We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog posts about my summer travel photos… because I want to thank my mom after seeing this commercial. (more…)
Sometimes I like drawing maps of made-up places.
Eoh was a world my college RPG group created for the very customizing system Burning Wheel. Unfortunately I wasn’t present for the “world burning” session where they created the original map, but they left me a blank spot on the map and brought me their drawing to work from. (more…)
A favorite activity for me is escaping reality to play tabletop roleplaying games with friends. I can work off imaginative energy by picturing situations and kicking ass to hopefully save the day and experience some funny situations. I grew up on stories of my parents’ RPG characters’ exploits, which involved all the drama of epic legends but without the freaky bits. So when I look for (more…)
I took last Friday off to go down to our nation’s capital and visit with a couple of my best friends. The day started off early, around 4:30am, with a drive to the airport. The flight was just a little hop, barely an hour, and the sun as we came up was lighting the clouds beautifully – pink on one side and blue on the other. I read for a while (giving my mom’s copy of The Happiness Project a try), and on the way back down, there were awesome “god rays” shining through the clouds (more…)
What do I want from an RPG?
Abe, my DM from home, asked me to post a discussion of what I like in my RPGs. I know that a number of my readers play RPGs of one kind or another, (more…)
Last Shadowrun session, we spent a lot of time arguing about the moral and material advantages and disadvantages of kidnapping a boy from his family when three corporations are out looking for him and will get him one way or another. (more…)
I haven’t really discussed the new Shadowrun game my group here has been playing since Midgard ended. So far I’ve been really enjoying it and have been pretty disappointed every second week, when the rest of the group plays Pathfinder/D&D 3.5. I feel a lot more comfortable and notice the language barrier much less, probably (more…)
It took me a while but I finally got the end of the Midgard tale and here it is…
The week previously, we had finally found the root of all the evil-doing, and made it as far as breaking into the hidden lair where he had been working his magic. (more…)
Janine asked me to describe Miyari while I was visiting her in Berlin, and she did a lovely drawing for me! (more…)
Last Tuesday was another interesting day in Tidford. When last we left off, we had been in a meeting with the local mob boss and his merchant captain about whether we would take work as marines on the boat. For some reason the captain was willing to pay us 15 GP/day, apparently to get us out of town and out of Boss’s way as soon as possible. (more…)