Okay, so I’ve had this idea kicking around in my head for a couple of weeks now and I thought it was about time to pull it out and do something with it.
You all know me — my gaming eyes are bigger than my time stomach has room, and while I wish I was playing ALL THE MMOS I can only handle a few at a time. With that in mind and the fact that I’m guessing that readers would like some variety on this blog past an endless stream of WildStar and SWTOR posts, I came up with something called Hat Trick Friday.
The idea is that one night a week — usually Thursday but I’m giving myself leeway for schedule changes — I will play a game outside of my regular rotation for the entire evening. No rushing through it to get a post out of it before heading back to my main games; I’ll be plopping my butt in a chair and giving one game my undevoted attention for the whole time, screenshotting it to chronicle on Friday.
I’ve written down around 30 games — mostly MMOs — on cards and put them into a hat, from which I will draw once a week. All of these are games I’m willing to play, so some titles won’t be represented, and while most are MMOs, there are two “Steam Mystery Cards” in the bunch that will let me choose a game from my Steam library to tackle for kicks.
The cards will go back into the hat for future weeks (unless I really hated the game), so there’s a possiblity of continuing adventures and characters.
I had my three-year-old pick blind from the stack, and this is what he chose for me to do tonight:
This’ll be interesting — I haven’t seen that game since RuneScape 3 came out.