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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

I'm worried about my lack of plot for DnD tonight. My problem is that my over-arching plot hasn't quite gelled yet, and given the high caliber of my players I am terrified of disappointing them.

I'm thinking about doing NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.com) again this year, even though I said I wouldn't. I've reached 50,000 for the last two years in a row, but given my state of study at the moment I'm not sure how I'd fare. Mind you, I've got the beginnings of a concept that is quite different from the last two years in that it is not formulaic and is contemparary, which might be interesting to try.

My ideas for a Regency styled freeform seem sound, but again the problem is finding the time to write it as well as the energy to run it.

I seem to be stending the majority of my time at the moment waiting for people to watch me do my PhD stuff to try and see what I could be doing wrong. I mean, really, I've spent a good hour and a half today alone waiting for my supervisor to have a spare 15-20 minutes.

And on the subject of the PhD, I've had PhD nightmares for the passed four nights. I can't escape it, even in my sleep.

And a reminder for all who didn't see it the first time - Real Bout University Part II is approaching. http://www.livejournal.com/users/miss_rynn/190543.html for more info.

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kitling
Sep. 14th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
Due to me going to china in the next couple of days me and fi have pulled our game from Unicon and will be presenting the Regency freeform at Arc

you are still encoraged to play :)
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bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
It is my understanding that monsters equals more XP. Hence, I am unambiguously for more monsters.
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
You and your XP obsession...

*sighs*

XP is nice, but not necessary. It's about the character , man.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
Please. The idea that character and XP are in some way incompatible is soooo 1995.
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
I never said that. I just implied it.

And even who have to admit that you do obsess over XP.
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
who

You. I mean you.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
Usually only to the point where my character matches the concept.

Or, in D&D, all the time ^_^
miss_rynn
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
*cries*
miss_rynn
Sep. 14th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
Then role-play more. Seriously, I've given you guys chances to, but you seem to just... I don't know... not get into it very much.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think we do - we've had some memorable bits of RP around the old mansion - I just think it's a bit of a function of D&D (and the expectations players tend to have on it) that we're unlikely to fill hours with straight out interparty interaction without actually doing anything, in the manner so beloved of rules-light indie RPGs :)
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
Ha. You've never seen the Menagerie playing DnD. At one point we spent several sessions doing nothing but bickering amongst ourselves.

It's possible in DnD. Just unlikely given the types that play it.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
It's possible in any game - D&D (hell, most games) isn't particularly conducive to it.







....because there's better things to do.




What? ^_^
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 08:25 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

You're just being antagonistic now.

And dammit, I want to play in your Sidereals game. I'm reading through the RPG.net stuff and almost drooling.
bishi_wannabe
Sep. 14th, 2004 08:31 pm (UTC)
Heh. Just a backlash after hearing one too many people *boast* about playing thirty sessions with only two combats, or being so very smug about how their PC makes Zoidberg look like Captain Blood ^_^

As for the Sidereals game...yeah, I'm pretty happy with it. Sadly, I think we're about two sessions past the point where I could add another player, and well, you now know about ********* and how *** ********** *** the ********, so I couldn't possibly let you join now ^_^
punk_rock_nerd
Sep. 14th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
*laughs*

I'd barely make any sessions anyway.

However, next time you go in for a Sidereals game. Or any Exalted game at all for that matter, let me know.
vorex
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'm worried about my lack of plot for DnD tonight. My problem is that my over-arching plot hasn't quite gelled yet, and given the high caliber of my players I am terrified of disappointing them.

I think you've got very little to worry about really. If the worst comes to the worst just unleah the gelatenous cubes.

I'm thinking about doing NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.com) again this year, even though I said I wouldn't.

Let me know if you do. I also swore I wasn't going to get involved, especially given november's going to be busy for me anyway, but if we have to immerse ourselves in that insanity we might as well do it together.
miss_rynn
Sep. 14th, 2004 09:35 pm (UTC)
Well, the way I looked at it for the passed two years was that all I needed to do was write 2000 words a day for 25 days - which gave me a healthy 5 days off. I mean, when you think about it like that it doesn't sound too bad...
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