Blimey, it's been a while. As is almost traditional, the start back at work led to a horrible disease which in this case landed me in hospital over a weekend - didn't miss a day of work though, taxpayers! - and I didn't eat for a fortnight.
Although good for weightloss this didn't leave much energy for hobby time, hence the long silence. And now She Who Must Be Obeyed has got it leaving me in sole charge of the children. All of which is to say I haven't picked up a brush in nearly a month.
One thing I did have to do was rescue some boxes from the garage which has started leaking. Like old friends, some of my old RPG stuff has emerged blinking into the light
Including one of the very first RPGS I bought that we played every Saturday night for the best part of 5 years, the venerable Call of Cthulhu . This is a true old friend, bought in 1989 and built to last:
I find it interesting that the 30 year old book stood up the damp garage well but the more recent hardback started to fall apart.
The last thing I did this month was to buy myself a present. I didn't realise at the time that this month marks the 30th anniversary of the publishing of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, another mainstay of the Saturday night group. This game was played so often that our copies of the rulebook disintegrated through heavy use. I bought the second edition, of course, but the old World had changed a bit in ways I don't quite like.
As it happens this last week I finally hunted down a copy of the original edition through the fabulous Lead Adventure Forum:
This will be played with the boys when they are old enough.
Hopefully should have some time for somexample painting and gaming now we're all on mend so there should be more updates soon.