State of Antherwyck in 2020

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What’s up for Antherwyck in 2020?  Let me fill you in.

For me, last year was complicated by both a new job and then a new house.  I have a wonderful office space here, and as we get more settled in here, I hope to keep some Antherwyck projects underway.  If it’s easier to drop in on something for a bit, that kind of slow, but continuing progress is what’s needed to keep things moving, especially when it’s a hobby sideline.  I’m trying to develop some new habits for the new setting, and it seems to be working in some ways, so I’m going to keep at that.

It’s not a terribly significant change, but we’re going to drop the “House” from the name, and simply be “Antherwyck Games” now.  The “House” was an affectation (though it did give us the same initials as Avalon Hill, which was a not accidental nod to the company that first got me introduced to tabletop games).

As noted, with all the upheaval in my real life, very little has progressed on projects in the past year. If we do the ZineQuest project, that will give us something with deliverable target dates and a schedule, and that framework should help bring things to completion. And the activity of working on one project rubs against the other things that are in process, and helps give them a nudge, as well.

I’m hoping to get a regular DragonQuest game going, and with that, I also hope to get some new DragonQuest work published. I’ve been thinking about (and previously written about) revisions or variants of the DQ rules (it is, after all, a 40 year old game system), and that may get enough attention to warrant posting about.

Additionally, I’m thinking about a collection of some of my maps in a publication of one sort or another. It’s been harder to get them done and posted regularly, but there is always the intention of turning that around. But getting some of the old ones collected and refined could help with getting in the mindset for that, too.

Lastly, there is now an Antherwyck-hosted listserv (email list) to help fill in the gap from the old Yahoo groups as those become less functional.  There hasn’t been a lot of traffic there recently (either the old Yahoo groups, for the past few years; or the new listserv, which only has a few people on it), but we’ll try to build that this year.

 

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