Hello! Welcome to my new site! Lovely isn’t it? Come in, sit down, put your feet up. Mind the cat.
You’re probably wondering why I created this. Well I’ve long had a fascination with Pen and Paper RPGs (or Tabletop RPGs, or Storygames, or whatever name you want to put on them) but I never really get a chance to write about them. I’m not the only one either, I know dozens of professional games journalists who play RPGs, but none of us ever write about the experience.
Well here’s my attempt to change all that. With Fail Forward I aim to make a space where we can talk about all our interesting Pen and Paper experiences, and maybe push them into mainstream criticism, just as Shut Up And Sit Down and Cardboard Children did for boardgames.
To do that I’ll need your help! I need you all to write about RPGs. You can do this on your own site, and I’ll link to it, or you can send it to me, and I’ll publish it here. The best part? None of us have any idea what RPG writing should look like, so you’re free to try whatever style you want. Reviews, features, opinions, personal essays, diaries, interviews? It’s all up to you.
How often do we get a chance to define a new form of writing like this? I’m excited, and I hope you are too.