I've got to apologize for a lack of traffic here this month. I've actually been spending a lot of time immersing myself in reading a lot of espionage and "men's adventure" fiction, and haven't been contemplating RPG or minis-related subjects. While I try not to box this blog in too much, I know most of the readers here aren't that interested in the Death Merchant or The Butcher or Nick Carter, Killmaster.
I've been doing quite a bit of posting over at my resurrected Post Modern Pulps Blog, and while I am certainly not abandoning this blog, I am taking some time to flesh out the other blog some more since it sat defunct for 2 1/2 years. I've also started a fun and not terribly serious mixology-related blog called The Manhattan Project, where I talk about mixing drinks and drinking and fine dining in and around the greater Boston area.
I ran another Castles & Crusades game a couple of weekends ago, and in another couple of weeks I'll have a followup game. A session every one to two months seems to be about the limit for my player base, and given a lot of other weekend projects and commitments, it's about the best I can expect in the foreseeable future.Sometime, hopefully soon, I'll have to bring my C&C binder in to work so I can scan in all the new session-notes-as-illustrations my newest player has provided me for the last half-dozen sessions. They are a lot of fun and the players all look forward to seeing his depictions of their shenanigans.
I've also fallen very far behind in my 40K miniatures painting, something I feel bad about. For whatever reason, I seem to enjoy assembling and converting my minis a lot more than painting them, so I have scads of assembled miniatures in desperate need of a paint job. Hopefully when the weather cools a little more I will be able to get into painting mode once again.
I'm coming off a week and a half of vacation, and I realize now that in the last two weeks, I've read six novels. I know I don't read as much as I used to, and while on vacation I made a special effort to dig in and find a lot of time to just sit back and enjoy a good book (or six). None of them are fantasy or sci-fi related, and over time I'll hopefully put up short reviews on my PMP blog.
Finally, while I still very much want to do a Mythic Greek playtest adventure for the T&B RPG, I think the first playtest adventure I run should be nothing but the basic rules and low-tech gear. I am considering a Roman-era adventure set after the building of Hadrian's wall, featuring a band of Roman soldiers (and possibly some native allies) "going north" to rescue a kidnapped Roman nobleman. Not sure when I'll have any time to run this, but it's something I'm going to be keeping in the back of my mind now.