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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming September 15, 2017

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Well, it’s Friday evening.

Time to get some Friday night gaming in with the regular players. It’s been a while since we gamed for a period of time on a Friday night. I’ve spent the afternoon reading some of The Dark Eye RPG gaming materials, but am not ready to run the system just yet. So tonight’s game will be another session of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG campaign.

I’m looking forward to gaming this evening.

In the meantime, I need to make some supper.

Have a good evening, folks.

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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming September 8, 2017

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Friday night group.

Not sure what the players want to do yet tonight, but there’s a strong interest in the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG campaign, as they were having quite a bit of fun with it. So I’ve spent a bit of the afternoon refreshing myself on the system and the campaign scenario they’re playing to this point.

Looking forward to whatever the players decide to play this evening.

In the meantime, I need to figure out what to do for supper tonight.

Have a good evening, folks.

Going to Game With Friday Night Group September 8, 2017

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Spoke to Kathy and the Friday gaming group.

Gaming is on for this evening. They felt that I would benefit from a bit of company, and they also thought that running a game would distract me somewhat from the pain in my feetsies.

They are so right.

And I’m looking forward to it.

Meanwhile, back to reading some of The Dark Eye gaming materials. Then a bit into the Coriolis – The Third Horizon stuff as well. 🙂

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled September 1, 2017

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I have had to call off the gaming session for tonight with the Friday gamers.

I’m waiting for the folks from the We Care home care folks to come and take care of my foot dressing(s) today, but they’ve not called yet, so I’ve had to postpone this evening’s gaming session.

This is a shame really, as I was looking forward to running a game session of Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, but such is not to be the case.

Ah, well… Have to wait and see what happens this evening now, and next week…

The Start of September, A New Month September 1, 2017

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It’s the start of September. A new month.

I’m really glad to see the back end of August. Other than some good stuff at GenCon 2017 and a few other things this month, the end of August was miserable for me.

While the beginning of September hasn’t been all that much fun, given my blister on the feet problem, I’m really hoping that September is a good month for me and that I get a chance to relax, do some gaming stuff, and that my feet recover before the end of the month.

In the meantime, I’m waiting around for a call from We Care, the Home Care folks who are coming around to keep an eye on my foot wounds and change the dressing.

Not sure about gaming tonight yet, as that will depend on the foot assessment that I get some time this afternoon (I hope).

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled August 25, 2017

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I spoke to the Friday night gamers this afternoon, and learned that we will not be gaming this evening.

Kathy and I talked for a bit, and she told me that two of the players have gone out of town, one on vacation and one to handle a personal emergency.

She had been following my Twitter account and learned of what happened to me at GenCon 2017, and the three players in town discussed matters and had decided not to play this evening.

I think I’m relieved, but am not sure how I really feel about this.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming August 4, 2017

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Friday night group.

Not sure what the players want to do yet tonight, but there’s a strong interest in the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG campaign, as they were having quite a bit of fun with it. So I’ve spent a bit of the afternoon refreshing myself on the system and the campaign scenario they’re playing to this point.

Looking forward to whatever the players decide to play this evening.

In the meantime, I need to figure out what to do for supper tonight.

Have a good evening, folks.

Friday Testing of Torg Eternity Scenario Material July 29, 2017

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I spent last night having a really good evening with the Friday night gaming group.

I wasn’t sure whether we’d be playing a board game or a roleplaying game last night, to be honest. When the Friday night players arrived at around 7:00 pm, we chatted a bit for around 10 minutes and caught up on life and the world at large, and then got down to business. The players told me that they had decided they wanted to play some Torg Eternity, and we talked about various options. They said they wanted to playtest the scenario that I was writing that I’d mentioned in my blog last week, and so that’s what we did.

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The players took about half an hour to create some player characters for the evening (yes, the character generation system is really that simple!, other than making some choices in terms of Skills and Perks), and once they’d finished that, we got down to it. The player characters were:

Dr. Andrea Jones (KathyB) – An ER Doctor
Helena Cross (Angela) – Roller Derby Girl
Maggie Armstrong (Ellie) – Runaway
Sgt. Jonathan Harper (DavidM) – NYPD Cop
Alexander Copeland (Mark) – Artist

As mentioned in the previous post about this, adventures for the Torg Eternity RPG are divided down into Acts and then Scenes. The adventure is one that I’m working on, with the tentative title “A Day at the Zoo” and is set on Day 1 of the invasion in New York City.

