So I haven’t been doing a lot of Writing lately. Sure, a little scribbling here and there but not Writing. With a capital W. It’s not writer’s block, per se. Just lack of motivation, I suppose. Instead, I’ve been pouring my creative juices pretty heavily into my role playing game (RPG) hobby. For that, I’ve been Writing.
Currently, I’m running three different campaigns–though we meet pretty sporadically these days. Two are Pathfinder campaigns and another is a Dresden Files RPG campaign. I’m having a great deal of fun coming up with scenarios for all of these.
So it seems like all the creative juices are going into a cup shaped like a 20-sided die. Not a bad thing…just a different thing. And harder to share with readers.
Writing for RPGs is a lot different than writing a story. You more or less lay the groundwork for a story and then see what your players (and their characters) do with it. Still highly creative work, but different. And, for me, very satisfying.
Will I go back to writing fiction? I’m sure I will. But for write now it’s RPGs that flip my switch.
If you’re at all curious about my campaigns, I’ve got stuff posted over on Obsidian Portal. It’s a great gaming resource and campaign organizer. Here are some links:
While we’re on the topic of role playing games, be sure and check out my other writing project, Master of the Game. And if you’re a game master, be sure and click on the How to Participate button to see how you can be a part of it.