Saturday, June 24, 2017

What a great week!!!



 In spite of the heat and the storms it has been a good week. As I posted earlier I was able to try out online gaming for the first time with Christian. I wasn't able to participate in Free RPG Day, was out of town, but a good friend picked up an item for me that I really wanted. The Starfinder First Contact book.
I'm looking forward to giving it a read.
I'm blessed to be in a fantastic gaming group. Last night we played another session in our group's Curse of Strahd 5E Campaign.
The entire game session was role-playing. No combat, just the players interacting with each other and the different NPC's. The DM did a great job and the 4 hours just flew by. It wasn't until I was heading home that I realized we didn't have a single fight all night and it was loads of fun. I talked to the group and when we wrap up the Curse of Strahd Campaign (probably late Fall). They'd like me to run Starfinder!  I'm excited, the rules aren't even out yet, but I want to give them a spin. What we've heard about the game so far has everyone excited. So I've started working up some ideas for my upcoming Starfinder Campaign.

Also this week, I was a kickstarter for the Mutant Crawl Classics RPG. The PDF was released this week to kickstarters, so I've been reading through it in my spare (ha ha) time. It looks really cool, and I'm sure it will be put in the gaming rotation at some point.

I got some great books in the mail from my buddy since 8th grade, Tormentor. Somehow he always remembers my Birthday, even though I try to keep it on the down-low. Thanks Tormentor!

On a personal note, I got the best gift of all. I don't talk much about my personal life on the blog. Try to keep it about gaming. But felt this was appropriate. My grandson is getting close to 3 years old. He stays with us some of the time. He is developmentally delayed, and undergoing evaluation for autism We have worked hard to find ways to play, talk and interact with him. This week was the first time that he and I had truly interactive play. He was listening to me, following directions and truly playing with me. I'll never forget that smile and the gleam in his eyes when he and I were playing. That first magical moment is something I will treasure forever.  Well thanks for letting me share.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Get some gaming in this weekend and spend time with friends and family! They are what makes it all worthwhile!
Good Gaming -B.B.







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Online Labyrinth Lord in the Wasteland of Gath

  The journey begins....
I got to play in my first ever online game earlier tonite. Christian of the Destination Unknown blog encouraged me to play a quick session in his Wasteland of Gath game. I had a fantastic time. I've been corresponding with Christian for awhile now, and it was wonderful to have a "face to face" talk/game session with him. I had worried about the tech issues and my limited abilities with technology but we had no issues during the game.
 Gathering and burning the bones of the unquiet dead for a funerary rite to THE Metal Gods
Proper graves and burial rites for the two souls at peace.
Thanks again Christian!!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2

My wife and I saw Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 today. We both really enjoyed it. We couldn't decide if we like it better than the first one. All in all it was a fun movie and if you liked the first one then you will most likely enjoy this one as well. This one is chocked full of Easter Eggs, and I will need to watch it another time or two to get many of them. I'm a fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic from way back and there are some great tie-ins to the comic series. Also there are several scenes at the end as the credits roll (5 in all I believe) so don't leave until the end.
From a gaming perspective this one has some fun fodder to use in your sci fi RPG's!


Friday Night Ravenloft!

Last night we resumed our 5E Ravenloft game, I'll avoid spoilers, but suffice to say the first adventure in the Ravenloft campaign is quite tough. The DM really knows how to run the game and the other players are fantastic gamers. I've been playing since '79 and I really find myself challenged by the skill and ability of this group. I'm trying to get my head around the various nuances of 5E, this group is not only helping me make the transition to 5E but are making me a better player. Which rocks.  We finished the first Ravenloft adventure (Death House) Holy Crap was it challenging. The DM said he was impressed that we all made it out alive, great tactics and teamwork got us through, it is a TOUGH adventure for the recommended levels. I now have a 3rd level Tiefling Rogue!   Even Strahd showed up for a cameo! The DM has the Ravenloft board game so is using the minis from that! Good stuff.
It is so great to be gaming again!  Hope you all have a great weekend and get to roll some dice!
Take care, B.B.