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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming

Took a bit of a nap this afternoon for an hour or so. My body obviously needed the rest, and it did a world of good for my state of mind as well.

I'll be gaming this evening with the Friday group, so did a minor bit of preparation work for that this afternoon. I always look forward to running the Primeval RPG, and this evening's game session will be no exception to the rule.

Off to make a bit of supper for the evening now, but haven't decided what it will be. Some sort of meat will be involved, most likely chicken, and some sort of veggies will be involved, and there will be some sort of grain as well. Better get to it.

Have a good night, folks. :)

A Meme of 40+ Qs

Time for a meme. Haven't done one of these in age. Grabbed this one from my friend, aearwen2.

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Yes, but I don't eat it a lot.

2. Have you ever smoked?
Yes, yes I have.

3. Do you own a gun?
No, thank Goddess.

4. What is your favorite flavor?
Cherry.

5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits?
Pretty much always, but some times less nervous than others.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I like 'em, especially in wurst salad. :)

7. Favorite Movie?
Kiss Me Deadly. Surprised, huh? :)

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Water.

9. Do you do push ups?
Push-ups? Haven't done push-ups since I developed serious arthritis.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Don't have one.

11. Favorite hobby?
Reading. Second is roleplaying games.

12. Do you have A.D.D.?
Nope.

13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself?
My somewhat bad temper (inherited from my dad, I hear).

14. What is your middle name?
Michael.

15. Name three thoughts at this moment...
Why am I doing this meme?, what to do for lunch today? Need to do some reading of gaming material when I get home.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Water, herbal tea (mint or chai), and decaf coffee.

17. Current worry?
Health concern that I'm not going to discuss here.

18. Current annoyance right now?
Finding money to fix the ceiling fan in my bedroom.

19. Favorite place to be?
At home.

20. How do you ring in the new year?
I have friends over (or go over to friends), socialise, maybe do some roleplaying, go home, hit the bed.

21. Where would you like to go?
Two places in particular: Thailand, Australia.

22. Name three people who will complete this?
I really don't have a clue.

23. Do you own slippers?
I used to. Not now.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
A crisp, white shirt, with a green and silver tie. (I'm at work.)

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Never having slept on satin sheets, I can't say.

26. Can you whistle?
Yep.

27. What are your favorite colors?
Sunset orange, light brown or beige.

28. Would you be a pirate?
No, I don't think so.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Mostly Jethro Tull stuff. :)

30. Favorite girls name?
Isabella.

31. Favorite boys name?
Alexander.

32. What’s in your pocket right now?
My office pass, and a ballpoint pen.

33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Donald Trump's latest comments in the political mess in the U.S. of A..

34. Best toy as a child?
Some Fireball XL-5 toys. :)

35. Worst injury you ever had?
Smashed left ankle (playing hockey; required surgery).

36. Where would you love to live?
Definitely Paris. Maybe Seattle. But Ottawa's a pretty decent city to live in as well.

37. How many TVs do you have?
One. Isn't that enough?

38. Who is your loudest friend?
Not something I want to answer here.

39. How many dogs do you have?
None. I'm allergic to them.

40. Does someone trust you?
Yes.

41. What book are you reading at the moment?
The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan.

42. What’s your favorite candy?
Toffee. (Don't eat it much, though. Diabetes and bad for the teeth.)

43. What’s your favorite sports team?
Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Also love the Arsenal Gunners of the English Premier League. :)

44. Favourite month? May.

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R.I.P. Jerry Doyle (1956 - 2016)

Terrible, sad news in the word of entertainment.

Jerry Doyle, the actor who played Michael Garibaldi, on the tv series Babylon 5, has died.

Babylon 5 Actor Jerry Doyle Dies at Age 60

I adored the relationship that existed by Jerry's Michael Garibaldi and Michael O'Hare's Jeffrey Sinclair in the tv series, and Jerry brought such an interesting character, who managed to evolve and develop through the course of the show, even after O'Hare departed the series.

A sad loss in the industry, Jerry appeared in other shows and several movies, but he earned recognition and fame with his portrayal of Garibaldi in Babylon 5.

Jerry has passed beyond the Rim.

R.I.P. Jerry. "Goodbye, old friend."

Blood Tests and Breakfast

Just got in to the office.

Already extremely warm outside here in Ottawa.

I went to the hospital for my 3-month set of blood tests, and had to deliver up 6 vials of the red stuff (mine is red, I hope yours is too!) and 2 containers of pee. Oh, joy! Oh, bliss!

