[You could also read the most recent report, or even start at the beginning.]
I originally thought I might make up for last week by doing a full post this week, but a number of factors have conspired against me. One is trying to finish a thing for $work. Probably the more time-consuming, though, is that our cycle of D&D (and other TTRPGs) has cycled back around to the Family Campaign, which is the one game where I tend to put in a lot of work. So I suppose we’ll have yet another virus isolation report.
Aside from the slight interruption of Father’s Day, it’s been pretty much business as usual. The news seems to be confirming that, yes, we did open back up too earl
Protests over our militarized police state continue, but the media seems less inclined to continue focussing on the story, which is ... frustrating. I guess we’ll just have to see how things keep going. I do find it encouraging that so many peopl
So far, I haven’t baked any sourdough bread or tried to pick up any new hobbies. Unless my daughter sucking me into Portal Knights counts. I have been, admittedly, watching a shit-ton of television, have blown through most of my podcast backlog, and been trying to watch more videos on the Internet, but there’s not as much out there as I wish there was. In many ways, we’re getting some cool new stuf
One spot of good news: Critical Role is returning this coming week. This is good news, because, I gotta tell you: watching people who normally play games together live try to figure out how to play on Zoom or other videoconferencing technology where the lag is just enough to make it difficult for people to figure out whether to jump in or shut up and let someone else talk is ... not as satisfying. The people who have been doing it that way for years already have a leg up, of course, but a lot of the streams I’ve tried to watch (such as the otherwise entertaining annual livestream games from the makers of D&D, this year called D&D Live 2020) are just not what they used to be. So the news that Critical Role is going to come back, filiming with everyone in the same room (albeit no longer at the same table), is quite welcome. And, also, they’re going to keep doing their Narrative Telephone series (new episode came out on YouTube just yesterday), which brings me a lot of joy. We’ll see if the new format works for Critical Role or not.
In the meantime, we’ll soldier on, try to stay safe, and try to stay sane. Hopefully you all will as well.