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Mind boggling

I have a confession to make. bishi_wannabe has been schmoozing on forums and getting contacts with people 'in the industry'. Game writers, designers and artists. You know, the real deal. People who write for Exalted, for Weapons of the Gods, and other such things. He's been musing out loud about how he thinks he may be able to become a published game writer himself in the future...

... and it makes me seeth with jealousy.

I want to be a professional game/scenario writer soooooooo badly that sometimes it makes my heart race thinking that it might maybe be a possibility one day. I want to write modules that are published world-wide that work their way into the psyches of gamers everywhere. I want people to see my name as an author and get excited about the possibility.

Isn't that what we all want? To do something we love and recieve recognition for it? That is why I want to write for cons (even if I don't enjoy the actualy game running side of it - I enjoy the knowledge that I have provided the best entertainment I can). That is why I keep striving to improve my games. That is why I get so disappointed if even *one* person at a con doesn't enjoy a game I write, why I feel that I have personally failed them.

Recently, mousebane and Lon were approached by the Godfather of Gaming, the Don of the Melbourne con scene, who requested that they run him and his crew one of their old con games. That filled me with jealousy as well.

In any case, I have always looked up to the BNGs of Australia, and strived to emulate their skill. Ever since I got into the gaming thing. I suppose I had always hoped that I would one day be included in their elite ranks. Imagine my surprise, then, when I was, in passing, refered to as a BNG by one of the BNGs I had respected and admired the most...

I'm not sure if I can be truly counted as a BNG yet, but I can tell you this for sure - this recent event has made me more determined than ever to try to be worth of it.


May. 3rd, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
The trick is to be known as a SMOG (secrit master of gaming), thats my goal.

I'm curious - who do you consider to be the godfather of gaming?
May. 3rd, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
The man himself, Mr Gary Faye.
May. 3rd, 2005 02:38 am (UTC)
re: BNG
I also consider Gary Faye as the Godfather of Gaming... he's the GM I've always tried to emulate in regards to player enjoyment in my own games.
May. 4th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
Ah... okay - actually I remember being rather proud when he bounced up to me at the conquest we ran the Storyteller game and told me it was the most fun/best game he'd played at a con in years.

I'm considered a BNG - and mainly I think because I'm loud and the attention Will Fuck got. You've written far more games that me and been a recogised player/lumberjack in con scene for years - definately you are BNG!
May. 11th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC)
I think its safe to assume (simply by their presence on this thread and their presence in the rpg scene in general) that there are a fair few BNG's from the Oz scene here...

It would be a monumentally huge event if we could somehow get the 'cream of the crop' (the people who have given the most players enjoyment --- and how would you rate that?) together to run a 'supercon' to help bring our fav hobby some well deserved attention...

Just one of those stupid improbable thoughts that I often have...
May. 3rd, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)
:) Secret handshakes and special robes are needed for gaming sessions in the Secrit Masters gaming clubhouse. Maybe the masons are all just gamers?

I think I'm aiming for an ING (Invisible Ninja Gamer) title. I write so many games with other people that no-one really knows who I am... maybe, I never existed at all?

*throws smokebomb at ground, and vanishes*