There are a number of things I’ve pretty much given up in order to keep up with Schlock Mercenary, and every so often I miss them.
- Role-playing games. Every time I see dice, or sourcebooks, I get this itch. *sigh*
- Karate. I figured I was on track for 1st-degree black-belt within 18 months when I finally gave that up. The yellow belt I’d earned still hangs in the closet somewhere, but I’m not worthy to wear it.
- Legos. We’ve got at least $1000 worth of Legos in the house, and my only interaction with them is “you kids need to clean up this mess.”
- Video Games. If I’ve got time to sit down and figure out a rich new virtual world, I’ve got time to draw.
If I were a full-time cartoonist, I’d play tabletop RPGs at least four hours a week. I know it. And I’d build my own miniatures and dungeon maps with legos. And I’d play video games. And I’d still let Chalain do all my web programming. And I’d be able to kick your butt.