From there, it was over to Dunn's Famous Deli</i> for a late breakfast. I would have gone to Denny's, but far as I know, there's no Denny's around Ottawa any longer. Breakfast was good, but I couldn't combine pancakes with eggs and get some decent extras with it for a reasonable price, but the decaf coffee is good and they have sugar-free maple syrup (that was like runny stuff).

Now I'm at work.

Time to get busy.

The Polaris 3rd Edition GM Screen

As mentioned yesterday, my copies of the various Polaris 3rd Edition RPG game materials from backing the game Kickstarter have arrived. Since some folks didn't order the GM Screen for the game, I figured I would post up some photos of the GM Screen here. So let's get on with it. :)



The "Booklet" that comes with the GM Screen


The picture above (excuse my lousy photography skills) shows the outermost blurb for the GM Screen package. This contains the GM Screen itself (see below) and the booklet of additional GM Charts all organised by function (see below).

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The loose sheets of GM Charts included with the Screen
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The photo above shows the pages of the GM Charts included with the Polaris GM Screen. Like all the printed materials for the game, these sheets are somewhat thicker than normal, and are quite solid. Lovely.



The Polaris RPG GM Screen, Interior


The picture above shows the interior of the GM Screen for the Polaris 3rd Edition RPG. All the tables that one could hope for that are of use during play. A nice matte finish, so the interior of the GM Screen isn't too bright or reflective. Just right. (And a lot of game companies could learn from this.)



The Polaris RPG GM Screen, Exterior


The above photo shows the exterior panels of the Polaris 3rd Edition RPG GM Screen. A magnificent piece of artwork featuring the neutral city of Equinox by Simon Labrousse, with a spot UV varnish that covers only parts of the cover to make them stand out. Simply marvellous, and absolutely beautiful.

And for those who didn't pick up the GM Screen through the Kickstarter, it will be available in shoppes around August 31st or so. :)

Any thoughts, comments, or general remarks are more than welcome. :)

Gaming Is Off For Tonight (Wednesday)

Tonight, I would have been playing RPGs with the Wednesday night gamers, but I found out this morning that tonight's game is cancelled.

The reason being simply that DavidW and Donna have a wedding rehearsal to go to. The other two Wednesday night players didn't want to play this evening, so tonight's game has been postponed.

This means I won't be running this evening's session of the Primeval RPG, unfortunately. I was quite looking forward to that. Ah, well. *sigh*

It's Here, It's Here!!! :)

It's here, it's here!!!

Ils sont arrivés !!!

My copies of the Polaris 3rd Edition books and materials from the Kickstarter have arrived!! Mon dieu!! They're just...beautiful! Magnifiques! :)







Just...stunning! :)
Yesterday afternoon, the Sunday afternoon gaming group continued on with their Primeval RPG game campaign. Here's the game session report. You can read about the previous session of the game in this journal entry. This post is somewhat long, and I've put it behind a cut so that folks who don't want to read any detailed rpg posts don't have to.

The player characters travel into the bog, and Jennifer encounters a living fossil close up while Timothy gives away too much informationCollapse )

Sunday afternoon's game session of the Primeval RPG was a pretty decent one for the most part, and I had a good deal of enjoyment with it. Parts of the game session slogged along (no pun intended), and spross's character got little game time (though SteveR played the soldiers during the sequences with Tammy, so he was happy with that). The hardest part of the session for me was playing the four central NPCs in the session, and by the time we finished for the afternoon, I was feeling schizophrenic and somewhat exhausted. Both players seemed to enjoy the afternoon's game, though, so I'm not complaining.

Overall, it was a decent game session of the Primeval RPG, and I'm mostly looking forward to next weekend's session.

Gloomy Monday Morning

It's Monday morning.

The start of another work week. Pretty grim outside this morning, gloomy, wet, and muggy, and there are thunderstorms in the area. Not a great start to the week, but what can you do?

I spent a relatively quiet weekend, did some gaming, a bit of reading, tried to do a bit of walking (but didn't succeed too much at that), and generally felt somewhat off for the most part.

I'm feeling somewhat sorry for myself this morning, but attribute part of that to the gloomy weather, the fact that I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and partially the health issues that I'm dealing with (that I'm not going to discuss here). Work has been relatively busy this morning, so I'm focused on that and not really thinking about other stuff. Yeah, I know, I lapse somewhat.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming

Had a difficult morning of it. And no, I don't want to talk about it.

Getting ready for this afternoon's game with the Sunday gaming group. I don't have a lot of expectations about the game today, so we'll see how it goes.

Tammy and spross are continuing on in their Primeval RPG campaign this afternoon, and I'm looking forward to it but dreading it at the same time. In the meantime, I'm taking a few notes on a couple of things before I head upstairs to make lunch.

Have a good one, folks.

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