Today was the Annual Gathering of Fools that my old gaming group does every year around this time. We chose late May / early June so that we can remember the member of our circle that we lost on 9-11. His birthday was in late May. We miss ya Paul. You are with us in spirit.
As for the Gathering itself, it was a blast as always. We spent a good amount of time playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero on the Wii. As I am the only member of our group that never learned how to play an instrument, I stuck with singing. Belting out Rammstein's Du Hast was fun, but didn't leave me much vocal strength for a good Ramone's song. Yes, I'm a Punk / Metal / Rock / Techno geek when it comes to my musical tastes.
Mexican food was on the menu for lunch - our host, Wall Street Wizard made an excellent choice. Any more food and they would have had to carry me back to the car.
We watched Zombieland, which was much more enjoyable watching with a bunch of goofball friends then it was when I watched it on my own. Heck, we usual watch Army of Darkness, and this hit many of the same sweet spots.
Movie time was followed by a game of Action Castle, a game that seeks to reproduce a Zork-like gaming atmosphere as a party / family game. Once they got the hang of it, they had a blast. It was Wall Street Wizard's idea for me to bring it along, so he was on a roll today ;)
Gave out some gaming loot to the guys. Highlights were a copy of the Tunnel's & Trolls 7.5e boxed set (Davey grabbed that), and extra copy of LotFP Weird Fantasy Rulebook for the Grindhouse Edition (Wall Street Wizard), 2 copies of the T&T Corgi edition of the 5e rulebook, 1 T&T Corgi double solo, 2 Monsters! Monsters! reprints and some extra copies of the Sorcerer's Scroll that I picked up on Ebay. Not a bad haul for the 4 of them to split.
What the order has been up to - Things have been a little quiet on the blog the past few months as our group has faced some challenges both in work and life. Some of us have really had to...
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