Entry for February 19, 2009: Catching up — games

Last week, I played assorted games four days in a row: David I.S., Dexter V.H., and I downloaded the free trial of the Lord of the Rings Online multiplayer game, skipping our usual City of Heroes supergroup; I ran a Pathfinder: "Holy Steel" teleconferencing session; and I hosted the regular D&D4e "Vanished Lands: the Faith-Based Initiative" fantasy group.

The "LotRO" MMO is enjoyable so far, using J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy setting and offering a few differences from "CoH." Despite erratic scheduling, the "Holy Steel" team has reached Canaan on its way to ancient Egypt, and the "F.B.I." is at the Korobokuru (eastern Dwarven) stronghold of Bazran Hai.

This past weekend, because of college chum Stuart C.G.'s visit from New York City, I ran a D20 Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Ed. superhero scenario rather than the usual games. Paul J.'s girlfriend Brie helped entertain Stu's eight-year-old son Sammy, while Stuart and Thomas K.Y. rejoined the "Drake's Port 7" as the metahuman vigilantes investigated crimes committed in their (fictional) New England city by look-alikes!

Janice and I have also picked up a few more video games for our Nintendo Wii, such as Marvel Ultimate Alliance, but I haven't had much time yet to try them out. She has also been more diligent than me in working out with the Wii Fit. Of course, as a result of all this gaming, I've again fallen behind in blogging, reading, and genre television. I'm looking forward to a relatively quiet weekend in which to do so.

Coming soon: Animation roundup!

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