My focus has been on getting the Labyrinth Lord campaign setup enough that I'll have little preparation to do for awhile. It is at least in part a hex-crawl and my players have full agency to go wherever they want and do what they want. Hence the heavy front end prep (most of which is the village they will, *I hope*, journey to next).
There is no overarching story or conflict that they must be a part of and consequently nowhere they must go by way of a railroad. They just happen to have chosen to let some crazed demon back into the material plane. Presumably, they'll stick with that plan for awhile at least.
As an aside, I've also decided to drop the "b/x" when describing this game, since my players have access to the free LL downloads, not the b/x books (my precious-es, i do not loan them out).
In any case, both of my players are away at a LARP event, so I have another week to work on it.
We also have another person interested in joining the game from time to time. My hope is to run another session this month for the original two players to get them to a point where I could introduce a new PC in a logical fashion.
Already this month, I've played some solo games - a replay of "Pacific Island Assault" and some quick small-scale skirmishes,- so that goal is well met. Still, I am itching for a solo game of something. I'm not sure what - maybe try out the Nuts! vehicle rules? a solo dungeon crawl? Play around with some Story Cubes? Pacific Theater by G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T.? Regardless, this weekend looks like an opportunity for this.
Hurricon is in two weeks and I'm tempted to make the drive to Orlando (about 8 hours), but we'll see. The rooms are not totally unreasonable, but gas is a definite wallet killer. I'll have to think about this more.
I'm going to leave my goals for September at that. There are a lot of things I'd like to do, including:
- Prep and prime the 1st box of infantry for GNW (this is dependent on the temp and humidity, which is really finally easing into reasonable levels)
- Research uniforms for GNW
- Prep and prime some 15mm figures