Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Fizzle

Looking down my blog roll, a lot of them have gone dark. The highlights of my blog reading are Christian's Legends of Gath and Dyson Logos' maps. I'm actually starting to miss G+, even though I was just a lurker there. I tried MeWe and for some reason it just doesn't do anything for MeMe*. 

I put a stake through the heart of my VtM game. I feel bad for the one player who actually made a character instead of faffing about. Not bad enough to run a one-on-one game, mind you, but I do feel a little bad for her. 

My Troika game is once every other week, which is just not enough gaming. I find myself kind of detached from games where there's longer than a week between sessions. Troika has also turned out to be a lot sillier than I usually like my games. 

I don't really want to play rpgs over Discord. I just don't like it. I've been looking into solo gaming stuff, GM emulators, etc, which I find kind of sad to be honest. I've been invited to play in a couple of games, but I don't like to play. I like to GM. Playing just... I find it frustrating.  I've even considered hanging up the dice for good. (Figure of speech, as I can't remember the last time I played in a game session that involved actual, physical dice.) I have a lot of unfinished/unplayed games on my GOG account. My bestest friend (a player in the Troika game) has asked me not to quit the field entirely. 

I don't think I'm going to finish GURPS Arabian Nights, either. No gentle way to say it: it's fucking boring. I had high school history books that read with more punch. I suppose I could skip to the crunchy bits, but to what end? 


*Not as good as my EnnWe crack from awhile back, sorry. 


5 comments:

  1. Um...did you ever see my Five Ancient Kingdoms? Just curious. ; )

    Wish I had some words of encouragement for you, man. Really. Gath’s stuff is fun but generally depressing...reminds me a lot of that film The Road, which is NOT what I want to think about these days (even though I am rereading a bunch of post-apoc fiction).

    Jeez. What a funk we’re all in. : (

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    1. I have vague memories of buying 5AK or getting it in some kind of bundle on DriveThru. Sadly, I buy far more rpg stuff than I ever use.

      As for Gath, I find it too gonzo to be depressing. It has rules for eating too much chili and drinking Chuggy Dew. The last post was actually a break from "you touch a thing and skeletons attack you."

      These are funky times, and the bad funk, not like, the get-down kind of funk.

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    2. Oh snap I just realized that it's ACKS that I had, not 5AK. For a time I confused the two.

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    3. All these acronyms!
      ; )

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