Things around here on the blog side of things have been pretty quiet lately, and with good reason: nobody seems to be reading anything that goes down here. It’s pretty disheartening to learn that an absence of over a year appears to go unnoticed. Except of course by the spammers.
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Alright, so I wasn’t really planning on having to take a one month break from the website, but these things happen. After nearly two years of on-time updates, this is what I get.
If you read my last post, you’ll know that Elan Games, the place where the server this website is hosted from, went out of business in late March. John Prentice, the man behind the business had to move the server to a new location, a process that took about a day, during which the website was inaccessible.
Everything looked good until April 1st, when I went to post a special April Fools day page, and couldn’t upload my files. It turned out that my FTP connection was no longer valid because of the move, and some later troubles came in.
Hi all, a bit of sad news to report today. It seems that after a few years of awesomeness, Elan Games in Lindsay is shutting it’s doors for good this Saturday.
You might remember Elan Games from:
- The Great Crush Tasting
- Elan Tournament of Champions All-Nighter
- New Years at Elan
- Elan Games Halloween All-Nighter 2009
Elan Games or it’s owner John Prentice have also featured in:
So, yeah, John means a lot to this page. In fact, he is the official Useless Babble web host, which is why I love to plug him and his business as much as possible (besides the fact that I enjoy going to it, and would have liked to do so more often). Not only that, but our servers are located in Elan Games.
Unfortunately, while John moves the servers to another location, this website will be down. We’re expecting it to be Monday and possibly Tuesday of next week, and then back up and peachy keen.
So, for a short period this weekend, you can read one last blog article about one last All-Nighter at Elan. The end of an era.
John, if you happen to read this, I hope you all the best.
Ok, if you read the regular site, you may notice that about once a month, a little article called World Craft comes out. There’s been about 8 installments so far.
The concept is simple: I show you how to create a campaign setting (the specifics are for D&D 3.5 ed, but the overall theory can be applied to pretty much any roleplaying game or even to anything else really), and give examples of each step.
One of the many projects that I’m working on right now is a virtual ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ novel that I hope to have up on the site in early 2010.
When I first started this project, I was a bit cocky. A few pages here, a few pages there, link them together and I’m done. The original plan was to have it ready for the Labour Day weekend as a kind of ‘Back to School’ article. I was certainly not prepared for this amount of work.