Sunday, 28 February 2021

Re-evaluating this blog

 It's been a couple of months since an update, so apologies to those who follow regularly. At the end of last year and the beginning of 2021 I was dealing with my sick grandad who died in January. I took January off doing any game work and I've been slowly getting back to it this month. I've got a couple of things going on, including a Mork Borg x Quill crossover that excites me to no end.

I've been evaluation why I do what I do and what I should be using this blog for and what I make games for as a whole. I'm by no means a big player in the industry but I've had to recognise recently that I'm also not a tiny voice anymore. There's a bunch of people who listen to what I say and follow my career, and as much as that is strange to me, it also means that I feel I should be doing more. 

So why do I do this? Well, I've believed for a long time that stories can change the world and can make us better people. Human reality is forged from stories - we exist because of stories. Stories, then, are important. I make and talk about roleplaying games because they're a way for me to help people tell stories and even grow as people by building empathy. I make them small and affordable because I believe everyone should have access to games. 

One thing I've realised is that to push my belief forward and propagate I should be helping others, promoting indie designers, artists, streamers, cosplayers and everyone in the community who is doing good work. This is what Trollish Delver will do more of. Sharing ideas, new games, new designers, and help people tell stories. Because stories are important. 

Let's gooooo