September 26th, 2014

Friday Morning Thoughts

Friday morning.

Shaping up to be a very warm day weather-wise here in Ottawa for a late September day. Temperature in the mid-20s Celsius and not sure what the humidex might be. Warm weather expected for most of the weekend.

Last work day of the week. Thank Goddess. It has been an exceedingly long work week, to be honest, due to the sheer amount of work that I've done this week, the busy-ness that the job has had going for it this week, and the fact that the boss has been a bit of a bear all week. That said, it's Friday, the end of the work week, and so I can get a bit of rest this weekend and hopefully get my mind off some of the other stuff going on in my life right now.

This evening also marks the end of an era for my Friday night gaming group, and a new chapter to begin. But I'll write a separate post about that.

An RPG Change in the Air II

As mentioned in the previous post, and as I've hinted at the past couple of weeks in various posts, tonight marks the beginning of a new era for the Friday night gaming group.

Three of the staple players from the Friday night gaming group have gotten new work and life opportunities elsewhere (one across the ocean, no less), so effective tonight I'll be down to four players tonight (including my goddaughter). Kathy's invited one of her friends from work, a steampunk fan (who apparently loves Abney Park's music and old-time gamer (he hasn't played an rpg in about 10 years) to join us tonight, so I'm hoping that he'll enjoy himself enough that he'll want to join the gaming group. We'll see how that goes.

The Friday nighters will be getting back into the Abney Park's Airship Pirates rpg tonight, primarily at Kathy's request*, though Angela and David were in agreement on this when they discussed it last game, and I'm rather looking forward to seeing how the session goes tonight. I expect the dynamics of the gaming group to change, of course, and I hope that the group will want to continue to game regardless. I'll definitely miss Nick, Tom, and Joanne, I suspect, for a while, and if they're reading this, just want to say that it was a pleasure and an honour to game with you for as long as you were with us. Best wishes on the new chapters of your lives.

But as I said, times change. I'm looking forward to the Friday night group's new challenges and gaming, and hope that there's a bright future for my Friday night group. It won't be the same, of course; nothing ever is. As in other aspects of life, change is a good thing, too.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to tonight's gaming session.

* She feels the group needs a break from Atlantis: The Second Age so as to figure out the new approach and feel they'll have to take in the sword & sorcery game.

Preparing for Friday Night Gaming

Came home from work, feeling extremely worn out and tired, and took a short nap.

I got up, had some tea with a couple of biscuits, and have done some work setting up something basic for this evening's game session with the Friday night group (just in case character generation is done relatively quickly). I'll be running the Abney Park's Airship Pirates game system this evening, and am looking forward to this. As mentioned earlier today, a new era of Friday night gaming begins tonight with a small group of four players, and one potential new gamer. We'll see how that goes.

In the meantime, I need to head upstairs and make some supper. No idea what I'm going to have, but there's a good amount of foodstuffs in the fridge and freezer, so we'll see.

Have a good night, everyone. :)