A year and a half ago, I started this blog to fill two perceived gaps: the first, a lack of general information aimed at total beginners (like myself) on a still very new, but very fun, game. The second, a lack of understanding of Legion and tabletop wargames broadly on my own part. This blog was was always as much a selfish endeavor as anything else.
I strive to be both helpful and competent at whatever thing I’m doing. Nearly a quarter of a million views and 50+ posts later, I feel I’ve achieved that here. I am so fortunate that a number of you have reached out with kind and thankful words to let me know what you learned from Imperial Discipline, and that has meant the world to me. I have always felt welcome in this community.
Unfortunately, I find that I’m running out of things to say that haven’t been said better by a dozen talented folks.
And so, with that in mind, I’d like to announce that I’m putting Imperial Discipline on indefinite hiatus. Thank you all so, so much for your support and advice and enthusiasm. This project ended up being so much bigger than I dreamed it would be, and I’d rather go out with a totality of work that I’m happy with than stumbling through half-hearted content drops, and I think you’d prefer that, too.
(And, of course, winning the Yavin Base Team League with The Admin Menace marks a competitive high point that I am unlikely return to, so I might as well go out on top.)
The website won’t go away; far from it. It’ll be up at least another year or two, maybe longer if people still find it useful.
Not only will the 500-point format will remain right where it is, we’re in the planning stages for it potentially being on Tabletop Simulator in the future (no promises yet, but we’re hoping). I’ll begin to softly look for someone to take it over in the meantime. The Impact X Archives will stay right here, too.
But at the end of the day I think I’ve done the job I set out to do a year and a half ago. There’s less of a need for this blog’s essential purpose these days – a lot of extremely creative and well-informed commanders are out there in the Discord, on the Facebook page, and in the forums giving beginners the advice that I sought to give when I first started out. And they’re doing it even better than I have. It makes me happy, genuinely, to see the community be so supportive and growing and thriving.
Legion is truly in a great place and I can’t wait to see where it continues to go. I’ll be right there beside you all excitedly seeing which new units come down the pipe each month.
In addition, I’m going to be stepping down from my role as an admin/moderator of the Discord. It’s time to get some new blood in. I’m not going anywhere, don’t worry – you’ll still find me in chat just like before, predicting the impending release of a Darth Jar Jar operative and meme-ing it up with PCGamerPirate.
(Fair warning: it’s just sappy thank you’s from here on out, so I’ll understand if you hit the ‘X’ button at this point.)
Working with that admin team has been a real highlight, and I’m going to miss my regular chats with them just to keep ourselves sane. LJ especially has been an instrumental part of my entire Legion experience and is an invaluable member of the community. I have no doubt I will continue to bug him for his advice on totally unrelated matters.
Thank you as well to the Legion creative team that I’ve gotten to meet and interact with – you have all created something really fantastic and I’m glad I got to be a small part of helping people latch onto it.
A number of you in the community of content creators as well have been incredibly kind to me, and I’m so thankful for your support and collaboration. It would take forever to name you all, but if we’ve ever exchanged messages assume that I’m talking about you. I look forward to seeing what you do next.
And lastly a huge thank you to everyone over at the Fifth Trooper Network – the Scoundrels, of course – Kyle, Mike, and Dave – whose opinions I’ve sought a number of times, and Evan from 5T, but especially Jay. You gave me my first and my second and my third and my (nth) podcast opportunities, and for that and everything else you did for me I’ll be eternally grateful. The Northeast Open was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. I have to assume with me out of the picture you’ll have sights on assuming complete control of the Legion-sphere and I wish you the best in that pursuit.
Thank you again, and may the Force be with you. Always.