The Holiday Geek…I mean Week

Today Rob and I sat around and played Battle Lore while Janaki and Zorro napped on the couch. We got through the first two scenarios and we’re hungry for more. More Battle, more Lore…

This evening we went to the Burning Wheel game, the last session of this chapter, wherein we captured a Southron Princess and my Bastard Wizard dropped a hurricane on her father’s ship before he could return to the southern kingdoms and gather an army. My storm was met by the Sultan’s own wizard and my storm and his Efreet did battle in the sky.

My storm won, the ship’s crew were boiled alive in the arcane ruckus.

Bob’s knight finally got our rival’s son to challenge him to a duel, a duel that will kick off the first session of our second chapter, some months from now.

After the game we basked in the afterglow and then launched into our next game, Exalted, that I will hopefully record on my new iRiver.

Last night Josh, Janaki and Rob all made BW characters, along with a smidge of setting creation, so that we could show Josh how BW worked. He had read the books and was curious. It was more of a half-game but it was fun times. We also ate this divine meal with lovely red wine and delicious deserts at Madeline’s who now have a GLUTEN FREE MENU! My stomach

The night before that we playtested Rob’s game in development, Misspent Youth: A Game of Juvenile Delinquency and Being Awesome. It is going to be damned nifty. My character, Stingray Jackson, was a 15 year old who drove around in his father’s antique gas guzzling Corvette. We were rebelling against the Daedalus Corporation, who controlled all solar power with an iron grip and let the poor folk outside of their domed communities suffer as gas runs out.

It is a week that is easy like a Sunday morning, filled with Battlestar Galactica discussions, walking Zorro in the winter sun, sleeping in and geeking out.