So here we are. We hope that 2021 has been amazing for each of our fans and followers.
Your host, Joe, has been hard at work with taking care of my wonderful son, working hard at my day job, taking classes on digital marketing. I'm also going through several Udemy courses to help improve my tech and writing skills.
So far in 2021 I've participated in Global Game Jam 2021. I participated in a write a flash fiction every day in February, which was a challenge to not write RPG related stuff. I've been writing a LOT. Most of it is RPG related content that I hope to publish this year. I'll talk about my 2021 goals in an upcoming post.
My day job is in Quality Assurance and I'm hoping to grow those technical skills to further that direction. While I'd LOVE to get into more writing and game development stuff it takes time to grow that. While that time passes I have a son to take care of and bills to pay. I was able to take a lot of the knowledge I had learned and build a working game in a web browser. I only used a text editor for the game so that was a challenge too not having an engine like unity to back me up.
You can play the game over on my itch.io page. It's a basic game, and I had a lot of other ideas with it. But time restraints are there to teach us to focus and stretch our skills.
I haven't been playing too many board games this year. To be honest I've been dealing with some personal issues since about November. Not sure if it's the cooped up pandemic issues, or something more. I've not been going out too often to our local FLGS, and playing games at my current apartment doesn't happen too often now days.
So what's in store for 2021 for Overland Gamer. I'm working on a few plans to grow Overland Gamer. As travel restrictions are released, I plan on doing more travel journal posts. Not sure how that translates to podcast format yet. It may be mixed in with the podcast we have, or launch a second podcast. Still trying to figure that aspect out. We're looking into affiliate marketing to help fund some of the adventures we are planning on going on.
We have more board game podcast episodes coming up. We are planning some live play games again, like we did for Fallout last year. I'm trying to figure out the whole RPG live play and writer episodes. Elfwood and Sixcess Adventures will be a fun thing to demo. Once Fallout 2D20 from Modipheus drops this year we'll definitely be having some fun there. I've got the books for Star Trek 2D20 which would be fun to do.
Lots of good things are coming for 2021.
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