Sunday, November 11, 2012

Missing PentaCon

Well, PentaCon is over and for the first time in 20 years, we were not there.

I really miss the friends we have made over the years, many of whom are right there at PentaCon.

Believe me, I miss the people.

This has been the worst eight months of my life, and to have to miss seeing friends on top of it, well, it makes me just a little sad.

It is important to try to balance these trials with positive thoughts, and right now, I am hoping things improve enough for us to get back to PentaCon next year.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Late, but here it is.

I got the Universal Boon sheets done and posted today. I had a couple more things I wanted to do, but with only five hours left before I have to get up and work with Sue on her meds, well, just not going to happen.

I have two more sheets I need to get converted for Tim. Those I will get done with spot work during the day. Should have done them already. Oh well, do what you can.

Next up I want to go through the comments on the Universal Betas, divide them into "P" and temporary cards. Should be 2-4 sheets. I would like to get them up Sunday night.

With those in hand we can go over a number of sets for players races, shifters, special abilities and professions and make them work with, enhance and expand the Universal cards.

I also want to get back to some GM cards. The last I checked almost every DS game has a GM. They appear to be very important, as any player without a game to play will tell you. I guess that is why, as players, we treat the GM's with respect and chocolate. (How do you give your Skype GM chocolate? I need to check into our selling Gift Certificates..)


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Just a little DS Work

I am working on two sets of Universal Boon type cards for 2.0. Three of the eighteen did not pass early muster and others need a little tweaking.

A few of these are too complex for the standard card. I am going to lay them out as full text cards.

I managed to get a couple of hours in today, so I am through the first nine. I only have six right now for the second sheet, I thonk I will take a look through the Universal "P" type cards and see what fits in. I have an Herbalism card I like, but that would mean working on the herbs next, and I am not sure if Herb would like that.

I am really going to miss going to PentaCon, sigh.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Working out the weeks schedule

Need to work with Sue to on getting her something to do. Not as easy to do as you would think. She has the vision problems plus she has spikes of mental difficulties that distract her. Frequently it is a choice of working with her or doing my own work.

Got cards done over the weekend for the orders. Need to pack them and get them to the post office.

Have doctors appointments Monday and Thursday to work around.

Prioritize partially finished projects.
GM Primer book, got some good chapter headings, now I need words.
Talking Elethay for the new Talismans and Gift Ceremony. Using info in Kanchaka and Continent books as foundation.
Talking Armor. New shield system is good, it is going to open up the making of magic shields, but takes some explanation to help people know what we mean.
Review and correlate comments on the new Stealth set. Maybe it is good so few people want to speak up.
One more revision of Awareness Betas with Sue, then onward.
Want to update Griffon Betas, because I am using them.
Continue going through Universal sets to get Sue big cards.
Have several requests for beta updates, nightwitches, fire mages, prismatic wizards most frequent requests.
Work on site revisions to drop web sites, cost considerations. Get comics into Sue's site, Guild into DS. Pretty much have the Betas moved, at least the pieces people use.
Revise podcast outlets. Have 35,000+ downloads, but need cheaper server. Also need to get back to them. They are fun to do.
Zazzle needs more images, seeing some responses, and slight income.

Ok, looks like I have a month of tasks here, not a week.

Anyone have suggestions?


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Well, maybe it never ends

I have just had three teeth pulled. Such fun. Now I think I will ignore the world for a couple of days.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Good Valentines Morning!

Valentines Day. One of the Hallmark holidays. However, in this case, I think I like it.

It is a wonderful excuse to show someone that you love them, and I have someone I Love. (Hi Sue!)

As my protest against the commercial holidays, no card, but we can share a steak!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On my way to Christmas.

It is now just a few days before Christmas and everything is quiet in the neighborhood. It is a good time for me to reflect on all of the good things in my life. The funny thing is that there are so many of them I have no idea where to begin. I am most thankful for Sue and all of my friends spread out across the country. Sure, there are problems, but life is too good to get depressed about the irritating details.

To make life even better, Sue got a Rainbow dragon in DragonVale.

Last night we played in a most excellent DS game run by Sue.
One thing I can say is that when a Warrior is in a labrynth, without a healer, you really should have a pile of Parries and Ducks. By the time you get to that twelfth or so fight without rest time, you really want to avoid getting hammered, again.
It was a good game!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just another month, so they tell me.

The village Mother scowled at KaJon. She did not understand this Das Karr. Why could he not understand that his territorial marking is bad, offensive, and must stop.

She followed the scowl up with a nasty glare. "Why do you do this? Tell me!"

KaJon shuffled his feet and stared at the ground. "It is the Wakana. You see, those monsters mark territory too. They take my markings as a challenge and they can not help but respond with a mark of their own. So, each day I check the markings, and if a Wakana has been sneaking around, scouting for a raid, they will forget what they are doing and leave a mark. Then I know they are nearby and we can hunt them."

Mother Bastille opened her mouth, closed it, and reached back for her chair. She sat slowly and considered KaJon. "Crap, he actually has a reason and it almost makes sense."

"Ok, leave that for now. We have an ongoing mission I need you to join. Take these potions with you. I will have you teleported in to the Labryinth. Tell Jinxis that he must keep going. Clean out the place. That damned Rogue is continuing it's hunt for necro's. They will teleport to that warped Labryinth for safety. You people need to be there to catch them by surprise."

As KaJon walked out, she sighed. "Now, all I have to do is get some volunteers out there to rebuild farmhouses and pacify the innocents that the Rogue burns out of house and home. Damn the heart of Jikadell! Why do we always have to clean up after those Rogues? I suppose because someone has too."

Still slowly playing DragonVale. Got the three islands, the special Breeding ground and the Sun and Moon dragons. Still no Rainbow dragon in sight.

Sue just got a 48 hour breeding result from a Reindeer and Blazing Dragon getting it on. We will have to wait two days to see what special dragon it is.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Being sick leaves time to play.

As it turns out sitting in one place quietly leaves just enough energy to play with the iPad. And I have DragonVale for time consuming.

Last night I put together a breeding pair of Cold Dragon (lvl 10, left) and a Swamp Dragon (lvl 10, right) and got the special christmas Reindeer Dragon. Actually it was my second try, I got Seaweed the first time.

So, being sick does have rewards.

So, there I was at midnight putting myself to bed when I put in a Blue Fire (lvl 10, left) and Crystal (lvl 10, right) and I get this:

Ok, I took the picture late, but one of the special dragons (Rainbow, Moon or Sun) is on the way.

Next the new Breeding Island came on line. I put the Reindeer (lvl 10, left) and Scorch (lvl 10, right) and boom, another 48 hour breeding time. So I have a second special dragon on the way.

I think it means I will be getting better now. Good luck breeds good luck.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas comes to DragonVale, and recovering.

Christmas has come to DragonVale. Everything went snowy.

I sat in a chair yesterday and drooled. I am feeling better health wise, but I feel guilty about the jobs not getting done. Building up orders to be shipped. We have sold through so much in the last month I need to manufacture cards to fill the orders.

Now, time to change tactics and stare at the wall for a day.