Two things happened the other day that haven't happened in a long time. I don't know if they're related, but I think it's entirely possible that they are.
First, I bought some new pants. They were comfy. Better than the raggedy old bluejeans I'm used to wearing, anyway.
Then, that same day—maybe it was the pants, maybe it wasn't, who the heck even knows—I noticed that I didn't have any writer's block, and I got back into revising Retro Phaze.
To the point where the first chapter of the book (the original version of the game had four chapters; the new one will need five) only needs to have the spell descriptions updated, and then I can say that I've arrived at 20% done with drafting the body text.
Yeah, sure, the artwork is going to be a different matter entirely, since this time around I am actually going to illustrate the book properly (I know, right?). But so far it's actually been the trepidation over actually going through the rules and re-writing all the descriptions which has been the actual barrier here. Well, that and re-playing as many of the inspirational video games as I can manage in what little free time I have. (Damn, the Shining Force Gaiden trilogy on the Sega Game Gear and Sega CD was astoundingly good once I really got into it.)
So in the next day or two, I'll go ahead and post the revised Chapter One (with the basic races, classes, spells, and leveling rules) right here on this blog for my readers' consideration.
The new Fighter class is pretty badass now. Took me a while to get this one right.
Until next time, sláinte.