Let's ask why the Miami circle no longer runs events and I'm not talking about because Peter has a campaign to run...I'm talking about the real reason.
Ok the real reasons why the Miami Circle is no longer running game nights..
1) Peter is running a campaign
Yes this is one of the real reasons, the Miami Circle is a LOT of work, a lot more then most of you will ever know. The Circle was a political monster that was almost too much for me to handle.. I pushed out my partners because of my Control issues. (Resulting in Damage between friendships that may never be repaired fully)
When I pushed out my friends and took over things where fine for a wile, until Paradigm Concepts came into my life. At first I thought I could handle both... I was mistaking. And thanks to my short sightedness and egomania I pushed out the people that would have been able to take the Circle onward...
2) Loss of Location
Losing the Holiday Inn location killed us outright, it was a "Shot to the head" of the Nights in the Circle... a shot the circle will never recover from I fear...
3) The Lack of a central gaming location
The lack of a central gaming location is killing us, Miami is huge, and the gamer population is splintered. The original goal of the circle was to unite all the gamers in Miami under one banner. Even at our height, we failed....
What Came Before
When the nights in the circle first started we did have a problem with Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, running 3 tables at his house ever weekend.. He would eat up mods so fast that we didn’t have a chance to "premier" any in Miami..
So I asked him to help out the circle and put him in charge of slot O's.. it worked very well, within 2 months the circle was braking even on Game Nights (to that point I was eating up a loss of 50 to 80 bucks per night)
Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, has no hand in the Circles problems today... none
You're right, Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, does a lot of work, in fact he's done something that I haven’t' gotten around to doing yet....organize a con. But If I'm not mistaken every module that was offered at the con he got to play. So, it's not like he's not doing something where he's getting nothing out of it. Let me know when he goes to a major con and eats a module so that there will be enough judges to run the module.
Well I can see where this comes in, Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, has never gone to a major con as a GM, but always as a player..
At first the main reason why I was at every major convention was to play mods so I can run them down here in Miami for the circle...
I will not fault Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, for not GMing at a major convention, it can be fun, but its also a nightmare.
Personally if it was not for LA, I would also only play at Major Cons.
I may be committing gaming "political seppeku" but I'm just vocalizing other peoples desire to see Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, reciprocate after asking others do something he is unwilling to do. In fact, I betting on it ain't going to happen. Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, already has Lost Dwarves open in an event RPGAKnights 32 I'm pretty sure that Ralph, The Godfather of DnD in Miami, knows what is at the end of the rainbow...so he's not going to give that up. RPGAKNights is scheduled to run on the 20th-21st of Feb....
Dude way too many people like you for you to commit "political seppuku" ...
As for Lost Dwarves.. Hell I can see why he will not eat it, there is no need to... we have people in Miami willing to run it who have played it.