20 May 2008

Time and energy


I wish I had the time and energy to do it.


I think this should be the battle cry/motto/slogan/whatever of the “Old School RPG Evangelist” movement.


I’m pretty proud that so many people have expressed appreciation for the classic D&D pages I assembled during my stint as old school evangelist.

I don’t think I’ll ever know, however, whether the time and energy I devoted to that contributed to personal difficulties I’m now dealing with.

I’ve often undervalued the time and energy of the authors of role-playing games. “I could do this myself.” Yeah, I could, but it takes time and energy.


Matthew James Stanham said...

Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time at the moment, Robert. For what it is worth, I have certainly benefitted a great deal from your concise, thoughtful and articulate defence of the 'old school'.

Many thanks and much appreciation; you are quite right, of course, that energy and time are undervalued commodities.

noisms said...

It's the same with everything in life, of course. How many times have you picked up a novel, watched a film or read a newspaper article and thought, "Even I could have done better than that"?

Success in the world of role playing games is just like it is in music or novel writing...you just have to sit yourself down and find the time and energy to do it. Easier said than done, of course!