May 5th, 2008

Sunday Game and April Book Thoughts

Didn't sleep all that well last night, so am feeling slightly groggy and all, even though I've been up for hours. The weather seems all right, and there is sunshine outside, so at least I don't feel tired and depressed. :)

Yesterday afternoon's gaming session saw spross attempting to playtest his Star Wars (West End d6 system) scenario for CanGames. I say "attempt" here because, as spross found out yesterday, the amount of work in man-hours that you put into a convention scenario for any rpg system is proportional to how well the scenario will work out. That said, I'm going to let him blog about "things that went wrong" with the scenario and so forth.

After supper, I spent the rest of the evening finishing up re-reading Tanith Lee's The Book of the Mad, the first book in the Secret Books of Paradys series.

On the subject of books and reading, the month of April was a pretty slow month for me this time around. I did manage to get in six (6) re-reads of books last month, including the The Hercules Text and A Talent for War, both by Jack McDevitt, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, and the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic A Princess of Mars. The only new book that I read this past month, well new for me at any rate) was Jeff VanderMeer's City of Saints and Madmen, which had been sitting in the queue for a while, and demanded reading. Fabulous book and all.

That brings my reading for the year up to 20 books through April, not the pace that I was hoping to set, but part of that was due to all the roleplaying game stuff that I was doing during the month as well. I am seriously hoping to do better reading-wise this month, and have already finished a couple of books.

CanGames Update

Downloaded the current game schedule from CanGames, and saw that lo and behold, my Desolation scenario, "A Few Good Men", is finally listed on the schedule.

For those who are interested in what I'm running at CanGames (or for those who want to avoid playing in my games at all cost <g>), here's what I'll be running this year.


A Few Good Men
Game System: Desolation RPG
Players: 6
Time: 7 pm - 11 pm (Friday), 7 pm - 11 pm (Saturday)
Description: When your intrepid band of travellers in a wild, post-apocalyptic fantasy world travel to the town of Ridge River, they find themselves embroiled in a conflict between the villagers and a warband, with the added complication of a strange magician who lives in a tower nearby. Will your player characters be able to avoid bloodshed - notably your own?

The Pyramid of Doom
Game System: Hollow Earth Expedition RPG
Players: 6
Time: 2 pm - 6 pmm (Saturday), 2 pm - 6 pm (Sunday)
Description: Continued from last year's "The Secret of Lake Qechacua". Having escaped the lizard-men on the Isle of Death, your group of intrepid adventurers find themselves in another part of the Hollow Earth where ancient Egypt still holds sway, and where the characters continue their search for the leader of a previous expedition. Having played in last year's game is not necessary.

Should be a good time for all. Hope to see some of the folks from LJ out there for the convention and the games. :)