So, as I said, the title(s, now), says it all. My boyfriend is pretty much (He says Himself) King Nerd. I loved playing games with my parents when I was a teen. My favorite was Miles Bourne, a French card game that’s basically a roadtrip. I’ve got the copy my parents had, it’s probably older than me. I’ve played a more recent version, and it’s nothing like the original. They’ve changed the rules a bunch. I’m not a fan.
That’s not the important thing. The important thing is I was going to tell you what I’ve been up to. Gaming has a lot to do with it. There’s a gaming convention in this area that we are a part of, my boyfriend has been on the board for years.
And we’re working with a company that develops games. They have one big one, which we are working on, that is a role-playing game without a Dungeon Master. It’s called Myythic (watchout, the site has music, for atmosphere). The dungeon crawl can be done online, the books are for sale in PDF form, on Drive-Thru RPG.
I’m new to role playing games and my boyfriend is an old pro, He’s DM’d for years. We both love this project. It’s fun and engaging for both brand new players and the old bards alike. Some components may be difficult to master for a new player, but it’s the kind of game that allows for the old guard to help a new player learn. Sure, things like D&D and GURPS are wonderful and allow for the same thing – and know I’m not knocking any DM I have met. But this game puts the power to control the game in the hands of the players.
I am working on a comeback. I have so much on my plate – work (same place for nearly 3 years now), a home life (child & boyfriend), kid’s activities (Boy Scouts, specifically, but if he/we come up with more things, well….), hobbies (I will NOT give up knitting and crocheting, despite it no longer being something we can bring into work), things connected to those hobbies (conventions, such as G*A*M*E, and any convention we have a table swap with that no one else volunteered for.), and anything that pops up (for example, most of July. Strep throat for me. Kid & boyfriend didn’t get sick, thank heavens. Then, I pulled something in my hip just over a week ago [as of when I finally post this dang thing. It took like 3 months of intermittently working on this before I finally got it done!]….not fun.). Of course, I pile on more. I have so many interests, so much MORE I want to do (just look at my Pinterest)…and I haven’t written much at all.
I will do my best to do more.