Hello, dear bookworms!
Guess who’s back :D. I missed you guys, but you know… life ;).
To those who wonder – no, nothing bad happened to me, I was simply busy with other things. I should have a bit more time for everything right now, so I’ll be slowly getting my blog back up again. There might be some changes, I don’t know yet, but I might rearrange a few things and maybe add some different content. We’ll see :).
What I did when I didn’t…
Let’s skip the “work” part because let’s face it, I’m not letting work interfere too much with my life, but it does drain me somewhat sometimes, especially when they move our office… and will do that again within few months… so annoying [I lost some good food sources like the Ramen food truck! and Coffee Point…]. Here’s my current view, and I know I should’ve made the photo on a nicer day, but here you have all the cloudy glory 😛
Looks boring, right? It’s better than our last view, where we’ve only seen a busy street and some office building across. And it’s not as noisy :). And the green on the left – it’s a part of some police academy [nooo, not the movie one!] training grounds, so on occasions, we can see some of them training, sometimes even with dogs and there’s a helicopter… so yeah, it’s OK for now. And yes, I am writing this post from the office instead of working… I probably won’t finish it now, but it’s a start ;).
So, since I’ve “skipped” the work part, let’s move on to more interesting bits 😀
I got a serious drinking problem… For the last two months, I’ve been using teabags instead of nice and tasty leafy tea. If you don’t understand how it’s a problem you really need to try tea leaves. It takes a tiny bit more effort to prepare, but it tastes better. I need to fix that bad habit ;).
From the bookish point of view – I haven’t read many actual books, basically few mangas, re-read of The Martian and I’m currently about halfway through Carve the Mark. What I did read though were all the things about Dungeons and Dragons – from the official manuals, through some adventures ending with many various articles and guides.
And since I’ve already mention Dungeons and Dragons I have to admit this is the thing that took most of my free time lately and I’m not even a bit sorry ;). If you ever played, you know what I mean! But playing is one thing, the other part is actually leading the game and that’s what I’ve been learning and actually started doing lately. TOTALLY AWESOME! Well, I do have a great bunch of players, so it’s mostly thanks to them, but it’s still pretty cool.
And why it took so much of my free time? If you’re a player, then it doesn’t require that much of you unless you really want to get into the world (and it’s way more fun if you do), but if you want to be a GM there are several things you really should learn and many more that you want to learn to make life easier ;).
Plus there are some fun stuff, like drawing your own maps, creating encounters and making up the whole story (including all the places your players might want to visit but are really not on the path you thought they should use…). I do like the mapping part :D. I’ve barely started learning and here you can see the first sketch of my world, but I’m getting better (I hope).
See you soon!
OK, I’m gonna stop now. I think that’s enough of a break-time summary :). I need a while to get back into the flow, but I’ll be moving on with the blog again. As for the possible new content – I might add few thing about D&D here and there, maybe even something like a campaign journal. There won’t be much of it as we’re not meeting often enough [I wish we were, but… life], but who knows, maybe I’ll pull some of you into the right directions of seeking other D&D nerds out there and playing with them?