In the very first post, I said that I expected the blog to last “a few months, tops, with quite irregular posting”.
Well, The Collaborative Gamer has now been up and running since early January, which means it’s now two and a half months old. This means I’ve kind of met my initial goal – so this might be a good time to sit back and take stock!
Q: How “irregular” was that posting, really?
Pretty damned regular, as it turned out. Much more regular than I’d anticipated, actually: I’ve been averaging a post every 1-2 days or so. I was trying to hit the ground running, and that seems to have worked out.
Q: Are you really listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for “The Most GURPS-Related Tables Published in a Single Month?”
Why yes! I’m so glad you noticed!
Ok, so obviously I just invented that world record. But in the first month, on my count, I posted no less than 191 GURPS-related tables. That’s more than 6 new tables a day, for a whole month! Of course,some of them are pretty silly. But still, if I don’t hold the record, then I want to see the record-holder’s site – because that guy’s site rocks!
Q: What about the current series?
My current thing is my Solo GURPS series, The Adventures of Temian Fell – which I’m enjoying a lot. In fact, so far it’s been even more fun that I’d hoped, so I’m definitely going to continue it for the foreseeable future – or at least until Temian dies (which could happen at any time!)
One problem: I’m not yet sure whether or not it makes good reading. It tends to produce some quite lengthy posts. I’ve tried to develop a format which allows reader to skim the technical details, if they want, but I’m not sure how well that’s working. We’ll see how it goes.
Q: What plans for the future?
In the last two weeks my posting rate has slowed down a bit, since I’ve been busy at work – I might be down to a post a week for a little while. But hopefully I’ll bring that back up when my schedule clears.
I’ve posted 191 tables, but more are to come – I’ve yet to post the majority of the Monsters system, for instance. And the auto-generated Treasure system, too! That’s important. I really look forward to other people’s thoughts on that.
And those are my main thoughts, really! Thanks for continuing to swing by the site!