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My New Year’s Wishes

Christmas is almost here and the impending doom of 2012 is right around the corner. So in an act of defiant denial, I now present my hopes and wishes for the new year of table top RP gaming.

  1. Acquire and Play Shadowrun. Shadowrun is one of those games I never played. We recently had an email from a listener on the podcast, and he detailed much of the good stuff about Shadowrun. So next year, I want to buy and try Shadowrun. I almost bought it while we were recording the show, but I remembered that I’m not supposed to buy stuff for myself between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  2. Game Every Week. Right now it’s all I can do to game about twice a month, but I really wish it was an every week affair. Preferably two different games, alternating every other week. This might be a pipe dream, but maybe not …
  3. Run an Online Game for Listeners. One of the podcast contributors, Tappy, runs a Mongoose Traveller game using the Google+ Hangout feature. He talked about how well this works. While I prefer face-to-face, I’m planning on running a game online, and since it’s online, I don’t have to limit it to people I already game with.
  4. Play in a Call of Cthulhu Game With a Really Good Keeper. I haven’t played Call of Cthulhu since the late 1980s. Back then, it was a lame attempt at best. I’d really like to play a game with a keeper who really gets the horror genre and players who really get the investigative nature of the game.
  5. Figure Out a Way to Record Games. We’ve had people ask us to record our games many times. I’ve only taken the time to do it once. It was a Savage Worlds Ghostbusters game. We played outside. I brought out my “portable” recording rig and set up 4 omni condensers over the table. The sound quality wasn’t terrible, but I’m certainly not satisfied with it.
    (if you’d like to hear it, here’s the audio file.  fair warning — it’s about 7 hours long and completely unedited — several interruptions, side conversations, etc.)
    I’ll keep racking my brain for ways to do this.
  6. Run Another Savage Worlds Mini Campaign. I ran a SW fantasy campaign that was a sort of pick-up game while my main campaign was on hiatus. It was fun. Currently, I only run SW at conventions (it is one of the best game for cons). I’d like to run it again. Maybe a pulp game or sci fi. Or pulp sci fi…
  7. Finish My Book on Gamemastering. It’s in its second revision and it just keeps getting bigger.
  8. Release the Opening Songs. I have four or five songs and are damn near ready to be released. It would probably take about 4 hours of studio time to complete. It might happen before year end.

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Stu Venable is the producer of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast and writer and editor of He is founder and director of the Poxy Boggards and a member of Celtic Squall. He holds a degree in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Long Beach. He is a husband and a father. He hates puppies.

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