August 1st, 2016

August is a New Month

It's the 1st of August. A new month.

I have to say that I'm quite relieved for the most part. While the first six months of 2016 weren't exactly great for me, the month of July passed with several health issues that I have to admit were pretty scary. Some of the highlights of the month of July include:

- creating characters with the various groups for the Sixcess Core game to see what the system is like. My favourite generic rpg, I think, though I'm looking forward to some of the Setting books for this one.

- getting to play in DavidM's Friday night game of Sixcess Core, based in an Asimovian Foundation-like setting. Lots of fun, and it's always great when I get a chance to play, rather than GM.

- going to RBC Bluesfest and seeing Lindsey Stirling</i> live in concert. Just a fun evening, and a sterling (no pun intended!) performance.

- receiving the Polaris 3rd Edition roleplaying game Kickstarter rewards that that I pledged for. The most beautiful, well-made gaming products I've ever seen with stunning content. This was, by far, the *best* Kickstarter I've beeen involved with to date.

As for August, well... There's a couple of doctor appointments ahead of me this month, including footcare, and I'm waiting for a call to have a biopsy. I'm just going to take the month day-by-day, and am going to try and relax and not stress over stuff as much as I can. I plan to keep watching and catch up on some DVDs and some book reading, and will have to get back to planning and plotting game adventures for the stuff I'm running.

But for now, back to relaxing for the day off from work. :)

Civic Holiday (Colonel By Day)) Thoughts

Monday, the civic holiday here in Canada. Colonel By Day, officially.

I'm feeling a little bit tired, and somewhat under the weather, but I think it's my allergies. No real plans for the day, other than some reading, writing/editing, and a bit of PVR and DVD watching. Oh, and I better do some laundry and make some preparations for what may happen after the two doctor appointments that are to come this (abbreviated) week.

RPGaDay in August - August 1st: (Real) Dice?

Since GenCon 2016 is just around the corner, it's time to inaugurate the annual tradition started by Dave Chapman (aka autocratik), #RPGaDay. He's taking a break this year, but Anthony Boyd and the RPGBrigade are stepping in to host this year.

Just like previous years, RPGaDAY is a celebration of everything positive and fun about tabletop roleplaying. The premise is simple - just download the image with all the questions on it from the RPGBrigade site (or the image posted below). Look at the questions, and then, one question per day in August, post something on social media, your blog, anything you like. Just spread the word about how cool RPGing is. If you like, you can share your post on the RPGaDAY page on the RPGBrigade site and they'll collate everyone's posts.

Enjoy! :)

Day 1 - Real dice, dice app, diceless, how do you prefer to "roll"?

For me, it's always real dice. While I know that folks like dice apps and the like, and some gamers favour diceless rpgs, I prefer games that have dice rolls involved. My favourite dice mechanics are simple ones, preferably with only one type of dice. I like games with D6s or D100, or D10s, or a single D20. Any rpg with combinations of different dice just turns me off.

And that's it for the August 1st question. :)

Sunday Afternoon Game Report - Primeval RPG Session 28

Yesterday afternoon, the Sunday afternoon gaming group continued on with their Primeval RPG game campaign. Here's the game session report. You can read about the previous session of the game in this journal entry. This post is somewhat long, and 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 game session of the Primeval RPG campaign was an interesting and fun one, at least after the first hour or so when spross was running around like a chicken without a head and had no clue what to do. While there was no physical conflict during this session, there was a lot of other stuff going on, and some good roleplaying and character development, and a few surprises as well.

Overall, a decent Sunday afternoon's game session, and I'm looking forward to seeing how things unfold as the scenario continues next week.