Hey all. I am here again, and far less pathetic and morose than when last you all heard from me. Rather than make excuses for being a BAD BLOGGER (I confess, it was me. I am a bad blogger), I'll just say, well, I have been a good DM.
My weekly game at the uni has gone on unabated for something more than a year now, which has not happened since the eighties for me. The non-negotiable commitment to that hobby task, a commitment which, if broken, has immediate consequences, directly, in my social life, has been a wonderful thing for me. Basically, whatever real-world crap has been going on in my life, I have just turned up every Monday night and run the bloody game anyway. This has taught me two things: 1) I am a good at-table dm, who can improvise his way through poor preparation or the surprises dropped on me by perverse players with a degree of aplomb. 2) Everything is going to be fine.
So, apologies, friends, for being absent. It is nice to see you all still at it- despite my own unblogging, I visit you all most days, and you have been in my thoughts here and there. I make no commitment to become an uber-blogger again- my duties as a DM forbid such follies. I am starting, after all a SECOND weekly game, for the players who want to play in my Monday night game, but can't seeing as it already has 7 players. The new game is Thursday nights, Classic B/X D&D, Castle Greyhawk. Along with several fine fellows, the new group has, I believe, 3 female players at this point, which is a nice change at our gaming club. Here are my new detail maps for use around the Free City:
Oh- and we might be organizing a convention in Wollongong, if the powers that be can be convinced! How snazzy is that?