29 March 2011

I may, in fact, game tomorrow.

My trip to St. Louis went reasonably well.  The conference was good.  I gave a decent response to a good paper, heard some other interesting work, networked a bit, and saw some friends.  The weather was not so good, however.  It snowed 5-6 inches, which made seeing much of the city, including FLGSs, difficult.  Next time, St. Louis!

It looks like the "professors gaming group" may be reforming.  I gamed for a bit last year with a few professors and staff from my university, exploring Stonehell Dungeon using Labyrinth Lord.  We're going to try and get together tomorrow night.  We'll make some new characters and I hope to run Tim's Knowledge Illuminates using some Labyrinth Lord/Mentzer Basic hybrid.  I've got a cool idea for some collaborative world building with the group, which I hope to share here, but I am trying not to get too excited.  The academic-life, semester rhythm makes it difficult to get too invested in a long term game, or at least it's been that way so far.  As of now, I am just happy to be getting together with some friends, eating some soup (our hosts always make a pot), and running what looks to be a cool adventure.  I'll let everyone know how it turns out.

3 comments:

  1. Welcome back. You have my deepest sympathies on the whole "not being able to get into a rhythm" thing. I'm getting that just by having a wife in grad school. Thankfully, it's almost over.

    So... collaborative world-building? Let's play Microscope!

    Also, it sounds like C.L. needs a bit more time before he can gear up for the WWII game.

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  2. Thanks! Adjusting to life with two kids takes awhile. I am not sure we're there yet, but I am diving back in to gaming anyway.

    I'll get the Microscope rules ASAP!

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