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I’ll be doing the Weapons and Warriors a little differently this year. There won’t be as much focus on specific cultures. I’ll just write about the weapons or warriors that are most intriguing to me. My next post will be about the Scottish Claymore. I might even touch on some of the story about William Wallace, who is probably the most famous man to ever wield the giant sword.
Another thing I want to do that I haven’t done in quite some time is start playing non-video game Role Playing Game’s again. This last year I returned to World of Warcraft and played it into the ground preparing for the new expansion. I played it every moment of spare time I had and even after the expansion released, I continued playing it like a mad man. I think it’s time to take a step back from Azeroth once again. I’m still going to play because my addiction to Blizzard games demands it, but I need to cut back on the video games.
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What I want to do instead is world build for my other series. In the past I’ve found one of the best ways to do that is play Role Playing Games like Dungeons & Dragons, Tunnels & Trolls, Champions, Star Frontiers, Top Secret, etc. Several of my friends have been showing interest in picking up on an old campaign and I think it might be a great idea. Several of my book ideas that are tucked away in my spreadsheets of notes came from that very same campaign, along with some of the characters. I’m thinking it will also be an excellent way to keep me inspired and motivated to focus on my writing instead of playing video games.
I hope everyone has a great year, and for those of you who don’t there’s always next year! Keep your head up and just keep fighting. That’s what I’m going to do. Take care!