Good Afternoon my Fellow Gamers,
I've had a little time off from the game. Needed to spend some time on real world matters. Like, get a new day job. Aside from that, school will be kicking off in over a week for my son. Registration, and shopping for supplies hitting the top priorities this week. Fun sort of stuff, along with adding new cloths to his wardrobe and style.
Once that is taken care of, then I will be focusing on the fellowship I enjoy. Gaming! Not much that is new will be available yet. Looking forward to getting a copy of Doomtown which is a new LCG. Also I will be wanting to track down a copy of Shadowrun Crossfire. They will both be fun to look through and play.
As for the other matter, I haven't decided what to really do. The RPG sessons were pretty important, and was starting to shape up in a very positive way. It was both surprising and disappointing that events turned out the way they did. I believe that I've been flexible and open-minded. Though the challenge of it is very frustrating. I'm accomplished a lot as a gamer.
I convinced myself to flat-out quit that campaign. I don't want the drama. As experienced as I am in many venues, as writer and game designer, I shouldn't have to be tested in my knowledge of rules with a product I pay money for. I wasn't play testing, or asking for feedback. I didn't handle the first question too well either, mostly based on timing with real world obligations.
To have a similar question slide in, made me catch myself in mid-response. I didn't really make a compromise or concession the first time. The thread I made my posting on the response didn't get saved. I have faith in produced material I paid for, no matter how poorly edited or fragile a game proves to be. Including books that I've picked up in trade, and on secondary markets. Out of print material is always fun to read also.
Plainly, when it comes to a game I host, I did need to be upfront and firm with response. I didn't invite anybody to disrupt the gaming atmosphere. I've learned from this lesson, and encourage other gamers to value their game environment too. If a player needs to discuss, rant, rave, or complain about existing rules for any game, then go find to the right forum to write on. Do not create a place for the soapbox someplace it is not welcome.
That's my available time today. Thank you for coming by. Stay Safe, and Happy Gaming!
Jesse "James" Rexroad
What a weekend my fellow Gamers,
I've dropped myself out of the Wednesday Gaming Group. I hosted as GM, and busted my gut to make it work. Rule questions may appear fair, but if my answers are not acceptable, then you have no business playing in my game. As GM there is expectation, and I believe my philosophy did manage it well.
I drew a clear line, and I heard reasonable acceptance. As a GM, I accept my role in what should be a game. When that game gets hijacked, and then turned into a soapbox, then it becomes personal. I've got enough drama out here in the real world. I have better things to do with my valuable time.
Veteran Players must understand, a lot can be said to their actions. It does not matter the venue or the subject. I do not want to babysit unbelievable behavior week after week. It is my hobby too, and I do not accept any amount of criticism for a game I electively spend money on.
Waste my time? Why? Don't drag me through somebody else's argument because you are unsatisfied with the game you are playing. You are always welcome to just leave, and then find another group that plays your way.
Right now, I can't forget nor forgive. I shouldn't have had to express myself in this negative way. If there are other players who feel like I do, with their own gaming group, I encourage you to take back your hobby time.
Are you going to turn my game into an unwelcome freak show, rant about rules you don't like, and make the rest of us miserable? Tell those unruly players that they will not find what they are looking for.
Otherwise... Are you here to play a fun game? Great, pull up a seat because you are in the right place.
Thank you for coming by. Stay Tuned, Stay Safe, and Happy Gaming!
Jesse "James" Rexroad