You, me, and D&D
I know that many of you are probably wondering what has happened to the Icosahedrophilia podcast. Well, three factors have contributed to the very long delay since the last episode.
First, my fall semester has proved very demanding. I agreed to develop and teach a new course, which has eaten up a lot of time.
Second, I’m over a year behind on a book project, and I’ve found it necessary to take discretionary time that used to be spent on gaming and divert it to research and writing. That includes time that I used to spend processing audio, writing scripts, and recording Staging Areas and Prop Shops.
Third, I’ve gotten kind of burned out on D&D role-playing. I think maybe the announcement of D&D Next, some 18 months or so before its eventual release, took some of the wind out of my 4e sails (never mind 4e sales). I’m not burned out on D&D as a brand; I really like Dungeon Command, I love Lords of Waterdeep, and I’m itching to play Dungeon with my kids. But on the whole, I’m far more interested in superhero role-playing right now, specifically Icons, than I am in any kind of fantasy role-playing.
Please understand: this is not an announcement of cancellation of the podcast! I still have enough audio for a good twelve episodes or more to come, as well as ideas for additional adventures. This post is just straight talk to faithful friends of the podcast, to let you know what’s up.