Suffice it to say that the players had a terrific time, though we were missing the Drama Deck, Destiny Deck, and Cosm Deck, but I compromised for that element in certain ways, giving out extra Possibilities and at times giving the players the equivalent of the cards. DavidM (unsurprisingly with the cop) and Angela (surprisingly with tools that she snatched up) were the combat saviours for the group, while Mark’s artist surprised the others with his martial arts flair. I thought that Ellie might be at a bit of a disadvantage with her runaway, but she proved to be the most adept in the final Act bits, and the characters were really quite solid in how they got together at the zoo and worked well when they had to.

The way things stand right now, the Act One material needs a bit of additional text here and there, and I may have to weaken the opposition a bit, but overall is pretty solid. The Act Two material is still much rougher, and needs to be tidied up, have a couple of scenes re-written, and the final two scenes tidied up with some game mechanics added and specified.

The players were pretty happy with the way the playtest of the scenario for Torg Eternity went, and so was I. DavidM and Mark, who have never played Torg in any incarnation, were really thrilled with the game, and loved the simpleness of the game mechanics, though it did take them a bit of time to adjust to the idea of consulting the Bonus Table after rolling the d20.

I’m looking forward to running Torg Eternity when the game comes out, but have to say that I’m looking forward to next week. The players suggested we get back to the Coriolis – The Third Horizon scenario! 🙂

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming July 28, 2017

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Another Friday, another gaming night. 🙂

I spoke to the Friday night players last night, and they said they really want to play a game this evening, but they weren’t picky as to whether it would be a roleplaying game or a board game. Since I’m feeling all right, except for the arm and shoulder business and some pains and problems with my feet, I told them this morning in e-mail that gaming was on for tonight.

I’m not sure whether I want to play a board game or do some roleplaying game stuff tonight, but I’ll see what the players’ tastes are for the evening when they arrive, and we’ll roll from there.

In the meantime, I need to make some supper. Not sure what to eat either, but it will involve some pasta as the grain.

Have a good night, folks.

Friday Night Board Gaming Thoughts July 22, 2017

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Spent last night gaming with the Friday night group, and had a pretty good time of it.

The Friday night gaming group arrived around 7:00 pm (including Ellie, who had decided she missed gaming a bit, and wanted to play), and we sat around and chatted for about 10 minutes about the week that was and Real Life(tm). The group discussed what they wanted to play, and agreed that they could wait on roleplaying games a bit, so we discussed what games to play in the board game variety.

The group decided to start with a couple of games of The Great Dinosaur Rush. This is a game that I really like, but haven’t played in a bit. In the first game, the scores were as follows.

KathyB/Ellie 93
Angela 110
DavidM 89
Mark 92
JohnK 98

It was a very close game for the longest time, right up until the final Turn, and Angela leapt in front with a really neat dinosaur design, and I…fell short on my dinosaur design and didn’t score enough points. Still, a fun game.

The second game was a lot of fun, too. The scores in that game were:

Kathy 90
Angela 94
DavidM 100
Mark/Ellie 103
JohnK 92

Another fun game, and even closer score-wise than the first game had been. Mark/Ellie and DavidM went right down to the wire with this one, the final Turn proving to be DavidM’s downfall, as Kathy and I snagged a few points and managed to break the 90-point mark. Some interesting dinosaur designs in this one, too.

The final game of the night was Pandemic, and this one, was as usual, a nail biter of a game. It was unclear right up until the evening’s end as to whether we’d beat the various plagues or not, and I thought we did pretty wel. I played the Scientist, and we managed to contain the Red and Yellow plagues, eliminated the Blue plague, but were decimated when the Black plague spread outward from Moscow. It was a fun, if nerve wracking, game and I was pleased when with about two cards left in the Deck we were able to wipe out the fourth plague and win the game.

Overall, a fun evening of board gaming and some good camaraderie. Looking forward to gaming next Friday night. 🙂