something that I can't change, I've found myself occasionally thinking about where I am and what I can do.
... and, after letting it sit in draft form for a week or so, I'm no longer certain where I was going with that. I still want to finish what I'm in the middle of, so that's something.
After all the work I've put into it, including releasing a complete if unsatisfactorily organized version of the game at Gen Con, I'm not going to abandon Qalidar. I'm a little frustrated that, while I was in limbo, someone popped up with a kickstarter for a game that seems to echo several of its concepts and themes, but that's no reason to stop.
When that other game finally comes out, I doubt that the similarities will turn out to be substantial, and I doubt even more that the person writing it is even aware that I exist, much less interested in ripping me off. What bugs me is that, when a coincidence (or maybe a zeitgeist thing) like this occurs, with a nobody like me and someone relatively famous releasing things that seem at first glance to be similar, the Internet loudmouths won't look into the history or even reserve judgement. They'll just do the only thing they're good at.
So yeah, I guess it's obvious this is bothering me more than it should.
Okay, back to work.