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Sunday Gaming Cancelled, Sort of September 23, 2018

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Gaming is off, sort of, once more this afternoon.

Tammy is woring on-call this weekend again (she does this two weeks on, two weeks off), so SteveR won’t be running the Star Trek Adventures campaign that he’s started this afternoon.

SteveR has decided, however, that he’ll be coming over this afternoon, as he’s enjoying creating characters for the Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked rpg. We’re going to create a couple of “different” kind of characters to see how the system works with them and whether they can be effective characters to begin with. Once more, see how things go.

I wasn’t sure whether we’d game at all today, as the devastation and aftermath of the tornadoes that hit Ottawa and the surrounding areas is still manifest, and there are lots of power outages all over the place. My power was out for about 17 hours (it came back on late Saturday morning), so that was a blessing. The city’s east end wasn’t hit as badly as the west end, to be honest, but there were places that were hit here too.

Anyway, a bit of gaming to distract me.

Have a good afternoon, folks. 🙂

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Gaming Friday Was Blacked Out September 23, 2018

Posted by jkahane in ottawa, personal, rpg hut, torg eternity rpg, weather.
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Friday the 21st’s gaming session was cancelled on account of tornadoes sweeping though Ottawa and a massive blackout in the city.

I had blogged about mid-afternoon on Friday that the gaming session was going to happen and that the players would be continuing on with their Torg Eternity game campaign, since I figured the weather forecast of thunderstorms and heavy rain wouldn’t dampen the spirits of the gamers. Little did I know.

The power here at the house went out around 6:35 p.m. or so, just as I was getting ready to make supper (since I’d fallen asleep around 4 and had only woken up ten minutes or so before). Within the insulin in the fridge, I wasn’t about to open the fridge, so did what I could with what I’d taken out of it. Which wasn’t much. Then the howling wind picked up, and the rain started to pound down even harder. That convinced me we weren’t going to game for the night. I discovered I had but two candles that were functional in the house, and had forgotten to plug in the mobile phone, so only had a couple of hours of juice left on it – and that mobile phone flashlights chew up battery life.

Suffice it to say that this was what my evening turned out to be light…err, like.

I did manage to order a pizza in (the chain actually had three stores in the east end of Ottawa that retained electricity), but with the booming business they were doing it was pretty cold by the time it got to me, and I couldn’t heat it. Still, better than not having a meal for the night.

Had an early night, but suffice it to say that there was no gaming that night.

The power came back on close to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. It was only then that I learned what had happened in the city and the cause of the power outage and all that. My heart goes out to everyone in Ottawa who is still without power and those who have lost their homes in the tornadoes’ devastating passage.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming September 21, 2018

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It’s been a relatively quiet week so far, for which I’m grateful. ::knock on wood::

Kind of glad the week’s come to an end, ’cause it means I get to game this evening with the Friday night group. At least, I hope so… the weather forecast is for rain, thunderstorms, and some tornadoes possibly in the area.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their Living Land campaign of the Torg Eternity RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to game with Kathy and the Friday night gamers.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

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.

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.

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled February 25, 2018

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It’s a Sunday to forget.

The weather forecast for today was freezing rain lasting into the middle or late afternoon. It hasn’t disappointed and is a pretty gloomy day out there with…freezing rain.

Anyway, the upshot of this is that the Sunday afternoon gaming session has been cancelled for today due to the weather. Not to mention the fact that Tammy is on-call for work this weekend. So once more the next session of the The Dark Eye RPG campaign will have to wait.

In the meantime, I have a rest day. 🙂

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled February 11, 2018

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It’s Sunday afternoon, almost.

While it was snowing with some freezing accumulation last night, it’s somewhat gloomy and cloudy outside. However, there’s a forecast for freezing rain and snow starting mid-afternoon.

Anyway, the upshot of this is that the Sunday afternoon gaming session has been cancelled for today due to the weather. Tammy and I spoke early this morning, and decided to call the game off, so I spoke to SteveR and he pretty much felt the same way. This means the next session of the The Dark Eye RPG campaign will have to wait, but it won’t be next weekend as Tammy is on-call for her work for the next two weeks.

I can’t say that I’m sorry we won’t be gaming today, as truth of the matter is I’m still sick with whatever this *censored!* bug is that I’ve caught. That said, it will allow me to keep up with the final hours of the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game Kickstarter. The Kickstarter closes at 3 pm EST, but even after it closes you’ll be able to take a late pledge to the game.

Gotta go, need to make some lunch!

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled February 4, 2018

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It’s Sunday, nearly afternoon.

It’s been snowing outside since last night, and is showing no signs of stopping. (10-15 cms, my butt!)

Anyway, the upshot of this is that the Sunday afternoon gaming session has been cancelled for today due to the weather. This means the next session of the The Dark Eye RPG campaign will have to wait, hopefully until next weekend.

I can’t say that I’m sorry we won’t be gaming today, as truth of the matter is I’m still sick with whatever this *censored!* bug is that I’ve caught. I’m just very, very tired. So this means another day of relative rest, little talking, and just catching up on some tv and pvr stuff.

But I am sorry that I’m not gaming today.

Final Day of 2017 December 31, 2017

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It’s the last day of 2017.

Thank Goddess this year is coming to an end. While there have been some good moments this past year, 2017 saw too many deaths of beloved figures in both music and entertainment, a U.S. government that wreaked all manner of changes and most not for the better in the world, and the senseless slaughter of too many people world-wide in acts of terrorism and sheer evil. Add to that the rough times I’ve had this year health-wise (especially during the last four months of the year), and in other regards that I’ve not discussed this year, and… Well, to reiterate, good riddance to 2017.

It’s a Sunday morning, so I’m sitting here at home taking it relatively easy. The weather outside is brutally cold, and the snow was coming down when I woke up, and I feel as if I’ve not really slept all that well last night. Well, actually I didn’t. I don’t intend to do a lot of stuff today, and I’ll see how I feel later in the day.

Time to clean the dishes, and take a nice, hot shower. Hopefully the latter will make me feel somewhat better.

November is a New Month November 1, 2017

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It is a new month. November.

Or Movember, as it’s also known, since a lot of men grow moustaches for the month as a means of supporting prostate cancer research and the like. (Since I have a moustache already, I guess I can just let it grow a bit longer, right? 🙂 )

As a nice change for this month, I don’t have a lot of medical appointments, just three as of this writing, including an appointment with the family doctor ::knock on wood::. A pleasant surprise, as I discovered last night looking at the calendar. I still have too get both the flu shot and the pneumonia shot this year, but need to wait until I’m feeling a bit better and fully over the bug that I currently am (hopefully) just about done with.

I’m also hoping that Old Man Winter decides to hold off somewhat in regards to the white stuff. I’d really appreciate that.