My Labyrinth Lord players have a menagerie of giant insect pets, and I STILL have no idea how to balance encounters (or whether I even should -- perhaps I'll leave it up to them to decide whether/when to flee), so of COURSE I drew up a 10-yards-per-inch giant battle map for tonight where baddies will be using catapults from a hidden position to lure the party out into longbow range.
I love my players and this campaign has been a blast, but I'm ready to go back to simpler games.
I'm at a Management Development training now that I'm a QA Team Lead. During the breaks and over lunch, I generated and drew a #mazerats Maze! I present to you: The Ash Waste Asylum, swept over by a lava flow, its inhabitants mummified in ash. A lone priest tends a garden in the former shrine, his firelight keeping the lurking ash statues at bay...
My Labyrinth Lord: Yoon-Suin game is just two weeks away from its one-year anniversary! Just about three weeks of time have taken place in-game, but the players have spelunked in an Axolotl-men lair, lost an adventurer to a Dryad's charm, freed prisoners from a Slug opium-lord, bought waterfront property to build a guildhouse, opened a portal to the Stygian Library, saved a Sea Nomad clan's Big Man from his son's betrayal (and saved a wedding in the process), and wooed a young Sea Witch!
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So I've been doing fermentation for about a month now. My latest is blueberries. I've been sharing them around as a novelty on their own, but just now finally made a composed dish.
Yogurt, lacto-fermented blueberry juice, granola, the lacto-fermented blueberries themselves, and a drizzle of honey. Seriously outstanding; the tang and salt of the blueberries makes this taste like a bowl of cheesecake.
A friend of mine is running a survey about cooperative board games. Maybe you'd like to participate to help give a clearer idea how people feel while playing these sorts of games?
Hey, folks, I'm having a bit of trouble making ends meet this month, so if you wouldn't mind buying some of my games at parenthesispress.itch.io or drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10096/Parenthesis-Press that would be great. And if you aren't in the mood to buy something, could you at least boost the post, please? Thanks a lot!
Today I co-hosted the first of five Cooking 101 classes at work! My co-host Jason started us off with some knife safety and basic slicing/julienning/cubing. Then, I walked the class through making a balsamic vinaigrette, discussing emulsions, whisking, the importance of bowl size, tasting as you go, and substitution. We finished by slicing some lettuce and tomatoes to toss with the dressing.
Next week: Guacamole!
Lightning Makes Mushrooms Multiply
Bleh. Cranky. None of my work RPG players told me until today that they couldn't make today's game, and even then almost all required individually being prompted. It's A-OK to need to miss games, but tell me for crying out loud, ideally as soon as you know you can't play. That way I can at least whip up a one-shot for the people who will be around.
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