It's only taken me six months, but this is my 100th post on this blog, and I thought this would be an appropriate time to do a little retrospective.
I started this blog as a way to put down a lot of my random D&D thoughts and ideas, and hopefully organize them in a way that might actually wind up being functional in some way. There were a number of different ideas that I was tossing around in my head and in my notebook, but they never seemed to get anywhere. I was reading a lot of D&D blogs and figured I might as well throw my hat in the ring.
Some of my ideas had a good solid start, and then I slacked off on them (like my 4E Legend of Zelda hack). I haven't posted as many "Packs of Gnolls" as I would like. Since my group hasn't met to play in over a month, my Islands in the Sky postings have slacked off.
I did, however, win Gothridge Manor's Newbie Blogger Award. That was a pretty sweet little boost. I've made significant progress on my card-based fantasy RPG, and am looking forward to playtesting it soon to see just how well my theories translate to the table. I did a lot of posts on the D&D Adventure System games Wrath of Ashardalon and Castle Ravenloft, and have really enjoyed playing those games with my family. I wrote a whole series of posts on bringing old-school style to the 4th Edition game, and I think it went over pretty well.
So, what can you expect from this Pack of Gnolls in the future? A lot of things.
":Legend of Zelda-ify Your D&D Game" will begin posting next week.
I've still got a bunch of FreeRPGDay material to review and give away.
Hopefully, my group will be gathering more frequently, so there will be more play reports, and hence, more Islands in the Sky to detail. I also plan to run D&D with my kids, so I'll have those play reports too.
D&D the CCG will get some more love as I further refine the system and playtest it with my family and friends.
I am also fixing to try my hand at some adventure writing, with a gnoll theme to it of course. I've also got a few ideas for some FourthCore adventures, but I'll not tip my hand on those details just yet.
There will probably be some more posts about the D&D Adventure System board games, especially once "Legend of Drizzt" is released in October.
I'm also going to start mining my Magic: The Gathering cards for adventure ideas, locations, NPCs, and anything else I can glean off the cards. Those cards are a treasure trove of useful D&D material. It's a shock that there is no official 4E D&D Magic: the Gathering campaign setting yet.
So that's it. 100 posts! Woohoo! Thanks a lot to all my "followers" and everyone else who stops by to read my scrawlings. You guys make it all worth-while.