Gringogamer

An Advanced Wargame Noob

I feel bad for some time now that I haven’t been more prolific on this site recently. And I started spiraling down a very ugly path where I put myself under pressure to produce content and then got very anxious when I didn’t live up to those plans.

It’s not that I don’t want to write anything or that I have nothing to say. There’s actually plenty to talk about: the new version of the GOSS rules, wargamers and wargame designers in Brazil, BCS for beginners, GTS vs CSS, etc.

But the current situation in Brazil is draining a lot of my energy. My family and I are stuck at home for six months now. And while politicians are trying to tell us that it’s actually not so bad and that we should go back to normal, the daily statistics tell a different story. The country gave up its fight against Covid-19 and everyone is now counting on a vaccine. Until then we will have to take matters in our own hands.

And don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that my family and I live a very privelegd life compared to other Brazilians. Unlike many my wife and I can work from home. And we can afford to have anything we need to be delivered to our place. But between home office and home schooling (Public schools do not necessarily offer online classes since not all families can afford a dependable internet access let alone a computer.) it’s not easy to find a moment to relax, to play a game, or to read a book. I’m very restless, have problems to focus and I’m constantly exhausted.

I’m in awe by the amount of content created on other sites, but I’m sure I’m not the only one struggling with the situation.

Maybe this little excursion helps explaining that there hasn’t been a regular stream of new articles on this site recently. But it will continue and I’ll find back into a new rhythm of regular updates!

Stay safe!
Carsten

4 thoughts on “Logbook: 2020-09-19

  1. Hi,

    thank you very much for your post. It was great to hear from you again.
    Definitely, the things with virus are not settled anywhere, but there are places which are hit much more than other. So do not be hard on yourself!

    During the worst days of pandemic (and isolation) in Poland – i.e. April/Mary – when being closed at home I actually started to play a lot with my 5 an 7 year old sons – not necessarily only games for children but also “grown up” titles. Writing about it was giving me some respite. Hope you will find your own way too!

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    1. Gringogamer says:

      Thank you for your kind words! They are very much appreciated!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. acampisto says:

    Your family and your health first.
    When you feel it’s the right time to publish more content, we’ll happily devour it.
    Some time ago I also felt this anxiety about to mantain a pace with the uploads in my blog (a weekly or a monthly rate), but in the end I publish when I can or feel it’s the time to do it, without pressure, and I’m happy with it; people who like your blog will enjoy it anyway.

    Best regards
    Albert

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    1. Gringogamer says:

      You are absolutely right! Thank you very much!

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