Its been a couple good days. On the 4th, we had a BBQ here and ended up playing a full round of Mario Party 8, a couple games of Unspeakable Words, which we found to be a load of fun. We also played Snorta which had us laughing very hard as people tried to remember how to make animal noises in a hurry. I think we'll be playing those games again in the future. We didn't get to the Order of the Stick game, but it looks like a lot of fun. Not to mention, the instructions might be in comic-form, judging from the web page.

Most of the rest of the week was relaxing since I took two days off from work. I worked on the CuteGod game and got fairly far, but not into the game itself. pout Maybe this week since I have almost every needed feature in Sprite3 done to make it work. I ended up losing half a day getting my Linux machine to have accelerated 3D, which was a royal pain in the ass, but I finally got it working properly. I suspect I'll avoid getting my kernel upgraded until Linux and nVidia start to behave together again.

Saturday was… interesting. Two of my players told me ahead that they wouldn't make it and I had on cancellation an hour before gaming started, so we were down to four out of seven players. So, I gave them a choice: they could either do a four-character version of the planned adventure or do the original seven-character version, risk life and limb, and I'll give them more treasure at the end. So, we almost lost some players since they all decided they would risk it. It ended up going a bit longer than I wanted, mainly because of confidence, but it was really neat because everyone was really working together this time. And the toy Juggarnaut being used as a missile weapon was just funny. And scienceprincess threw a spell in combat for the first time. Exalted spells are HUGE, a line, 30 YARDS wide by 100 yards long. It also removed about 2/3rds of an entire fight. And… sigh my opinions on the Twilight power of negating Essence in damage has crystalized into a general hate for that power. It is like the Haste spell of 3rd edition D&D.

Oh well, I had a lot of fun and that is what matters. And I think everyone else did too.

2007-07-08