Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hiatus, Not Fizzle... Maybe a Trickle?

At a Halloween party last weekend someone was asking about my blog. I said I hadn't really been keeping up with it lately. Why not? Says I "Well, I'm going up for tenure this Fall, you see, and I've been pretty busy trying to get nice research articles out to hammer down my case. Well I got my tenure review file in and things look good, so now I'm hoping that I'll have a little more time for gaming related stuff. I'm still pretty busy, so don't expect a flood of posts, but hopefully something more than nothing..."

Along with the blog my campaigns have pretty much been on hiatus since summer. I'm calling it a hiatus, not a fizzle...

The Penelion campaign reached a nice chapter-closing point when the party made it to the top of the cloud mine and met the renegade alchemist who was obsessed with eating cumulonimbical crystals and playing organ music for the translucent cloud beasts. The party gained access to a floating wooden cube maintained by the alchemist. Because of all the babies us players are having it's hard to see this group of players getting together again on a regular basis for quite some time. I don't want this campaign to fizzle. I like it. So maybe it's time to think about recruiting a few other players...?

The World Oranj campaign also reached a nice chapter-close before one of the key players moved to Taiwan. The party made it to the hanging ceramic city of Wiggin's Drop. Maybe I'll tell you more about it some time.

Here's hoping that in the next few months a little more cyclopeatronicism will start trickling out...


  1. I'd be happy if you just dropped the briefest of campaign mentions every now and then, because stuff like "flying wooden cube," "cloud mine," and "hanging ceramic city" are all pushing my brain in weird and cool directions.

  2. Good luck with your tenure!

    Looking forward to seeing more here too.

  3. I'd be happy if you just dropped the briefest of campaign mentions every now and then

    Sure - I can do this!

    Good luck with your tenure!

    Thanks! Being the cocky bastard I am I'm going up for early tenure! I published a hot paper this year so my case should be strong!

  4. I'll second the tenure luck. I just earned tenure last year and was surprised at how relieved I was. It's very stressful -- at least it was for me, even though I did everything I was supposed to and was assured, repeatedly, I'd have no problem. It ended up exactly that way, but anytime your entire life hangs in the balance on a few big notebooks and six people, it's stressful

  5. Yossi and I would love to participate if in fact you do decide to look for new recruits. We plan on leaving for The Big City on the East Coast some time next summer, though, which may reduce our desirability as long-term players (presuming all other factors are equal). Still, we'd love to play.

  6. Yossi and I would love to participate

    This could be cool! Lemme talk to the other players...

  7. Glad to see you back to posting. Great return post (the Erol Otus adventure)!

  8. I'd say, "Good luck!" but psh, you got the skills to make luck superfluous.

    Still though. Good luck!


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