It has been a while since i have posted anything and I wanted to let you all know that I have not fallen off the face of the earth, but there have been a lot changes to come down the pipeline lately. With all the various tasks I was attempting to take on, it was beginning to have an effect on my health and family life. Not to mention some of the trials that have popped up over the last two months in numerous areas of life.
Now, before you become stricken with grief and the tears overwhelm you…
There is hope!!!
I will slowly be adjusting what I am doing with thetokendiceguy and begin slowly integrating things into the program. I do have to prioritize what is most important though and go from there as to how I want to take this idea forward. So, here is kind of an overview of all the things on my plate and how they will be prioritized in the next few months, as well as a schedule going forward.
This is going to be the main focus for me as this year comes to an end. I want to make sure we are well established in my full time job, stabilized in our new home, and continuing forward in ministry areas and schooling.
School and Ministry Stuff
Currently, I am working on my Masters degree and did not expect the difficulties that came with those courses. I have already decided to cut back to part time, which I believe will lighten the load slightly, but possibly not enough to resume doing full reviews right away. I also am contracted out in a second job to lead the music ministry for my local church and I want to be sure that I am delivering a quality, well planned service in that regard. I do not like doing things halfway and want to give my very best in all aspects of the things i do. So, that will be my secondary focus and as I become more established in my job, I will be able to take on more from the boardgaming/tabletop gaming side of things.
TheTokenDiceGuy and More
So, here is where the rubber meets the road. I have attempted to spread myself into multiple areas of the hobby in search of my niche. Podcasting, video production, streaming, blogs, reviews, game development, game publishing, supporting other developers, interviews, storytelling, story development, and much much more. So as you can see I have spread myself a bit thin and cannot sustain the level of quality I desire by going into all of these areas. Therefore, as the next few months go by, I am planning to slowly integrate a few things at a time into my process. TheTokenDiceGuy brand is not a short term,”get it now” type of plan, but is a long term thing I hope to develop over the years.
So lets take a look at the time line so you have an idea of what to expect going forward –
October to December
Don’t expect a lot over the next three months, but I do hope to start back the “What’s On the Table” reviews so that you all can see what has been getting played and get an idea of the games we have been enjoying around my house and in the local community.
2018 1Q – January to March
My goal in the first part of the year will be to keep the monthly reviews going and to start writing up some of the stories of our games we have been playing. I have two amazing campaigns that will be starting back up and I hope to get those stories out to the world for everyone to enjoy.
A second goal will be to begin play testing a few of my games in development and save that material for future blog posts so that I can help fellow designers, developers, and publishers that are just starting out based on my experience.
2018 2Q and 3Q – April to September
We got some summertime coming in around here and as such the convention season will be rolling in strong. I plan to make to at least two conventions (BGGCON and Origins) and start spreading my wings out a bit. By this time, I should be able to start with audio podcasts again and get those out on a monthly basis.
2018 4Q – October to Decemebr
Not much will be set in the ways of goals for this time, as this is a very important time for my family. I will most likely wrap up my goals for the year here and make sure I am on track to complete them and move on to 2019.
2019 to 2020
During this time frame, I will be starting my first kickstarter for my games in development. This is also the time To increase production on blog posts and writing, so expect a lot more during these two years in that regard. Yes, these goals are very broad, but being specific right now is very difficult, especially that far into the future, but I do have some more specific goals for the four to six year mark next.
2021 to 2024
If I am not fully rolling by this time frame then I will be in trouble. It is in these years I plan to focus on getting material out to you all and providing more board games, rpg material, and such to the community in a more monetary way. By the end of 2024, I plan to have the business plan put into place for my local stand alone shop (more to come in the future on this one) and begin providing additional service to other content creators and the community at large.
That is going to be it for now, but know that I am still alive and going. It has been a rough few months for my family and I and I definitely want my focus to be on them. I look forward to continuing to reach out and introduce the world to this wonderful hobby and can not wait to get back on track and help you all, my neighbors and friends, to also enjoy the many great times that can be had at the table and beyond.