November 16th, 2014

Saturday Events Review

I woke up this morning feeling somwhat out of sorts. No doubt yesterday having something to do with it.

Yesterday, Saturday, was a day that had a modicum of stress and some good stuff happening as well. Felt well enough yesterday morning, though I was uncomfortable from where I'd not quite got the Lantus injection quite right on Friday night.

I had planned to go with spross to pay off my WIND Mobile bill, and to an event organised by the pharmacy where I get my drug prescriptions filled about dietary stuff in the store (it's an Independent Grocery) and have questions answered by the dietician who was coming in for this, but... There was a bit of a car accident on Saturday afternoon that I won't go into, as I'll leave that up to the driver to go into if he chooses to do so. We managed to go into WIND and stopped by the pharmacy for a couple of things, but the afternoon was something of a write-off, and though we did the "normal" stuff sort of as planned, I was somewhat shaken up by the accident.

After spross dropped me off at the house, I heard from Kathy. She and Ellie wanted to game as they had missed the Friday session (which was cancelled), but she also wanted to check out how I was doing with the insulin and all, so despite some misgivings I agreed to gaming last night. I had a fun night gaming with Kathy and Ellie, as they played a little one-shot Abney Park's Airship Pirates session. I'll blog about that later this morning, I hope. Suffice to say that we finished gaming around 10:00 pm, and Ellie was dropping off by that time, so Kathy took the poor girl and headed for home.

I cleaned up a bit, and then took my insulin injection at the usual time, and... Let's just say that I've still not got the hang of it. I had intended to stay up and watch the Ottawa Senators-Calgary Flames NHL game, but didn't make it past the second period before I decided to head for bed.

And that's the Saturday (and night) I had. Such as it was.

Sunday Afternoon Game Session Cancelled

Gaming for this afternoon has been cancelled.

I heard from spross somewhat earlier this morning. He told me that given the weather and a few other things, he'd decided that he wasn't going to come in to game this afternoon. I've spoken to Tammy and she's decided that she won't come in for the afternoon either, so gaming is off for today.

I'm kind of sad not to be running the Abney Park's Airship Pirates game campaign this afternoon, but perhaps it's for the best. I'm still feeling somewhat out of sorts this morning, so will take it easy for the rest of the day.

(Oh, and it's still snowing outside...)

Saturday Night Airship Pirates One-Shot Adventure

As noted in the previous entry, Friday night's game of the Abney Park's Airship Pirates game was called off for various reasons. However, last night (Saturday), I played a self-contained, one-shot adventure of the game with Kathy and my goddaughter, Ellie. 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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This has to be one of my favourite game sessions of all-time, and one of my favourite sessions of the Abney Park's Airship Pirates RPG. Both Kathy and Ellie had a terrific time in this session, and really enjoyed the one-shot plot that started in media res. I wrote up a basic set of one-page notes for the adventure hook, planned out a couple of the major adversaries that I figured on using for this one, and made a note or two about some sub-plots based on the small adventure, but otherwise ran it on a wing and a prayer.

There was some really neat stuff that happened in this session that I'm not going to go into (you can read most of it yourself in the game session report above), but it was just soooo much fun to run this. The fact that, as Ellie said, Calli got to *do* stuff on her own for a change, made it all that much more enjoyable for her, I think, and Kathy had a really good time getting to show what Lady Emily can really do.

I don't run one-shots very often, because players for the most part prefer not to play when some of the gamers are missing, but Goddess, are these fun at times. Loved this! :)