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A Day Out, and No Sword & Sorcery

I managed to get out of the house for most of this afternoon.

I went and paid my WIND Mobile phone bill, took a trip to the pharmacy to get some advice from the pharmacist about two medical issues I've got, and finally went over to the Chapters store at South Keys.

Yes, I bought books. But this is my anti-Sword & Sorcery phase because of stuff of late. And as the photo below attests, there isn't a single sword & sorcery book among them! :)


Life at Casa Kahane

Just a bit of an update on things.

Health-wise, I'm still suffering from whatever bug has knocked me for a loop (if indeed it is one).

I'm glad that it's the long Easter weekend, as I need an extra day or two off. Still have too much to do before CanGames, but I didn't expected that, given what happened with one of the games and rulebooks. Remind me in future to not run any game at conventions that I don't have, or may not have, by the time of the convention, will you? :)

Speaking of which, the gaming session with the Friday night gaming group last night went swimmingly well, and was a fun, social time indeed. The players started back into the Atlantis: The Second Age game campaign, and reconstructed their player characters for the game using the actual rules from the rulebook. I'll blog more about that later today or maybe sometime when I'm not feeling as tired of thinking about sword & sorcery as I am feeling right now.

I want to go out this afternoon and take care of a few things, like paying off my mobile phone bill, and I plan to go into the pharmacy to see what I can find out about a couple of things. Hopefully,spross will come in to Ottawa and he'll go with me, as I shouldn't be driving if I can avoid it (still having dizzy spells from the ear problem at times, so).

In the meantime, hope everyone is having a good day.

Gaming With the Friday Night Group

I had a good afternoon, puttering around the house somewhat, resting up, and reading some gaming stuff.

However, I'm really looking forward to the evening.

The Friday night gaming group will be playing this evening, Easter Friday notwithstanding, as they rather enjoy the gaming experience thing, and I'm quite looking forward to this evening. I'll be starting up the Atlantis: The Second Age game campaign again tonight. Yay!

Sure, the game tonight will start with the character generation process, but the players already created their characters some time ago (see this blog post) and have already told me that they intend to re-create their characters, with likely a few changes here and there, using the actual game rules this time. (We created their characters originally with the playtest document.) So it should be an interesting gaming night, and I'm looking forward to this.

In the meantime, I need to head upstairs and make a spot of supper.

Have a good Easter Friday evening, folks! :)

Happy Easter, All!

Happy Easter (weekend), everyone!

I would like to wish all my LJ friends, and for that matter all my friends who aren't on LJ (so aren't reading this!), a very Happy Easter.

May you all have a really great weekend, eat plenty of food, and indulge in those chocolate Easter bunny eggs! :)


Good Friday Morning

Woke up this morning, Good Friday, feeling somewhat tired, and hurting in the left ear and neck, my chest, and my left ankle and leg. My head feels a bit blocked as well, but what can I do?

Given that this is Easter Friday, I am not obliged to work today. Given how I feel, I'd rather not work today. However, I figure I need to earn some browniepoints with the boss today, so I've come in to work, though I'm going to work until noon or thereabouts. So far, so good. And there's only six of us (including the boss) in the office at the moment.

Looking forward to going home, and getting some rest this afternoon. Got a game to run this evening with my Friday night group.

In the meantime, a cup of hot tea is in order, methinks.

CanGames is One Month Away!

It's April 16th, and do you know what that means?

If you're in the Ottawa area, and planning to attend the game convention, CanGames 2014 is exactly one month away!


So I thought I'd re-post up a listing of the game sessions I'll be running at CanGames this year.

The Medallion of Ssthauga
Game: Atlantis: The Second Age RPG (Khepera Edition)
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: When a friend is killed and then cultists come after you for the medallion that he gave you, what strange and terrifying secrets lurk on the streets of Atlantis and what ancient evil might be on the rise again? Sword & Sorcery adventure in the Antediluvian world.

Mist Over Storforshei
Game: Yggdrasill RPG
Time: Saturday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: When the former Jarl, presumed dead, returns after 10 years, your characters mount an expedition to determine what happened to the rest of his expedition. What you find draws you into a matter of revenge between two age-old foes that could result in the destruction of all you hold dear. Can you save Storforshei?

The Curse of Maugr-Threnn
Game: Atlantis: The Second Age RPG (Khepera Edition)
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: When several children vanish from a local village, naturally your characters take it upon themselves to investigate the disappearances. (That's what Heroes do, right?) What evil is at work here? Sword & Sorcery adventure in the Antediluvian world.

There are still plenty of spots for folks to play in both the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon Atlantis: The Second Age games and the Saturday afternoon Yggdrasill game, so I hope to see some of you at the convention and playing in these games. And even if you're not playing in my games, come and see me and say "Hi!" at this year's CanGames.

Like I said, one month away! Hooray! :)

Happy Birthday, Belinda Stewart-Wilson!

Happy Birthday, Belinda Stewart-Wilson!

Today is Belinda Stewart-Wilson's birthday. The actress grew up on military bases in the UK, Germany, and Austria before the family finally settled down in London. Best known for her role as Polly McKenzie in The Inbetweeners, Belinda played the role of the doomed Christine Johnson in the third season of ITV's Primeval tv series.

Here's wishing Belinda Stewart-Wilson a very Happy Birthday, and a terrific year ahead!

Happy Pesach!

Today is the first day of Pesach (Passover, to all my non-Jewish friends).

I would like to wish all my friends here on LJ and elsewhere, both Jewish and non-Jewish, a very Happy Pesach, and the best wishes at this time of year.

Atlantis Has Arrived!

It has arrived.

My copy of Atlantis: The Second Age has arrived. Well, the one that Jerry D. Grayson of Khepera Publishing was kind enough to ship out as a replacement copy. (My actual copy of the Kickstarter pledged book should be arriving shortly as well, as it was apparently only sent out a few days ago, but that's another story entirely.)

The book is...beautiful. I don't know how to begin to describe it, so I won't. Oh, and it's a *heavy* book, weighing in on my scales at roughly 11.5 kilograms.

And since pictures say more than words ever could...

The Rulebook

Several of the races

Tritons and a neat graphic

(And once more, I apologise for my crappy photographic skills.)

Sunday Afternoon Game Report - Yggdrasill RPG Session 14

Here's the fourteenth, and most recent game session report on the Sunday afternoon Yggdrasill game campaign. You can read about the previous session of the campaign in this journal entry. This post is somewhat long, so 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 and their new Hedefalder allies undertake a rescue mission that has disastrous consequences, but also interesting ramificationsCollapse )

I don't really have anything to add here that I didn't put in the previous post.

It was an enjoyable session of Yggdsrasill, and I have to say that this game has been one of my better purchases I've made RPG-wise the last few years. The scenario shook out a bit differently than I had expected, I think, but when truth comes down to it, the character death that occurred in this session wasn't a surprise, and made the scenario a bit better for it.

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to running... something, next Sunday afternoon. Should be interesting.


John Kahane

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