Thursday, 5 May 2022

Blogging A to Z Reflections 2022

11 years ago I started doing this challenge.

I took a three (?) year break when organizers moved registration to Facebook. I have a Facebook account, but I haven't—proudly—logged in for years. I quit.

This is my third year back.

My themes have been role-playing game focused and my first year earned recognition in some gaming circles. It seems RPGs get more attention and my niche is not so unique.

This year I organically arrived at the "theme":  edge and cross-game mechanics found in many RPGs. As always, Every year, X, Y, and Z are challenging. "Z is for Zombie" is easy one, sure. But I did that one in 2012. X has been, traditionally it almost seems, a randomly rolled name for a demon and a narrative around said demon. This year, XP. Easy peasy.

I tend to type fast and edit poorly, if at all. When I do, I'm embarrassed by dropped words, misspelled ones, or incorrect contractions. Sometimes I fix them. Most often I don't.

My comments are moderated, otherwise, the spam would be unmanageable. My platform supports Spam tooling, but I just have to reintegrate it as Akismet changed many years ago and the integration broke. Open Source is that way.

I remain happy that A-to-Z returned to a sane registration model. LinkyList (?) worked, Google Forms is near perfect. 

I should return next year. 

Posted by caffeinated at 7:16 PM in d10


Comment: steve slack at Fri, 6 May 2:28 PM

Blogging has changed in that time hasn't it as have RPGs.
I need the caffeine!

Comment: Timothy S. Brannan at Mon, 9 May 3:33 PM

Congratulations on completing the challenge! I am always happy to see another RPG blog in the challenge!

Tim Brannan
The Other Side | The A to Z of Conspiracy Theories

Comment: Ronel Janse van Vuuren at Tue, 10 May 11:34 AM

Congrats on finishing the challenge! Yeah, didn't like the Facebook sign-up thing from a past challenge, either.

Ronel visiting for A-Z Challenge Reflections 2022

Comment: Red at Fri, 20 May 2:32 AM

I miss RPG's.

I was part of a dedicated group in high school, and played once or twice in college, but have aged myself out of it.

Now it's just a dream in my head to have that kind of camaraderie and team-play again!

Congrats on finishing A to Z. I'm using the reflections list to find everyone I missed during the challenge. I'll be back!

Comment: Tim, the caffeinated grognard at Tue, 31 May 10:02 AM


Thanks for the comments and visit.

I can relate and have blogged about my return, though now on 18 years since I unpacked my Warhammer books.

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