This Isn’t Getting Any More Timely, Yo.

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Spring Gaming Hoopla in Janesville, WI.  It’s a fun little con, and the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, so it’s worth attending these Hooplas when the chance arises.  This time, unlike last fall, I decided to pay admission when I arrived and play it all by ear, instead of signing up for everything ahead of time.

That is how I came to sign up for James M. Ward’s “Tower of the Scarlet Wizard” adventure.  I have never played in a game that required so much creative thinking to get through the challenges, and I loved it.  I signed up for the Squirrel Tower the next day, and while we didn’t even make it inside the tower, I had a great time yet again.  I can’t wait until my next chance to play in one of his games.  His company’s website is www.eldritchent.com.  There’s some great stuff there that’s suddenly on my wish list.  All four of the company owners have interesting blogs and they’re all involved in the creative process.  James Ward updates every Monday.

If you have the chance to play in a game with James Ward, I highly recommend that you sign up.

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Today I started rereading The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien.  I have lost track of how many times I’ve read this book, but I’m pretty sure it’s in the double digits.  I’ve loved this book since I was eleven years old, people, and it never gets old.  I’m reading it now mainly because I want to run The One Ring for my Thursday night gaming group, and I feel like revisiting the world through the books would be a good move.

Now it’s time to finish preparing for the game tonight.  If my guess is right, we’ll finish the first book of Legacy of Fire for Pathfinder.  Then next week we’ll more on to less mainstream things.  I have ideas for a one shot adventure of The One Ring, suitable for a con, if I can work out the details.  I think my inexperience as a GM is working against me, but I also think this is a good group to help me hone my skills – I have at least one player that isn’t afraid to give good feedback.

Welcome, To the Inside Of My Brain!

Welcome to The Bunny Pond, where I share my my thoughts, my experiences, and even give updates on my writing.

Here we have the blog mascot, Hedda:

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She’s very excited to be a part of this.  And yes, that is a monkey that she’s standing on.  I would like to note here that Hedda is a troll, not a bunny, but she feels that she can overcome this shortcoming with her charming personality.

More than anything else, I want to become a published writer.  I have a couple of short stories out in circulation right now, and I’m in the revision stage of a fantasy novel that one day I’d like to try and get published.  Most of my writing falls in the fantasy and science fiction genres.

I have two other books that need revising, but their shortcomings are so vast that a full rewrite is in order for both.  I get together with one of my cousins once a week, or as close to that as possible, to have a Creativity Day where we have a little writing or creativity workshop that helps both of us keep on track with our projects.

I am also a knitter and a gamer.  I have two weekly gaming groups where we play RPGs.  I also have a pretty decent collection of strategy board games, as does my boyfriend, and we go to board gaming events whenever we can.

This blog will be about my writing, my gaming, and sometimes my knitting if it manages to be exciting enough.  I will post the occasional story here too.