John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
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A Bit of Pandemic, and a Bit of Esteren

Gaming this afternoon was a bit tiring, to be honest. Somewhat disappointing, too.

The Sunday gaming group met yesterday, and while we didn't roleplay, they weren't too displeased to be playing board games rather than the Broken Rooms rpg as was originally scheduled.

We ended up playing four games of the Pandemic board game. The first three games were hopeless efforts, as there was no cooperation among the players (myself included, though I tried), and we just went down in flames, though admittedly in one of the games we ran out of Player Cards and thus lost the game that way. We finally managed to salvage a win in the fourth game, more out of the fact that I finally got the other three players to work together and coordinate efforts at 1) curing the diseases and b) taking out disease cubes on the board without sacrificing other efforts as well.

The problem with the day for me was two-fold. First, I've played a lot of Pandemic over the last few months where either the Friday night or Sunday afternoon folks have played board games, and would rather have done something else. I have a few board games in my cupboard that I'd like to play, but I bowed to the will of the majority. So I get rather bored when things are going well and we're just getting ahead of the diseases and winning the game. Second, there wasn't a lot of discussion about the Shadows of Esteren game as I would have hoped for, but there was a little bit of it here and there. I also learned that Douglas will likely not be out for gaming next week, and therefore will have to decide whether to put off the start of character generation for Shadows of Esteren next week.

We'll have to wait and see.

On top of that, I wanted to watch the season premiere of Once Upon A Time tonight, but couldn't watch it at 7:00 pm on CTV, as I was taking care of some other stuff with my mom. So I figured I'd watch it at 8:00 pm on ABC. Turns out the sound was fine, but there was no picture on ABC. I called my tv provider and heard "we're trying to figure out what's going on", but in the end missed the episode. It looks like I'll have to watch it on the computer at some point, though I really dislike having to do that, but... Damn it! Or maybe I won't bother with the series any more at all. Just a little steamed about this right now.
Tags: board games, gaming hut, pandemic, personal, report, rpg, rpg hut, shadows of esteren, sunday gaming group, thoughts
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