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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming December 7, 2018

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The weather here in Ottawa is extremely cold at the moment, especially with the bitter wind chill (but not as cold as it could be), and I’ve just come in from grocery shopping. Still feeling under the weather, but nothing new there. The shoulder and ribs are pretty bad. In any event, the Friday night gamers are coming out this evening to play, so I’m looking forward to gaming with them this evening.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their campaign of the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to play with Kathy and the rest of the Friday night crew.

First up, some supper of some sort.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

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No Sunday Gaming Today December 2, 2018

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It’s late Sunday morning.

SteveR was supposed to run another game session this afternoon, since Tammy is free this weekend for gaming. However, the weather outside here in Ottawa is quite nasty. It snowed last night, dumping around 5 cms of the white stuff, and has changed over to a mix of rain and snow at the moment, and the forecast calls for freezing rain and rain this afternoon. After speaking with Tammy and me earlier this morning, SteveR has cancelled this afternoon’s session.

So there will be no game session of the Star Trek Adventures RPG today. And since Tammy is on-call for the next two weeks, we won’t be playing again until just before Christmas. Ah, well…

Guess I need to find something else to do for the day.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming November 23, 2018

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The weather here in Ottawa is pretty chilly, especially with the wind chill, and I’m still feeling somewhat under the weather, but there’s nothing new there. It’s not supposed to snow this evening ::knock on wood::, and my ribs are still hurting me quite a lot. That said, the Friday night gamers are doing their once every two weeks gaming thing, and I’m pleased to be gaming tonight.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing their just started campaign of the Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG this evening. I’m looking forward to the game, and can’t wait to play with Kathy and the rest of the Friday night crew.

First up, some supper of some sort.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming November 9, 2018

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The weather outside is pretty wintery, with snow coming down (though it’s supposed to change to rain later on tonight), and it’s pretty blowy out there. I spoke to the Friday night players, through KathyB, about ten minutes ago, and they’ve decided that we’re going to be gaming this evening.

KathyB mentioned that they’re all pretty much looking forward to this evening’s game session. The Friday night gamers will be starting their Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG campaign of Arabian Nights, Argonauts and Adventure this evening. The Friday players created their characters a couple of weeks ago (see this post for the details), and they’re quite excited to get going with the campaign.

I’m rather looking forward to running the game this evening but have to say… Should be interesting playing a game set in the hot desert of Jazirat when it’s snowing and freezing cold outside.

In the meantime, I need to carefully go upstairs and make something relatively filling for supper. Think I’ll start with some soup…

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

November Is a New Month November 1, 2018

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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? 🙂 )

So far, I don’t have a lot of medical appointments for November so far ::knock on wood:: but that could change as the month goes on. I still have to get both the flu shot and the pneumonia shot this year, but need to wait until the weekend, as I’m finally feeling somewhat better from the bout of bronchitis I’ve had since the end of September. The bad news is that the broken ribs are healing slowly, and I’m still not very mobile and able to do too much stuff.

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

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. 🙂

Gaming Friday Was Blacked Out September 23, 2018

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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.