Yakima was great (and scorching hot), and I've made it back safe-and-sound to lovely, rainy Seattle. That's right...the season has turned to Autumn and once again we have that oh-so-fine wet-and-gray gaming weather that makes me love this town so much.
[the wife, a transplant, is NOT a fan]
Anyway, sorry I've been lax in my blogging duties. Sunday I was pretty wiped out after driving all day and Monday was spent being as lazy as hell in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Heck, I didn't even watch that much TV...mainly just read my book (Hawkmistress! by Marion Zimmer Bradley...my third Darkover novel this week as I try to bone-up on my psionic fantasy literature...I'll say more about that later). Very relaxing.
Anyhoo, I could say a thing or two about what's been going on around the blog-o-sphere: a couple-three new reviews of my B/X Companion for example (so far, still positive)...or Grognardia's latest-greatest on Star Wars and space opera (a favorite topic of my own, and one likely to throw me off on a two week tangent if I let it)...or how I lost a couple followers after last week's rants and gained another two over the weekend somehow without posting a blessed thing.
But I'd rather tell you some more good/interesting news...two projects both underway and me in a creative frame of mind which is good. It means that I HAVE been writing, just not blogging. Land of Ash is still piece-meal, but it's in a good state right now...piece-meal armor rules have been written up which take into account both protection value and bulk (with actually hinders protection value) as well as how to do piece-meal magic armor (oh, you're wearing bronze vambraces +1? Let's see how that stacks with your laquer-wood greaves +2 and your steel great helm). Along with some super-dope gladiator rules and arena maneuvers, I think that section is going to turn out fairly nice.
However, THAT's not nearly as cool as the other not-so-secret project. As usual, the thing I was dreading the most was the thought of working up new spell casters.
I just realized something. Oh, man. Sorry, there's something I need to blog about RIGHT NOW that I just thought of. Holy crap. We'll get back to spell-casters in a bit!