(*sigh* ...real life)
Ah, well...who needs money anyway?
Actually, I'm NOT complaining. I get to spend more time with my baby, I should have time to write and prep for the Thursday night game, AND I get to spell my wife long enough for her to go to yoga class. It's a win-win...plus, I've got a sack o' coffee beans just begging to be ground and percolated.
We do complain to much...us folks with our fancy internets access and blogs and such. My life is really damn fortunate, and I truly am sorry if my venting leads folks to believe I'm unhappy or something. Blogging is just so darn brainless sometimes...and thoughts just run out onto the page without a thought to the repercussions.
[kind of like what I'm doing now...duh...]
This is one of the reasons I'm ENJOYING the A-Z challenge. No it doesn't take much discipline for me to post every day (I usually do anyway), or even to do something on a particular letter (I could have just gone alphabetically through the Monster Manual...hell, I have a ton to say on the "quasit"). It's trying to stick with a particular theme that's tricky...and fun. Maybe even "worthwhile." I'm not sure why so many of the OSR dudes have a problem with it. Because it's a "bandwagon" thing? Isn't the whole OSR a bit of a "bandwagon" thing?
Oh, well...who cares, right?
SO...in other news, I've gotten all the spell lists complete except for one. By complete I mean, "the fashion of the magic has been worked out, the list complete, and the spells/text all written up." So far that means 104 spell descriptions. Considering I only had 59 spell descriptions in the entire B/X Companion...wow, that's kind of crazy. Of course, the last spell-caster class (that I hope to complete tomorrow) has 170 spells in its list...that's even crazier.
Damn...that's a lot of spells.
Eh, but most of 'em are repeats, right? Sure...about 46% of them so far.
Of the 59 spells in B/X, 57 of them (97%) were new to B/X, if not especially new to D&D in general. Of the spells so far written for the new book, 58 are "new" to B/X. And of the 170 I still need to write-up for the final class, it appears 52 are going to be new. That's like (sorry, math is hard right now) 110 new spells?
This is going to be a big book.
Ugh. I should probably get back to it. Talk at ya' later.