Tabletop Tactics News Data Slate: Kitchen Update
Hi all, Chef here with a brief update on The Kitchen moving forward, as I feel it’s only right to address some things that have been discussed within the Tabletop Tactics Team. First off my apologies that these articles have been a bit lax in the past few weeks, this has mainly been due to the FAQ dropping right before I was jetting off on holiday (It was great, I got fat, and I regret nothing). Obviously the FAQ went into some details, and not all of them were touched upon in written format, mainly because there was so much to discuss, but I’ve since been playing catch up on that and some other things. This has made me have a bit of a think of what to do with the articles moving forward, and after some discussion with the Spider, we’ve come up with a couple of changes, and felt it right to let you all know whats happening.
As many of you are aware, we’ve been dropping the occasional tidbit of info on the upcoming Studio move, which is of course underway – more news on that to follow in the coming weeks. For my part in this move, the whole intent of these articles were to give a way to contribute to the Channel whilst I’m not currently a full-time member of the team. However in the meantime I do still work a full-time job elsewhere, on top of personal and family commitments, as well as being in the process of buying a house in order to become full time at Tabletop Tactics, and so these are being done in what free time I have. So, coupled with the Studio changes imminent, there will be some slight changes to The Kitchen.
The Monday segment of news and hobby updates will be scrapped moving forward, and the reasons are twofold. Firstly, our desire is to give you the best quality content for the hobby, and the initial article was just not doing that. It didn’t give you anything new, or information you didn’t know, and an opinion piece every week on every single release will be difficult to maintain in written format. Furthermore, I was quite unhappy with it in hindsight, as it wasn’t really something I could ensure was meeting what you Bosses deserve in a short turnaround time from the Sunday. It also was not really meeting my own standards in my writing, and you all deserve better than something that honestly felt a bit vapid and click-baity.
Secondly, we’ve had a lot of requests for a Podcast or something similar, and after some internal discussions within the team, we feel that Monday (*Editor’s Note: Although this might be changed to a Friday – Spider) will be the best time to do this. It will be post weekend, so we can discuss the latest releases and hobby news, big tourney results, updates from events we ourselves have attended, as well as the occasional TT Update on upcoming shows, planned changes or potential events. With it being a roundtable, informal chat with multiple members of the crew, we can really get into the detail of it, and provide much more opinion and reflection on all the happenings in the hobby. A written article at the same time will thus be more work for less relevant content making the two would just be treading on each other’s toes. And to clarify, the Podcast will be coming once the new Studio is up and running, so hold your horses and don’t get too excited yet!
All told, what this means is that moving forward, there will the main article released weekly, still ranging on a bunch of different subjects, with the occasional extra release to drop from time to time. As these are really what we envisioned The Kitchen to be focused on, it makes sense to do them to the absolute best of ability, rather than a half-hearted effort elsewhere. This will also enable me to manage my time more effectively as I get all my background stuff settled in preparation for the Studio move. Just to note as well, The Kitchen may very well change again once we’re set up at the new Studio, but only to deliver you all even more content!
So that’s just a quick ramble from me to let you guys know of the slight change going forward, and not to fear the articles will resume properly in the coming days. In fact, my next big one drops on Wednesday!
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