Right, so, I was working on this post chronicling my frustrations with gaming lately...
With one group member promoted at work and another a new daddy, our dwindling numbers dwindled even further. Mike made a flyer to advertise our group. Out of like five local gaming stores he took it to, one of them said "they'd think about it" (I was there Saturday night- no flyer in sight) and three flat-out refused.
Meanwhile, my Tuesday game has not been running. The missus and her friend are regularly going to the gym now, and I've become quite busy as well: the after school program I teach, my martial arts training, the fact that I am now accompanying them to the gym a few nights a week, and the hour or two I spend reviewing lessons and tweaking assignments for my main teaching gig every night.
There were a few other things to grumble about, and then, out of the blue, my problems solved themselves.
-The missus suggested that I run the Tuesday game as a serial- I create a complete case/episode/adventure that we can resolve in a night or two of gaming. It turns out that what I have prepared fits that bill quite nicely. We'll do an episode, and then we'll put it on the shelf until I get time to pen another outing for our lovely steampunk adventurers. I've been so used to the weekly or every-other-weekly model of gaming that I was unable to think outside the box.
-I happened to text a former member of the Sunday group (and an alumnus from my AD&D1e game) and he asked me if the Sunday game was still on. He has Sundays free and today he rejoined the game.
-Mike started his viking/Hellfrost AD&D 2nd ed game back up and it was every bit as delightful as it was when we left off.
-Noble Knight is carrying the new edition of Carcosa and it isn't quite as expensive as I anticipated. (Last time I checked I couldn't find it on the site) I think I might use a bit of tax monah to procure a copy.
...so, I've deleted the previous gloomy entry, as I am all smiles about gaming right now.
Oh, and I have tomorrow off as well. :)