Previous Presidential Ponderings

Started by Andzzy, July 17, 2020, 12:36:56 am

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Hello everyone! As part of the milestone 10th anniversary, I have been collecting some thoughts from the previous Presidents of The Last Outpost. Please find their remarks below. For my part, I just want to say that I have been here for almost the full 10 years of TLO's history and I am proud to have been part of some amazing moments here. We've had our fair share of ups and downs but I simply would not be the same person that I am today if not for the many people and games that have shaped me here. I joined during Ulysses entirely by accident, and I've been here ever since. RPG-X shaped me through my teenage and early adult years and I can't even begin to imagine what life might have looked like had I not decided to randomly log back in to RPG-X years after the shutdown of my former group, PulseFusion. Thank you to everyone and now, without further ado, please read the Ponderings below:


My time at The Last Outpost has been equal parts rewarding and equal parts challenging, both personally and professionally. Likewise, I've invested a lot into this community, and hope to see its continued growth beyond the ten year anniversary this month.



It's deeply gratifying to see that a community I helped create ten years ago is still kicking. For me, leading TLO was a formative experience - I was sixteen when it was started, and twenty when I stepped down. The friendships I made here, and the challenges we worked to overcome together, have made an enormous, positive mark on my life, even now. (In fact, the work I did at TLO may have helped me get into college *and* my current job.)

I think the values TLO was founded on - transparency, equity, and community - are even more important now than they were when this place was created. I didn't always live up to them as well as I could have, but I hope that I did so often enough to have made a positive difference. I hope that TLO is, and continues to be, a home for you as much as it was for me. It's not my ship, anymore, but its mission is the same.

Thank you all for being a part of TLO's story.




As we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the founding of TLO. It's amazing to see how far our little group has come over the past decade, and I look forward to seeing how it continues to develop in the decade to come. As I've said each anniversary: the growth and success of TLO is thanks to you all, the members, and it has been a pleasure to see this group grow and develop. TLO has played an important part in my life and, I know, in the lives of many of our members. We have also served an important function with keeping RPG-X developed and alive, and I look forward to seeing what opportunities the next decade will present for both TLO and RPG-X. It will forever be my greatest honor to have served as the first President of TLO, and I look forward to seeing how its leaders--present and future--will continue to guide the community in the years to come.


December. Cheer for everyone!