Halloween Friday

Reading: Still reading Accelerendo, which is still great.

Planning: Some horror movie and horror gaming, perhaps Dread and/or Zombie Cinema.

Wearing: Jeans and a comfy cotton jersey.

Writing: NaNoWriMo outline, Sorcerer Sci-fi and a project that I don’t want to jinx by talking about it.

And you?

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42 thoughts on “Halloween Friday

  1. Accelerendo was certainly good at the start but the more it accelerated, the more I got left behind. I’d be interested to hear your opinions once you finish it.

  2. Accelerendo was certainly good at the start but the more it accelerated, the more I got left behind. I’d be interested to hear your opinions once you finish it.

  3. Accelerendo was certainly good at the start but the more it accelerated, the more I got left behind. I’d be interested to hear your opinions once you finish it.

  4. Halloween

    Waiting 4 treat or tricksters,have much candy at the ready 🙂 baked a halloween mud cake 🙂 thats it…its freezing cold outside BRRRRRR…
    hugs from scotland.

  5. Halloween

    Waiting 4 treat or tricksters,have much candy at the ready 🙂 baked a halloween mud cake 🙂 thats it…its freezing cold outside BRRRRRR…
    hugs from scotland.

  6. Halloween

    Waiting 4 treat or tricksters,have much candy at the ready 🙂 baked a halloween mud cake 🙂 thats it…its freezing cold outside BRRRRRR…
    hugs from scotland.

  7. Reading: I just finished rereading Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, one of those books that had a huge impact on me when I was younger.
    Planning: Handing out candy tonight, starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow.
    Wearing: Jeans, my LSW T-shirt & a gray hoodie.
    Writing: I’ve got stuff in my head for NaNoWriMo, but I haven’t written much of anything down. I’m pretty much going into this one cold.

    • Too tired to respond to meme. But I’ve meaning to tell you, I read the Locke Lamora books on your rec here in this journal. Fucking awesome.

      Interestingly, for gaming it, I’d use TRoS over BW. It’s much more heroic and the characters have much better skills than you can get in BW.

      Matt

      • No need to respond to any meme-age at all.

        Hm, I never got a heroic vibe off of TRoS but this could be because I am not as math-savvy as you are and you are seeing the specifics of the TRoS crunch that I am not.

        • Don’t get me wrong—you can use TRoS to play “serious,” it’s just that the characters kick way more ass.

          Consider it like this—in BW, you get the bonus dice for “good RP” (you know what I mean), but not right away, and you spend them for good when you use them. In TRoS, you get metric fucktons of bonus dice for good RP, you get them right away, and it doesn’t have any opportunity cost. In fact, you can then spend your SA points later on permanent improvements and the cycle starts again.

          Matt

        • Don’t get me wrong—you can use TRoS to play “serious,” it’s just that the characters kick way more ass.

          Consider it like this—in BW, you get the bonus dice for “good RP” (you know what I mean), but not right away, and you spend them for good when you use them. In TRoS, you get metric fucktons of bonus dice for good RP, you get them right away, and it doesn’t have any opportunity cost. In fact, you can then spend your SA points later on permanent improvements and the cycle starts again.

          Matt

      • No need to respond to any meme-age at all.

        Hm, I never got a heroic vibe off of TRoS but this could be because I am not as math-savvy as you are and you are seeing the specifics of the TRoS crunch that I am not.

    • Too tired to respond to meme. But I’ve meaning to tell you, I read the Locke Lamora books on your rec here in this journal. Fucking awesome.

      Interestingly, for gaming it, I’d use TRoS over BW. It’s much more heroic and the characters have much better skills than you can get in BW.

      Matt

  8. Reading: I just finished rereading Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, one of those books that had a huge impact on me when I was younger.
    Planning: Handing out candy tonight, starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow.
    Wearing: Jeans, my LSW T-shirt & a gray hoodie.
    Writing: I’ve got stuff in my head for NaNoWriMo, but I haven’t written much of anything down. I’m pretty much going into this one cold.

  9. Reading: I just finished rereading Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, one of those books that had a huge impact on me when I was younger.
    Planning: Handing out candy tonight, starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow.
    Wearing: Jeans, my LSW T-shirt & a gray hoodie.
    Writing: I’ve got stuff in my head for NaNoWriMo, but I haven’t written much of anything down. I’m pretty much going into this one cold.

  10. Too tired to respond to meme. But I’ve meaning to tell you, I read the Locke Lamora books on your rec here in this journal. Fucking awesome.

