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Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled April 15, 2018

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In lieu of my recent hospital stay and the fact that I’m feeling quite under the weather, gaming for today is off. Since Tammy is still on her vacation, this is a good thing.

And the weather is not cooperating, either. So no gaming today.

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A Stay in the Hospital April 14, 2018

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For those who may have noticed, I did not game yesterday (Friday) evening.

The reason for this is that I spent much of Friday night and all of Saturday morning in the hospital.

I started feeling pretty bad on Friday (the 13th!) with very bad lower abdominal pain and bleeding down below. That’s when I decided that I’d get myself over to the Ottawa General Hospital. Took a cab over. I got to the hospital around 9:25 pm. Managed to get through triage relatively quickly and was feeling pretty meh. Couldn’t sit in a chair properly, so found an empty seating area (relatively speaking) and stretched out as best I could.

Several hours later, I was admitted into the Observation wing, and after hooking me up to an IV and taking blood samples and some other tests including my favourite (the DRE) NOT!, I was told that it might be diverticulitis and was scheduled to have an abdominal CT scan. They hooked me up with a saline solution to hydrate me, since I wasn’t allowed any water (chips) or food, and also gave me a shot or three of Delaudid for the pain. The nurse who was keeping an eye on me took a photo around 1:10 a.m..

All I remember at the time of the picture taking is that I was seriously uncomfortable from the pain, and really tired. Couldn’t sleep, ’cause I couldn’t lie on the bed for long periods of time because of the back and shoulder issues.

I had the abdominal CT scan around 7:20 am today. They injected a dye that made me warm all over, but the CT scan lasted all of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and then I was left on the bed for the trip back over to Observation for 25 minutes. It was very cold in the hallway.

Anyway, the good news is that I don’t have diverticulitis or any form of cancer down there. Not going to go into any detail about what’s happening with my bowels and the like, but a treatment has been prescribed, and now I just deal.

Got home around 11:50 a.m. this morning. Hunger warred with a desire for sleep, and food won out. Then went to bed and slept for several hours.

I’m hurting all over, and the bruising and pain where I had the IV and then the bloodwork done on the other hand is pretty bad. Can’t use either hand really well, but have managed to type this. The abdominal pain is still pretty bad, too. 😦

Taking it easy the rest of today. Have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled April 13, 2018

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Gaming for tonight is off.

I’ve been having a good degree of lower abdominal pain on my left side, and other stuff is going on as well down below.

Kathy and the others understood my need for not gaming tonight, but she also told me that a couple of the Friday nighters aren’t all that well at the moment (colds?), so it was a good thing we’re not gaming this evening.

In the meantime, just going to try and take it easy for the rest of the day. Hope the problem goes away on its own.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled April 6, 2018

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Due to some unforeseen circumstances, gaming for this evening with the Friday night group has been cancelled.

Hopefully, things can get back on track next week.

NCS Tests Today April 5, 2018

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Promises to be a long day today.

I’ll be heading over to the Ottawa General hospital in a few hours to the neurology department to have some Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) tests done. Heard all kinds of bad things about these tests. Really not looking forward to this at all.

Good Friday Morning March 30, 2018

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It’s Good Friday. The start of the Easter weekend for most folks.

I woke up this morning feeling somewhat under the weather, not really sick, but very tired and hurting pretty badly in the shoulder and back area. Nothing new there. Tossed and turned somewhat last night.

The weather is overcast with some rain, but is in the plus degrees Celsius, so that’s a positive. I’m still recovering from the shopping session that I did a couple of days ago, so I’ll see how I feel the rest of the day.

Gaming for this evening with the Friday night crew is off, as most of them are dealing one way or another with Easter weekend stuff. Hope that I’ll get back to doing some playing through and testing of the material for one of the games that I’ll be running at CanGames the third week of May.

In the meantime, a quiet Friday (I hope).

RPG Gaming Stuff for Sale at CanGames, Part III March 26, 2018

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Continuing on with the theme from earlier this afternoon, here’s the final batch of stuff that I’m going to be selling this year at CanGames, the weekend of May 18th. To see the second batch of games I listed earlier today, here’s the second link.

