Daylight savings

We lost an hour into the aether today. Hate it when that happens. For the last several government-mandated time fluxes, I’ve been awake for the switchover, and this one was no exception. Many cups of coffee to tickle the fancy of my writing muse kept me awake past my usual bedtime.

But usually on Saturday PM in the past we’d have people over for Matthew’s tabletop role-playing game, and those tended to run late into the night. Hence the awake for daylight savings. But we haven’t had a gaming group since we moved to Georgia.

Makes me nostalgic and maudlin. I miss the people we used to game with, and I miss Matthew’s RPG. He ran that for over ten years straight, weekly gaming sessions with a core, dedicated group with only some small changes in personnel over that period of time. We got into a very comfortable role-playing zone where we had a good idea of the style and gaming proclivities of each other as players. I miss it.

Writing stats:
Not even enough to put away behind an LJ cut. Just shy of 1000 words on a Chinese-flavored fairy tale. Did a lot of research on obscure Chinese traditions and customs. Confucius was a misogynistic pig. But then, at that time period, who wasn’t?

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8 Responses to Daylight savings

  1. jenwrites says:

    LOL! I was gaming last night 😀

  2. leadensky says:

    Confucius was a misogynistic pig. But then, at that time period, who wasn’t?


    Confucius was also (from what I’ve read) an elitist aristo snob. But maybe that’s me.

    – hossgal

  3. amokk says:

    I hate daylight savings. I wish we’d just pick a time and stick to it. Does it really save electricity anymore? I’d like to see a study on that.

    Besides, if we lived in most parts of Indiana, Arizona, American Samoa and some other areas they mentioned on the news last night, we wouldn’t switch at all anyway.

    Damn you Ben Franklin and your energy-saving ideas!

    Then again, those who worked midnight shift last night got a free hour. I was working overnights at Wal-Mart a few years ago over the “fall back” part, and I think I got screwed out of the extra hour I worked. Bastards.

  4. grendel317 says:

    Hmmm. My group just more or less dissolved, so if you’re looking to get a game going….

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Actually, that sounds like an excellent proposition. And does tabletop RPG?

      So hey, we’re having a couple of out-of-town friends from our old gaming group visit us the week after Easter, and usually Matthew runs a one-shot game when they’re down. Would you would be interested in joining in then to check out Matthew’s game master style, see if it meshes well? Erm, that would be the evening of Saturday the 26th.

      What sort of genres do you enjoy gaming in? Matthew runs campaigns with revolving settings, so he’s equally comfortable in high fantasy, vampire, and cyberpunk worlds. His one-shots tend to be rules lite.

      • grendel317 says:

        Sorry it took a while to get back to you… I’ve been trying to pin down exactly what our plans were, and then I was just slow to respond.

        Anyway, it turn out that we’ll be out of town that weekend, visiting Suzanne’s grandmother down in Meter (near Savannah). I’m definitely interested, generally speaking, though. If you’re having another one-shot at some other point, I’d be up for it.

        I’m pretty easy with a variety of settings – I like to mix it up, myself. The last game I played was Vampire, Deadlands before that, and D&D before that. It’s been a while since I’ve played a sci-fi game, but really, most anything is all right with me.

        Suzanne doesn’t play, but she flirts with the idea of trying it out from time to time.

        • Eugie Foster says:

          As it turns out, Nick has to fly back to Florida on Thursday due to his school demanding that he do prep work for his next set of classes over Spring Break, so Saturday wouldn’t have worked out well after all.

          But the next time Matthew manages to scrounge up enough players to run a one shot, I’ll drop you a line. Hope it’ll be soon!

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