When I first put fingers to keyboard for the first ‘Behind the Scenes’ blog post, I didn’t realise that I would be writing a second or even a third one of these. However, as soon as I started to have a think I suddenly realised that there was quite a lot I wanted to write about which actually happens behind the scenes. I was trying to do these in some sort of order, although as always, I feel that if I kept waiting to get all the posts together and then order them, it could be sometime next year when I actually get to publish them so I just thought I would go for it. This waffle is about preparing adventures – something which I spent some time doing…
I mentioned in my last post relating to behind the scenes activity, that I was very curious (or nosy for another word!). I think sharing what I actually do when preparing adventures, I am really sharing things with the world in the hope that others share their preparation regimes as well so I can have a good old nosy at them! As I was preparing for this waffle, I had a quick look at twitter – who can start a day without looking at twitter – and saw that Fantasy Grounds had asked people to post images of what they were preparing that day. These were very interesting to see and actually motivated me to write. I’m a great fan of analogies and I think with the creation of adventures I would say that it is as close to gardening as I will ever get.
As long as I have a good solid seed to start off with and have cultivated it well with fertiliser, then the final preparation of the adventure goes well. Sometimes I try and rush the first two stages and I actually end up getting very frustrated in the final preparation and having to go right back to the start of the process because the idea was not secure enough. I do have a range of digital support along the way and this will definitely be the topic of another ‘Behind the Scenes’ waffle, so if you are interested in finding out more about in the inner workings of my mind, then by all means subscribe to the site and get updates to your email – well I think that how it works!
So, until next time, remember to be who you are and say what you feel because the people who mind don’t matter and the people who matter don’t mind. Have fun and I’ll catch you all later and, until then, consider yourself waffled!