Why, hello there...
Yeah, it's been way too long since I posted, but eh. There's been multiple reasons for that and they aren't important to this post, or any, for that matter.
There's been quite a bit of gaming since I last posted, save for a short lull in July for my game and August for Paul's.
The Drow War is still going strong in 4th Edition, though I must admit I'm having a kinda hard time working on encounters. The game either doesn't support high player numbers well, or I don't have a grasp of encounter building yet in the edition. Everything seems too easy. Despite this, we're almost done with the first book, and I'm thinking that things will just get tougher for me, not necessarily for the players. I don't want to drop the game, but I can honestly say I'm not "feeling it" right now. What that means for the game, I can't say. The Drow War WILL be finished, though.
On Tuesdays, Big Mike and I have started taking turns pulling DM duty as he tackles the WotC-published 4E adventures (Keep on the Shadowfell, etc.) in his campaign and I'm running the published 3E adventure path that WotC put out (The Sunless Citadel, etc.). Mine has yet to be played, but everyone now has characters, so we're good for Tuesday after next. In Mike's game, we all have a blast. Paul, Steve, and I are playing our characters as kinda "green" so we have alot of fun in the roleplay of it. I also can brag that my Warlock is the only character NOT to have been knocked to dying in the game. Carl will be joining us on Tuesdays now that his work schedule has changed, so that will give us some much needed help.
Paul's 3.5 game on Wednesdays is still going strong, and we've finally made it to 10th level. This is actually one of the best games I've ever played in. We always have so much fun and just last night, Carl, Steve, and Tony took out an Iron Golem while I was breaking into jewel cases around them. They didn't resent the fact once I split the loot evenly. We're back on the Elemental Plane of Earth after going to the Plane of Fire. Things are terribly amiss, as everyone in the city we had went to on the outskirts of the Great Dismal Delve had been slain. We resolved to press on to get to the bottom of things, though it looks like we're messing with more than just Orcus and some Void Mages, or whatever the hell they call themselves.
Thursday nights now are dedicated to Vampire (character creation still in the works.) Tony has been putting together a Chronicle, of which I have next to no details as of yet, for our undead to maneuver through. Racheal (Toreador 12th Gen), Steve (Tremere 11th Gen), Jon (Toreador 13th Gen), Lauren (Ventrue 13th Gen), and I (Ventrue 13th Gen) have all signed up for the game. So far, not sure who else will be in, but I can't wait. I've been wanting something other than D&D for a while, and I think this will really, really be awesome.
Chris Hedler has talked about doing a 2E Dark Sun game on Sunday evenings, and I've mentioned a late night 3.5 Ravenloft game at the Hedler's house. That should be pretty cool, methinks, if those get going.
I'm still craving some non-D&D rpg'n, and I can't seem to escape the funk I'm in about it. I don't want to drop any of the D&D games I have going, or any of the games I play in, but I think after the run of one of my games, I'll definitely be doing something different. Superheroes, or something. Tony's Vampire game will definitely help there, but yeah.
I'm back to semi-regular posting now! Gonna try to find a pattern I'm good with as far as posting goes, so maybe I'll step it up even more than March! That'd be crazy, right?