So, here’s the final batch of stuff that I’m selling.


Shadizar – City of Wickedness Boxed Set (All items in box, counters unpunched)


Polaris Roleplaying Game Slipcase (Core Books 1 and 2; shrinkwrapped)


Polaris RPG Game Master Screen (shrinkwrapped), Equinox supplement, Polaris RPG Location Map Folio (Shrinkwrapped), and two sets of Polaris RPG Dice (all bundled)

If folks are interested in buying off me any of the items in these three blog entries, please contact me here or send me an e-mail at johnk100 AT sympatico DOT ca .

Thanks. 🙂

RPG Gaming Stuff for Sale at CanGames, Part II March 26, 2018

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Continuing on with the theme from earlier this afternoon, here’s some more stuff that I’ll be selling this year at CanGames, the weekend of May 18th. To see the first batch of games I listed earlier today, here’s today’s earlier link.

So, here’s the next batch of stuff that I’m selling.


All For One: Régime Diabolique RPG (hardcover), Paris Gothique, Richelieu’s Compendium, Volume One, and Le Mousquetaire Déshonore collected adventure series (2 complete bundled sets of these)


Flashing Blades Roleplaying Game and The Cardinal’s Peril and Parisian Adventures supplements for the game


Ancient Echoes (Cetacean sourcebook) for Blue Planet v2 RPG


GURPS Dinosaurs (and Other Prehistoric Creatures) supplement


Chill Roleplaying Game, 3rd Edition (hardcover; shrinkwrapped)


Of Dreams and Magic (ODAM) modern fantasy roleplaying game (hardcover)

If you’re interested in any of these rpg products, please make me an offer.

RPG Gaming Stuff for Sale at CanGames, Part I March 26, 2018

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To be honest, it’s taken me some time to decide what I want to sell this year, but…

Once more, with the convention season just around the corner here in Ottawa, I’ve decided to sell off some more of the roleplaying games that I have, okay, quite a few actually. These will be sold off at this year’s CanGames here in Ottawa the weekend of May 18th. I figured that I would post up the stuff that I’m selling to my blog so folks have a heads-up on what I’m selling and all (and anyone who’s coming to the convention can make me an offer or three).

So, here’s the first batch of stuff that I’m selling.


Hillfolk RPG and Blood on the Snow supplement book (also includes the complete, shrinkwrapped card deck and smalll bag of tokens)


River of Heaven (SF) Roleplaying Game


Shadows of Esteren Book 1 – Universe (Rulebook) and the Loch Varn Tile set (shrinkwrapped)


Chill RPG 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition GM Screen with Map and also includes the Isle of the Dead adventure


Chill Companion (hardcover), Horrors of North America supplement, and Things supplement (all for Chill RPG 2nd Edition)


Vampires, Lycanthropes, and Apparitions supplements for Chill RPG 2nd Edition


Voodoo supplement and Veil of Flesh and Undead and Buried adventures for Chill RPG 2nd Edition


GURPS Creatures of the Night supplement


Atlantis: The Second Age S&S roleplaying game (2 copies; shrinkwrapped)


The Geographica (hardcover; shrinkwrapped) and the Hero’s Guide (softcover), both for Atlantis: The Second Age

So anyone who wants to make me an offer can do so here in the Comments, or drop me an e-mail at johnk100 AT sympatico DOT ca.

Gaming Stuff I’ll Be Selling at CanGames March 25, 2018

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It’s taken longer than I expect, but it’s finally done.

I finally managed to get SteveR to help me out, and get the photographs done for the various items that I’ll be selling at CanGames 2018, so starting tomorrow I’ll be posting up various blog entries with photos of the various things I’ll be selling at the convention in May.

Hopefully, some folks will be interested in a few of these items, and might arrange to buy them from me in advance, receiving said items paying for them at the convention when I see folks there, or earlier.

So be aware that I’ll be posting this stuff up to the blog starting tomorrow.