Non-Work-Related Gaming

Dangerously nearing burn-out, I’ve decided that I need to remind myself why I love gaming again.

To that end, I plan on engaging in regular…and, most importantly, non-work-related gaming after the KCRF season ends.

I know that I’ll be returning to Serenity, for example. I’ll probably also run another game as well. Not sure what, just yet. Figured that I’d list some of the games that really float my boat, that I’d love to run….and then let you guys let me know what you’d be interested in playing.

Games I’d Love To Run, Come November

1) Hellboy— Players create characters (as strange as they want) as operatives of the Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense, and “bump back” against Things That Go Bump In The Night.

2) Boot Hill — A classic Western….I have the first edition of Boot Hill, and I find the fact that it’s little more than a gunfighting miniatures rules system makes it a really excellent “rules-light” RPG. I could probably also use Warhammer Historical – Legends of The Old West (which I also own) in the same way.

3) Mutants & Masterminds — The world’s greatest superhero RPG. A bit lower on my list, because it’s kinda-sorta work related (we’re going to be putting out M&M products), but DUDE– SUPERHEROES!

There are probably others. Gods know that I own enough.

Have You Forgotten The Lessons of 9/11?

A few days ago, Fox News, in covering the Connecticut primary, asked if Democrats had forgotten the lessons of 9/11.

Ned Lamont won. A victory for anti-war Democrats, dominating the news cycle, and even bumping some Israel/Lebanon war stories from the lead.

Today, a massive terrorist plot is apparently disrupted. Threat levels are put at Red (“attack imminent”) for the first time, and Bush just got finished with a live statement, where he said that the terror plot arrests in London are a “stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists.”

A “stark reminder,” people. On the day after a major momentum shift towards anti-war candidates, and the release of a poll that says that 3/5ths of the American people oppose the war.

Something to consider. Cicero’s quotation of Cassius’ maxim still applies: Cui Bono? Who benefits?