September 13th, 2011

Back to School

Came in to work this morning for about 7:10 am, and am having a very good, if somewhat busy-at-moments type of day.

This is going to be an interesting day for me. I've got several gaming projects going on at the moment, which I'll need to get back to when I get home this afternoon after work, and then I start my course at Carleton University this evening.

Yes, I'm going back to school. One of my interests and hobbies over the years has been palaeontology, the study of prehistoric life, including organisms' evolution and interaction with each other and their environments (their palaeoecology). I never really got to pursue this interest in school for various reasons, and have decided this year that I want to expand my horizons in this direction a bit. However, in order to take a Palaeontology course, I need the pre-requisite course in Geology, and so as a result, tonight I start taking Geology 101.

I have to say that I'm looking forward to this, but am wondering whether I have what it takes to keep up and all that. Will definitely talk some more about this as time, and schedule, permits.

But as a final note, Goddess, but are textbooks expensive these days!

Friday Night Game Report - Airship Pirates Session 5

On my morning coffee break here at the office, and figured I'd take care of this one while I have time this morning.

Here, relatively early in the week after the game, is the write-up of the latest Friday night's game session of the Abney Park's Airship Pirates roleplaying game. You can read about the previous game session in this journal entry. Since this post is quite long, I've put it behind a cut for those who don't want to read about the roleplaying game campaigns that I'm running.

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I thought that the game session went extremely well, and the players told me that they had a great time in this running of Abney Park's Airship Pirates, and that the situation is starting to get really interesting. The session had a little bit of everything in it, and Kathy, Nick, and Joanne (playing Emily, Peter, and Jeanette) said that they like the idea of having to get into San Reyaan this way, and that it's nice to see the player characters are going to have to deal with this on their own. Obviously, there's more going on here than what the player characters currently know, so I can't go into any detail on that. Both Nick and Joanne commented that they are glad their characters know Spanish, as it may come in handy in this place! :)

Overall, a very pleasant and enjoyable session of Abney Park's Airship Pirates, and I'm looking forward to playing again on Friday night.