Today brought a good amount of twists and turns, not the least of which was the news that one of my favorite game-agnostic blogs Contains Moderate Peril is going dark. Whether this outage is temporary or not remains to be seen.
I would simply link to the post, but seeing as how I’m not sure how long it will be available, I’ll simply copy Roger’s own words into the following block:
What was the best five dollars you ever spent? I recently discovered the website fiverr.com, which provides a platform for people to sell their services for five dollars per “gig” (the term they use for a single $5 job). There are endless numbers of people providing such services as: graphic design, language translation, illustration, blogging and a lot more. Every service is five dollars, but sellers have the option of including additional services and customization for additional fees.
I think I’ve started to come to terms with a false assumption I’ve held for some time now. That is: everybody plays games for the same reason that I do. I’ve always conceded that all people have different play-styles, but I think I’ve taken for granted that different people approach the hobby of gaming very differently. Participating in the NBI this year has really opened my eyes to some of the reasons gamers don’t see eye-to-eye on things such as game direction or importance of various systems and mechanics.