A lot can happen In One Week—a weekly article focusing on what gaming things interested or caught my attention in the past week. I will report on what happened in my world of gaming and give you a snapshot of what excited me in the gaming realm at large. How many games can you play In One Week?
What did I play this week?
- I both played and ran Suits of the Mists this week. It is a good story and a great intro to the Curse of Strahd season of D&D Adventurers League. The module did feel a bit uneven at times, but I have the chance to run through it a few more times, so it might smooth out with the telling.
- #Chatroom4Life! Episode 201 of Misdirected Mark was a lot of fun from the chatroom. I find that we are paying more attention to the show as it happens. I am waiting to Patreonize–starting to like that word–the show. This week was Kickstarters. I am in the middle of an article about psychology and Kickstarters, so Chris and Phil’s talk ironed out a few ideas I had, but also polarized some Kickstarter markets that I had not considered. Jim and I had some good ideas in the chat too–which I saved and need to parse–which leads me to…
- Talking TableTop–TTT if you are hip! The episode with Shawn Merwin–the alhoon mind flayer if anyone forgot–was a great listen. Jim has one of the best radio announcer voices I know and Shawn has this smooth drone which is really awesome. I also find that all these podcasts lead me towards more thoughts to put down on paper–or in my case, keyboard to blog. Why I Hate Living Greyhawk is coming soon. If at this point you have never listened to either co-host–Jim on TTT and Shawn on DwD&D–what are you waiting for? This episode has some great questions and comments which I am not going to spoil.
- It is a rare week that I do not catch up on Gaming and BS. Instead, I re-listened to episode 80 about Savage Worlds, which I consider the best episode from Sean and Brett to date. The dialogue with their guests was good, their questions were probing and anecdotal, and the flow was spot on. I am really curious about Savage Worlds–specifically if I will ever get my Savage Rifts–and I am waiting patiently for a convention to play it at, hence to re-listen.
- I did enough dishes this week to finish episode 43 of Critical Role. I am getting used to being several episodes behind on my playlists. At least I am never starved for content. Matt Mercer playing Victor the black powder merchant was amazing. Bravo! I watched this episode over a 3 week period, so I do not remember much.
- Because of end of month, there was no Out of the Abyss game this week. However, I did write a small story to connect the character deaths and plane shift last week into the continuation next week. I did not like it–the experience and sensation, not the actual writing and text. I will explain further next week after play resumes with a possible article included.
What happened to me in gaming this week?
- Nothing significant happened this week, I was mostly buried under appointments and paperwork. If it were not for Cornerstone TableTop Day questions, I could waste less time on Facebook as well.
Where did my money go this week?
- What can I get in a Gargantuan green dragon kind of miniature? It’s for… uh… something…
- The 7th Sea bundle came by email and DriveThruRPG.com this week, Kickstarter backer reward. There are nearly 30 titles in the package.
What did I miss this week?
- There was no Down with D&D this week. I also did not manage to catch-up any further with She’s a Super Geek either. Finally, added more Talking Games to my backlog.
What excited me the most in gaming this week?
- I made a floor plan! Admittedly, it was a slow gaming week, but I was really frustrated the past few weeks about game events for Cornerstone TableTop Day. I did not know visually what was happening, so I sat down on Wednesday–after noticing that Google Sheets can measure columns and rows by pixels–and drew out the floor plan. I figured out which tables and areas were reserved for particular games–18 tables for D&D Adventurers League and the D&D Epic Reclamation of Phlan–and where the presenters could go along with the family game tables. It was cathartic. There is so much to do–which I always expected–but there is so much to do!
What was your gaming week like?
But… what do I know…?