I’ve seen, personally, what can happen when a side-project takes on a full life of its own and feel like it’s grown beyond what you can handle. That’s kinda what happened for One Page Rules. Well, they took a bit of a break, but now they’re back. And not only that, they’re going to be coming out with new editions of all their games.
From the announcement:
It is with great pleasure that I would like you all to know that OPR is back!
First off let me say that I am incredibly thankful for all of the support that you guys have given me over the past couple of months, and even though I remained quiet I have read all of your messages and they put a smile on my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you, you cannot imagine how much you guys mean to me!
So anyway, let’s get to business, as I’m sure that’s what you’ve all been waiting for.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking again and again that I should get back to the project, however I was extremely hesitant because of the way it affected me last time around. Before I started the Patreon I was already investing a lot of time in the project, and I thought that by starting the Patreon I would feel a bit better about the amount of time that I was investing in it.
That backfired however, as instead of feeling good with the amount of time I was investing, I started to feel the pressure to invest even more time in the project. By the end of it I was trying to have new updates every week, which meant that I was working during my lunch times, after work, during the weekend… constantly.
So if I want the project to move on, it has to change to give me some breathing room.
“How will you do that?” you ask curiously.
Easy, I’m working on a 2nd edition of all games.
“Are you crazy? Isn’t that going to take up even more of your time?” you say in shock.
Not really, no.