September 22nd, 2007

Last Night's Gaming Session

As noted in this journal entry, I wasn't sure about whether I should run the Friday night gaming group as per usual due to the various illness and everything that is going around. As it turned out, Kathy and SteveB called me about 4:00 pm yesterday afternoon to let me know that she, SteveB, Nick, Tom, and Joanne all wanted to play, if I was up to it. I had a relatively good day yesterday health-wise (which means nothing, 'cause if it's the flu or some such, it's going to be a day-to-day judgement kind of thing), so I decided to run the game last night.

As I had mentioned in the earlier post above, the Friday nighters are just getting back into The Dying Earth RPG, published by Pelgrane Press and based on the works of Jack Vance, so I felt things were going to be pretty simple to run. I was prepared with some tylenol, and had some throat lozenges handy, and could always make something hot to drink...

Anyway, the game went exceedingly well, given the circumstances of illness and all within the Friday night gaming group. The player characters were invited to the manse of one Divick the Bibulous for a night's entertainment and all, but seeing as this *is* the Dying Earth, things were not as they seem. After engaging in too many libations, the players made disparaging comments about their host and his manse, and now find themselves in a dark, dense forest (possibly the Great Da, but that would be telling! ) and are in rather a pickle due to the fact that what appears to be a giant, ambulatory plant of some sort has just jetted some spores all over them after it exploded due to a judicious use of the spell known as the Excellent Prismatic Spray. Needless to say, much hilarity ensued in the game, although the somewhat ill state of both the players and myself made the use of Vancian language somewhat subdued.

I survived the gaming experience pretty intact, and imbibed a few cups of hot herbal tea, and didn't really have any coughing fits that were too severe. The gaming group had a good time as well, although we broke up for the night about an hour earlier than we normally do.

And I don't feel all that bad this morning. so things are good. Time for another cup of herbal tea.