Friday, 10 January 2014
Life, the Universe and Everything - November to January
I think the answer to that must be - procrastinating!
Which reminds me of one of those funny de-motivational posters that get banded about every once in a while, something along the lines of "Procrastination - It's like m*******tion, at first it feels good, but in the end you realised you've just f***ed yourself"
Anyway back on track, I've thought of starting a few things in the recent months, but have not found the energy or wit to actually do anything beyond theorising.
So I thought I'd use this post to see exactly what is stopping me. The main culprits are:
Energy - I mentioned it above, at the end of a work day I just don't feel I can summon the energy to game. However I know this is a falacy as I go and play football (soccer to some of you) one night a week, I just need to knuckle down.
Random tables - another of my favoured procrastination techniques is to decide I need the perfect random tables for story generation.
Accoutrements - I feel whatever paraphenalia I have has to be to hand before I can start, creating a barrier to play right at the start.
Shiny complex - I just cannot settle down enough to one train of thought. One minute it is cyberpunk-y cops, the next it is swashbuckling musketeers. The muse simply cannot remain long enough to overcome the above two problems, and it exacerbates the preparation problem.
So what can I do about them?
I need to accept that the conditions will never be perfect.
I need to realise that the energy is there, and that, if it is anything, it is just a slight evening/post eating slump which I can kick myself out of.
I never will have a random table that gives me exactly the results I want. I need to accept what I have or concoct the tables now so they are available later.
I need to be prepared with the real minimum of equipment ready to hand in a moments notice. If I have to collect things from four places, that is too much.
If I can streamline my gaming and preparation this should mean that the muse can descend and I will be ready for it.
Of the above I feel I know the answers to them apart from the random tables. What should I do there?
At this point I think I will follow this up in my next post, so as not to drag this post out.
Until next time Steve