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Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming March 21, 2018

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It’s Wednesday night, the third Wednesday once again, this time in March.

And that means it’s time for gaming with my Wednesday night gaming group.

After the day out at the doctor’s and taking care of other matters, I’m hurting pretty badly today but have taken it relatively easy. While the Wednesday gamers were eager to take on The Dark Eye RPG campaign again, they understand that I need to get in some gaming of the systems I’ll be running at CanGames 2018, and are willing to play(test) material for me.

Of the three game systems that I’ll be running at CanGames, they’re most interested in playing some Torg Eternity, so that’s what I’ll be running this evening with them. Have a couple of scenarios that I’ve been sort of playtesting with the Friday and Sunday groups, so will run one of these on the players this evening.

Looking forward to the game tonight.

Have a good evening, folks.

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Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 18, 2018

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Sunday morning.

The weather in Ottawa has gotten colder the last couple of days, well, actually more seasonal than anything else. 🙂 This hasn’t helped the aches and (largely) pains I’ve been suffering from, but what can you do? *sigh*

Meanwhile, the Sunday gaming group will be getting together to play this afternoon, and I’m rather quite pleased. The distraction will do me good, and I really do like gaming, roleplaying in particular. 🙂 We’ll be playing a session of the Torg Eternity RPG this afternoon, as I still need more practice with the game before I run the sessions I’m scheduled to do at CanGames 2018.

I’m actually running the scenario on a wing and a prayer, but have a rough draft for it that I think will work for a Living Land adventure fir conventions and the like, and it’ll be useful for game campaigns as well. Looking forward to gaming today.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 16, 2018

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It’s Friday night. Hoooray! 🙂

Getting ready for another evening of gaming with the Friday night gaming group. While I’m feeling somewhat under the weather (bit of a cough and I think I’m losing my voice), the Friday gamers want to play this evening. I’m going to be doing some more playtesting of the games that I’ll be running at CanGames 2018 this year.

I’m still coming to grips with some of the game mechanics for the system, so we’ll be doing another session of the Torg Eternity RPG again this evening. It’s not really playtesting, since I’m not running through the scenario(s) that I’ll be running at the convention in just over two months (eek!), so much as getting a feel for the game system and the mechanics that this new version of the game has slightly tweaked. In any event, I’m quite looking forward to it. 🙂

Have a good night, folks.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 11, 2018

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It’s Sunday morning. Another Daylight Savings Time part of the year again.

I’m very tired. Not enough sleep, tossed and turned all night. To make matters worse, I’m suffering from vertigo this morning and have a terrible case of the dizzies. Blah.

Hopefully I’ll be feeling better after I shower, as I’ll be gaming with the Sunday group this afternoon. Tammy and SteveR have agreed that they’ll play some Torg Eternity RPG this afternoon so that I can get some practice in running the game before I run the adventure at CanGames 2018.

I figure that I’ll run an idea that I have for an adventure in the Living Land for the players today, and will hopefully manage to play through the game in a couple of sessions. Quite looking forward to it.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

Gettng Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 9, 2018

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It’s Friday night, and there’s good news.

Given the tumultuous stuff that occurred several weeks ago and the stuff that’s happened since, the fate of the Friday night gaming group has been in doubt.

However, the Friday night players and I talked about things the last couple of days, and the players have decided to to game this evening. Despite the fact that it’s been snowing and whatever other weather precipitation has been coming down today, we’re going to game this evening. Rather than get back to playing the campaign game at the moment, the gaming group and I will be doing some of the playtesting of the games for me that I’ll be running at CanGames 2018 this year.

I’m getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night players, and am really looking forward to it. We’ll be playtesting some

Friday Gaming Session, Sort of March 2, 2018

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I’m gaming tonight, sort of.

The Friday gaming group is taking some time off to deal with the death of DavidM, but I spoke to Kathy today and she said that she and Ellie would like to come over this evening and do some gaming. Ellie needs a distraction from DavidM’s death, and gaming is a good “therapy” for all concerned.

Since I know that Ellie’s been jonesing to play some Torg Eternity RPG, that’s what we’ll probably do a bit of this evening. I’ve got a couple of scenario basics that I want to test out and see whether the premises that I’ve come up with work, but we’ll see what happens tonight.

In any event, I’m looking forward to seeing them, and hopefully doing some gaming with them this evening.

CanGames 2018 Registration Opens February 24, 2018

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It’s that time of year again! 🙂

CanGames 2018 registration has opened!

