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weekend update

Friday night, tapas at Dali with coworkers in town from California, then off for some beer at a bar in Inman Square. Drank a lot of water before going to bed in the heat, and woke up feeling reasonably ok.

Friday night, late (I think) - WoW arenas, 2v2 Djacaranda (my shaman) and Leoura (a very well-geared healadin). We did ok, for starting up as a new team up at 1500. Didn't lose every game :)

Saturday morning, WoW - Lochinola did some questing in Feralas with Gigit. Hit 50, woot!

Saturday, noon - D&D Worldwide Game Day at Pandemonium Books. We got TPK'ed because we spread the damage out over the enemies like butter. Also, I'm pretty sure our cleric didn't notice his Healing Word power on his character sheet. Kind of key, that power.

Saturday, 4pm - Tosci's with a WoW crowd to meet Fubuki in from out of town. Hung out a bit, had ice cream, good times.

Saturday, 6:30pm - phone call with an ex-coworker who I haven't talked to much lately. His family's out of town this weekend, and we were going to try to do something this weekend, but timing mostly cut it back to just a phone call. Which freed me up for

Saturday, 6:30pm - WoW arenas, 3v3 Dagny (my priest) and forgotten_aria and her mother. We did ok, I remembered to heal.

Saturday, 7:30pm - Hang out with gentlescholar et al. Talk gaming, housing, life, etc. Played a game that, it turns out, is Diamante, but the American edition.

Sunday, noon - drove with mathhobbit to Worcester for a tiny ren faire. Neat place, fun crowd. Saw two of the people from my D&D table yesterday there.

Sunday, 6pm - DMed a D&D 4th Ed pickup game. My first time running a 4th ed game, it was surprising how manageable it was. Though, having only 4 players made the combats in Keep on the Shadowfell really hard... but it was a lot of fun. I wonder if we'll pick up where we left off sometime, to try to continue the module. In the meantime I might try to run the beginning of the mod again for other people.

Though, I should have spent some time this weekend prepping a run for Wednesday. Oh well, that'll come later. Also, I should have spent some time at the gym this last week. I haven't.

Mostly, though, things are good. This is what life is like when I just go where the wind blows. If I were to try to steer, what would be different?

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surakofb5
Jun. 9th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Hey, you play WoW, you have to watch this winning entry from the Marcon masquerade. Trust me :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rKPEMUZyns
matthew.gray.org
Jun. 9th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
Incan Gold
They added some special treasure rules to Incan Gold which isn't in Diamant, and you don't get the cool little crates you get in Diamant, but at least it doesn't cost as much as Diamant.

So, I've heard a lot of "4e is faster", with surprisingly little concrete numbers. How long does a single (substantial, but not epic) combat encounter take?
exponentialdk
Jun. 9th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC)
Re: Incan Gold
Matthew asked:

> So, I've heard a lot of "4e is faster", with surprisingly little concrete numbers. How long does a single (substantial, but not epic) combat encounter take?

Someone experienced with the system told me it takes about as long (faster rounds, but more of them).

When ran Keep on the Shadowfell with 6 players combat took longer than we were used to in earlier editions, but I think that was largely due to our being new to the rules.
katybeth
Jun. 9th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Mostly, though, things are good. This is what life is like when I just go where the wind blows. If I were to try to steer, what would be different?

Food for thought, thanks.
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