Work has really been getting in the way of the fun stuff lately - 50-hour weeks are not conducive to posting or playing. I'm not all that upset about it as I know I'm fortunate enough to work indoors where it's air conditioned as opposed to being a roofer in Texas in July, but I'm usually better at making time for fun stuff than this. I'm still trying to figure out who decided to make the major Q2 release in June and the major Q3 release in July, and why they thought that was a good idea.
We're also moving into a new house at the end of this month and if any of you are fortunate enough to own a gaming hoard as well then you know what kind of work that can be. Those books and boxes look real nice lined up on the shelves and all but each shelf can fill 2 or 3 or 4 boxes - heavy boxes - and Lady Blacksteel and the apprentices are not shy with the comments. Some people just don't understand - even though I've only played Rolemaster once it makes all kinds of sense to keep the books for it because I might need to/want to/have the chance to play it again sometime! I know a group over in Dallas who still play it - if I hit a drought they might be my only option! I know some of you out there get this...
I did lighten the load a bit - I sold a car! I'm pretty sure the 3000+ pounds it weighed is more than my gaming stuff. Pretty sure ... anyway getting it ready to go took additional time out of the fun time budget. So farewell to the Mighty Thunderstang, faithful steed for over a decade - sniff.
It's also a chance to notice the vast number of unpainted, half-painted, and painted-but-now-broken miniatures in the collection. I'm going to need a serious amount of glue after this one.
Besides our Pathfinder experiments I also managed to get the Apprentices fired up about Mutants and Masterminds (I'm going to try the Emerald City Knights adventures with them), and help them to make up some new characters of their own only to run out of time to actually play it with them. It's a busy month. The main 4E game has been bumped for two weeks now too, so nobody's happy right now.
It impacts more than just the fun time budget too - Civil War is "after the move", further Pathfinder expansion is "after the move", 40K 6th is "after the move", filling in the last few gaps in the 4E collection is "after the move", etc.
Now besides all this whining about too much job and gaming stuff and a new house (yeah I get it - "I can't complain but sometimes I still do") I am working on a little something I like to think of as "Heresy Week" and I will post it all up if I can pull it all together, probably the last week of the month. It's kind of an anniversary thing too but I don't want to wait until September (3 years of rambling here!) to do it.