Couple of things. This weekend should theoretically be our first meeting of the Regal Gaming RPG Society, but the person who volunteered to be the first GM will be away, so it’s likely we will either take the opurtunity to play a larger board game or push our meeting time back another week.
In other news, my D3100 came in the mail! Get ready to see a bunch of shitty pictures appear in this space in the near future until I get to the point that I’m sort of an OK photographer. I’ll be taking pictures at our games and out and about in town, possible on any trips.
I sat and I thought about game design for a good while last Saturday. The level of complication that I was contemplating for our first run at a game might be a little much. Josh sent me to MegaMek to try out classic BattleTech and hoo-doggie, there is a ton, *ton* of stuff going on in there. Even with all of the complex rules, it still comes out with a slightly off experience (the whole move or die aspect I found a little off putting and strategically limiting) so more complicated is clearly not better. Garrett is insistent on making a more casual game, something in the realm of 1 hour play times, so this skirmish game idea will have to go on the back burner for a while. This sort of puts me back in a mindset of a card game/role assignment game, we will see.