I took a little time off from blogging over the holidays, but my D&D life continued. Here are some quick-hit thoughts from the past couple of weeks.
- My brother-in-law and his wife became huge D&D fans during their visit. He played Sunday through Friday, every day, and she played Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now we have to figure out a schedule for an online game since they’re in Texas and we’re in Colorado.
- We rolled up Gamma World characters with the family and had a good time doing so, but didn’t get a chance to actually play the game yet. Too bad – it seems like goofy fun.
- I ran two Living Forgotten Realms games at my local game store, one of which was my first try at a MyRealms adventure (one I wrote myself). It went well and had some exciting combat, and I asked for player feedback afterward. Since we finished with an hour to spare, they suggested that I include more role playing time at the beginning. Done!
- My regular Friday night online game took two weeks off and got back together for gaming last night. It was good to get the band back together. They’re deep in a swamp and spent last night fighting witches and skeletons. I’m a little worried because we had a four-hour session and spent almost all of it on two combats – I need to speed those up. I’m happy, though, that they reacted quickly and strongly to the new NPC I introduced – I think I’ve done well at role-playing her, and some of them love her and some of them hate her. Perfect!
- I’m participating in a forum-based “story playtest” of the next campaign saga from EN World, called ZEITGEIST. Basically, the writer spells out a given situation, we tell him how our characters would react, and he narrates what happens and what comes next. This is my first play-by-post experience, and I think it’s totally cool. I love being able to really get into character with the rest of the group, and I could see myself doing some more play-by-post in the future. Also, the ZEITGEIST story is really cool so far.
- I’m all signed up for Genghis Con, the February convention here in the Denver area. I’m running three LFR games (two sessions of my MyRealms and one of another module I’ve run before) and I’ve signed up to play in three RPG sessions, none of which are D&D 4e. That’s intentional. My only RPG experience is with this one game, and the Con seems like a perfect time to see what other games are like. I’ll be trying Savage World, Call of Cthulhu and GURPS.
- My regular in-person game gets back together this afternoon after the holiday break. I guess that means I’d better stop blogging and start prepping!