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Saturday, March 28, 2009

The choices for the game.

After our D&D game last night, we talked about how we have around 5 or some games till we finish the Keep on the Shadowfell adventure. After D&D we are planing on going back to our HERO game, but now with more players. We have one confirmed player, one player that fit in but due to work plays in about half the game and the last player is new to gaming and still has not found his grove. With the two original players (that includes me) and the one confirmed player we are looking at a minimum of 3 players and a GM.

Questions came up for characters and the game world.

With the characters I saw three options:
  1. We keep our characters (powers/level),
  2. Make new characters or
  3. We power down our characters.

With the game, it was decided we stick with a fantasy setting, but with the story I came up with another three options:
  1. We continue the story where we left off with some minor adjustments,
  2. We jump ahead in time in the game world and restart the story from there or
  3. We start over from scratch.

Time will tell on what we do.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My day at Worldwide D&D Game Day

Saturday was Worldwide D&D Game Day.

I got to the game store about 11am and waited around for a bit for a second GM to appear. The game started about 11:30am with a full table. The first encounter started with the players getting use to the new character classes. Hit were traded and the enemy took most of the damage. We won. Someone from Wizards (that works on D&D Insider) showed up to talk, ask questions and watch our game for a while. He even spotted my dice shirt I had on for the game day done by Wil Wheaton and he asked if I have heard about the current D&D podcast with the D&D game with Wil.
With the second encounter it started out normally till someone started to play with fire in the mill and the grain dust exploded. There was fire everywhere. We finished the encounter off the map.
The third encounter was not as tougth as I thought it would be. The monster was defeated in no time. Speaking of time, it took somewhere around 4 to 5 hours to finish the 2 to 3 hour game that it said it would take.
The game was fun and enjoyable, we even got to keep our minis and some of the others that used in the game.

Chech out some pictures I snaped with my cell phone of our game.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

To rebuy or not to rebuy.

A few weeks ago I got a Blu-ray player. With some new movies out, I have picked up the Blu-ray verison of the new movie. The question that I have is, should I rebuy the Blu-ray verison of some of my favorite movies. With my Blu-ray player, it says that it will improve the resolution of a standard, making it a little better.

The one move that I purchased again was WALL-E. The reasons I came up with for the rebuy was:
  1. It was on sale.
  2. Blu-ray only features.
  3. One of my favorite movies.
The main turn off is that you are spending more money for a movie you already have in your collection and it probably have the same features the DVD verison has. If it has "Blu-ray only features" it might catch my eye.

To those who read this, what do you think?