Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Life, the Universe and Everything - January

Yes, this is for January, flu-like symptoms struck me low over the month end, so here it is now.

January is the busiest time of year for me at work, which has left me with little time to properly concentrate on role-playing, despite my recent postings, as most of which have been 'on hold'.

This means that Febraury may be incredibly quiet while I catch up and try to get time to play, this hasn't been helped by a virus, hence the latest of this post.

On a plus side I've agreed with my partner that I get a monthly 'Geek fund'. In the past it's been a case by case basis and it's pretty hard to justify a lot of my expenditure, now it's possibly a little less, but I have free reign and a new streamlined purpose.

I've also managed to enthuse my kids, and I am waiting for the time when we are all free to test out my DP hack (very imminent!).

On the additional plans front I am looking for pirate ship deckplans as the girls have both chosen pirate-y girls and love Pirates of the Caribbean, the trouble is there are so many!

I am currently looking at 0 hrs Ships, Lord Zsezes Pirate/Ghost ship, and GameScapes Pirate Islands. I have of course the Ron Shirtz tiles free from Ye Olde Inn, THE best resource for the Milton Bradley boardgame Heroquest, but I need ships large and small to attack and defend, so if I've missed something terrific let me know.

I am also going to try and find time to try out my solo dungeon delving/minis rules. Really it should be a case of bringing everything together, and as I do so I'll try and release documents to support the whole lot. Not sure where to host them, or where to get the time to bring them together, but I really hope to.

The biggest problem I currently face with them is activation rolls. I don't know if they will add or subtract from the game, I'd like variable initiative but wholesale freezes I'm not sure about, something to ponder on and try out.

As always I have things in the pipeline that I hope to reveal this month, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Until next time Steve

1 comment:

  1. FUBAR handles a failed initiative roll with "on guard" orders (stay still on overwatch), which is also a regular option. This way, although the initiative is lost, the figure is simply acting sub-optimally without "freezing".