April 1st, 2019

April Fool's Poem

Given that it's April 1st, and we all know what that means, I thought I would share this with you. Jean Wells Rogers, a long-time reader of the "Dear Abby" columns in the newspaper, wrote this wonderful poem for today. Fitting, don't you think?


No one goes hungry
All people are fed
The oceans are clean
Lake Erie's not dead.

The Irish aren't fighting
The Arabs love Jews
The swords are now plowshares
Now ain't that good news?

The water's delicious
The air is so clear
On top of a mountain
You see to next year.

Couples stay married
Children are jewels
Sure got you going!


Sunday Afternoon Game Report - Capharnaüm, Session 5

Yesterday afternoon, the Sunday gaming group met up for their regularly scheduled gaming session. The Sunday afternoon group continued play in their Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked roleplaying game campaign in the world of the Arabian Nights, Argonauts and Adventure. You can read about the previous session of the game by following the link. This post is somewhat long, so I've put it behind a cut for those who don't want to read about my roleplaying game campaigns.


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Sunday's game session of the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG campaign was a pretty good one, once we got past some of SteveR's hesitation and indecision about dealing with the merchant at the beginning of the game session. SteveR didn't react the way Tammy or I expected him to, but the matter was resolved to the satisfaction of the players, though SteveR's still not happy about how he played the sequence out. Things got delayed with this early part of the afternoon's play that, rather than have the player characters actually question the families of the kidnapped children, I had them make a few rolls, talk a little bit about what types of questions they would ask, and then gave the player characters the highlights of that part. I did, however, have them play out questioning Ibrahim the sorcerer and the guards at Halifah's north gate. It was a pretty good afternoon, after the early part of the session, so I feel pretty good about it.

Overall, a decent game session of the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked Sunday afternoon campaign. The one thing it did highlight for me is the need to have another couple of players join the group, but I've been trying to get new players for a couple of years so far. Anyway, I'm looking forward to the next session of the game, but also need to get some work done for the CanGames 2019 games that I'll be running. See how that works out.

Happy Birthday, Hannah Spearritt!

Happy Birthday, Hannah Spearritt!

Today is Hannah Spearritt's birthday. She is the lovely actress who first came to prominence as part of S Club 7, but is best known for her role as Abby Maitland in the Primeval tv series.

Here's wishing Hannah Spearritt, who turns 38 years young today, a very Happy Birthday, and a terrific year ahead!

You're very much missed, Abby Maitland.