||[Sep. 21st, 2008|09:27 am]
Still not king.
Wow, I guess I haven't written about this. I haven't written in quite a while. Things have been tough, overall.
I joined the RPGA at PAX. I suppose I had a campaign, but seeing that we haven't played for months, I'm not sure it really exists anymore. The RPGA is rather like the Camarilla for Dungeons & Dragons, in that there are distributed games run by a centralized set of rules, and as long as you're following the rules, you can take your character from game to game. And my location's fairly good: if I decided I wanted to, I could play three Saturdays a month. You can also switch out characters, which is nice.
The only problem I have with the RPGA is that the membership system is antiquated. I joined, I'm a member, that's wonderful, but I can't access the webpage. And I can't access the webpage until either a) Wizards receives my membership mail-in card and enters the information, which usually takes about four weeks, or b) one of the GMs who has run an event I was part of reports the event I played in. Unfortunately, due to some... database issues... it's apparently fairly difficult to report events. And because of some more... issues... I'm limited in what I can do until my membership clears. Like, apparently, I can't play more than one character. And I managed to score access to some pretty cool class features that I wasn't able to use until the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide came out, which, since you have to select them at character creation, I can't use until... my membership clears. I also can't look at the mods, since doing so requires a Herald-level GM cert, which I can't acquire until... my membership clears.
I'm not very fond of waiting.
So, I've been engaging in what the dinner table last night called 'theorycrafting', creating tons of characters and obsessing over options which I'm unable to actually use.
In other news, Hanabi is huge and will continue to get bigger.
...I'm going to go obsessively collect things in Tales of Vesperia.