Temporary Hiatus Until New Year Due To Health Issues

Posted by: Jason Silverain / Category:

Greetings & Salutations, this is not an easy thing for me to write today but I feel that this choice is needed to ensure that the blog simply doesn't stop entirely.

When I initially began this blog I was in a bad place mentally but the writing allowed me a focus and outlet while giving somewhere to store and share many of my old notes though dues to the damaged and sketchy nature of many of them that didn't occur as often as I expected.
The blog itself never became hugely popular though this was never its goal but for a period certain articles were attracting hundreds of people on a daily basis and it was nice to see that some of my effort was helping others, as time has went on I didn't Dungeon Mastered as frequently as I had planned leaving me with little custom content and thus I begun to widen my areas into other areas of interest bringing attention to things that I thought deserved recognition.

Some may scoff at this but writing adventures in presentable format that someone other than yourself can understand is quite difficult and time consuming even before you consider creating maps and issues such as open game licences. Apart from a handful of individuals such as my close friend who writes the Buzy Bobbins blog, Hax Monster and my housemates I didn't really have much help in creating content and I began to burn out under the strain.

This is what led me to start consider writing for simpler under supported games I enjoyed such as KAMB and why I moved away Pathfinder & Dungeons and Dragons 3.5.

Unfortunately for the last 2 months I have been suffering increasingly worsening health issues concerning my back, I am in near constant mild pain at best and sickeningly intense paralysing pain at worst. This has led to sleep and energy problems leaving me fatigued, just living day to day has become exhausting before I even take into account the various job searching I need to do, this pressure has greatly diminished my creativity and even when I do have ideas just sitting at my computer desk causes me pain killing my motivation to write.

At this time I am seeking medical aid but with the Tory government underfunding the NHS and the service beginning to feel the pressure of oncoming winter there is no guarantee that I will be able to receive any meaningful treatment any time soon.

So rather than post sporadically I am going to begin making drafts in the upcoming months and then begin posting regularly again sometime early in the new year which may be affected by whether or not I am employed again or if the introduction of Universal Credit has left me destitute due the utter screw up of a system it is.

Anyone who might be interested making some posts or would like me to take a look at anything in particular please leave a message below in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Otherwise thank you for reading and I wish the best.            


  1. Anonymous Says:

    Aww man sorry to hear you aren't feeling great. I checked in to see if there was a new KAMB adventure. Just played the short and sweet adventure for my players. Let's just say we lost a few kobolds to suger coma as they tried to eat their way into the witches house. It was great fun.

  1. Jason Silverain Says:

    I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed that short adventure, I've several more like it planned for the future as well as a few larger adventures.
    At this time they are a bit combat heavy even with the comedy so I'm still tweaking the balance.

    I hope in the meantime the Quickstart Adventure: You Iz Kobolds?! & the Snackbowl rules with keep your players (and kobolds) hungry for adventure.

    Unfortunately I've not had the chance to make much progress until today, shortly after I made this post I was diagnosed with cancer and had no access to the internet in hospital.

    In good news my health has improved drastically and I have been gifted a laptop so now I am finally able to continue.

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