It has been a really busy month for me and my wife. As some of you know, we’ve been looking to move out of our apartment and into a house for a little while now. For over a little over a month, we’ve been out looking at houses with a Realtor – and about two weeks ago, we found a place we quite liked. We moved through all the details of putting an offer in and negotiating and all that jazz and as of last week, the house has been officially sold. We’re very excited about it. But of course, this is also coupled with the mortgage debt that inevitably shows up with a home purchase.
It always amuses me that people get so excited about being in debt for 20+ years.
I also received some very exciting news recently – I have been selected as a winner of a MacBook Air from CMA Alberta. The contest was for going to one of their events. I’m very excited about it, especially since I’ve always wanted to have a laptop to assist with my GMing. I can use it to track damage, quick reference my preparation documents, powers and all that other stuff – and, I can potentially make the game a bit more cool by the addition of music/sound effects. I’m excited about the potential that a laptop brings to the gaming experience.
Just before Halloween, I was able to participate in a Trail of Cthulhu game, run by a friend of mine. It was my first real horror game (while Dark Heresy has some horror elements, I wouldn’t really call it a horror game) and I really enjoyed it, even though my character was devoured first. It was a great time and I would really like to be able to participate in another game like that in the future.
Trail of Cthulhu is an interesting system and from the single game, I found it fairly ideal for the type of story being told. I haven’t read the rules cover to cover, so I can’t really give a holistic view on things, but the experience with the ruleset was extremely positive.
Finally, Fallout 3 was released this week. My copy is on the way from Amazon. I’m really excited about the game. It looks amazing, the reviews have been very positive, and the game appears to have no shortage of ‘holy crap that’s fraking awesome’ moments. I’m very exited.