This last Sunday was the latest session of our ongoing “new players” campaign for Pathfinder, using the Rise of the Runelords adventure path. Â To cover the background in very brief, this is a group of young players and parents, none of whom have played before, learning Pathfinder together as a team. Â Originally, it was set for 5 players, but it rapidly exploded to a group of 10, which adds its own challenged. Â However, to date, everyone seems to fully enjoy the game and be fully vested in the storyline.
Managed to spend my weekend fighting the flu, which made the weekend a bit of a waste, but managed to start recovering by this morning. Â Of course, it didnt help that the weekend was filled with activities and commitments, between kids’ basketball all Saturday, and our ongoing Pathfinder game on Sunday. Â Still not sleeping solidly, but the body aches and stuffiness appear to be gone, so I can try to get back to work and focus on various tasks.
During this last Sunday’s game, we had a situation come up that ended up dating myself and several of the adults, while the kids looked at us as being crazy. Â I had referenced a scene in the old Tim Burton Batman, in which the Joker drops a giant bell down the tower, to stop Batman and the cops from pursuing. Â It happened to match nearly exactly the situation in the ongoing story. Â For reference for those younger kids, here is that scene:
Although I tend to lose my momentum anyway, this week is extra hard, as I have managed to catch a (hopefully short) flu bug. Â Dealing with body aches and headaches, and minor fevers. Â Of course, my real job doesnt really take sick days, so I am traveling for work at the same time. Â Between that, and all the late night support calls and meetings, it makes it a very tiring week. Â So far, I am managing to keep to my goal of a single post every day, but it will definitely be nice to get home where I can rest, recover, and manage to focus on hobbies and interests more.
Continuing to struggle with the site configuration a bit. Â I recently added a new theme, which has a much cleaner interface, and there will likely be cosmetic changes over the next few weeks. Â However, one side challenge I keep facing is the auto-Twitter feed, which is supposed to link a connection each time a new post is published. Â For some reason, that is not working, and has not since the initial post. Â Might see a few miscellaneous test posts as a result, until I can sort out why it isn’t working. Â That being said, if you wish to follow my feed, please subscribe to @Halfling1101, or select any of the Twitter links.
Although I use Facebook and other social media, I don’t link to them thru this site, preferring to keep those sources private (and admittedly rarely used). Â Not that I post to Twitter all the much, but fortunately it is relatively automated.
Update – seems this latest one published to Twitter successfully, though prior ones did not. Â Not sure what the difference was, I don’t believe I did anything differently.
As may have been noticed near the bottom of this site, I have been managing a set of private unofficial Ark: Survival Evolved servers. Â These are intended primarily for personal and family use, but if I know you personally, and you are a player of Ark, you may be welcome to join us. Â Originally, the server was (and continues to be) The Island, but recently thanks to a Steam sale on the expansion, we have added a Scorched Earth instance. Â At this point, these seems to be our primary focus, surviving the heat and lack of water while being eaten (repeatedly) by hostile critters.
Over Christmas, I acquired the Star Wars Armada game, and have been playing quite a bit with my oldest son. Â So far, we are really enjoying the game, I have always been fond of capital ship scale war games. Â George settled on the Empire as his side of choice, the big ships are just very cool, and I ended up with the Rebels.
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Not that I have been posting for a while (what with the dead site and all), but I have been actively running a brand new group of players thru the Pathfinder campaign module The Rise of the Runelords, since approximately June 2016. Â It started out as a small group of my son’s friends, and rapidly grew into a significant group of 10 players. Â Some kids, some adults, all new to roleplaying.
With the restart of the site, it was necessary to re-establish the Twitter link. Â If you wish to follow site updates and other miscellaneous news, feel free to follow me on @Halfling1101 (binary 13). Â If you are following, you should get a tweet whenever there is a site update (I rarely tweet directly).
So after several months, I have finally seemed to get a handle on the technical difficulties, and get my miscellaneous website up and running again. Â In the process, I have lost all the prior content, and have lost several months of time. Â I would claim this is due to the difficulty, but in truth it is more due to distractions and lack of motivation.Continue reading