In One Week | Changes

A lot can happen In One Weeka 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 are you playing In One Week?

Please note there may be disruptions in the weekly schedules for In One Week and Cutting Words as I become a first-time parent. Thank you for your patience and understanding–and send all your comments to Alex!

What happened in gaming this week?

Where did my money go this week?

  • Patreon: Gaming and BS, Misdirected Mark, She’s a Super Geek, Talking TableTop
  • Technically we did not spend anything–read on. We parked near a FLGS for fireworks on Friday, but discovered that the store had closed permanently. Their display cases and other accoutrements were in and around the dumpster by the parking lot. So I grabbed some of the nice shelving units–maybe to use in my garage. I had visited that store less than two weeks ago and the owner was there behind the counter, a really nice gentleman. It is a pity.

What are my gaming highlights this week?

  • She’s a Super Geek was hilarious. What a great use of the D&D system to showcase interaction and exploration. It was really something to listen to by putting writers’ table thought into playing a scenario. Rich and Senda did a great job–including Senda’s continuous laughter–and Emily really gave them the freedom to lead the game, which many a DM would be unable or unwilling to do. Great work!
  • In Tyranny of Dragons, it took the party–minus one bard on vacation–two rounds to kill an adult white dragon on Monday, taking only 34 total points of damage in return. And the DM cheated again. While it was a pleasant session, I am still not pleased with the overall campaign…
  • I forgot to mention that we finished Assault of Maerimydra a couple Fridays ago. Again, I have problems with the pacing and mechanics of the module–which may be subject for Advantage to Insight in the future–but we did manage to barely complete the adventure. Overall, it took more than 14 hours to get through the module. Ridiculous.
  • I have tried very hard to overlook faults and change my opinion of a local gaming organization in the area, but recently I experienced another bad digital encounter with the organizers of the group. These people are certainly rude and unappreciative, both in person and online. There is a convention coming up that I originally volunteered for, but after that exchange, I may withdraw my support for the D&D Adventurers League events. No decisions while upset…
  • As always, I won’t go into Misdirected Mark here, but please tune in Tuesday for a Cutting Words review and the #Chatroom4Life at 8:45 PM!

What excited me the most in gaming this week?

  • My daughter is due to be born in 2 weeks, leaving me little to no time left for all the gaming projects I have lined up–from Advantage to Insight to module writing to campaign design. Looking back upon the past year of gaming, I am amazed to see the progression and changes that it has wrought. My life is very different than it was a year ago and it will change even still. And while I have no particular focus in this week’s article, I can feel something on the horizon–beyond lack of sleep–and it has put me in a hopeful mood, despite annoyances. The best DM is the one that constantly seeks to improve–in gaming as in life.

What was your gaming week like? 

But… what do I know…?

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