Over the past few days, I’ve had enough time — and an amazing amount of feedback — to fully think (and rethink) through my decision to stop writing Treasure Tables. My thanks to everyone who took the time to comment and let me know what TT meant to them.
As much as I would like to try one of the many excellent options that readers suggested — such as doing away with my daily posting schedule and turning TT into a group blog — I’ve concluded that what I really need is a hiatus. I had a great break in November (albeit one in which I did rather a lot of writing!), but that break needs to be upgraded to full-blown hiatus status.
The Treasure Tables Forums will be staying open, thanks to the efforts of our four community moderators, Rick_TWA, Scott M, Telas and VV_GM. The TT forums were created in the same spirit of friendly, practical GMing discussion as the blog. If you’d like a place to discuss GMing while the blog slumbers (perhaps indefinitely), I highly recommend the forums.
TT’s archives aren’t going anywhere. I have credit with my web host for at least several more months, and as rerun month showed lots of TT readers haven’t seen everything that’s in the archives — there’s a huge amount of GMing material on this site! I’ll probably reconfigure the front page to emphasize the best posts from the archives (and to direct folks to the forums).
One reason I’m not closing the site is that, as many of you pointed out, I might want to start writing about GMing again — and if the site is down, where would I go to do that? If do start posting again, it won’t be on a daily schedule. As crucial as that was to building the TT community, it burned me the hell out.
If you’re already subscribed to TT’s RSS feed, please don’t delete your subscription — if I start blogging again, or my batteries recharge and I invite TT members to join me in a group GMing blog, you’ll be the first to know about it. And if you’re not already a subscriber, sign up! It’s hassle-free, and you’ll get instant notification if the blog comes back.
Thank you for making this blog’s run — from July 11, 2005 through today — a great one. I’m glad to have been able to help fellow GMs run better games, and to have had this site become the hub of an awesome GMing community. Thank you for everything, and I’ll see you in the forums.