I've been just a tad under the weather this week and as such I am quite behind on dumping out the clutter that makes up the interior of my skull. In effort to do some cleaning so I can find things in here, I offer up some random thoughts, points, pointlessness and cool pictures...
It was my birthday on Tuesday the 12th. I am...older. Happy Lincoln's and Darwin's Birthday to Me!
Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I do not currently have a Valentine but I gave a rose to a friend and she smiled and said it made her day, which in turn made mine.
Other birthdays around this time in February include George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., inventor of the Ferris Wheel. Today is the birthday of Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons and Futurama, as well as astronomer, philosopher and more, Galileo.
What else...oh yeah, so at one point during the first session of our new Traveller campaign, a woman stuck her head into the back room of the Compleat Strategist where we were playing and asked, "Are you guys playing classic Traveller?"
"Yes, we are." we replied.
"Bless you." she said.
Now Marvel...or rather Marvel Now...is doing this...
Which makes me very, very happy. I love me some NOVA.
I wish they had made his helmet gold, or brought back the original star emblem, or the sunburst emblems on his chest or...well, really just the gold helmet. All that aside, I am looking forward to this series. It looks like fun. And who'da thought they'd be making fun comics again in my lifetime huh? Go figure.
Fun. Comics. Superheroes. Gaming.
Yeah, once a month Traveller is awesome but I (and at least one other player in my Traveller group) are hankering for getting together more often. We can't run Traveller more than once a month as it doesn't work with everyone else's schedule and I can't get him into my ongoing Ars Magica game as it doesn't quite fit his schedule.
Also, I hate to say it but I'm getting a little tired of Ars Magica. It didn't turn out the way I wanted. It's a great game but it feels too much like a typical D&D game with more politics thrown in. Not what I was hoping for.
After Science Fiction, Superheroes is my favorite genre and the one that keeps pulling me back toward it. Every time I finish a Supers campaign I'm like, "OK, that's enough Supers for a while", and then a couple months go by and Dave and I are on the phone when one of us says, "Ya'know what I've been in the mood for lately...Superheroes". To which the other replies, "Really? Yeah...me too."
Maybe its time to give Champions 6th Edition a fair shake. After all, they came out with a Complete rulebook finally (though why such a lame cover?)...
OK, off to work. More thorough musings soon...