New Year's Resolutions

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby zircher » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 pm

Let's see how we did... New Year's Resolutions 2018

Table Top Gaming and RPGs
1. Play/Run a new RPG.
+ Yeah, actually got several done including Maschine Zeit and Trollbabe.
2. Play/Run an ancient game (thinking of a microgame like WarpWar or Rivits.)
+ Barbarian Prince, released in 1981
3. Create a new oracle, perhaps something Tarot based.
+ Created Four Houses in Amber for the Amber Diceless RPG.
4. Participate in Game Chef 2018.
-/+ Played with several ideas, but nothing struck my fancy.  So, participated but did not complete.
5. Participate in Solo Gamer Appreciation Month, #SGAM2018
+ Knocked that one out of the park in spades.
6. Play test someone's game.
+ Play tested Lonesome West with Dan Brown
7. Create more content for Tangent Zero on DTRPG.
+ Updated the look and navigation of almost every page and added links to my actual plays and stuff.  Submitted NGS and FHiA to DTRPG. Updated MapGen, HexGen, and Zero Dice.
8. Create/Enhance a web toy for table top gaming.
+ Added optional card rotation and a basic card list to Zero Tarot.
9. Do something crazy stupid like make a Tarot deck.
- Not even close.
10. Add the major arcana of said deck to Zero Tarot.
- A non-starter due to #9

Game Programming / 3D Models / Paper craft:
1. Create a web based dungeon explorer.
+ created a Derelict Generator, not the direction intended but I liked the results
2. Create HymenopTerra as electronic game.
-/+ this gets a pass because I'm re-writing the game
3. Participate in NaGaDemon 2018.
+ created It's not my Fortune!
4. Create Flick Tanks.
-/+ strange tangent, helped another designer with Flick Fleets and got a laser cut game prototype for my efforts.
5. Create a new DAT Builder with overlays.
- Negative on that.
6. Create 3d spaceship and mecha for Tarot project.
- Didn't do a lot of 3d art this year
7. Participate in a game jam.
- Just couldn't get the time and mood going for that
8. Complete Traveller project.
+ Added explorer mode to MapGen
9. Create 3d deck plans.
+ mainly a plus, I did create the plans but did not complete the 3d exploded view I wanted for the papercraft
10. Work on a new papercraft project.
- didn't finish the 3d break down into individual printable parts

Over all, a pretty good completion rate considering all the other side projects and difficulties that I had this year.

Here's how the 2019 list is shaping up. I won seven Game Master Apprentice decks in SGAM2018. So, I challenged myself to play seven games in seven genres to 'pay back' and share with the solo gaming community.

Table Top Gaming
1. NaGaDeMon 2019
2. SGAM 2019
3. Game Chef 2019
4. GMA – Basic
5. GMA – Sci-fi
6. GMA – Age of Sail
7. GMA – Fantasy (Into the Chasm)
8. GMA – Horror
9. GMA – Steampunk
10. GMA – Demon Hunters

Programming and Art
1. Port Fire on the Suns Battle Engine to VB.NET
2. Art, re-write, and layout for HymenopTerra
3. Post HymenopTerra to DTRPG
4. Art and layout for INMF
5. Post It's not my Fortune! to DTRPG
6. Create custom domino deck for The Trouble with Rose
7. Finish the 3d deckplans for the NGS scout ship
8. Start the wargame project (design and engine)
9. Art for the wargame project
10. Start the d12 sci-fi challenge

Of course, that's not counting side projects like more web toys for my site. Yeah, it's crazy, but these list do help me stay focused. Otherwise, I'll just play the living daylights out of Warframe. :-)

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby tombombodil » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:44 pm

N00b13 wrote:Game engine.
That does absolutely nothing to clarify his question lol.

Unreal 4 is a game engine, and so is GURPS.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby N00b13 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:48 am

tombombodil wrote:
N00b13 wrote:Game engine.
That does absolutely nothing to clarify his question lol.

Unreal 4 is a game engine, and so is GURPS.

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Sorry the game emgine i totally failed to get running last year was a python based videogame engine.

