My last blogpost generated a lot more discussion than I expected - thanks! Most of it was around my frustration with the Cult of the New and desire to explore fewer games more deeply. There were several murmurs of agreement and a couple of well-argued posts against.
Maarten/cymric posted:Quote:Okay, you've explained what you find frustrating. Soren has already pointed out the obvious similarity to other cultural endeavours, and rightly dismissed the anxiety as romantic nonsense. But suppose for the moment that he wasn't right, then what? Ready to take the next step?So here's a next step I've been thinking about: NaNoNeGaMo!
What is NaNoNeGaMo?
It stands for National No New Games Month, and it's an annual celebration of the old.
What does it involve?
For the month of June, participants will endeavour to learn no new games, enjoy ones they have already played, and post about their experiences.
Why 'national'? BGG is international!
It echoes NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which is also international, and I just like the sound of it.
It's almost April now, and this will give me a chance to build up a head of steam. And there's no point having it in October or after, as I can't fight the Essen tide!
How do I participate?
Initially you can post a message of support here. Nearer the time I will set up a geeklist where participants can add an entry to describe their experience.
What about Grimwold's New-to-Me geeklist?
If I get my way, it'll have a quiet month!
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