February Content and the Multiplayer Challenge!

Okay, so yesterday was an update about what’s going on with the social media pages here on Adventure Rules. Today, we’re going to talk about what to expect on the main blog in February.

First off, The Outrealms. The fanfic will still be going strong, and in February our heroes will be taking their journey to a world very different from their own. This month’s chapter is going to have a very science fiction feel to it, so if you’re a fan of that genre then you’ll definitely want to keep your eyes peeled for Fanfic Friday.

As always, Tabletop Tuesday will continue going strong. I’m hoping to organize some one-off tabletops with my group soon, at which point I might be able to do some reviews or at the very least say “hey, this game is great/lousy for one-time sessions.” I’m still working on Myers-Briggs RPG. The concept is undergoing some serious revision right now, as I’m taking it back to basics and deciding what I really want from this game. Also undergoing work is the Paper Mario tabletop I’m putting together – the first draft is not too far from completion and should be ready for my group to playtest before long. So be looking forward to hearing some about that as well.

Valentine’s Day is coming up this month, and while I understand it is an incredibly divisive h0liday I will probably post something Valentine’s-themed that Sunday. I apologize if this upsets those of you who find Valentine’s to be a cliche moneymaking opportunity for card companies or those who are aggressively single. You always have the option of not reading that post.

Now one thing I am incredibly excited about in February and something that will absolutely 100% affect the blog is this: Fire Emblem Fates will be released here in the US. I have been waiting for this game with bated breath ever since it was announced, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be talking about it in detail the second I get my mitts on it. Whether I play Birthright or Conquest first depends on whether or not I am able to scoop up the special edition – if it’s not available I’ll be playing Conquest while my wife plays Birthright, and then we’ll switch. Otherwise I’m taking the somewhat traditional route and playing as “the good guys” first. Either way, expect a lot of Fire Emblem content towards the end of the month.

Now starting tomorrow, we’re going to be having a Multiplayer Week. If you’re a new follower and you have no idea what Multiplayer Week is, allow me to explain it. The first week of each month is a concerted effort to draw new followers to the blog. It’s your opportunity as an adventurer to help me reach other adventurers. How do you do that? Through sharing, of course! Adventure Rules is now conveniently available on three major social media networks, and you can share, retweet, and reblog my content to your heart’s content. Of course, no one should feel obligated to do this – only share the stuff you really like and that you think your friends and family will enjoy. My part of Multiplayer Week is to do my best to bring A-grade content so that you’ll want to tell other people about Adventure Rules.

February is going to be a little different. And by different I mean there’s going to be a new layer to Multiplayer Week that has not been present before. Because Adventure Rules is trying to reach a specific number of followers, I thought it’d be cool to set a follower goal for Multiplayer Week. If we can gain a certain number of followers within the first seven days of February, then I’ll reward that effort with a special event here on the blog.

Here are the details. The follower goal for February’s Multiplayer Week is 7. Seven people. One person per day. If Adventure Rules can net seven new followers by February 8th, I’ll be scheduling opportunities for adventurers to play against me in some multiplayer games (see how that fits the theme, there?). I intend to have options for games such as Pokemon ORAS or Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS and Playstation All-Stars or Injustice on the PS3. Of course, this is a blog, not a Youtube channel, so since I won’t be able to post the gameplay from our time together, I’ll instead write a short fiction piece based on our battle, or race, or whatever. These will be posted on the blog as featured content IN ADDITION to the regular content on Adventure Rules. So if you all as adventurers help the blog to meet that seven follower goal before the 8th, you’ll not only get the opportunity to shame me in some video games, but you’ll also get additional posts for the month of February.

“But how can I help if I’m already following?” That’s a great question! Say you’re already following the blog on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr but you still want to help us reach our goal. Your way to help is to do exactly what Multiplayer Week is all about: share blog content. Telling your friends about Adventure Rules and what it has to offer is the best way to help the blog reach its goal of seven new followers in seven days.

The challenge has been issued, adventurers. Can Adventure Rules gain one follower a day for the next week? I believe it’s possible. Let’s work together to make it happen!

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