Sunday, April 29, 2012

Random Thoughts - or, I'm too lazy to think up a more clever title.

I see I had a number of new readers over the past few days. I just want to say welcome, to you and to everyone else who has stopped in here whether it was the past few days or months ago. I've been remiss in my duties as a host!

And thanks to Scott over at Trollish Delver for sending a number of you over my way. USR is a great system and if you haven't tried it out yet, I hope my write-ups encourage you to do it! It's free, so you have nothing to lose. If you're a wargamer, don't overlook it because it's an RPG - it gave me a really fun miniatures skirmish.

Speaking of hosting duties, we hosted Lady Shadowmoss's LARP friends last evening for their regular re-cap party. They are all in-game connected and the party is at least partly in-game (although, thankfully, no one shows up in costume or talks in the way I imagine they talk at the actual game) as they share what their experiences were at the last event. I sit there and listen while I man the baby-monitor. I find their stories amusing, but more importantly, they get me totally fired up to play my own games on the tabletop.

So, tonight, I'll be seeing if I can use the old Six Gun Sound rules from THW for a sci-fi skirmish. I liked these rules years ago when I first started gaming (the only THW set that I've found really fun and immersive at that), we'll see how they do with only a very loose adaptation to a different setting.

Tomorrow's lunch break should see a return to USR and Blarg's return to the village. I've got nothing in mind, so I'll be curious to see what happens.

I'll also finish up priming the Revell WWII USMC so that in May, I can start painting them.

And, for those who remember it, my Helvetica campaign is not forgotten - I think I finally have the next (and potentially last) encounter figured out. I'm hopeful that will get on the table sometime soon.

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