August 17th, 2015

Monday Morning Thoughts

Another hot day coming up in the Ottawa valley for this Monday, and there's a heat advisory about the day again. The weather isn't supposed to let up until the mid- to late week, so that promises to be a bummer. (No, I am not a scorching hot with humidity fan.)

Today being a Monday, it's the start of the work week. This week promises to be busy, though I will be leaving early on Wednesday as I have my five-month Diabetes Clinic appointment with the endocrinologist. The translation project is coming along, but it's well behind schedule and there's really no way to bring it in on time, but the boss and his superiors have reconciled themselves to this. So the workplace environment has been relatively peaceful the last little while.

On the health front, I woke up this morning exhausted from the rounds of bathroom trips I had to make last night, and it has not eased up too much this morning (though thankfully, calmed down since I got to work). This is, of course, the Biaxin antibiotic upsetting my stomach and bowels as I knew it was going to do, so I just have to get through this for the next few more days.

And today is the day that I start to read through the Chill 3rd Edition rpg in serious preparation to writing the two scenarios that I intend to run at CanGames 2016 in May. I'll be continuing on with the Atlantis: The Second Age campaigns for another adventure or so with each gaming group, but after that we'll be switching it out for some Chill 3rd Edition. Looking forward to that. :)

Atlantis Gaming on Sunday Afternoon

As mentioned in yesterday's blog entries, roleplaying gaming resumed on Sunday with the gaming group.

The Sunday players continued on with their Atlantis: The Second Age rpg campaign, and had a good time of it. The new player, Dan, wasn't out due to personal reasons, so Tammy and spross made do and I thought the game session went relatively well. I'll blog about the game session later on today, once I get home from work. So for those interested in that, keep an eye out. :)

Sunday Afternoon Game Report - Atlantis: The Second Age RPG Session 16

Yesterday (Sunday), the Sunday gaming group players continued their play in the Atlantis: The Second Age campaign. Here are the game session notes. You can read about the previous game session in this journal entry. This post may be somewhat 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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Sunday afternoon's session of Atlantis: The Second Age was one that I certainly enjoyed, and the players seemed to have a decent time of it as well. With Dan's characters not present again, as the player couldn't make it for personal reasons, Tammy and spross were left to their own devices with the two NPCs to do stuff, but this game session was more about character conflicts and choices to be made, as well as integrating spross's new character into the mix after his introduction in the previous session. I thought the game session went well enough, and I can now start to focus the player characters on what their quest is and to get back on that. If I have one problem with the game at this point, it's the coming and going of Dan's character, Gunnarr, as the group dynamic changes when he's playing, and so far the character's not getting a chance to gel with the other players and their characters because he's not be able to make it out.

In any event, I'm looking forward to next week's game session. :)

GenCon 2015, The Loot!

Finally, here's the last post/report on this year's GenCon. As promised, here are some thoughts with lots of photos of the stuff that I bought down at GenCon Indy (what is affectionately called "the loot"). There are lots of photos in this one. :) To read the report on my final thoughts of GenCon 2015, check out this journal entry.

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And that's it. The last post about GenCon 2015.

Time to get down to some of the reading of all this loot that I got down there. :)

As always, thoughts and comments are welcome.