Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Weekly Update For Sunday, August 24th, 2014 - Mayhem On The Table, And Life Goes On...

"Hey! Those guys have bows!"
As seems to be the norm, these days, the update about The Missus' health leads today's update. She's doing well, healing nicely, and goes in this coming Thursday to get the results from the surgery. After that, it's radiation time; she'll get a week of it to start with, and we'll go from there. She'd like to thank everyone who's written, e-mailed, commented, or dropped by to let her know that they are thinking of her - she really appreciates it! And, everyone, so do I!


We played the final game in the current 'micro-campaign' cycle yesterday, and it was a fun romp in the jungle. We play-tested the informal modifications to my usual rules that I had come up with for my Barsoomian adventurers, and a good time was had by all. Except, that is, for John Carter, who got nailed with an arrow by one of Lady Djel's guards and had to be carried off by the incomparable Dejah Thoris for some first aid.

We laughed ourselves silly, we did.


Due my football schedule in September, we're going to have a 'movie day' on the second Saturday of the month; on the marquee are "Thief of Baghdad" - 1927 (with Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.) and "Thief of Baghdad - 1936 (with the lovely June Duprez as Princess Ma'in Krythai hi Tlakotani). Both movies are ones that Phil said he saw when he was a kid, and had a lot of fun with. Both are a treat to watch, and are the sort of thing that any player-character (or GM) can use for inspiration.


We'll be starting another 'micro-campaign' cycle in late September, and I am taking suggestions. These will be my usual Braunstein-style games, role-playing and miniatures all mixed up in a blender; these seem to be popular with folks.

It was mooted yesterday that we might want to visit the mysterious Pyramids of Mars, to ferret out the mysteries therein, and I'm kinda big on this. Anyone fancy a trip to Barsoom?


I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who's commented or e-mailed me about what I do around here; thank you, all of you, and I really appreciate your interest and your kind words!

Please do fee free to ask me about stuff - it's what I'm here for!