Yesterday, I gamed for the first time since August. I haven't endured a dry spell this long in the 26 years I've been in the hobby.
I rejoined my old group, DM'ed by John Higgins, author of Engines & Empires, but this time we're using his D&D 2018 rules. There were new faces who had joined the group since I dropped out sometime in...2015? I'm not entirely sure.
I rolled a bard, which in John's game is more like the Celtic priest/scholar than the spoony fop of later editions.
As always, this DM's world is richly detailed and focused very much on exploration and expedition. Although he's running Mystara, he's managed to make it feel very much like his own thing.
I have an additional invite to two other games, but I think I can make all of them work. It seems I am fated not to DM again until KantCon, but this is a far better situation than I was in even three days ago.