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Sunday, March 12, 2006
Somewhere Between a Couch and a Haunted House
Okay, here's what's been up since I last posted. Lots of work and schoolwork. Since I got a laptop to do my work on, I get to do work all the time. How wonderful. And since everyone suddenly started using the software, it suddenly appeared to have 1.21 gojillion bugs in it...And my efforts to hurriedly fix them, since I don't have adequate time or information for testing, just create different bugs. Yay.
Senior thesis has me nearly doomed. I think that's all that's needed to say concerning that.
I should finally get my bloody couch next week, that is, the 22nd. Assuming of course that the delivery people can actually find the residence hall. I'll post images as soon as it's in the room.
Imperian deserves its own post. I won't get around to it tonight, which means you might not get one at all, but enough things have been happening to deserve a separate post.
And we finally began the Haunted House mod in Spycraft last night, after much ado. And some yelling on my part. Forgive the venting, but honestly, my players need to figure it out: I've been running this game for over a year now. If you want to come late without a very good reason, I can and will write you completely out of the campaign. I don't have a shortage of people who'd be willing to play if I had open slots. It's one thing if something comes up and you can't make it. I prefer you to call and tell me, but even if you don't, as long as it's something you couldn't get out of that holds higher presidence (work, school, or family stuff mostly), that's fine. I've got no problem with you coming late or not at all if its unavoidable, especially if you let me know ahead of time. But this crap where you're downstairs playing another game? You know for a fact that I've been trying to get the Spycraft game started as close to 8PM as possible for the past year. I won't believe objections to the contrary because I know you're not retarded. I think I finally made it clear that they have to choose. I will not have people blow me off for a startup game of D&D that they've played for less than a month. If you want to do that, fine -- but you won't be blowing me off anymore because you won't be playing with me anymore. I'm not very sympathetic here. In fact, I'm being a downright bastard. I try to put a lot into this game. The least my players can do is actually dedicate their time. It's not as if I didn't work bloody hard to get a time everybody could play. I don't know if they've forgotten what it's like to GM a decent game or what, but they should know that I don't consider this behavior acceptable -- and neither do the other players. We started without some of them this time, because the other half of the players were sick to death of waiting. So I hope they get it into their heads. Not only are they wasting my incredibly valuable time (you want to waste it, fine, I'm paid $9.50 an hour, get your pocketbooks out), but they are wasting the time of the other half of the players. And none of us want to stand for it. From the sound of things, they've figured that out and gotten it worked through, after I shouted at them last week.
But anyway, they've geared up for it. I'm looking forward to this mod, since it's almost all random events. I have no real idea how things are going to turn out either. I know the basic story, and I'm working up the house itself, but the exact events are a mystery to even me. Sure, it's going to be hard. But it should also end up being a gas.