This year I'm dedicating my self to working fulltime and school fulltime while hitting the gym occasionally.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby Wihzerd » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 pm

There are various types of entertainment I've wanted to get around to, but never do. Each month in 2019, I intend to start and finish one video game, read either one book or five Lovecraft stories, and listen to two months worth of Fear the Boot in an effort to catch up.

I have a Google Sheet to keep track of my progress. So far this month, I've finished Subnautica, I've read Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness, and I've listened to Episodes 398-400. That leaves me with four more Lovecraft stories and 6 FtB episodes to get through.

While I wouldn't call these resolutions "productive" in and of themselves, I am experimenting to see if organizing my overall goals for the year into smaller monthly goals will help keep me on task. If that works out, I might adjust the method and apply it to more important stuff.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby Leoff » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:34 pm

Two resolutions, one game-related and the other not.
The first is to eat more fresh fruit every day. I like fresh fruit but its availability in winter is limited. But we got a half-bushel of Scotch Winter apples this fall and that helps.

The game resolution is to get at least one board game actually produced. First on my list is Wisdom!, a card-trading game. It's been hanging around awaiting formatting and photoshopping and stuff like that, but I may have a first-trial prototype in time for our monthly games meet at church.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Read more novel/short stories instead of comics
Get some kind of RPG going
Get the unplayed boardgames on the table

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby zircher » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:57 pm

Got the first of seven solo adventures in the can. A Magpies Tale is a story done using the Into the Chasm rules written by Kedamono.
https://www.deviantart.com/zircher/art/A-Magpies-Tale-782427718

Of course, I foolishly keep on picking up more projects. I created Instant Vessel which generates random mega-vehicles for the Uncharted Worlds/Far Beyond Humanity RPG by Sean Gomes.
http://www.tangent-zero.com/instantVessel.htm

An because I do love UW to bits, I decided to re-write No GM's Sky from the ground up to support that system (hey, it's only 50 pages and growing...) In theory, I can use that for my sci-fi solo challenge later this year.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby zircher » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:35 pm

Hmm, more failures than I like, but I can honestly say that other projects jumped up in priority. Not a wasted year.

Table Top Gaming
1. NaGaDeMon 2019 - in progress
2. SGAM 2019 - in progress
3. Game Chef 2019 - topic did not motivate me
4. GMA – Basic - fail
5. GMA – Sci-fi - in progress
6. GMA – Age of Sail - fail
7. GMA – Fantasy - DONE - Into the Chasm
8. GMA – Horror - DONE - The Flesh Within
9. GMA – Steampunk - fail
10. GMA – Demon Hunters - in progress/changed

Programming and Art
1. Port Fire on the Suns Battle Engine to VB.NET - cancel
2. Art, re-write, and layout for HymenopTerra - fail
3. Post HymenopTerra to DTRPG - fail
4. Art and layout for INMF - DONE
5. Post It's not my Fortune! to DTRPG - DONE
6. Create custom domino deck for The Trouble with Rose - modelling completed
7. Finish the 3d deckplans for the NGS scout ship - on hold
8. Start the wargame project (design and engine) - respec'ed the requirements (see below)
9. Art for the wargame project - in progress
10. Start the d12 sci-fi challenge - started (done)

New Stuff that I did not plan for:
Project X - wrote a complete starship combat game. [big project]
Not London - a TTwR actual play of the Ghost Echo play set
Ninja High School task breakdown for FAE
April RPG challenge - 30 blog posts
Instant Vessels for Uncharted Worlds
Instant NPCs for Uncharted Worlds
Updated Rocket Calc with better maths.
No GM's Sky for Uncharted World. [big project]

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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby N00b13 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Drafting for next month
I think I'll go for loose 20lbs
Graduate college
Upgrade my computer
Get a better job
Learn to ride a unicycle
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Re: New Year's Resolutions

Postby zircher » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:02 am

I think I need to go with a shorter list due to increased work and home demands. :(

1. Complete Dear [Insert Name Here]
2. Complete Sword and Gun
3. Complete Project X
4. NaGaDeMon 2020
5. SGAM 2020
6. GameChef 2020
7. Create new web toys for Tangent-Zero.com
8. Complete BabylonJS tutorials
9. Create a web-based game/app using BabylonJS
10. Read ten new games

Okay, I'm terrible...

11. Scratch build a sci-fi grav tank, it's part of a year long modelling challenge.


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