Monday, 30 March 2015


It has been a fairly rough week for me this past week food wise.  I've been snacking a lot!  Been keeping track of things in a fairly half assed manner in my fitness pal.  Mostly everything has been entered by the end of the day but ither isn't how the system works best and I know that.  

Today i am going to try and get back on the horse as it were.  Eat better, for which I have packed a lunch.  Update Myfitnesspal as I eat things rather then leaving it to the end of the day.  Finally making exercise a priority.

I knew going into this there would be slips and times when I would fail.  So I'm not going to dwell on it, I just want to move forward and get it behind me.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Keeping Busy

Things have been pretty insane as of late, I enjoyed a wonderful week off.  It was productive, it was fun, and most importantly it was relaxing.  The biggest disappointment of the vacation was that the weather had turned sour and I couldn't start running.  I was left with using the stationary bike, which I don't mind but isn't nearly as enjoyable as running. All it wasn't a good week for food and health.

Vacation came to an end with a brand new gaming convention out of Fargo, called dCON.  The weekend was a great trail run of the hotel that we use during our trips to Fargo.  It changed hands a couple of months after our last visit.  As a convention the weekend was great I got in a lot of really good games and tried a number of different new games. Also not a dud among the new games, which is always a plus.  I even got to try out a new roleplaying system that I had been curious about.

The most exciting part of the weekend for me was signing an contract with my artist for a game I am working on called Casting.  It was a very important step in the project.  When I have some more time I'll share a couple of the pictures and talk more about the game.

Anyways the vacation is over and now it is back to work both the day job and writing.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

2 More Days

Its been a few months since I've had any serious time away from work.  Right now I've got 2 more shifts to go.  Both of which are only half days, thank god!  After that I've got a full week off work.  Which will be spent with friends and family. I'll be spending it writing, relaxing, and having a great week.    So expect more posts along the way.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

International GM's Day

So March 4th is International GM's day.  It is a day to recognize the hard work that is done by Game Masters every day.  It also marks the anniversary of the death of Gary Gygax.  It also happened to line up with my regular game session.  The guys all thanked me for the effort I put in to the game, which was nice but for me it is about the love of the game.

When I look back at my life as a gamer I'm amazed at how much of an impact it has had one me.  I was first introduced to gaming around the age of 11 or 12.  During a storm while camping a group of us were hanging out for a night and one of the guys pulled out a copy of RoleMaster.  From there I was hooked and didn't look back.  A month hasn't gone by where I haven't gamed.

It was because of my love of gaming that I got into the card game called Magic: the Gathering, That game turned the connection that in some ways brought my wife and I together.  We still game on together a couple of times a month.

My interest in gaming was also the reason I started attending science fiction convention.  Through that I've met a lot of people in the gaming industry.  Since then I've been written several different adventures that have been submitted for publication.  I've also written and have published a board game called Battle Skies.  There are also a number of expansions some that have been released and others that are in the works.

You'll also see a lot more about two future projects that are in the works in the coming months.  I'm very excited and passionate about both.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Loss of a friend

Forgive me readers as we do a bit of time traveling here.  I've had three important things happen in the last week that I really wanted to post on but that time hasn't allowed me to post about.  So we I'm making a point over the weekend to get each of these posts done as the separate posts I feel they deserve.  I also felt in the case of this first post that it was important to allow some time to pass before writing it.

From left to right: Mcgonagall, Bib Katt Tuna, and Jabba the Kitt

Tuesday morning, March 3rd,  I was awakened by a sound that I can best describe as a the sound a walrus makes.  I glanced around the room and spotted Jabba, the kitt laying on the floor just inside my door.  I got down on the floor and talked with him as I petted him and called to tamile and naivara.  All the while we kept him as comfortable as we could and talked with him.  We knew that he wasn't going to last at that point so it was about making him comfortable, reassuring, and having our opportunity to say good-bye.  He passed away around 10am that morning.  Leaving behind Mcgonagall, and following his brother Bib Katt Tuna to the cat nip fields in the great beyond.