faster than I paint. I'll see if I can finish more models in '21 than I did this past year (350 models, mostly a goblin army)

5) ?
 



ccs

41st lv DM
About to start Rangers of Shadow Deep in roll20. I find TTS really clunky.
I've heard that about it, never tried it myself though.
But one of my friends uses it to play Warhammer: Age of Sigmar with Skaven vs a college buddy of his. So I know it can be used for miniature wargaming. I guess it's better than nothing??? Certainly better than solo gaming.
 

Spend at least 15 minutes prepping a day, at least three times a week. Thanks to work and school, we frequently go several weeks between sessions, which makes it easy to not feel pressured to prep . . . and then Game Day hits.

I would also like to be a player, but in my small town that is easier said than done.
 


Doc_Klueless

Doors and Corners
Stop buying game worlds and adventures from anyone but tiny presses (maybe WotC), as I have more than I can possibly use (unless I get a job or win money or something)
Oh, yeah. I guess my number 3 would be sorta like this. I'd recently gone through my harddrive to organize my RPG stuff. I honestly and literally have enough adventures that it would take me 10+ years of 2-3 hour weekly sessions to run them all. Sooo...

Stop buying/collecting adventures.
 

univoxs

That's my dog, Walter
Supporter
Oh, yeah. I guess my number 3 would be sorta like this. I'd recently gone through my harddrive to organize my RPG stuff. I honestly and literally have enough adventures that it would take me 10+ years of 2-3 hour weekly sessions to run them all. Sooo...

Stop buying/collecting adventures.

I like to read adventures just to get ideas but not long ones haha. I really enjoy reading the short ones from all the old magazines. Just for fun.
 

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