Losing my touch

So, I joined a gaming session before Christmas. It was a group of guys I have played with before but not the guys I started playing with. We started this group over ten yeras ago but we have been on a hiatus for quite a while. I’m guessing five years.

So anyway, we start up again in Mystara as always, playing D&D 3.5 and all of a sudden I realize I have forgotten how saving throws work. I have issues calculating my AC and for the love of me, I can’t figure out how I calculate damage. After rummaging through Player’s Handbook I manage to figure these very basic things out. It’s funnt how I have been wanting to play again and when I finally get the opportunity, the rules have slipped my mind.

As it turns out, the session was not good. The usual suspects have created drow elves, because they get a lot of bonuses to their stats. They don’t even bother coming up with a name for their characters. Afterwards, the geniuses complain about the lack of hack and slash in the game. Apparently there are too many riddles and stuff. No magical items in sight and no +4 swords either. These guys didn’t even use character sheets and dice, they had found some softaware to handle that.

This is far from what I like about Roleplaying games. As it is, we have another session coming up at the end of the month, but I am not holding my breath. I think this will be the last time I break out the dice and my gaming days will finally be over and done with. I started playing at the age of twelve, which is 29 years ago, so maybe it is time to finally put away the dice and the character sheet.

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The Force Awakens

So, Star Wars is quickly becoming my substitue for Dragonlance. It’s almost like quitting smoking but drinking a lot more coffee. A lot less dangerous of course.

There are a lot of reviews online, so I am not going to rehash something someone as written much better than I ever could. However, I will say that I like the movie quiet a bit. It seems somewhat different when compared to George Lucas’s version. There’s a lot less animation compared to what they din in the prequels, which were quite ubiquitous. In my opinion it makes the movie feel grittier and more personable, but it also leaves me with a feeling of things being over and done with. The old Start Wars feeling is replaced with the new Start Wars feeeling, and that will take a little getting used to I think.

Anyway, really good movie, I highly recommend it.