Resumes are being hurtled at New York City until something sticks and I can join my lady-friend in the City that Never Sleeps. Every game feels like it could be the last or could keep on keepin’ on for a good long while.
I love this game something terrible. Dwarves are my favorite stock in Burning Wheel and I love the way MoBu City takes all of the stocks and tosses them into close quarters so that their Tolkien lineage is blurred with a pinch of potent New Crobuzon spice. The whole rhythm of this game feels odd to me and I dig it.
Also, it is great to be back at weekly gaming with Aaron and Pete. We were having real trouble finding momentum and ending the Forgotten Realms point at our fine stopping point and moving on helped, as did our schedules changing for the better.
Apocalypse World, Just Outside the City: In which mayhem and commerce are perpetrated in the Hudson River Valley.
Knowing that 2011 would be my last year in Ithaca, I wanted to get together and game with some friends I hadn’t seen regularly and hadn’t gamed with in a while. It has been splendid to both see them again and raise a fictional ruckus alongside them.
Apocalypse World, Lights of Hoover: In which a doc, his ambulance driver and a psychic girl find their place in Hoover.
Our roommate game has been a victim of our hectic schedules and a real desire to only play when all four of us are at the table but when we do the game is amazing. The group doesn’t have a go-to playbook for violence. No Battlebabe, Gunlugger nor Chopper to shoot mofo’s in the head and it has led to an interesting campaign that is a fascinating contrast to the bullets in brains that has defined the Hudson River Valley. The game’s still brutal but it doesn’t feel like a bulletocracy.
Houses of the Blooded, The Thousand Dooms of the Blood-smith: In which a young ven smith artisan schemes and crafts.
If there were 14 days in a week, I’d have a HotB game going with Pete and Aaron and probably the rest of my roommates. As it was, I got a hankering to see chargen in action and hoped that it would become a game me and Pete could drag out when we both found ourselves up late at night. Despite day-dreaming about the character a bit, we haven’t actually sat down to play yet. This could have something to do with Pete being a hard-working single-dad and me being out of the house a whole lot.
Between conducting a long distance relationship, finishing my masters degree and just the lives of busy gamers with careers, school and kids the games have been sporadic. It looks like there are 3 weekly games going but the Hudson River Valley game is more monthly than weekly and even our O’Declan brew is only sipped bi-weekly or so, though we’ve had a solid weekly run, which is nice.
Ending these games is going to be a sad thing; I’ll save my maudlin crap for when I depart.
What is on your summer gaming table?