Sunday, March 31, 2024

March 2024 Reading Progress & General Update

March has been topsy turvy at work so I haven't been able to post as much as I would like to but here's a general post over a few subjects that will serve as an all-encompassing update.

Gaming: I still have no face-to-face group, but I am playing in two different play by post campaigns at The Ruins of Murkhill forum and blog.  The first game is an OD&D campaign ran by Halenar Frosthelm  celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons.  It's interesting because I have never actually played OD&D.  I've done Basic (many forms), Advanced, and 3E.  The second game I am playing in is the sequel campaign to the original Sunflower campaign.  I am playing the son of my character in the original campaign so it's definitely making for an interesting campaign as well.

Reading: I had planned to be finished with People of the Dark, The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Volume Two and well into my third book of the year by this point but that has not happened.  I am currently at 55% but that is not from lack of interest.  As stated previously, work has been so hectic the last month that I have been wiped out every day and couldn't give the book the attention it deserves.  I always find Howard interesting and the tales he weaves have always caught my attention.  

Writing: I have three projects that I'm currently working on completing as well as diving into the Cha'alt books in finer detail.  I will post on these as they are completed.

That's it for now.  Maybe April will prove to be more fruitful.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

A Little Catch Up...

I had planned on posting about my reading progress through the end of February, but my son and I came down with a wicked case of strep throat. That should have provided the opportunity for some prime reading time, but it did not happen. Consider me paused at the last update for anyone keeping score. Both of us were wiped out and he missed a week of school while I missed a week of work.  I've been focused on getting us both caught back up in our respective responsibilities.  It seems to be the case now, so I will return to regularly sporadically posting from time to time.  

I did receive a copy of the three Cha'alt tomes from the recent kickstarter by Venger Satanis so I will be making some posts on those books as I make my way through them.  As far as first impressions go, he made some excellent choices with artist and the book construction.  These manuals are top notch quality and much better than many of the professional products I have purchased over the years.  They are sturdy and I am not concerned with being overly cautious as I read through the contents.  More to come on these in the future and I look forward to the fourth Cha'alt volume when it is released.