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Dec. 6th, 2016 01:06 am
[personal profile] tirinian
Work continues to drag some. I'm doing enough my bosses don't seem to be upset, but not really a lot. Diet is... iffy. Mostly failed at gym again, as my ankles are still pretty unhappy. Wrist PT is still irritatingly slow. It's mostly functional day-to-day, but not so good at several things that I'd like it to be good at that only comes up every few days at most, but I don't remember to do the exercises for that when it's not bothering me regularly. Other stuff:

Monday: Torino! Went and talked to the God of the Dryads, who gave us a bunch of interesting world cosmology stuff.
Tuesday: Auria! Fall puttering as we zipped through several months between Summer Campaign and Winter Solstice.
Wednesday: I feel like there was something, but I'm not remembering what... any help? Actually, maybe it was just buying comics and getting dinner at H^2.
Thursday: Office Party for the building, which went reasonably well, if overstocked with food because we only got 30-ish people instead of 50-ish. But 50-ish would really have been too crowded, so that was ok.
Friday-Sunday: Agua Dulce, a Guild 3-day Post-Apocalyptic Western. I had a lot of fun, as it was pretty old school and full of old players that I like playing with. I think it was like 9 frosh and 30 cruft, or something like that. (Not quite literally true, there were at least a couple of sophmores, but... close.) [livejournal.com profile] lionofgod was my opposite number in a different megacorp, and a delight to do business with, and we tried to be gentle with the poor frosh who was supposed to be negotiating with the two of us. (I don't think we actually mistreated them, but there were more than one occasion where we looked at each other and then gave a quick "no, no, this is how games work, dear" lesson during our three way negotiations. Fortunately they seemed pleased rather than offended by that.) I got about half of my plots done, and my teammates got about half of my plots done for me, so that all worked out ok, although the fact they went missing for the final day of game (disappearing into the tunnels at the start of Sunday game time and not reappearing until wrapup) seriously warped how Sunday went. But mostly in an amusing way, so that was good in the end. And Germanychen showed up from California to play, so that was cool.
Monday: First two real games of Seafall, ending with opening the first Box. I'm in last (sniff), but there's only four points difference so far, so we'll see how that goes. It feels to me like it has more replay value than Pandemic Legacy, in that many of the things are choices, and it would be interesting to see them go the other way. We'll see if I still feel that way come the end.

Date: 2016-12-06 07:46 am (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
God of the Dryads
Huh. Is that said god's whole sphere? Feels like they should be either part of a larger sphere (forests, plants) or spread among gods by type or region or somesuch.

old school and full of old players
That is dangerously tempting. Is that normal "these days", or was this game quirky in that regard?

Date: 2016-12-06 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstfrost.livejournal.com
The gods we are encountering in Torino seem to be remarkably small-sphered.

There was one who I have been thinking of the God of Furniture with Secret Compartments (though maybe they had the whole sphere of Furniture, hard to tell.)

Date: 2016-12-06 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firstfrost.livejournal.com
(and, in fact, the God of the Dryads gave a lecture about how when you let just anybody be a god, then you get some shoddy fragile gods... :) )

Date: 2016-12-06 09:02 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: eye-shaped patterns on birch trunk (birch eyes)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
Oh, a *really big* pantheon. My sense of god-sphere aesthetics does not apply.

Does making new gods with little spheres undermine the existing gods with larger related spheres?

Furniture could be a pretty influential sphere in a non-nomadic society. <ponders influence of gods vs. influence of priests>

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