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Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming June 21, 2017

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Finished supper, so I’m just getting ready for the evening.

The Wednesday night gaming group will be meeting for the first time in a bit, so I’m rather looking forward to this. Not sure what game we’ll be doing, let alone whether it’ll be a roleplaying game or a board game of some sort. Just really looking forward to getting back to gaming with the group.

In the meantime, I need to wash up the supper dishes.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

Sunday Afternoon Board Gaming June 18, 2017

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The Sunday gamers have left for the day, actually having departed around 4:30 pm, though stuck around for a bit afterwards as I showed him what Torg: Eternity‘s basic game mechanics are like (more on that in a bit).

Once the players arrived around 12:45 pm, we chatted for a bit, and then I gave the players the options that I had in mind for today’s gaming (see the previous post): 1) Continue the campaign of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG; 2) Start of the renewed <SkyRealms of Jorune RPG with some character generation; 3) Play a board game of some sort; and 4) Play the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day little adventure thingie.

They vetoed 1) because they felt that…well, never mind what they felt about the game after the hiatus they’ve had. They vetoed 2) for the moment because they were concerned with my voice. They vetoed 4) because Tammy felt that Torg without the Drama Deck just wasn’t Torg, so she’d wait for the game in October or so (assuming everything works out with the Kickstarter. So in the end, it was decided to play a board game. The two players settled on Tales of the Arabian Nights, so that is what we played.

To be honest, I wasn’t feeling it for most of the afternoon and while I guess the game went all right (well, at least for Tammy it did, as well as for SteveR), I was somewhat…bored…with it. Absolutely nothing was happening for me, playing Ali Baba, other than getting Scorned and then being Enslaved towards the end of the game. Here’s a photo, not a great one, that I took of the game board and the surrounding area at one point late in the game.

We wrapped up the game around 4:30 pm, and it was clear that SteveR was the winner, based on the fact that he’d completed 2 Quests to Tammy’s 1 (and I hadn’t even finished my first one). After SteveR helped me pack up the game, I grabbed the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day material, and for 15 minutes he went through a couple of encounters for the game using the Celebrity player character. He rather enjoyed it, and I think he regretted not playing the Torg: Eternity game this afternoon.

Once SteveR took off, I collapsed on the couch and had a cup of hot tea and half a bagel with vegetables for snack.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming June 18, 2017

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Haven’t said that in a while.

Getting ready to game with the Sunday group. I’ve got four options in mind for gaming this afternoon, and while I know what I’d like the players to decide to do, I’m not sure which option they’ll choose. So we’ll see which way things shape up.

I’m just starting to make lunch here at Casa Kahane, and am rather looking forward to these hot dogs in buns. Better get on with it.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming June 16, 2017

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Well, there’s something I haven’t said in a while, huh? 🙂

As per my post this morning, I’ve decided to game with the Friday night gaming group this evening. The players are delighted to be able to get back to gaming this evening, though what we’re playing is still up in the air. My voice is all right, but it’s not 100%, so I’ll let the players decide what we play this evening.

Basically, they have several options. We can do some board games this evening, or if they prefer and I think my voice is good to go, we can continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG campaign. So we’ll see. The shoulder is very bad this evening, so whatever we play, the gamers will have to bring the gaming stuff upstairs for me.

In the meantime, I need to get upstairs and clean the supper dishes, and take care of cleaning off the dining room table.

Friday Morning, and Gaming Thoughts June 16, 2017

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Yes, it’s been a few days since I posted anything to the blog.

To be honest, I’ve not had a lot to say. And have not been feeling up to snuff.

It’s Friday, so I’m at work as I’m usually supposed to be. Been a very busy day, but as they say, another day, another dollar.

I’m feeling somewhat better, though I’ve still got the cough and I would say that my voice is around 75%. But it still comes and goes.

I’m thinking that I’ll game this evening with the Friday gaming group, but am not sure yet what I’ll run. That’ll depend on how my voice is doing. Might play a board game, but if I’m up to it, I’ll continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game that the Friday nighters are in the middle of. Like I said, I’ll wait ’til the gamers arrive for the evening to decide on this, but I’ve informed them of this decision.

Looking forward to this evening. 🙂

A Saturday Night of Board Gaming April 30, 2017

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As noted elsewhere, yesterday (Saturday) was International Tabletop Day.

