Bowie lyric in the title aside, there are some changes afoot at Renaissance Dork World Headquarters. I’ve had a long, hard think over the past few months and I’ve come to a conclusion.
I’m not that much of a renaissance geek any more.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love all the things I loved before. It’s not like I woke up in a cold sweat, screaming, “Star Trek!? What was I thinking!?” or anything like that. But I’ve noticed a trend in myself lately, to begrudge anything that takes time away from my first love.
(That’s the last time I’ll do a one line/word paragraph.)
Anyhoo, it may have taken me a while to realize it (or if I’m honest, realize it again), but gaming is the nerdiness I love above all others. I enjoy talking Trek, or discussing the latest sci-fi show (Orphan Black must be watched by all the people!). But games, playing them, talking about them, writing for them…that is the thing that lights up my brain, in a way that other aspects of nerddom just don’t.
So you are going to see some changes around Renaissance Dork. The biggest will be a switch in focus towards topics related to gaming: RPGs, boardgames, card games and so on. I’ll post about stuff I’m already playing all the time, games I’m just discovering, tips and tricks for players and GMs, whatever aspect of the gaming hobby I find interesting enough to share. Which will be a lot, because there is very little about the hobby I don’t find fascinating.
To my tens of subscribers, I hope this doesn’t scare you away but I’ll understand if you need to go. You may have come for the more general nerdiness, and maybe gaming isn’t your jam. That is cool, and while I’ll be sad to see you go there seems little point in dragging you along as I follow my geas. While general nerdy content isn’t going away entirely, it is definitely going to become a minority report; I’m thinking a 90/10 split weighted toward gaming content. So bon chance, and maybe I’ll see you around the gaming table sometime!
To them what stay, you are going to see a variety of things change. More posts about gaming, natch. But I also have three episodes of a podcast in the can and many more episodes planned. Plus I’ll be posting little bits and bobs I create for my RPGs, because I like to share things like that when I can. All of that will ramp up over the coming months, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you have any comments, or questions related to gaming, drop me a line in the comments below or fire off a tweet to me or something.
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! It’s gonna be a blast!