Well, the game went really well the other night. Started out a bit slow because of a new player. Mike had to create a character and get a quick run-down of the rules and setting. He seemed to enjoy himself, once he realized that the GM makes the game and not the system. At least, that was my perception after speaking with him post-game.
The group started out travelling from Rathess to Nexus in a trade caravan that was attacked by two minor demons in the last session. They were doing OK, and had moved on, after making peace with some elves who have made an encampment in the forest, and didn’t attack the group for some unknown reason.
Later, I had a much more serious menace attack the group, and they got pretty messed up before Mike’s new character came in and helped out. They’d nearly killed the thing off, to give them credit. Still though, I think that Connon’s character would have been killed if it weren’t for the intervention of the new guy. Massive swords swung by warrior demons just don’t work out from a squishy character’s standpoint.
I’ve GOT to get a car. It’s just simply putting too much of a strain on my relationship with my gf, and is just inconvenient altogether. I was unemployed for the majority of 2004 while I went through a pretty major career change after being laid off, and ended up getting my car repo-ed. Between child support and rent, the car payment was just too much. So, now I’m trying to get all of that straightened out. If it weren’t for the fact that it would cost me my gf, I’d sign up for a contract overseas for a year, and make 50K as a techie, but I think she might get a bit upset about that.
I’m working half a day today. Which would be cool ordinarily. However, it’s a crappy half-day. Starting at 11 and going until 3. So I’ve got to waste time before and after work, in order to satisfy my requirements for transportation….yet one more reason I need a frickin’ car.
I really want to go back to school. I’ve got 10K from the GI bill to go back. It’s just a matter of finding transportation and funding for school until that money kicks in. Perhaps I should get a gimmick and stand on a street corner with a sign?
I should get to see my son on Sunday. I would be up there Saturday and Sunday, but I have to work Saturday – another half-day – so that’s out. Blech… Oh well. I can spoil him with ice cream and movies, and just hang out with him. He’s a cool little munchkin, even if his mom is a nutcase.