One thing that I have noticed in the last few weeks is that actual Risus-related posts have fallen off a bit. As long as I presented system-neutral material (like my geomorphs), I haven't felt too bad about this. But lately I've been feeling to urge to write about other rules systems without feling obligated to always tie things back to Risus.
I've begun to feel a bit weird about this.
I relaunched Risus Monkey last December for a couple a reasons. One is that I really, really do love Risus and want to evangelize the system as much as possible. Two is that I saw a niche that I could settle into nicely. Three is that I had had some wonderful solo games of Risus using the Mythic Game Master Emulator and wanted to share my experiences. And four, I already had a history of keeping up the blog regularly some three years prior and it didn't seem like much of a stretch to pick things and charge ahead again.
Which is what I did.
Now I have (as of this moment) 54 followers and the site is listed on many prominent blog rolls. I'm definitely not stalling out or slowing down. If anything, I'm cursed by an overabundance of ideas that I have a difficult time prioritizing. I'm really interested in Scott of Huge Ruined Pile's Moldvay/Cook Minimalist project. I'm totally stoked about Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World, old-school Gamma World, and a variety of other post-apocalyptic settings or rules-sets. As soon as I get a free moment, I'll continue my ICONS comic experiment. And of course, I am running Gurps 4e and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer RPG games for my regular gaming group.
But not much of this has much to do with Risus. Sigh.
I'm not sure where all this is going. I do have another old blog that is lying fallow. I know that at some point I'd like to relaunch that one for more general gaming discussions. I just haven't had the time to do it right. And I must admit that I'm nervous about fragmenting my online identity. In the meantime, I'm going to press on much as I have. I'll post as much Risus stuff as I can, but don't be alarmed if I veer off into other systems every now and then.