Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

Yeah. I fell off the blogging wagon again. Goes to show how unbelievably exciting my life is that I have so much to talk about. And if you can’t hear the sarcasm, trust me. It’s there.

The Monster Hunters game ended back on 20 Aug; recap is here. As noted there, I was not pleased with how that session played out. Nothing to do with the player; it was all on me. I keep having to relearn the same damned lessons with regards to how to plan a game and inevitably, I screw it up. Anyway, I’m done with that game for the time being – no idea when (or even if) I’ll be running that again. Definitely not before the first of the year.

In the face-to-face group, I’m scheduled to run next and we’re going to be trying Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4th edition … but since we’re entering into the stupid season, I’m unlikely to do more than read through the adventure stuff and vacillate over how to start the game until after the 1st of the year. There’s no guarantee that we’ll actually play out the (intended) Enemy Within campaign.

Speaking of the stupid season, I’ve been guilted into driving to Florida for Thanksgiving to spend some time with my sisters and their families. The older of the two called me a couple of weeks back, clearly drunk, and got all weepy about not seeing me. It’s been a little more than 2 and a half years since my mom passed away, which was the last time I was there. Said sister had her husband on the phone as well, and they were talking about paying for me to fly down there, but I decided to make it a road trip as I actually do like driving and this ensures that I can actually leave whenever I need/want to. I’m not really looking forward to hanging with the family though – for starters, we have next to nothing in common and its also a reminder that I’m, for all intents and purposes, what is disparagingly referred to as an “incel” as every woman I’ve been interested or involved with has long ago moved on. And every time I try to fix that, it blows up in my face.

Clearly, I’m getting a head-start on the seasonal depression that comes with the “stupid season.” Huzzah.