Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It was a good run - The end of Cardboard Insanity

Effective December 31, 2016, we are ceasing the podcast and written reviews. In fact, I will be retiring on the whole from the boardgame "media".

The main reason is that I just want to play games.  I want to play what I want, when I want, with whom I want to play.  I don't want to have to play something to get a review out.  I don't want to have to try to get people together to play a game so I can play with more players.  I don't want to have to do anything.  I just want to play.

There are many wonderful people making content.  To you I say keep making it.  If it fulfills your heart, make the content.  Do it proudly.  No art is bad art.  Just know that no matter how good it is, the boardgame "insiders" control who gets in.  Don't be discouraged if they don't accept you.  You're better than them anyway.

I have two more episodes to release and those will happen before the end of the year.

If I have a game of yours that I promised to review, please reach out to me.  If you want it back, I'll return it to you.  If you want it shipped to another review, I can do that as well.  I have no intention of stealing your games.

I'll be focusing on other endeavors going forward.  I have two different music projects in the works.  I'm also planning on working in local politics. That, along with playing games with my wonderful wife, should keep me plenty busy and my heart full of joy.

Thanks for listening.

Steve

1 comment :

Chris Palermo said...

A number of years ago, I published an online magazine about gaming. Every two months, we put out a 50-60 page issue, fully laid out: Session reports, reviews, strategies, variants, etc.

It probably took me anywhere from 40-70 hours to produce.

After about 4 years (with minimal feedback from the readership), I pulled the plug. It simply wasn't providing me with the joy I'd wanted. I decided it made much more sense to simply play more (and of course, right after that, I commenced upon my 7-year-and-counting stretch of unemployment and untenable employment .... so, there's that .....

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