January 16th, 2009

Cold Weather and Work

The weather here in Ottawa has been brutal for the last few days, the temperatures being down around -250C (-130F) with a wind chill around -330C (-270F) during the daytime, and dropping down with a windchill by night of -410C (-41.80F). Talk about colder than a witch's teats! The arctic temperatures are not due to warm up until the weekend (thank Goddess it's here, pretty much), but for now it means that people are being more hesitant about going out and all. That said, Ottawans are a hearty breed, but even the older folks here have said they haven't seen a winter this cold in ages.

I'm fortunate enough that I've been able to work from home for most of the week, and to be honest, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I've gotten quite a bit of work done this week, surprisingly, but it's amazing how few distractions there have been over the course of the week. Donna told me today when we chatted that she wishes that she'd been able to stay home and work from there as well, but such was not to be. The office has been deserted, only eight or so people coming in on a daily basis, between the weather and the bus strike, everyone else working from home apparently.

In the meantime, the weekend is just around the corner, so we'll see what we shall see. Anyway, back to work on this long project we've been on for the week. With luck, we'll get it finished by the end of today.

Game Convention Season Begins

The gaming convention season has officially begun.

I heard from the folks at CanGames this week, asking me what I wanted to run and game at the convention this year.

I decided that I am going to run games of Desolation, the post-apocalyptic fantasy rpg, and Universe, the old SPI science fiction roleplaying game. More information on the games I'll be running to come, once I hear back about the schedule and all.

I do wish I had known the theme for this year's CanGames some time around September or October or so, as I would have potentially written a Desolation or Hollow Earth Expedition scenario based around it, Heck, could even have done something for SkyRealms of Jorune for that, using the woffen, the bronth, the crugar, or some such as the evil creatures for the scenario and all. Ah, well, I am content with what I've got lined up for the convention for this year. I won't be running Hollow Earth Expedition, as spross decided he wanted to run that there this year, so there will be no prequel or sequel tale to the Carmichael Saga (as I call it) for now. But spross had better live up to the HEX rep and quality of games that I've got there...