I was just reading Uncle Bear's blog and was overcome (as he had been) with a wave of nostalgia for a time when sitting down (by myself usually) and rolling up an entire campaign's worth of characters was a worthwhile use of an afternoon.
I want to set aside some time to sit at my kitchen table with some dice, generating characters for games at are gathering dust on my shelf. I want to do it for the sheer joy of it, the relaxation of it, without fretting about how unlikely it is that these characters will get used. I need to just allow this aspect of roleplaying to be fun again, and enjoy the zen of analog gaming.
Yeah, me too.