Tuesday, 12 May 2015

That Don't Leave No Time Left to Play

Apologies for the lack of updates here of late. I haven't given up on this blog, but there's currently a lot going on in other areas of my life, keeping me from giving it much attention.

Much of this is good stuff. I have an actual job again - only part-time, but that's still much better than being unemployed. Thanks to this blog, I've also become a playtester for some new mini-gamebooks (unpaid, but worthwhile). That does, of course, take up a lot of what time I do have for playing gamebooks, as it takes multiple attempts at an adventure to make sure it all hangs together (or identify the places where it doesn't and help fix them). Then there are other interests and responsibilities, friends and family...

It doesn't help that the next playthrough for here is for another gamebook that takes a long while to complete successfully (and, thus, could also take a significant time to fail, depending on how close to the end I get before reaching a bad ending). I've made some progress in it, but I doubt that I'm even half way yet. Would readers be interested in split playthroughs (as I did for Slaves of the Abyss) if taking 2+ posts to get through an adventure meant that updates here would become less infrequent?

Anyway, I hope this reassures anyone who's still keeping an eye on this blog that I shall be continuing with it. I promise not to leave it so long before the next update.


  1. I'm just happy to know you are doing well, whenever you'll find time to post anew, I'll be there to enjoy the read. In the meantime, hope you'll keep on doing well.

  2. Firstly, great to hear that things are looking up for you. I greatly enjoy your comments as a gamebook reader from my youth. I would certainly rather enjoy briefer, more frequent updates - leaving things on an obvious cliffhanger is a clear way to stoke anticipation!

    I've also greatly enjoyed reading through the old playthroughs of various series on the rpg.net forums, and I've noticed your involvement.

  3. Ditto the above. A split playthrough would be a boon!

  4. I've got to say I find your reviews articulate and insightful. The fact that you have found finding employment difficult depresses me somewhat. Can I ask what it is you do for work?