New Beginnings

Happy New Year!

I’m looking forward to bringing Encounter-a-Day back to life in 2013.

I don’t really have any hard goals yet. Certainly the ideal would be to get back to a new post every day, but I suspect I’d fail at that goal very quickly. I guess my first goal is… to just post. When I can, when inspiration strikes, and hopefully more often than never.

New Year’s in Your Game

The transition from one year to the next is entirely abstract and arbitrary. It’s also exciting and meaningful despite that. Here are some things that might happen on New Year’s Eve/day

  • A curse or other magical effect might be set to end at the end of New Year’s Eve.
  • Changes in leadership could be scheduled to occur on New Year’s Day.
  • Most cultures that keep track of years probably have customs for New Year’s. Some common themes for such customs include…
    • Reflecting on the previous year
    • Looking forward to, or praying for luck in, the next year
    • Confessing sins, forgiving wrongs committed against you, in general turning over a new leaf
  • Fae are often concerned with transitions. Dusk and dawn (transitions between night and day), beaches (transition between land and sea), etc. New Year’s could be a ripe opportunity for some faerie mischief.
  • And, of course, parties! When the alcohol is flowing, the music’s playing, it’s a ripe time to make new friends, enemies, and complications.

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