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Like a phoenix from the ashes…

Posted in Other on December 20, 2011 by Gotham Lord

So I kinda let the blog fall to the way side a bit. Real life got in the way with more pressing concerns, as well as an attempt to run things via tabletop in addition to just online in the play-by-post format. Sadly people are people no matter what format you try and play things in and the tabletop experience was less that successful. People when they get older just don’t have the same priorities and well when you have four-fifths of your group putting other things before showing up to the game it tends to send things crashing down. Normally I would say I understand that things like work, family, and even other hobbies if you enjoy them more can come first. However when you don’t have players actually contact you to inform you they arent going to be showing up to your game session that night it tends to leave a bit of a sour taste in your mouth.

Now being a old war veteran when it comes to PbP and people dropping like flies in that environment  it doesn’t phase be as much as it likely would otherwise. Especially when my one reliable player tells me how much they enjoyed every session and how much fun they were having. However with the recent holiday season in the air I’m not going to try and recruit all over again for new table players. As such I let the game go and I’ll likely try things once again when the new year nonsense starts to calm down.  In the meantime I’ve found a D&D 3.5 group to waste some time with. D&D is of course far from my first choice in terms of systems but its something to do in the meantime and the people in the group are friendly. If anything after this module thats being run perhaps I can convince a few to play in a Storyteller based game.

Meanwhile my online game is still going strong. We’re moving a little slow because of the holidays but thats to be expected. I’ve lost two players since my last post here back in June but I still have a strong six-player group, and I’m likely to have at least one potential player to fill in the open slots come the new year.

I’d like to say I’m going to get this blog more active again, but I’m not going to make promises. I have a lot on my plate with my job until we get the new hires trained and certified. Once the holidays are over my stress level is likely to lower once again but as said I would like to give my tabletop another go at it. I’ve invested far to much time and effort over the last 2+ years to simply just let myself throw in the towel.

Still Alive

Posted in Other on June 2, 2011 by Gotham Lord

 Just a note that I’m still here and I havent forsaken this blog.  Work has been a bear with the dispatch office being short staffed. I’m pushing around 60-70 hours a week on average. Good more my bank account but not so good for my hobby or any of my side projects. 

I will also be kicking off my tabletop game coming up this Tuesday. A bit of a failure on the players contacting me via email to get concepts hashed out ahead of time. So it looks like the first session is going to be character creation and a bit of a round table on what they want to see from me as a ST and what I expect from them as players.  Got a hour worth of work on my Batman tattoo Last Tuesday afternoon as well.  Sadly work called and I had to leave a bit sooner than expected.

Checking in

Posted in Other on May 17, 2011 by Gotham Lord

Quick small post at this point. Work has been keeping me rather busy with overtime lately.  As such my updates have been a little strained. However things still continue to move forward. Just probably a little slower than I’d care to admit.  June 7th is the scheduled start date for my tabletop game. Still have some time before things start up.  I have three possible applicants as things stand. Had email communication with one of them, and have had a physical conversation with two of them. We’ll see how things continue to pan out as the month progresses.

Life in Tabletop

Posted in Other on May 9, 2011 by Gotham Lord

In other news, as I mentioned before I will be attempting to give life to my Gotham game for the first time outside of its PbP roots. I have a local store where I’ll be hosting it. They have recently moved their location into a much LARGER establishment. Including a second floor which will be utilized for any gaming be it from tabletop to miniatures.

I spoke with the organizer there yesterday in regards to making final preparations before I start putting down a sign-up log.  I’m going to be looking towards six players total maximum, and I will be adhering to the current character creation requirements for police based characters.  As it stands I will be dropping off a “teaser” poster on Tuesday.

Taking a break for ink

Posted in Other on May 5, 2011 by Gotham Lord

So I’ve taken a little break from writing the blog for a few days here.  I pretty much figure that I’m talking to myself for the most part but it gives me something to do. For the few random people that might actually read things here that aren’t people attached to the games I already run online, I figured I’d give part of the reason I haven’t posted. Well I went and got inked on Tuesday, spending almost three hours in a chair.  As such,  I wasn’t fully up to focus on a blog type post. Now the tattoo isn’t finalized by any means and I have several more hours of work likely to go. I figured I’d post it for others to see though as to where its at now.  I’d also like to take the moment to give a massive thank you to all the people at Gemini Tattoo. If anyone in Maryland ends up reading this blog and lives close by Odenton I can’t recommend these guys enough. As for the regular blog I will be looking to wrap up the Evolution process here in the next couple days. Also while I havent heard back from my local game shop about setting up my table top game I’ll probably be bugging them on Tuesday before I have to go into work for overtime. I can start giving some updates on that process as well and see how the game translates from its PbP roots into a full fledged table experience.