For the most part, I had an enjoyable afternoon of gaming, though once more spross was up to his neck in it.
spross arrived at my place, and after eating lunching and Tammy's arrival, we got down to gaming for the afternoon. Kandaja and I tracked the fellows who'd attempted to kidnap her, the blood trail making things more easy for us. We tracked them to a cave, and found a dead Pictish priest. Entering the cave, we found a worship room. The body of one of the two attempted kidnappers was there, his heart cut out seemingly with Kandaja's own dagger. We got separated, following a couple of passages off the altar chamber, and eventually reunited again at a ship off a cave with docks leading to the ocean. Kandaja was being escorted to the ship by a woman of unknown origin, and I was able to take her down, as well as what I later learned was the captain of the ship. When the rest of the crew started to attack us, I was able to convince them we didn't mean them harm, just transportation to Tartessos, a deal was arranged - as long as we didn't bring the woman along with us. So we left her at the docks.
When it was all over and done with, the game session ended around 4:00 pm, around an hour before we usually stop gaming on Sundays. spross was pretty relieved that the game was over with, and I don't think he's in a rush to run any game, let alone Atlantis, in the near or distant future. Once again, he ran the game session pretty much on a wing and a prayer, and there wasn't a lot of consistency and the plot seemed to be somewhat helter skelter for the most part. Descriptively, there was a good deal lacking and spross never engaged our five senses during the course of the session (or the game month overall), but that was expected with the "wing and a prayer" approach. His game running did highlight some of the weaknesses of the Atlantis: The Second Age game mechanics and the rules organisation in the book, but I don't think that's something that can't be overcome with practice. (I got some pointers out of his running the game, to be honest, and stuff that I need to pay attention to.)
I'm glad that I got the chance to get some playing in during the course of July and the first week of August, but now that he's finished up running the game scenario he ran, I'll be running again starting this coming week (I've got three games to run this week, since the Wednesday night group will be back in action this week). While I'm looking forward to getting back behind the GM Screen "full time", I do wish I could get to play a bit more often in the course of a year.
Not really sure what I want to run next Sunday afternoon, but we'll see.
In the meantime, I need to figure out what to make for the evening meal.