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July 4th, 2010

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11:20 am - A few updates
It has been a while. I'm debating on whether I should start a blogger account and do more of the hobby-centered writing.

I must admit that facebook has taken up more of my time, doing updates and the like for people who I know. In any case currently I am:
On summer vacation!
Waiting to hear on whether or not I get a job that could transition me into an administrative role at my school (interview was good).
Doing the dad thing. 4th of July at home this year, first time ever since being married. Bought fireworks for the first time too (usually these have been provided by my parents/hosts).
Putting our Savage Worlds Post-Apoc Victorian London Rippers RPG game on partial hiatus - with a promise that we'll switch back to it next and continue the narrative.
Kicking  off an OSRIC/AD&D/1e campaign on Friday, wherein every player has a 3 PC stable, I have created massive overland hex maps (Hexographer is awesome), I have hand drawn several single and multi-level dungeons which can be traveled to on the overland map, and I have a great starting sandbox for the game. Really looking forward to it. Doing it as close to the rules as written as possible - I don't think I've ever played any D&D prior to 3rd edition by the real rules. I am now a major devotee of the so-called OSR (Old School Revolution). i lurk on sites like knights and knaves (megadungeon forum especially), dragonsfoot, and various OSR blogs of late.
Haven't gamed in three weeks. Wanted everyone to be together for the new game kickoff. 7 players can be hard to get together.
Wishing I had time to continue fiction writing, but haven't done it (thanks Hexographer!).

I guess that's it. It's been a great vacation so far. The beach was great. Looking forward to burgers, pineapple upside down cake, and lemon squares tonight.
Current Mood: happyhappy

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Date:July 4th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Hex maps. Yeah. I hear you on FB. I've finally started throttling back all the games over there since I realized it was just "point and click endlessly to try to get on a leaderboard."
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Date:July 6th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
Initially I tried several FB games, but I, too, have discovered they're basically worthless ways to waste my time. I don't feel that way about most of my other endeavors, so away they go. I am addicted to making status updates and reading those of my friends. Especially when they're accompanied by pictures - it's always interesting to see what everyone is up to.

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