Wednesday, May 15, 2024

It's been a bit

 Hey everyone, I hope you are doing well!  I've had a lot going on and haven't had much time to blog lately.  Heres a recap of gaming events and other stuff.

My 5e campaign crapped out.  I'm very glad I did no prep whatsoever.

I did download a bunch of free great 5e adventures.  The first one I was going to run was

Murder mystery.

The second adventure I was going to run was

There are a few more freebies I found as well.  Likely make a more detailed post later on.

The first thing I did was try a session 0.  Honestly in hindsight I should have just jumped in and played.

The scheduling questions came up.  We decided once a month first weekend.  If that weekend didn't work we would do the second.  If that didn't work we would call it for the month.

Cue session one

Then cancelations upon cancellations.

By month three I was out.  I'm not spending time working on things with no actual game.

Now we are into summer which is super short.  Will reconvene in the fall likely.  Hopefully play something different.

I joined a game with a coworker.  5e he's running it.  I'm a morally grey fighter who was a sailor.  Owes money to the mob.  

Han solo.

Some of the other peeps are very meta characters, taking advantage of the system.

It was super fun the first game however.  One entertaining moment was during the first fight the gm critted against his gf.  We gave her a pass this time.  

In other news I am spending an inordinate amount of time researching diy guitar pedals.

I still have an overdrive kit I bought during the pandemic to complete.

I have some writing ideas for basic fantasy I need to get together.  Just sketches currently.  Going to pull out the Linux laptop later today.

Oh and I figured out the dumb lead lick to "no time" by the guess who.  Just in time for band practice!

Currently my pedal board plan is a mod11 and a east River drive by ehx.  Going to grab the JHS series 3 distortion and delay.  That should cover most stuff.  Trying to get into a small portable rig.

I did try a read Provo rat and loved it, however the input jacks are on the top which is problematic as the rest of my pedals are on the side.  The JHS distortion is based on the rat.

Oh and damnit the Canadian made Empress effects distortion is also awesome.

Probably need to start a pedal guitar blog.


Rpg blog.

I do miss playing old school games.  I just sent a friend of mine links to osric and the new phb by Charlie white box fame.  He was stoked.

I'm unsure if I have more to contribute to the hobby via blogging at this point.

A lot of what I post is just random thoughts.  No actual useable game able content anymore.

I'd like to focus my writing efforts on basic fantasy for the time being.  Made write a few silly adventures as the muse hits.  Who knows if I will get something done.  I've been dealing with my dad having dementia, lusting after guitar things I don't need, and summer is basically here for 3 months.

I'm not sure what lies ahead for me and the three toadstools honestly.  

If I don't post again, just know that you people are all super awesome and I enjoyed our conversations.