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Heading Out for Friday Night Gaming

Spent a relatively quiet afternoon after the meter man left.

Am getting ready to head out to the west end Ottawa, as I'll be gaming with the Friday night group this evening. We won't be doing any roleplaying tonight, since my goddaughter's not up to that, but we will be doing some board gaming this evening. I've got Tales of the Arabian Nights and Dragonriders of Pern packed and ready to go, so am looking forward to an evening of gaming.

Have a good night, folks. :)

CanGames 2015 Final Thoughts

Here are some final thoughts on the CanGames 2015 convention. You can read the post on CanGames 2015 Day 3 by following the link. This journal entry won't as long as the rest of the weekend's entries, but the post is behind the cut.

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And that's it. The final post about this year's CanGames gaming convention in Ottawa. Hope everyone enjoyed these four journal entries about the convention, and please remember that comments are welcome. :)

Friday Morning Meanderings

It's Friday morning. The end of an abbreviated work week.

To be honest, I've spent most of this week in a bit of a dazed funk, due primarily to the severe allergies I've been suffering and the post-CanGames blues. Sure, I've had a few things on my mind and had stuff to do (including the writing of the CanGames reports and all), but my head has felt for the most part like a cotton ball filled parody of a human. Add to that the ongoing health issues that my goddaughter has faced this past week, and I think some of the stress has gotten to me as well.

Work this week has gone relatively quietly by. This is to be expected after the long Victoria Day weekend, but it's also because the language translation project I was working on has finished and it's just the mop up job before heading into the next one. I'm grateful for the lull this week, but in some ways it's given me way too much time to think.

I'll need to stop off at the grocery store on the way home from work, as I need to buy a few veggies and some bread, and the fixings for making some stir fry tomorrow night. The city is sending in some folks from the company that installed the water meters here at the condo complex who are coming in to make some changes to the equipment, so I have to be home between 1 and 5 pm today. So I'll be leaving the office a bit earlier than usual today, but that's not a problem (see above).

In good news, my goddaughter is home from the hospital and resting, the new drug she started seeming to have done the trick. I'm not sure yet if I'm gaming with the Friday night folks tonight or not, but will know more about that later today.

CanGames 2015 Day 3 Report

Here's the post about the third and final day of CanGames 2015. You can read the post on CanGames 2015 Day 2 by following the link. This convention day report is somewhat long, and has a few photos. Enjoy! :)

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And there you have it - my three-post report on CanGames 2015, and the rpgs I ran at the convention. Overall, it was a pretty good convention, with some serious low points (the business with my goddaughter and the disruptive player on Saturday night) and was tiring as per usual, but not as bad in the health respect as the 2011 or 2012 conventions had been. (I may write an impressions of the con post as well, but we'll see). I think I had a decent time at the convention, regardless.

Hope folks enjoyed these reports of the convention. :) Comments, thoughts, and questions would be welcome. :)

Thursday Morning Thoughts

It's Thursday morning.

Almost the end of this short work week (at least for Canadians). For which I'm eternally grateful.

I'm still suffering some fatigue and a bit of exhaustion (I guess) after the long weekend that was and having attended CanGames 2015 here in Ottawa. Add to that the fact that I'm suffering from allergies pretty badly this year, and I feel almost only partially functional for certain times of the day, and well... That said, I'm at the day job because, well...That's life.

Tomorrow, Friday, there's some folks from the company that installed the water meters here at the condo complex who are coming in to make some changes to the equipment, so I have to be home between 1 and 5 pm tomorrow for that to go down. There likely won't be any gaming tomorrow evening, given the stuff that's been going down with my goddaughter the last week or so, but I'm not sure on the gaming stuff for the weekend yet. I'm taking things somewhat one day at a time right now.

As folks reading my blog may have noticed, the reports on this past weekend's CanGames are coming along, and we're up to Day 2 already. I've got the write-up on Sunday's gaming at the convention almost ready to go this afternoon (since I spent some time on that last night), and will possibly write a "summing up" post about the convention as well. I'm still feeling a little "gamed out" at the moment, but part of that may be due to how I've been feeling for the last few days and some of the other stuff going on in Real Life(tm) right now.

