February 6th, 2015 was when we dropped the first episode of what would be a 3 year project between Ryan, Alex, Nick and Myself. We had done a one off show talking about our favorite games of the year and we had such a good time with it we thought we'd give it a real true shot as a "proper gaming podcast". Fast-forward to today and that chapter of our careers comes to an end and I loved every minute of it. These guys are some of my best friends and working with them so closely over the past few years has been nothing short of awesome. I've learned a lot, we've all grown even more, and I'm looking forward to what comes next. Before anyone dreams or wishes there was drama or hatred or any of that nonsense behind the closing of Roundtable let me be the bearer of bad news and say no, this is purely for personal reasons. So many times people have shouted online "MENTAL HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT, FOCUS ON YOUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST", this is us doing exactly that. We, all of us, need to lessen our collective plates and breath just a little bit. While we've all adored working on this show and are so eternally grateful for all the support (monetarily and not), it's clear that for various reasons, we're all ready to say goodbye to Roundtable and move onto the next big project or projects.
As for myself, not much is going to change. Fridays will be mostly a "me" day now. The one day a week where I'm not on the clock to do anything. I might use it to stream, or catch up on other work that needs to be finished. But I'll still be doing everything else. Chilluminati Podcast is going strong and I'm ecstatic to continue that little weird side project. Lost Initiative Show will continue to be my little Dungeons and Dragons baby every Wednesday and Thursday nights. MathasGames will have a new video everyday and Judge Mathas will continue to have 2 or so videos a month. I have some fun collaborations in the works as well that'll be really exciting to do for some upcoming days.
Roundtable Live was incredibly fun, and while it's sad to say goodbye, for us it's not really goodbye. We see and chat with each other every single day and have done so for over 5 years now. These guys are in a weird way, my brothers, my family. They're wonderful people who do nothing but great things and remain immensely entertaining and I'm eager to continue to not only just be their friends, but work with them in the future.
Until next time...