August 14th, 2006

an update

So grandma gets out of the hospital today supposedly. They would be sending her to a physical rehab facility which after her injuries and three weeks of being bed ridden makes sense. I still feel an occassional desire to strangle my aunt for seeing the worst in everything.

Went to see world trade center with my mom last night. I am still deciding what I think about this movie. There were portions of it I liked and portions I was underwhelmed by. One thing I did like is it very much showed how we all were that day. We all sat watching. we would all check multiple channels and multiple websites. Anything to get more information. The movie showed that well. Sadly though in the end it lacked the emotional weight I think something like this should have had. The thing is the acting was not bad. The story was a real and powerful story but it just lacked something.

Mom is staying over another week. Partly because grandma is asking her to and partly because the concern over the fact she was scheduled to fly back the day the bad men were planning on blowing up the planes with gatorade. I think the stress of dealing with grandma, my crazy aunt, and my cantankerous grandfather is begining to wear on my mom. Dealing with me cant be helping much either. Heh.

So I am begining to try and come up with an idea of what I want to do this year for my attempt at national novel writing month. I keep coming up with ideas that will require a lot of research like a (mystery set in current post Katrina New Orleans) or something to personal (a story loosely based on what I went through when my father died). I will come up with something. Maybe I will go back to old ideas. I wroter a couple of inplay letters last night and I will probably send them tonight when I go home.

Um ok thats it for updates at the moment. Hope everyone has a good day.

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gaming group update

so here is the plan as it stands.

We have a gaming night. Saturdays on non larp weekends we have a regular gaming session. We will have alternating games so no one gets board with any one thing. So far it looks like Eberron and Rifts. There is another potential game but I have not gotten everything locked in.

As to Eberron I will be running the published adventures starting with the one in the back of the main campain book. ON the character creation I am going with straight point buy. If people really want to roll then roll 4 drop the lowest and do 2 columns and pick the best of those columns. It will be starting at first level. If you want to playsomething with level adjustment talk to me. I dont want evil pcs. The first adventure starts in the city of Sharn so if you can make a charcter with some reason to be there that would be good.

Rifts, well with rifts most of the players dont know how to make characters for rifts. My plan is our first session with rifts will be character creation. Again no evil characters but other than that I am throwing the gate open on what I will allow. Any character class or race. Again at first level.  as there are literally over a hundred or more to pick from that should prove a hoot.

I think for simplicity sake I will start with Eberron in two weeks and then it will alternate between the games from then on. An occassional monday or sunday session maybe tossed in as well and other people wanting to run games will enter rotation on the same game day. Does this sound like it is doable to others?  Can someone in our group see a flaw in the plan?

Oh and as a side note a friend of mine, Alex Janeway, has moved back to Maryville. I have invited him to come join the game. He is a good guy and an uber D&D geek. heh.