Friday, August 26, 2016

Hooting with Strahd

Assorted Stuff:
  • The novel is progressing slowly but, while that pace is frustrating, I realized the other night that I'm really enjoying seeing it take shape. It's nice to feel like I'm doing the right thing.
  • I might be running a Halloween session of D&D. One of my friends asked me to because her boyfriend has never played and is eager to try it out. Of course, there's a more-than-fair chance it'll never happen. I found a cool low-level setting from Curse of Strahd to use for the Halloweeny stuff. I figure I should also make sure there's an opportunity for a little bit of dungeon crawling just so he'll know how that goes. I like how the book is useful for that kind of thing even if you don't run the whole campaign.
  • We played another session of the Scrap Pile campaign last weekend and are supposed to play D&D this weekend. Gaming is good.
  • I went to a fun David Bowie tribute concert and had a margarita with jalapenos in it. Okay, yeah, I actually had two.
  • Our water heater crapped out and took forever to replace, but it's back now.
  • I'm gonna try to get The Fire Within out to game stores for December. And that reminds me, another of my friends is opening his own game store in Cleveland. I'll post again with a link when there's more info available.
  • I'm running some stuff at Carnage in November but I haven't worked on any of it. I'm not even sure when my events are, anymore. I didn't think to write down what I submitted because, usually, they send me an email. That didn't happen this year. I'm sure it'll come together somehow. There's still plenty of time.
And now here's Dazzler fighting Galactus:

Friday, August 05, 2016

Gen Con Nostalgia

This is the first Gen Con I've missed since I started going in 2004.

I might go back next year. I don't know. The convention has become so grotesquely bloated that I wonder if it's worth it. I suppose there's a chance it is. Every one of the previous years has built more great memories, housing lottery or no.

On the other hand, I've had the house to myself since Tuesday, which has been therapeutic. And productive. I worked my way past a block that was annoying me on Gorgudai and, when it was time to take a break, I started drawing a more presentable version of the map. I might still hire somebody to draw an artsier version, but this is at least something I could put on the web page eventually. Mostly I was just playing around.

Anyway, here are some pictures from Gen Cons past: