Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time just gets away.

Wow. Time sure does get away.  I have neglected any updates here.

Despite not posting material here, I have still been a little active.  Family gaming time has not been as often as I would like.  Summer movies have been on the agenda lately instead of gaming... anything to get out of our hot little house for a while (no A/C = cranky family, but we save a lot on bills).  Still, I have been writing material here and there for the BFRPG game.  I have put together updates for the Quasi-Class Supplement, adding Sages and Bards to the BFRPG game.  I have moved the sub-classes (non-quasi classes) into another supplement called, "Additional Fighting Sub-Classes" (detailing a Gladiator/Duelist, Alt-Ranger, Knight, and Thug (thief subclass this time).

Also, I have been playing in a Play-by-Post game hosted on the BFRPG forums.  It has been my first time to participate in gaming this way, and I have to say that it still is very fun... albeit it moves along so slowly.  Each day I look forward to what the others have done/said.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

While I haven't posted about it, we have managed to play a few times through the last several months. Sometimes with guests, sometimes just with my kids, and tonight... I actually got my non-gaming wife to participate.

She started off in a very un-interested attitude, which actually started to get me really frustrated. My kids characters decided to make a trip through town (actually the Keep of the "Keep on the Borderlands", which did not help her get into play mode.  After several frustrating minutes trying to get a little role-play interaction with my 6 year old son buying a set of platemail for his faun fighter, I rushed the group out to the caves of chaos... I knew I had to make some things happen for my 'first time playing' wife.

Anyhow, they head into the B Orc Cave and I have a little bit of fun creeping them out with the wall of skulls, especially when they only briefly notice that one of the heads is suddenly missing (the orc guard who has his head through the wall ducks out to notify guards). This is when my wife starts to actually take notice of the game... and the combat begins.  I get the feeling that my wife actually had a good time at this point...

We had to wrap things up then, but I had fun and I don't think I will have nearly as much trouble getting my wife to play again next week on our 'game night Wednesday'.

Basic Fantasy Rules for simple game play... another introduced to gaming.