So it’s time to register for a membership at the convention, sign up for a few games at the convention, and get into the gaming spirit that will culminate in the convention in just under three (3) months.

I just got back home from Fandom II here in Ottawa, and took care of my registration for the convention there. I’ll be running four (4) game sessions at the convention; you can check this blog entry of mine for the list and full description of the stuff I’ll be running there!

Hope to see you there!

Torg Eternity RPG Kickstarter Backer Package Arrived! February 21, 2018

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Got the surprise of my life this morning.

While I was eating breakfast, there was a ring at the door. Looking out the window, I saw the mailman was delivering somewhat early today. I went to the door, and he had a (large) package for me, and there was a Customs charge on it. I wasn’t happy paying the $30+ fee (actually GST and Handling), but because it was postmarked from Seattle, I knew what it was. My Cargo Box of the Torg Eternity RPG material.

After paying the mailman, I lifted the box in…barely. The whole package weighed some 18 lbs. (8.165 kilos)! With my back and shoulder problems, it was a chore to bring all the material in. I had to do things gradually, taking them into the living room, where I took everything out and sorted it. Here’s the picture that I took of the gaming material.

That’s a lot of Torg Eternity stuff, and doesn’t include the extra copy of the rulebook, the Drama/etc. cards, and the Possibility tokens.

I can’t wait to run Torg Eternity with my gaming groups, and I can’t wait to run the game at CanGames, 2018 this year. Follow this link to my blog entry with the various games I’m running at CanGames, including the two Torg Eternity RPG game sessions.

Games I’ll Be Running at CanGames, 2018 February 21, 2018

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For those who are interested, the early(bird) version of the gaming schedule for this year’s CanGames, to be held May 18th – 20th at the Rideau Curling Club here in Ottawa, has been posted up to the website. (You can find the schedule here, as they’re using the on-line schedule manager Sched once again this year.) Note that early Registration for CanGames 2018 is due to open on February 24th, so that’s a good thing.

Now that they’ve been confirmed, without further ado, here’s the schedule of games that I’ll be running at the convention. Since CanGames is using a piece of software that limits the blurb to thirty (30) words, I’ve included here the full blurb about each scenario. 🙂

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Day 1: The Living Land
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description: Six innocent strangers are transformed into heroes as an invading reality crashes down around them. They must work together to survive the strange and terrifying world that now surrounds them; a world of dinosaurs & death where once reliable machines no longer function. A Storm is coming…and it has a name!

The Diplomats of Mars
Game: John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game
Time: Saturday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: A simple, diplomatic mission to the small Red Martian kingdom of Voninka turns into a matter of survival and getting back to Helium alive! You’ll have to abandon fine words and the arts of diplomacy for a sword and a radium pistol. Are you up to the challenge? An adventure for the new John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game.

The Tears of Ampharool
Game: Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG
Time: Saturday, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: While travelling through the Desert of Fire, your caravan is surrounded by a great sandstorm and attacked by mysterious, perhaps ghostly assailants… After the storm, the characters see a fabulous palace above the sands, and the promise of adventure. And that’s just the beginning! Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy rpg set in an imaginary Arabia-like world, that borrows from the tales of the One Thousand and One Nights, as well as semitic legends and the ancient and mediaeval epics. Flamboyant and mythical, filled with light and thrilling adventure!

Day 1: The Living Land
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description: Six innocent strangers are transformed into heroes as an invading reality crashes down around them. They must work together to survive the strange and terrifying world that now surrounds them; a world of dinosaurs & death where once reliable machines no longer function. A Storm is coming…and it has a name!
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For those interested in playing in any of these games, there are six (6) player spots each open for the two Torg Eternity RPG sessions, and five (5) player spots open for the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game game session and Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG session. So if you’re interested in playing in one of the games I’m running at CanGames 2018 this year, please sign up early for the games, as slots may not be available at the convention itself.

Hope to see folks at the convention! 🙂

Last Submission of Games for CanGames, 2018 February 12, 2018

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Well, as noted in this journal entry, I received my invitation to submit games that I’d like to run at CanGames 2018 back in early January. Yesterday evening, I finally submitted the last of the games that I’m planning to run at the convention the weekend of May 18th to 20th this year.

I had already submitted games for Capharnaum – Tales of the Dragon-Marked and Torg Eternity, but I made it official last night: I’ll also be running a session of the soon to be published John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game. Yes, that’s four game sessions I’ll be running.

And I can’t wait to run all four of them! 🙂