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Grooving Along

Not a whole lot has been going on. Everything has been pretty steady and dull. At my job we took over the office building next door and they moved all the Tech Support staff over including myself. I’m really shy at this job and don’t know many people but for some reason feel more comfortable around the tech support team than I did with engineering.

Gaming has been steady and I finished a game called “Colony” where the players take on members of the first people to ever colonize another planet. I describe it as “Lost” but in space, but not “Lost in Space.” It went really well and I plan on doing a follow up next year. We are now playing Dresden Files and up next is Dark Sun 4e.

D&D at the Library still goes strong and as chaotic as it can be things remain steady. I introduced a new mechanic in which I give the players poker chips if they are paying attention at the beginning of their turn. They can than spend the chips on extra actions, bonuses to their rolls or experience points. It has worked wonderfully.

A few months ago was Gateway 2010 up in LA and I got to play in games of Lady Blackbird, Unknown Armies and Apocalypse World. I also ran Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies. Stephanie picked me up early from the con and we headed up to a party some friends had.

I also got to see some fun plays including one a friend was in. One of the plays, “Gam3rs” I saw a few weeks ago. It is a play about a tech support guy who is obsessed with World of Warcraft. Me and some friends went to an October fest then the play so I was pretty drunk when we arrived. The play was great with lots of inside geek jokes including references to Star Wars and Homestarrunner. They also had a talk back with food and more booze.