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gaming weekend

So I left work at 7:30 on Friday and, after dropping baronet off at home, headed to the good ol' Stamford Holiday Inn, for ConnCon, where I was registered to run some games, even though I had yet to sign up to play any games.

It went very well. 4-6 hours of sleep a night, up at 7 to get to the 8am game I was running each day, a $2 bottle of diet coke from the hotel vending machines to keep me going... The first mod went very, very well. The players there were quite good, and supportive of a first-time GM (well, first time at a Con, anyway). I was glad to find that I knew the module very well, just from having played it once and having skimmed it late in the week.

The 1pm module was my greatest fear, though - the module I hadn't yet had a chance to set eyes on. I skimmed it at lunch, and discovered that it would be challenging, but I was pretty sure I could pull it off. Then I got to the marshalling and found seven GMs assigned for three tables. So poor con planning saved my day - I got released, and I got to play one of Reyn's homemade games.

I played a fallen angel working with a group of various underworld figures (a succubus, a human, an imp, and some sort of hulking beast) to smuggle a lost soul out of slavery. A figure trying to maintain purity while surrounded by debauchery and various temptations, like imbibing "sorrow" extracted from lost souls in order to gain power.

It was a tough character to play in the active sense - often I would sit there close-lipped as things were going on, but the surroundings really felt unconducive to any active consternation. On the other hand, other party members did things that should have offended the partygoers we were surrounded with, and were largely ignored, so... perhaps I should have played the game a little more loosely.

Oh well. At least I got to make a little table tent with a halo over my character's name.

The other players at that table were fantastic.

All in all, I played in two mods, and ran two mods, and paid CostCo a visit on the way back home, getting home around 6. I bought smoothie fixin's, and made myself a trial smoothie. It came out with about twice as much smoothie as I expected; the frozen berries I got at CostCo are going to go a long, long way. Anyone have suggested smoothie recipes? (See upcoming post, I guess, since I expect most people interested in smoothie talk won't have gotten this far through the gaming talk :)

I took a nap in a Connecticut rest stop, about half an hour, on the way back. That felt really good. I left the car stereo on while I slept, and the driver's seat was quite restful.


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Mar. 20th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
I'm fond of various mixes of the following, all readily available from a BJ's/CostCo.

orange Juide or apple juice, as base.
canned chunked pineapple.
canned mandarin orange
frozen blueberry
frozen strawberry
frozen raspberry
frozen `mixed berry'
fresh banana
Mar. 20th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Smoothies
The juice I used last night was "cranberry/raspberry juice mix", which was basically flavored apple juice, by the way. This morning's was OJ-based.

And yeah, fresh banana seems like a must-have ingredient... of which I don't have any, yet.
Mar. 20th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
vanillla yoghurt!
I enjoy just experimenting and pretty much if I like the ingredients I like the result.

But Vanilla Yoghurt is an excellent ingredient.
Mar. 20th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Re: vanillla yoghurt!
Ooh, I even have some of that in the fridge. I suppose it's important to avoid citrus when you're including yogurt in the drink?

I made another one for breakfast this morning. I hope it's a healthy option for breakfast, 'cause it feels healthy, is yummy, and gives me enough energy in the morning that I don't feel the need for caffeine... yet.
Mar. 20th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: vanillla yoghurt!
Yes, do not not not put yogurt in an OJ smoothie. Frozen yogurt can be ok in small doses with OJ.

Not a good sign that I'm not coherent enough to write grammatical sentences. Still, good weekend. And Spree lived!
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