Friday, April 8, 2011

Responsible Life and Other Interests 2, Gaming 0

I must confess that lately, gaming and gaming-related thinking has taken a bit of a back burner to other priorities. We've been short-handed at work due to someone quitting rather suddenly, which has left me scrambling in the short term, and will continue to be an issue until we get a replacement hired and trained.  My C&C group is in the midst of scheduling challenges, so I'm not entirely sure when we'll get together again.

Also, we (my family and I) decided to get back into the SCA, after nearly a decade's absence.  This is not a trivial undertaking for me, as I take my involvement in said organization rather seriously.  It also means a fairly substantial outlay for new rapier fencing gear, since I sold most of mine when I left.

Time to pull this guy out of storage.

As a result, gaming has suffered.  I opted out of this past Tuesday's M&M game due to work-related fatigue, and I offered to bring Wrath of Arshadalon to next week's session rather than run a one-shot.  Given how much I enjoy GMing, I think that speaks volumes about the state of my gaming brain.

On the other hand, all is not forsaken.  The 4e Sunday game meets this weekend (though I may be half-dead from an SCA event on Saturday, but I'm not letting it stop me).  And my sudden rekindled interest in matters Renaissance and Early Enlightenment has got me full of ideas for All for One: Regime Diabolique, should I ever get a game of it going.


  1. We'll be ready to butcher goblins again whenever you are.

  2. Getting back into the SCA is not easy. My family and I are doing it, very slowly. It's tough to break the momentum of not doing SCA for so long. I wish you the best in this endeavor.

  3. @Justin: I know. Actually, it's more like there are goblins to be butchered when everyone's (or most folks') schedules align.

    @Jagatai: Yeah, it's a slow process. So many little things have taken the SCA's place over time and now I'm having to figure out how and where it's going to fit into my life. Or at least find a fighter practice that doesn't conflict with my Tuesday night game. :-)

  4. Well I, for one, am looking forward to hearing about what you do with All for One~

  5. @runeslinger: Looking at your blog, I sense a certain affection for the Ubiquity System. I'll have to take a longer look at your site.