"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -Herbert Spencer
Having a new group means the opportunity for a new way of commencing the game. What this time would be like is to have players come up with characters together, then hash out a party history, and record this before any actual game-specific character generation takes place. A character would have a systemless record of their BG, history, contacts and motivations. From there the character can be defined in any system. The party history would become a shared document and can be updated as the game progresses.
What I’m wondering is if others have gone through something similar and how it turned out?
It’s the first day of October and my wife informs me that in the crafting-blog-community they do a Blogtoberfest – a kind of Oktoberfest of craft blogging, with a post each day. I’ll do something similar with my hobbies and post each day. Either to this blog or my gaming site, http://www.kharathel.com
Last week I achieved my target of commuting to work on the bicycle three times in a row. Total kilometres = 201. This week I made it to four days in a row. Total kilometres = 268. I felt better at the end of this week (ending 19th Feb. 2010) than I did at the end of last week (ending 12th Feb. 2010).
Diet has had a big part in that recovery improvement. Increased intake of protein. Leading up to the week ending 12th Feb. I was mainly increasing carbohydrate intake. It helped achieve energy levels: which I interpret as the feeling like I can keep cycling. The lack of protein meant the recovery wasn’t as progressive so I felt like I could keep cycling but my effort-level was diminished. I think this ties into “lactic threshold”
or the condition where lactic acid build-up exceeds the muscles ability to flush it out and pain is produced. My “lactic threshold” is increasing.
After the increase of protein my ability recover improved very noticably. I am less sore after four days cycling (on my rest day) than I was after two days of cycling: as of 17th Feb. before I got on the bike.
So what I’m doing is working and I’ll keep doing it.
The urge to get on the bike and ride into the unknown is so strong. I’m already buying kit to be able to do it! I don’t even know where I want to go. WWOOF’ing seems attractive. Visit intentional communities and permaculture setups to see how they live day-to-day. Smell the ocean as I cycle along. Camp stealthily in the brisk chill of autunal evening. See streaking space rocks melt and explode in the outback. Feel the heat and thirst in arid lands. Wish for a riding companion to talk to. Pray for a tail wind after days of slogging into a dusty bug-ridden headwind. All these experiences waiting to be had for their own sake.