To offset the negative tone of my last post, here are some good things to come out of gaming recently:
-I have started reading a YA sci-fi book called Leviathan, by one Scott Westerfeld. My wife has been trying to get me to read this for ages, and I have finally listened to her. This book hearkens back to some of the ideas I came up with when I was reading Sun of Suns a few years ago... particularly a Prussian Savage Worlds game with airships and dueling. I also find that I want to mix in some faerie stuff from the recent reading of Changeling: the Lost that I've been doing. My mind feels refreshed and I'm scarcely 50 pages into it. I think I may finally be putting that Prussian airship game together sooner rather than later.
-I scored a used copy of the Pathfinder Corebook at the LGS this evening. Having only one copy of the book at the table was a major drag... and now, with this purchase, we may have as many as four next time. (Two of my players found themselves discounted copies, and I now own two as well, though one of them now belongs to the missus)
-Polychrome is a legit book now, and Kevin Crawford released another excellent Mandate Archive with an alien race I find myself quite taken with; the Qotah. When I get my stipend money for some of the teacher meetings I attended this last year, I believe I will be ordering hard copies of Polychrome as well as Skyward Steel. (Although one of my group members purchased the PDFs and printed/bound copies for me, I find I prefer the real thing...and I also want to kick a few bucks in Kevin Crawford's direction so that he continues putting out top notch stuff.)
-A new con is this weekend. I'm not sure that there's any gaming going on there, but I intend to make some, probably with some Raggi modules and the red n' blue D&D books.
-One of the players from my fondly-remembered AD&D1 game has come back from obscurity to join my Friday and Sunday groups. We sorely missed him and it's good to have him back among our ranks.
-I may soon have three weekly games, if I can just get my shit together. This is likely unsustainable past the summertime, but I intend to enjoy it while it lasts.
-My regular local con is next month! I will run the third installment of my "Zirugar" module, which takes place several centuries after the first, and in the tradition of my little series, uses a slightly different rule set. (The first was Cyclopedic D&D, the second was Mutant Future, the third shall be Stars Without Number- originally I had planned to use Spacemen & Starships 2nd edition, but Goblinoid seems to have moved that to the back burner)
Game on, blog amigos.