My name is Gaming Ronin and I have a problem.
I have a real problem sticking to a single game or system, all too often I jump into things with both feet and sink quickly. I find myself to be incapable of doing things "just a little bit".
In my total frenzy to absorb and play whatever my current obsession is, I find all it's warts and hard edges. This state of obsession also leads to quick burn out. I begin to think about some other game or system that might do whatever my current idea for a story might do better.
There are times that this process takes a year or two. Other times it's months. A handful of times I've found all its flaws, filled up a notebook of ideas on how to use a system and then talked myself out of using it before the game ever hits the table.
This of course isn't every system or game, I have some I've used on and off for many years. But even they have been shelved and brought back to the table more frequently than is healthy in my opinion.
I used to blame this on my quest for the one true system so many people seem to think exists, and maybe at one time it was. But now I know better, I believe games have sweet spots. Games have warts and blemishes, I believe you can totally love a game despite or possibly because of those blemishes.
Yet here I am, reading every review, obsessing over a new game I just learned about. My mind is running a mile a minute with all the things I'll do with this new game. I see myself doing it, I know exactly where this is headed...but I can't stop it.