I have been a game reviewer, teacher and fan for many years. In 2017, I stopped reviewing on this blog because I felt that there were many other people doing the same thing, in much better ways. The sheer volume of games out there became daunting and honestly, I was overwhelmed.
But today, as I reflect on GenCon 2020, I realize that much in the gaming world has changed. We have entered a new era of virtual tabletop games. No longer are we able to attend in-person conventions to re-connect with friends, and our circles are closing in to a very few close friends. Virtual conventions are working on this, but haven’t yet reached their pinnacle. We will get back to that world, in time, but it will have changed due to these new ways of gaming.
So I’d like to start a discussion with you. I’ll make posts about my experiences with various virtual game platforms, reviews of online games I’ve played, and general observations sharing what I’m learning as I navigate this new world.
I hope you will find this useful, and will join in this discussion, sharing your experiences and knowledge with me. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I want to let you all know, if you are struggling with this new way of gaming, that you are not alone, and together, we can keep our community alive and thriving.