May 26th, 2013

Thoughts on a Sunday Morning

Woke up this morning feeling somewhat tired, as my bad back kept me awake for some time last night.

I spent a pretty relaxed Saturday, puttering around the house and doing some basic shuffling of items around, and finally emptied the tote bags with all the stuff from CanGames and put it away in the proper places (yeah, that was last weekend, but I didn't want to look at rpgs or even touch them for a couple of days, so...). I caught up on some of the EastEnders episodes from the last three weeks, and re-watched the Doctor Who story, "The Sontaran Experiment", from Tom Baker's time period. I have done a bit of reading, and spent most of Saturday just getting back to a normal, weekend rhythm (albeit with a bit of Robaxacet to ease the back pain).

So far this morning, the back pain has been minimal, and I find myself looking forward to the rest of the day. The weather today has been a bit more seasonal, but that also means my allergies have been a bit worse the past day or so. The Sunday gamers will be out to do some board gaming and just relax and have fun, and there's supposed to be a new player out to game as well. Should be a good afternoon.

Getting Ready for Sunday Gaming

Just getting ready for this afternoon's gaming session with the Sunday gaming group.

I need to do a bit of vacuuming in the house on the upper floor, but that needs to wait until spross can help me out with moving some of the furniture in the living room, as my back pain is seriously on the bad side today (despite taking the Robaxacet this morning).

As is my usual form on the weekend after CanGames, we'll be doing some board games today, though I'm not sure what we'll be doing yet. In addition, I've got a potential new player coming out this afternoon, Amanda, a friend of my Smith Falls' fellow, knightbane, so this will be a good chance to get to know her, talk about various things as we play the board games, and all that stuff.

Looking forward to this afternoon.

(Now, if I could just find another one or two players to join the Sunday gaming group, I'd be happy.)

Sunday Afternoon Board Gaming

Had a very good, very pleasant afternoon of board gaming with the Sunday afternoon group.

After spross arrived and helped me do a bit of the vacuuming, we sat down and relaxed over some lunch, and talked about a variety of things.

Tammy arrived at my place around 1:10 pm or so, and then the new potential player, Amanda, arrived shortly after that. We all sat around the dining room table and chatted for a bit, getting to know each other somewhat, and Amanda discussed her roleplaying and gaming experience with us. She's got quite a bit of gaming experience, and may even decide to run a game or three (if she decides to continue gaming with us).

Once we started in on the afternoon board games, things went pretty well.

We started the afternoon off with a game of Ticket to Ride: Asia, and that game broke the ice quite nicely, though I got the feeling that Amanda wasn't all that thrilled to be playing the "train game". Rather than play the Team Game of TtR: Asia, we played the Legendary version of the game. Still, the way the game was played and the final outcome of the game showed something about each of the players. spross won the game by 1 point over Tammy, and I came in a distant third and Amanda finished up 5 points behind me.

We followed this up with several games of Pandemic, one of my favourite games, though I feel that I've played too many games of it the last little while. In the first game, we lost resoundingly when the red disease swept through China and we actually had no red disease counters left to add to the board. The second game saw the various diseases not running as rampant as they had during the first game, and we were able to win and cure the diseases with time left before running out of the Draw cards. The third game was extremely close, and we managed to cure the fourth disease with barely 2 cards left in the Draw pile, but fortunately the diseases did not get the better of us in the early stages of the game, although it looked worrisome at first.

Overall, it was a lovely afternoon of gaming, and Amanda is a lovely woman with a good deal of common sense and a modicum of roleplaying experience. She seems interested in joining the gaming group on a regular basis, and I'm looking forward to her starting to play with us next week.