    Interestingly, for gaming it, I’d use TRoS over BW. It’s much more heroic and the characters have much better skills than you can get in BW.

    Matt

  11. Reading: Delta Green: Eyes Only and Alarums & Excursions #398.

    Planning: Hanging out with , , and at whatever time we are all again conscious. Job hunting. Coaxing my laptop, Jessica, back to life, and wondering if naming her after Mrs. Rabbit might not, perhaps, have been the wisest idea. Prepping for weekend long larp Torch of Freedom next weekend, which I’m playing in and mnemex is running. (Things to remember: I’m not guaranteed a win, and that’s fine. I have a lot of options. Eat. Drink. Sleep.)

    Wearing: Red shirt, undergarment, socks. I’m getting ready to crash after a mellow Halloween party that ran till 2 am and a commute that lasted till 4:30 am and was very New York City.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions #399, various play by email moves.

      • Re: A&E

        The info is here, and Lee Gold’s eddress is on the page as well.

        Currently, I’m getting it both electronically and as hard copy, and it’s interesting to realize how much my attitude towards electronic books has changed over the last five years. I still think the technology isn’t quite there yet, but it’s awfully close.

        A&E is a monthly publication. Last night, someone asked if it were a blog, and and I said, “Sort of, only slower.” Lee’s not on lj herself, but several contributors are.

      • Re: A&E

        The info is here, and Lee Gold’s eddress is on the page as well.

        Currently, I’m getting it both electronically and as hard copy, and it’s interesting to realize how much my attitude towards electronic books has changed over the last five years. I still think the technology isn’t quite there yet, but it’s awfully close.

        A&E is a monthly publication. Last night, someone asked if it were a blog, and and I said, “Sort of, only slower.” Lee’s not on lj herself, but several contributors are.

  12. Reading: Delta Green: Eyes Only and Alarums & Excursions #398.

    Planning: Hanging out with , , and at whatever time we are all again conscious. Job hunting. Coaxing my laptop, Jessica, back to life, and wondering if naming her after Mrs. Rabbit might not, perhaps, have been the wisest idea. Prepping for weekend long larp Torch of Freedom next weekend, which I’m playing in and mnemex is running. (Things to remember: I’m not guaranteed a win, and that’s fine. I have a lot of options. Eat. Drink. Sleep.)

    Wearing: Red shirt, undergarment, socks. I’m getting ready to crash after a mellow Halloween party that ran till 2 am and a commute that lasted till 4:30 am and was very New York City.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions #399, various play by email moves.

  13. Reading: Delta Green: Eyes Only and Alarums & Excursions #398.

    Planning: Hanging out with , , and at whatever time we are all again conscious. Job hunting. Coaxing my laptop, Jessica, back to life, and wondering if naming her after Mrs. Rabbit might not, perhaps, have been the wisest idea. Prepping for weekend long larp Torch of Freedom next weekend, which I’m playing in and mnemex is running. (Things to remember: I’m not guaranteed a win, and that’s fine. I have a lot of options. Eat. Drink. Sleep.)

    Wearing: Red shirt, undergarment, socks. I’m getting ready to crash after a mellow Halloween party that ran till 2 am and a commute that lasted till 4:30 am and was very New York City.

    Writing: My zine for Alarums & Excursions #399, various play by email moves.

  14. No need to respond to any meme-age at all.

    Hm, I never got a heroic vibe off of TRoS but this could be because I am not as math-savvy as you are and you are seeing the specifics of the TRoS crunch that I am not.

  15. Re: A&E

    The info is here, and Lee Gold’s eddress is on the page as well.

    Currently, I’m getting it both electronically and as hard copy, and it’s interesting to realize how much my attitude towards electronic books has changed over the last five years. I still think the technology isn’t quite there yet, but it’s awfully close.

    A&E is a monthly publication. Last night, someone asked if it were a blog, and and I said, “Sort of, only slower.” Lee’s not on lj herself, but several contributors are.

  16. Don’t get me wrong—you can use TRoS to play “serious,” it’s just that the characters kick way more ass.

    Consider it like this—in BW, you get the bonus dice for “good RP” (you know what I mean), but not right away, and you spend them for good when you use them. In TRoS, you get metric fucktons of bonus dice for good RP, you get them right away, and it doesn’t have any opportunity cost. In fact, you can then spend your SA points later on permanent improvements and the cycle starts again.

    Matt

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