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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming

The weather outside is pretty chilly, though there's no snow (as of yet). ::knock on wood:: I'm still not 100%, and to be honest, my ribs are not healed, but I decided that I wanted to game this evening, and the Friday night gamers are up for it, so...

Gaming for this evening is on! The Friday night gamers will be starting their Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG campaign of Arabian Nights, Argonauts and Adventure with character generation, and I'm rather looking forward to this.

In the meantime, I need to get upstairs (carefully) and make something relatively filling for supper.

Have a good evening, folks. :)

Friday Gaming is a Go

Gaming is a go this evening with the Friday group.

And I have to say I'm really happy. Aside from missing seeing friends and craving for some gaming action, I'm just looking forward to the social contact, to be honest.

The Friday gamers will be starting their Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked game campaign, and I'm looking forward to that.

For now, more rest in bed. :)

Hospital Appointment Results

I've not spoken about it, other than on Twitter, but... Three weeks ago, I broke two ribs on the right side of my body. Today, I'm home from my second follow-up appointment at the Ottawa General about the broken ribs. The news is not good.

My two broken ribs are not healing, or if they are, they're healing very slowly, much slower than expected. This is likely due to the fact that, living on my own, I'm having to do everything myself so don't really have a chance to give the ribs a rest, so to speak.

Anyway, the doctor had me given two calcium injections and a cortisone shot, and has ordered me to stay off my feet for three or four days, get some bed rest, and relax.

Gonna do my best, but not sure I'll be able to follow the doctor's orders all that well. We'll see.
As mentioned in yesterday morning's blog entry, spross was going to come over and help me out with some of the household stuff (the broken rib is preventing a lot of motion and movement) and then we were going to create a couple of characters for the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG. And that's exactly what we did.

I won't comment here on what SteveR created for this character, his fifth and sixth (!!) for the game, though I hope that he'll tweet or post up something about the two characters. That said, I created a character as well, and thought I'd post up some comments about the character here for those who are interested.

The character, Alhambar Ibn Yazid Abd-Al Tarek, is a sorcerer from Kh'saaba who has taken to wandering and has a fondness for pretty things (take that last bit as you will). The character was pretty easy to create, and I think he's quite neat in a lot of respects. He's got Sacred Word skill at 5 (!!), and knows 10 elements of magic to use with his Create and Transform abilities. That said, he's also learned something during his Legendary years, and has excellent combat skill (Fighting 3). But here, I'll let you be the judge by posting his Skills here...

*****
Skills:
Adventurer: Athletics 1, Riding 1, Storytelling 2, Survival 2
Labourer: Agriculture 0, Craft 0, Endurance 1, Solidarity 0
Poet: Acting 2, Music 1, Oratory 1, Poetry 2
Prince: Elegance 2, Flattery 3, Save Face 2, Unctuous Bargaining 5
Rogue: Assassination 0, Intrusion 0, Stealth 0, Thievery 0
Sage: History and Peoples 3, Instruction 1, Notice 2, Science 1
Sorcerer: Prayer 5, Sacred Word 5, Sacrifice 4, Willpower 4
Warrior: Combat Training 0, Command 0, Fighting 3, Intimidate 0
*****

Overall, Alhambar is a very nice character, and I'd love to get a chance to play him in a game at some point. :)

No Sunday Gaming, Sort of

With Tammy still working on-call this weekend, spross has decided to come out today to help me with some of the household chores (just laundry, really), and then we're going to create another character or two for the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG.

Looking forward to this.

Then I'm going to go with him to Conroy's Pub down the street and have supper with him there. Feeling guilty about yesterday's extended shopping trip (walking on the blister was slow and painful). Look forward to that, too.

Happy Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin!

Today is the birthday of one of my favourite writers of all-time, Ursula K. Le Guin.

Many of us who read science fiction and fantasy were likely influenced by her early writings, such as the Earthsea trilogy, and the Hainish series (including The Left Hand of Darkness), and I am staggered by the sheer amount of material that she has written over the years and which I have in my possession. And honoured to own.

While I began with Asimov, Tolkien, and some of the other great writers who dominated the late 1950s (as my dad felt that I should read the sf and f that was written during the decade of my birth and before), it was the words and prose of Le Guin's writing that gave me my love of social science fiction, and introduced me to the social sciences in such a terrific fashion.

While UKL died this year, a tragic loss to the science fiction, fantasy, and writing field, her published works will keep us entertained with enjoyable, thought-provoking books and short stories for many years to come! :)

National Fossil Day

Today is National Fossil Day.

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

So check out some fossils at some point today. And even if you couldn't visit a museum or park this National Fossil Day, ancient creatures will be glad to see you whenever you can meet them at a museum or other venue of your choice.
The Friday night gaming group continued play in their Living Land campaign of the Torg Eternity RPG on Friday, evening (the 12th of October). 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.


Torg_Eternity_Core_Book-cover.jpg


In which the Storm Knights finally find the eternity shard, and face a true dilemmaCollapse )

Friday night's game session of the Torg Eternity RPG was highly enjoyable, and a fun time. Part of that for me was the social company but also the fact that the Friday night group hadn't gamed in a few weeks. The players had a good time of it, and really enjoyed the interaction between the player characters and the NPCs, as well as the resolution of the plot (which I may have glossed over a bit above). Peter told me that he really enjoyed the game session and has rather liked playing RPGs again. I mentioned that I'm happy he's joined the group, and Peter told me and the others that he hopes we'll be gaming for years to come.

On a sad note, this was the last session of Torg Eternity that the Friday night group will play for a while. The players are enjoying the game, but want to jump back into fantasy roleplaying, and are looking forward to playing Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked when we game again in two weeks. Health and weather permitting, of course.
So it was a great session to end the scenario on, and complete the 3-month run of the game for now.

Looking forward to Arabian Nights fantasy in two weeks. :)
As mentioned in yesterday morning's blog entry, spross was going to come over and help me out with some of the household stuff (the broken rib is preventing a lot of motion and movement) and then we were going to create a couple of characters for the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG. And that's exactly what we did.

I won't comment here on what SteveR created for this character, his fourth (!!) for the game, but he has posted up pics of the notes on character creation on his Twitter feed (@SPatrickRoss) and hope he'll post them up to his blog as well, so folks can see them there. That said, I created a character as well, and thought I'd post here pics of the design process for those who are interested.

The character, an Agalanthian thief who was forced to flee Etrusia, Marcellus Julius Gallius, was quite fun to create. Below, are the four sheets of paper notes I used to create him.



The first sheet


The second sheet


The third sheet


The fourth sheet


When I get a chance to do so, I'll actually post up the Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG character sheets for Marcellius.

Was a fun afternoon, and distracted me from the pain and other bad stuff in my life at the moment.

No Sunday Gaming, Sort of

Gaming is off for this afternoon with the Sunday group, sort of.

Tammy is working her on-call shift this weekend and next (if I remember correctly), so we won't be playing in spross's Star Trek Adventures campaign this afternoon.

That said, SteveR will be dropping over this afternoon, and he and I will create another couple of Capharnaüm - The Tales of the Dragon-Marked characters again today. I'm rather looking forward to this, as I have an idea for a character that I want to...explore.

Will post more about the character once we've created the characters.

For now, another cup of hot tea for the morning.

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