In order to honour all manner of gaming, spending time together, and having fun, I managed to get the Friday gaming group together for the evening, and we played some board games. Yay! 🙂

Once the players arrived at my place, we started the evening off in fine fettle with a game of Dragonriders of Pern, a board game that I never tire of. I ended up playing Telgar Weyr, and had a good game of it (relatively speaking). We spent the first few Turns making some quick deals here and there with Lord Holders, and fighting Thread (of course). Several flights of dragons got seriously injured in a couple of Threadfalls, but we managed to hang on, though a couple of people got greedy and tried to change the loyalty of some of the Lord Holders. This led to a flurry of Duels between Weyrleaders, and a few weyrs (such as Telgar, I might add) that had to take on some extra load during subsequent Threadfalls. We ended up stopping the game after 2-1/2 hours, but were managing to hold our own against Threadfall. So that’s a win! 🙂

The players decided to finish up the night with a game of Tales of the Arabian Nights. As usual, this was a fun game. Needless to say, we didn’t finish the game, though Angela was found at the end of the game time to have come the closest to victory. I’m not going to go into detail about the game, but will say that I had a blast playing the game, and had fun watching my character suffer the slings and arrows of Fate. Even caught Kathy mumbling about wishing she had an Icon to pray to for help! 🙂 I only got Lost once during the play of the game and didn’t get shape-shifted, so I can’t complain. 🙂

Overall, I had a fun night of board gaming with the Friday night group, and it was a lovely way to spend a good Saturday evening with friends and to celebrate International Tabletop Day.

International Tabletop Day April 29, 2017

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Today is International Tabletop Day.

International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun.

While I have no plans to run any games today at the local gaming store or the comic shoppes that I frequent, I would like to encourage all my gamer friends to get out there today and run and/or play some tabletop games, be they board games, miniature games, or roleplaying games.

Have a great gaming day today! 🙂

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming February 15, 2017

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Just finished eating supper this Wednesday night, so it’s time to get ready…

It’s Wednesday night, so time for some regularly scheduled gaming on this second alternate week.

I’m not sure whether the Wednesday night players will be playing some board games this evening or whether they’ll want to start in on a new roleplaying game campaign. I’ve not finished reading the physical copy of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but I did read it during the Beta phase and during the editing/proofing process, so I’m quite…familiar…with the game. I’ll wait and see what the players decide they want to do once they arrive this evening, and in the meantime, I am preparing for my options.

After I finish washing the dishes from supper, that is.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

A Friday Evening of Tales of the Arabian Nights February 11, 2017

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As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the Friday night group of players did come out to play. However, since I had only just received my copies of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG materials from the Kickstarter, we weren’t able to play that on Friday night.

When the various players arrived, all by about 7:10 pm, the first thing they noticed was the “terrible” (one player even used the word “nasty”) odour of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game products. That said, they did “ooh” and “aah” over the books, and loved what they saw, but we quickly turned our attention to discussing the week’s events and then decided on what to play for the evening. “To get us into the mood of the sci-fi rpg” (as they all stated one way or the other), the players decided they wanted to board game – specifically the Tales of the Arabian Nights game that we’ve enjoyed in the past.

I’m not going to go into detail about the game, but suffice to say that we managed to play a complete game in around 3-1/2 hours or so, we didn’t rush things, and just had fun watching the characters suffering the slings and arrows of Fate, Arabian Nights style.

Suffice it to say, I got cursed, haunted, imprisoned, shape-changed into an animal, and Lost in the game (several times), but I did manage to go to a magnificent mystical place (where I got shape-changed, by the way). I didn’t win the game, DavidM did, but I couldn’t have cared less as I was having so much darn fun and just having a relaxing evening, enjoying the adventures and mishaps of my character (and those of the other players and their characters).

It’s been a while since I got to play this game, and an enjoyable night was had all around. Tales of the Arabian Nights certainly hit the right spot for me last night. 🙂

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming February 10, 2017

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It has been a very cold, some would say frigid, day here in the Ottawa valley, and now snow is supposed to make its way into the Ottawa valley (with slightly, but not much, warmer temperatures).

I’m getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Friday night group. Not sure what game we’ll be doing yet this evening, as DavidM wrapped up his Sixcess Core fantasy rpg stuff for a while (or perhaps longer, depending), and though I did receive my copies of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG game materials, I’m not ready to run the game just yet.

So I suspect we’ll be playing some board games this evening. And that’s not a bad thing, when it comes down to it.

Anyway, time to head upstairs and eat some for supper.

Have a good evening, folks.