Have had a fairly busy week in my favourite pastime. Every day this week I've been working on finishing Papers & Paychecks
as well as RPG Review 35-36, now a double issue of Antipodean gaming material. To have both out by the end of the month would be ideal, and I think that is certainly going to happen at current rates of work. Much of RPG Review has been helped by reverancepavane
whose epic writing for RPGaDay
has been nothing less than extraordinary. In actual play on Wednesday finished the classic introductory Stormbringer
scenario The Tower of Yrkath Florn
which includes nothing less than a Melnibonéan wheel (my calculations put the value at around $3m AUD). As I've wryly remarked this may very well be our Stormbringer; a theme which I don't think the game does well is the idea of tragedy from power. It was also a heavy Eclipse Phase
weekend, with a game on Friday night which curiously was chasing down a antagonist whom the players in my Sunday game are close to encountering for the first time. Whilst a good scenario, once again I could not help but chuckle at the author's rather light idea of what a seedy "sex and drugs and gangs" red-light district would consist of - especially in a transhumanist environment.
On Friday finally managed to write up my review of The Residents
concert from March last year. On Saturday attended Software Freedom Day
and the LUV AGM, where I have found myself on the committee for yet another year. Afterwards went to usekh
's memorial birthday at the Back Bar. Kudos are due to damien_wise
for doing most of the organising of the event. Today visited St Michael's
to hear Rev. Ric Holland's impressive service on forgiveness, also taking the opportunity to introduce Shupu, to the location. I hadn't been for several months and was never a regular attendee, so I was quite surprised to discover a few people remembered me. The Rev. offered to catch up for coffee some time and I certainly intend to take up that invitation. Afterwards made my way to university, and stumbled upon the a protest against racism and fascism which I attended; the media of course, concentrated on a very minor disruption
, ignoring the important message that the Rohingyan refugee speaking was presenting at the same time.