For now, work awaits...and a cup of herbal tea to calm the stomach.

CanGames 2015 Day 2 Report

Here's my report and write-up on the second day of CanGames 2015. You can read the report on CanGames 2015 Day 1 by following the link. This report on the second day of CanGames 2015 is quite long once more since I ran two games on this day and there are a few photos representing Saturday at the convention. Naturally, it's behind the cut for those who aren't interested.

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And that's the wrap-up of Saturday at CanGames 2015. As you can see this entry was a long one, but had very photos (due to my being spanked by CanGames yesterday for using photos without permission from some of the folks in them) for the enjoyment of those reading the blog entry. Hope folks enjoyed this journal entry, and if so, please comment with any thoughts you might have on the entry. All I know is I'm just tired from typing this up! :)

Primeval Games at GenCon Indy 2015

As I've mentioned a couple of times, I'll be running some Primeval RPG scenarios at this year's GenCon Indy. Yesterday, as noted in a blog entry, the two games I'll be running at GenCon were finally added to the on-line schedule so that players could sign up and play in the games.

So here's the listings on the games that I'll be running for those that might be interested. I don't know how quickly the games will fill with players, but there's the possibility that some folks won't show up, so Generic game tickets could get you into the games.

Peril Beneath the Streets
Game System: Primeval RPG
Game ID: RPG1576727
Time: Friday, July 31st, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Place: Marriott : Regency E & F : 11
Number of Players: 6
Description: When your team is called in to deal with an Anomaly in the London Underground, complications arise in the form of trapped passengers on board a disabled train, and a treasure from the past.

Feast or Flight
Game System: Primeval RPG
Game ID: RPG1576724
Time: Saturday, August 1st, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Place: Marriott : Regency E & F : 11
Number of Players: 6
Description: When an Anomaly opens at an international conference and summit on the world's food problems, your team has to keep the delegates off the menu. But you'd better try and keep yourselves off the menu as well! And you'd better not let the delegates expose the Anomalies, either.

In any event, I'm looking forward to seeing folks at the convention. Hope to meet up with old friends, and make some new friends. Hope to see some of my LJ and Twitter friends playing in the games. Oh, and I hope to do some gaming, of course! :)

On This Day...

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off and became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Also on this date in 1996, Jon Pertwee, the British actor best known for his roles as the third Doctor on the series Doctor Who and Worzel Gummidge, died at the age of 79.

CanGames 2015 Day 1 Report

Since the convention is already two days day over, I figured that I should start posting up the reports on the weekend that was at CanGames 2015 today, while I have the chance. I don't really know how long and detailed these reports will be, as I didn't take as many notes about the convention events as I usually do. So lots of this stuff is from memory and the notes that I jotted down on my mobile phone. However, there are some photos from each day of the convention that will go into these reports, so you'll get a bit of perspective, if nothing else, that way. This post, and the rest covering the events of each day at CanGames 2015, is behind the cut.

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And there you have the write-up for the Friday of CanGames 2015. I hope it wasn't too long for folks, and those who've read this day's write-up enjoyed it. The write-up for Saturday at CanGames will have several photos as well, trust me. :)

GenCon Indy Gaming Stuff Bummer

There is one thing I am bummed out about today, unfortunately.

While I was at CanGames this past weekend, registration for game events at GenCon Indy 2015 opened at 12:00 pm on Sunday, the 17th. Because I was at the convention, I couldn't get the mobile phone working properly for some reason, and so I couldn't get to the GenCon website to register for any games I wanted to play. Notably one of the five (5) Chill 3rd Edition RPG events.

Add to this the fact that the GenCon scheduled events still do not list the two Primeval RPG games that I'll be running there (so folks can't register, but that's besides the point), I still don't know which game slots I can actually play in either, so that's making things annoying as heck for me right now.

So I'm hoping that there will be a couple of other Chill 3rd Edition events being run by *someone* that I can get into and play. And I'm also hoping to play in a game of Atlantis: The Second Age at the convention as well, if the folks at Khepera Games plan to run one or two of these. ::crossing fingers::

(And as I finished writing this blog entry, the GenCon schedule changed, and both of my Primeval RPG game sessions are now in the Event catalogue and can be signed up for! Yay!)


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