As many players read this blog, I know that many of them are DMs. This post is for you folks.
Dear Readers, I am in a bad slump. My MS has been acting up and with that comes my depression and anxiety. I’m sure many of you know how it goes with that!
To add insult to injury, I’ve hit a wall. Bad.
I’ve developed a horrible combination of DM Burnout and writer’s block.
Usually, I can work through bouts of burnout with holiday breaks and such helping out. Not this time. I know where the story is supposed to go, but I’m having a hard time getting there.
And this is for the Ingrates.
As the youths would say: Big mood.
Fortuitously, one of my players (the guy that plays Arkon in the Ingrates) recently picked up a copy of the “Kids on Bicycles” RPG. He liked the concept but not the rules, so he’s using another system, Tales From the Loop.
He offered to run it for a few months while I get past my writer’s block and burnout.
I, of course, accepted.
The concept is that we live in the town of Arkham Falls, Massachusetts. We are all kids between the ages of 12-15 (I think about half of us are 13, the others 14). I am playing a “bookworm” (that’s the class) who is the type of guy who’s friends with just about everyone.
We have a computer geek, a hick, a weirdo, a popular kid, and a rocker. It’s looking to be great game. I will likely be writing summaries of our sessions, under “A Player’s Perspective.”
In the meantime, to give our GM time to finish preparing, I am running two more sessions, taking a break for Thanksgiving week, then beginning our story in Arkham Falls.
I am so stoked.
Until next time, Dear Readers…