Hey there everyone! I wanted to start off the week with a mini announcement about what is going on with us and how we are hoping to move forward from here on out. If you’re a frequent reader, you’ve probably noticed that our content in regards to news has slowed significantly from what it used to be. We want to be up front and real with our readers, because we are people with busy lives, just like you.
Currently, Initiative : Tabletop is mainly run by two people : myself and my husband, Raine. Raine has a day job that does take priority to care for our family. I have stepped back from working to continue doing work for I:T as well as be a stay-at-home-mom to our little goblin, as well as my art business. We are first and foremost gamers, but the biggest stress in our lives lately has been continually looking for, and taking the time to post, news content. Raine and I have talked about this for a few weeks now, and we are going to re-format what I:T is all about, and that will include changes to our content/frequency of content.
In regards to news, we are still going to write up reports on major tabletop news happenings as they comes up. However, most other news items will be posted via Twitter and Facebook, and we hope that you’ll be following us in those places to discuss thoughts on them! We will still post Quick News at the end of the week, in which we will categorize the news links better, and they will recap what we’ve posted on social media throughout the week, plus anything that may have slipped through the cracks. We want to post news that matters to us and our readers, instead of pulling teeth to get content up.
We will still do write-ups about Kickstarters (as well as include them in Quick News). If you’re a company wanting some extra signal boosts for your project, please check out the contact page and send an email to us!
Reviews – this is what we want to focus on. Some days, the stress of trying to put everything and anything up on the site leaves us drained, and when you don’t have time to play games, that’s a problem! We’ve been playing a lot more recently since we first brought up these changes, and in the short time we’ve experimented with what I:T should be, decided that we needed to be more focused on reviews.
Something we discussed way back when I:T was just a thought and we hadn’t yet decided on a name was what we called “personality on the table”. This was going to include crafty DIY’s that would help you during tabletop sessions, custom deck builds, personal thoughts on games/genres that weren’t necessarily in review form, and more. We’ve been re-visiting this idea lately and thought “why didn’t we stick with that idea?”, so we’ll be experimenting with this as well.
We’d like to grow as a site, and that does mean that we need to add more writers to our ranks. We’d be happy to discuss details about what working with us would be, so if you’re interested in doing reviews and/or other content for I:T, or partner with us for cross posting and more exposure, get at us! We want to talk to you!
We are coming up on 2 years running with this crazy idea that we came up with, and we want to continue doing what we do : playing games, interacting with the gaming community, and having a great time doing it. We are so grateful to those that have helped us along this journey, be it reading our content, helping us get our name out, sharing our reviews, sending us games to review, giving us insight, chatting with us at cons, and so many more things. We’re excited to see where this new format takes us and we are excited to have you along with us.
Here’s to a new week, and as always, happy gaming!