Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 100 of 362

Yep... late post. I had a game to play in this afternoon and I have another to run. More later...

Okay, it's later. Gaming for this weekend was interesting. The Saturday Champions (Phoenix) group I run was an enjoyable and interesting time. You can read about it here. The formerly-Wednesday (now Sunday evening) group got together tonight for something of a series reboot. Not much happened due to the need to resolve the impending insanity of one of the player characters. When you're trying to take a game from a really dark place to more of a four-color scene, it does not help to have a character in the group who is on the verge of a intense nervous breakdown. Next session is where that fun begins.

This afternoon found me hip-deep in a Deadlands: Hell on Earth game. We left off the this session in the middle of a big fight where we might just get our backsides handed to us. I am actually truly worried about the outcome of this one as it seems to have "Total Party Kill" written all over it. However, as long as we go out with a bit of a bang, though, I'll be happy.

Looking at the title of this post, I seemed to have reached another milestone. One hundred days of wardrobe upgrade for me. That means I have achieved 27.62430939% of my goal. I believe the results have been positive for the most part. I'm sure some folks look at me as an overpreening fool, but I knew that might happen. Who cares what they think? I'm proud of what I am doing for myself and our store, and I'm proud of the overall results.

From a game standpoint, this week will find me brushing up on an adventure for my bi-weekly Deathwatch game. I started out the first portion of "the Price of Hubris" from the Emperor Protects last session. Things seem to go well, and I think I am finally getting a handle on how to run this damn game. It's a squirrely system in that the mechanics don't seem to be all that intuitive, but it's a fun animal nonetheless. Space Marines are also damn tough to kill... ...unless you put them up against Tyranid Genestealers in approximately a four 'stealer to one marine ratio. Then, Space Marines become MUUUUUUCH easier to kill. After we get through the entirety of the Emperor Protects, I should have a handle on how to construct my own adventures for the game. It should be fun...

Peace... GopherDave


  1. I'm not certain that we are dead meat. At the very end, I've apparently taken down the mind-controller, and have made a big dent in the skull thrower. Injun Joe (with the lever action) took down the apparent head priest.

    We've still got the "shield guys" to deal with, but I'm hoping that the "innocent bystanders" will be released from their mind-control.

  2. I'm actually more worried about the 150 men, women, and children that are about to light after us... I'm not entirely certain they are mind-controlled so much as brainwashed.