Expensive Shoes (nerdwerds) wrote,
Expensive Shoes

Weekend Update

It's been a long time since I actually posted about my life outside of gaming, so here's a brief recap of stuff:

I have money. I'm not out of debt entirely, but it's nice to be able to get a paycheck and not feel the need to deposit it right away. I just sat on my last paycheck for a week without depositing it into my bank account for no other reason than driving to my bank was out of my way. No longer living paycheck to paycheck is really awesome.

I'm still gaming. My Sunday night group has turned into a short-term Legend of the Five Rings game that Jake has been running. I've been playing an honorable Scorpion samurai who was forced into service of a young Crab shugenja. I'm having a lot of fun and I imagine we'll play that until Jake leaves Madison. Then I also started GMing for a Saturday group where I've been running a Stars Without Number campaign of my own design. I've posted a little bit about it, but I finished fleshing out the area of space they're in, and I created a handful of adventures that I could easily drop into a session. I don't know how long the group will want to play, but so far I've been having fun acclimating to a new group.

I'm writing a game. I've been collecting and reading and compiling so many OSR role-playing games lately that I decided to write my own. I've started looking at multiple systems and have been picking and choosing different things that I like about all of them. I don't know what my final game will look like, what it will be called or how it will even play, but it will be a labor of love. I've been devouring writing advice columns lately while I work out the mechanics of the game.

My mom is moving to Texas, and I'm moving in to her condo. I don't know yet if she is going to make this a temporary move or a permanent one. I'm looking forward to moving in to her place, cleaning it up, and making it sellable. She's had one garage sale to get rid of her stuff and is having another one this weekend. In about three or four weeks she'll leave town and I'll start moving my things into the condo, and paying my mom rent. She's not very good about taking my money though, so I'm thinking of setting up some form of direct deposit between our banks.

I'm getting married. We met online a little over a year ago, and we've visited each other several times over the last year. She lives in Canada and when we talked about one of us moving to the other's country we determined it might be easier and more affordable if she moved to the States to be with me. The next time I saw her after that I asked her to marry me. It's a pretty big change, and it's exciting and scary. I can't wait.

Minutia. I would update more often, but everything else I think about seems like minutia. Like, I found a copy of a softcore porno I saw when I was 11 years old that I've been trying to track down for a few years because it has never been released in the North American market. I've started purchasing original printings of classic Traveller books to have my own vintage collection. I'm going to get a new job, I don't care what it is as long as I'm not working 3rd shift, as soon as Marie moves in with me. I've been eating a lot of brats and root beer floats the last few weeks, which is bad because most of my pants are starting to get really tight around the waist. I still haven't finished all of the quests in Skyrim and I'm beginning to get annoyed that Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas didn't have this much content in it - but now I'm really excited for Fallout 4 because I know it's development will have been informed by Skyrim.

And I can't think of anything else right now.
Tags: gamer, life, love
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