The Gassy Gnoll: Some Hard Decisions

We’re all struggling with something. Usually multiple somethings. And usually we keep on keepin’ on simply because there’s no way to stop.

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I’m not depressed. I’m not sick. I’m not helpless. I’m just overwhelmed these days. Family. Friends. Writing. Staying healthy. It all takes a toll.

Time is not on my side. And some hard choices are going to have to be made.

One of them may be that it’s time to shutter Game Knight Reviews for a while. I have not put much time at all into doing reviews over the last year or so. And there are two major factors.

First, there’s Moebius Adventures. It encompasses my RPG publishing efforts. I’ve talked about it a few times, I’m sure. And it’s humming right along, taking up the bulk of my writing time.

Next, there’s Crossfit. I started it a little over a year ago in an attempt to get into some sort of shape so I’d be around to enjoy my time with my wife and kids instead of devolving into a puddle of fat and general physical inactivity. It’s worked! And as a result it’s become a positive time sink in my life – sucking up much of my reading time.

Between the two of those major factors, my time to read other peoples’ stuff and write about it has dropped dramatically. On the plus side, I’m much more excited and have a ton more energy for my own stuff – but as a result I’m not reading other people’s stuff all that frequently. Many folks have had to ping me repeatedly to remind me of a review or interview I promised as things have fallen off the table.

And that’s no bueno.

So though I love Game Knight Reviews and want it to flourish, it’s been floundering instead as my focus has gone elsewhere.

Because of this, I’m looking at the following options:

  1. Find someone who wants to help out and pick up the mantle of doing reviews here at Game Knight Reviews.
  2. Or put the site into a state of suspended animation.

If anyone is interested in #1 – please give me a holler. Drop me a note via e-mail or social media and let’s chat.

But I’m leaning towards #2, though I need to do some serious cleanup in some areas first. Namely the review list needs to be tidied up. And I’d like to put together a page that lists all the Gassy Gnoll posts since the beginning.

The Gassy Gnoll SignBeyond that, I will continue to share cool links from the gaming community – blog posts, Kickstarters, product announcements, etc. – via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. So if you have something you want to share with me, please let me know and I’ll toss it out to the social media ether to let those bytes fly free.

And I still have a handful of reviews to finish up for Story Weaver Games, Modiphius, and maybe one or two other publishers.

But I think I’m bowing out of the review business for now. If I get really excited about something, I might pop in with a surprise review – but that will be infrequent at best.

For those of you who have stuck with this site since the beginning, I thank you VERY much. Our hobby and the RPG industry has been amazing and will continue to be amazing. But I need to refocus my efforts for now on those areas where my passion is burning brightest.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I’m not going away – I’m still gaming and writing about gaming, but the time of the Game Knight is fading.

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2 comments to The Gassy Gnoll: Some Hard Decisions

  • Sometimes you just have to put one of your balls down. Better to put it down gently rather than let it fall and break. All the best on your other endeavors.

    • Game Knight

      @Bill – Thanks for the encouragement. I don’t think GKR is going to die. I hope to do the occasional review or interview along with semi-regular Gassy Gnoll posts, just not as a weekly commitment. I hope to help out as best I can in a smaller role where I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

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