Monday, July 2, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different

So it has been awhile since I last posted.  This is not an apology, I promised myself I wouldn't let this be that kind of blog (I already have one of those), but I have been so quiet largely because I haven't been gaming very much as of late.

Since playtesting D&Dnext in Hawaii, I don't have a game I am running so my headspace has been a little occupied elsewhere (aka my job and my wife), which has been great for me, but lousy for my blogging.

I did finish out the latest round of FTDM earning another win and establishing myself as the PBP player with the most games under my belt (just don't look at my win ratio). I also started up as a player in a G+ Hangout of the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Game run by StephenChast, which was crazy fun (see me tear the leg off a Sentinel to ill effect, or at least describe doing just that).

For the longest while I have also been considering what to do with my online name and identity. The Extended Rest is pretty secularly cached in 4E and while 4E was good to me in my 3 year long campaign, I'm ready to try some new systems and so my ID didn't seem to make as much sense. I also wanted to have a space that was more open ended as it came to integrating how my faith interacts with my game. I am almost done with my seminary studies and will be looking to take on a job as a pastor at a church in another year and a half and what I am learning is giving me lots of  ideas and things to think about as it relates to my RPG experience  and the game I want to play.

So it is time for a change.

The last ExtendedRest is a long one, the rest of death, but from the dust and to the dry bones comes a voice that rushes with the wind and with the cry of RAISE DEAD, I carry on!