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Dice to Go, Version 3 May 16, 2018

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As a general rule, when I go to the local gaming convention here in Ottawa, CanGames, I try to take dice and provide for the folks playing in any of the games I run. Well, this year is no exception.

I have one of these very nice wooden, 10″ dice trays that I purchased years ago from Koplow Games (which they still sell, though not on-line), and that’s what I take with me every year for CanGames.

And well… it’s ready to go for this year. Dice to go! 🙂

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Happy Mother’s Day! May 13, 2018

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Happy Mother’s Day.

Today is the day we celebrate our mothers and thank them for everything they’ve done for us throughout our lives. Those of us who are older have more to be thankful for than the younger folks out there whose mothers have yet to share all the joys and sorrows that their children bring over the course of years.

I will be giving my mother her card today, have flowers that are being sent to her, and am taking my mom out for supper this evening (or perhaps Monday night), but those are just the physical tokens that we give to our mothers on this day. It’s important today to spend some time with our mothers, to cook them a meal or take them out to a restaurant, but above all to share some quality time with our mothers.

Hug your mother today, if you live close enough to do so. Make sure you give her a call today if you do not.

I want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. We may not show it year round, but you *are* very much loved and cherished by us, your sons and daughters.

Goddess Bless.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled May 11, 2018

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Once again, tonight’s game session with the Friday night gaming group is not happening.

I would have liked to do some playtesting of gaming material for CanGames 2018, which is next weekend, but… *sigh*

As mentioned last week, the gaming group personnel (including myself) are going through some stuff that is requiring us to not game at the moment, and while I miss the gaming sessions on Friday, I can understand the players’ sentiments on this matter.

Hope to get back to gaming soon.

Seven Days to CanGames 2018 – Come and Play! :) May 11, 2018

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Geez, it’s the Friday before CanGames already.

This means that the 2018 edition of CanGames, the local Ottawa gaming convention being held at the Rideau Curling Club, is merely seven (7) (!!) days away, as it begins on Friday (the 18th of May). Hope to see folks from Ottawa and the surroundings, as well as folks from farther away, attending the convention.

And here’s just a reminder of what I’ll be running this year at CanGames.

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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!

The Burden of Glory
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description: The Delphi Council has located a stela and dispatched Storm Knights to uproot it and restore a zone to Core Earth. Along the way, a new opportunity tempts your team. Could anything be more important than pushing back the High Lords? (Note that this is an Infiniverse event; the choices players make here impact how the Possibility Wars unfold in the future.)
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Hope to see some of my LJ, WordPress, and Twitter friends and others (even some newbies, of course) at some of the games I’ll be running next weekend. 🙂

RPGs and Supplements for Sale at CanGames 2018, Once More May 11, 2018

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Given that CanGames 2018 is just around the corner (it starts a week today), I figured I’d re-run a post here of the gaming stuff I’ll be selling at the convention at the CanGames booth. So without further ado…


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 (shrinkwrapped)


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)


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

Anyway, that’s what I’ll be selling at CanGames 2018 in about a week, so hope some folks reading this post express some interest in the rpgs and supplements mentioned here, and purchase them. 🙂

Torg Eternity at CanGames, 2018: A Change and Players Wanted May 10, 2018

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CanGames 2018 is coming up in just over a week, so I thought I’d post this here…

I’ll be running two game sessions of the Torg Eternity RPG at CanGames this year, the first on Friday night, May 18th, at 7:00 pm and the second on Sunday afternoon, May 20th, at 2:00 pm. The Friday night adventure is called “Day 1: The Living Land” and has the following blurb.

*****
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 Sunday afternoon session was supposed to be the same adventure, but this has changed to one that has a direct import on the Possibility Wars. The blurb for the scenario, “The Burden of Glory”, is below.

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The Burden of Glory
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description:
The Delphi Council has located a stela and dispatched Storm Knights to uproot it and restore a zone to Core Earth. Along the way, a new opportunity tempts your team. Could anything be more important than pushing back the High Lords? (Note that this is an Infiniverse event; the choices players make here impact how the Possibility Wars unfold in the future.)
*****

There are still plenty of player slots available for both games, so if you’re attending CanGames 2018 this year, please consider signing up for the game(s). It’s a great game, with a relatively simple game system, and you won’t regret it. 🙂

Looking forward to seeing folks at this year’s CanGames.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming May 6, 2018

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This afternoon’s gaming session is on.

Tammy is not working today, and so we’re going to do some Sunday gaming. And I’m getting to play today! Yay! 🙂

SteveR is going to be running the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game today, specifically the scenario that he plans to run at CanGames 2018 in two weeks. I’m looking forward to the game this afternoon, ’cause I get to play in it! It’ll be interesting to see the differences in this game’s engine and the one for the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game, which I’m running at the convention.

In the meantime, I need to get myself together for the day, and get ready for some lunch.

Have a good afternoon, folks. 🙂

Happy Birthday, O First Commander of Babylon 5 May 6, 2018

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Today is Michael O’Hare’s birthday.

Well, it would have been…but the actor sadly passed away on September 28th, 2012 (at the age of 60) after having a heart attack and then going into a coma before he died.

Michael O’Hare was born in Chicago, Illinois, attended Harvard University (where he majored in English literature), and studied at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. While he appeared on a range of television shows (from Trapper John, MD to The Cosby Mysteries), he is best known for his casting in Babylon 5 as Commander Jeffrey Sinclair.

A lot of folks didn’t like the character of Commander Sinclair or the actor’s portrayal of the role, finding it wooden and one-dimensional, but I was of the opinion (shared by some) that this portrayal of Commander Sinclair was deliberate and pre-planned. I loved Commander Sinclair, and Michael O’Hare’s portrayal of him!, and was sad that he exited the series (though the reasons for his doing so were only revealed after the actor’s death).

In his memory, I’ll just wrap this up with my two quotes from Commander Jeffrey Sinclair:

“Sooner or later everyone comes to Babylon 5.”

“All my life I’ve had doubts about who I am, where I belonged. Now I’m like the arrow that springs from the bow. No hesitation, no doubts. The path is clear.”

Rest In Peace, Michael O’Hare. You are missed.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May 5, 2018

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Here are 11 Facts You Need to Know About Cinco de Mayo.

And in the meantime, have a great day!

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled May 4, 2018

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Tonight’s game session with the Friday night gaming group is not happening.

I would have liked to do some playtesting of gaming material for CanGames 2018, which is in two weeks, but… *sigh*

The gaming group personnel (including myself) are going through some stuff that is requiring us to not game at the moment, and while I miss the gaming sessions on Friday, I can understand the players’ sentiments on this matter.

Hope to get back to gaming soon.