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August 25th, 2002

Grime and Punishment

Well, Laurie and I spent yesterday looking at apartments, with me moving with slightly less animation than Frankenstien's monster after last week. The "how much better is this job than Starbucks" took a serious nosedive on Friday ... I'll spare you the details, but it involved multiple vanloads going to and from all over the D.C. metropolitan area, and working from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Last night, Camstone and jamesbarrett finished off Vormorax -- although it was close to being the other way around. Camstone's poor rogue got dead again, taken down by the vampire rose bushes surrounding Vormorax's tower, and most of the other characters had half of their hit points or less by the end. But man oh man did they get experience points. Most of them got enough to bump them two levels, although the house rule is that you can only level up one session at a time. So they'll spend the next session leveled up one, and then level up again for the next session after.

The high point of the evening, IMO, was when they found the beholder gate guardian and had to play his riddle-game to get past. For those of you not up on D&D lore, here is a beholder:Collapse )

Once More Into the Screech, Dear Friends

Spent today mostly sleeping and otherwise recuperating from pain week plus gaming megasession. Tomorrow will go one of two ways: the courier will be back and I'll go to the funeral of a co-worker's spouse, or the courier will still be on vacation and I'll be moving another boatload of boxes.

Either way, I'm not looking forward to it.

The good news is, I've got a three day week, followed by Dragon*Con, and the New! Improved! SJ t-shirts -- which are actually YELLOW where they're supposed to be and not avacado green -- should be waiting for me in Atlanta when I get there. (I've mentioned before that t-shirt maven mammallamadevil rules, right?)

Some more gaming geekery, just because you can never have enough: I returned the EverQuest d20 Player's Handbook and exchanged it for Call of Cthulhu d20 instead, and I think I got a much better deal. I don't know if I'll have opportunity to use it -- I'm a bit concerned about how CoC would be received -- but if nothing else it makes for enjoyable reading material.

That's it for now. Is the weekend really over already? Sigh.

G'nite.

-The Gneech

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