August 16th, 2015

Hot Weather, Last Night's Supper, and RPG Stuff

Another day in the Ottawa valley, and another day with extremely high temperatures forecast and a heat warning being issued by Environment Canada.

Spent most of yesterday late afternoon and evening relaxing, and had some interesting choices to make in terms of what to do for supper last night. I settled on some broiled chicken, home-made fettucine alfredo, and a salad. Good meal.

I then watched a few episodes of stuff that I've PVRed, and then settled in with a good book for the rest of the evening before bed. I have a ton of rpg stuff to read from the purchases at GenCon, but decided that I wanted to read some non-roleplaying stuff.

On the subject of roleplaying games, I'll be running the Sunday group through their paces this afternoon in the Atlantis: The Second Age campaign, even though Dan will be missing his second session in a row (last Sunday, as you'll remember, was board games). I'm looking forward to the gaming, but both of my other gamers wonder how much longer the "new" player will be coming out for.

In addition, I meant to get the blog entry on the Friday night session of Atlantis: The Second Age up yesterday, but time constraints and a couple of other factors conspired against me. I'll try to get that blog entry up this morning, but time will be tight.

For now, I need a cup of hot peppermint tea.

Friday Night Game Report - Atlantis: The Second Age RPG Session 20

On Friday night (August 14th), the players from the Friday night group continued their campaign and played another session of the Atlantis: The Second Age sword & sorcery game. Here are the notes from that session. You can read about the previous game session in this journal entry. This post is extremely long, so I've put it behind a cut so that folks who don't want to read any detailed rpg posts don't have to.

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This game session of Atlantis: The Second Age was a truly epic one, the player Heroes taking on the demon, Baal-arnach, in final combat and winning the day, though (seemingly) paying a terrible price for their victory. This game session had a bit of everything, notably the fighting!, but the players expressed their pleasure at the sheer sword & sorcery feel that this game session had. Both Angela and Mark wondered if the Heroes were actually going to survive the encounter with the demon, and at the end of the evening, both were praising the nature of Hero Points and how they worked!

For me, it was a lot of fun to get behind the GM Screen again after taking some time off from the rpg stuff since GenCon, and this game session exceeded all my expectations in so many ways. The players completed the adventure (sort of...), and while they are eager to get to the Chill 3rd Edition RPG soon, they all expressed an interest in playing one more adventure of Atlantis: The Second Age, so I'm looking forward to that. :)

GenCon 2015 Final Thoughts

As promised, here are some final thoughts and a bit of perspective on this year's GenCon Indy for 2015. Think of these as random Musings and Ravings (sic) about the convention, with some pics of the loot that I acquired there this year. To read the report on the final day of the GenCon trip, check out this journal entry.

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And that's it. GenCon 2015 is now well and truly a wrap for me, other than all the great reading material I've got from the convention. And the memories, of course. :)

Just one more post to come about the convention... GenCon loot! :)

As always, thoughts and comments are welcome. :)