Aug 082013

Ah ... retirement
Scanning the surf for bikinis instead of beholders

I’ve been regularly appearing or co-hosting on DDOCast now for just short of a full year. I don’t like to make a big deal about it for hubris-based reasons*, but I started last August and have been on all but one or two shows since.

* My Gamer Girl teases me about my ego enough as it is. No way I am going to feed that topic if I can help it.

But I digress. This is not about my enormous unchained ego, this is about DDOCast. Specifically, the fact that I will no longer be a co-host after the GenCon livecast next week.

There is no one overriding reason why now is the time to leave: I still enjoy doing the show, and I’m looking forward to Patrick’s tour of duty as the new host.

No, it’s more of a stream of reasons. I have games to design and quests to complete and real life adventures to explore. I don’t put the kind of time into it that Anne and Sig do, I just show up and talk, but I do put in some time weekly, and more, it adds complexity to weekend scheduling. I’ve always known I wouldn’t be doing it forever.

Next week is the live podcast from GenCon. And it’s the last podcast as hosts for Anne and Sigried Trent. I am not going to get a better cutoff than that.

It has been a great time though! From my first appearance where I was supposed to be part of a four-person roundtable but was the only one that showed, to last week when we had about a half page of game news and made it last over an hour, every show has been a lot of fun. Every one.

Anne and Sig are a lot of why it has been so fun. I can’t say enough good things about these guys, I really can’t, and the only thing about retiring from DDOCast that makes me sad is that I will no longer have a couple of hours with the Trents every week.

And then, next week, I fulfill a life-list wish by hosting an event at GenCon. And it’s not just any event, no, it will be a live DDO podcast made in front of a live audience.

So exciting! What a highlight!

A showbiz cliche
Always leave them wanting more
live cast from GenCon

No question about it, I will be going out on top.

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  10 Responses to “Going Out On A High Note: A Retirement Announcement”

Comments (10)
  1. The thing to remember is once you do DDoCast you can always go black….

    No that is not right…. Oh well. πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve thoroughly appreciated your contributions to DDOCast! Thanks for your work with the show.

  3. Bummer, but understood! It’s a big commitment to do this every week. It’s been great seeing/hearing you on the show, and I’m sure Patrick can rope ya in for an episode or two in the future (even if you say ‘no’ now….) πŸ™‚

  4. Slacker!


  5. This is about getting out of that rap thing, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

    • …my next segment hurried for this reason, in their hands as I text, has a rap Geoff is sure to want a go at. πŸ™‚

  6. I demand you make guest appearances.

  7. Awe sucks! thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚ I so happy to hear you’ve been having fun on DDOcast with us! Thanks for the laughs and your friendship! You and your always welcome in our home should you visit Seattle.

  8. Thank you all for the nice words and thoughts. You are too kind.

    I will be happy to stop by the cast anytime I can be of help.

    And segments … definitely segments πŸ™‚

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