Monday, November 8, 2010

Fighting the Good Fight

Hello once again, dear readers (however few may remain!). Just wanted to check in once more and let those who may be interested know about my current gaming status. My play-by-chat game, after three sessions, has lost two players. One sent me a pretty nice email about how she needed to move on, and the other player seemed to simply drop from the face of the earth. I don't hold anything against them (although it would have been nice to get a farewell email from the second player, who said she suffers from ever-worsening arthritis in her hands and therefore cannot endure long hours of typing for the game).

Meanwhile, that leaves just my two other players for the nonce. We're tossing around the idea of moving to using VOIP for the game so as to minimize the need to type so much, and getting much closer to using it for games I think (but this proposed move to VOIP was the main impetus for the one player to bow out, as she was not interested in the shift). But I for one need to invest in a headset/microphone before we can move in that direction.

So, we missed our fourth bi-weekly session this weekend. The looming holidays are often a bad time of year for gaming, I find.

In the meantime, in the non-virtual world, I've had an interesting development: some old friends with whom I used to game ages ago have recently resurfaced, and bring with them a resurgent desire for roleplaying! They have come to me after I've spoken a bit to them about my own return to gaming, and they've asked if I would be willing to get a side game going with them. Needless to say, I am very intrigued by this turn of events! Whether anything will come of it, I'm not sure, but I have to admit that I'm pretty excited simply from the fact that they've even come forward with this revelation. One of my main laments/motivations behind this blog is that my old group of friends who I played with has splintered over the years. But could I be seeing a regrouping in the offing? Time will tell...

Well, hope all is well out there with all and sundry. Hope to hear from you soon, and until then, as always, happy gaming!

P.S. I've decided to hold on to my Flame Princess box set, so that's no longer for sale. My financial woes have abated a bit, fortunately. I still have many other items for sale, however. But I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of that gorgeous box!


  1. Play-by-Internet games are ALWAYS tough. I've been playing in an online Savage Worlds game that just got back together after the GM had to take some time to deal with real-life issues. I had to do the same with my game, which was a shame to do after 8 months of great gaming.

    Glad to see that you've got new prospects!

  2. Amen to online gaming being tough. I ran a PBEM Forgotten Realms game for over a year, but the posting eventually got so sparse that it finally, slowly died. I am really thinking that I want to explore this potential return to the face-to-face, table-top gaming of yore!