Based on the comments yesterday, there seems to have been a little confusion regarding my Fridays Unplugged initiative. The idea behind it was that I'd personally shut my computer off and not use the Net in any capacity, so that I'd be less distracted and could get other things done. In the comments to the original post, someone suggested I make a single post on Friday (in advance) that would pose a question for regular readers to discuss amongst themselves in my absence, hence yesterday's "Open Friday" posting, which I actually wrote Thursday and postdated so it'd appear while I was offline.
I'm only just now starting to wade through the comments and emails I did get while I was away from the keyboard, so please be patient if you're expecting a response to anything from me. I found the time away very productive (I got to work in the garden and catch up on some other household chores, in addition to reading things I'd been meaning to for a while) and, above all, relaxing, so I plan to continue with the experiment in the weeks to come.
Briefly scanning the comments, I see lots of interest in an old school Wild West game à la Boot Hill. Being a big fan of Westerns, that's something I can definitely get behind. Indeed, it's something I'm already working on, albeit slowly. The working title is Saloons & Shootists and it's far from being ready to release for playtesting just yet, but, when it is, you can be sure I'll announce it here. Time permitting, I may talk about it a bit next week, but we'll see.