Stuffed Crocodile

Mazes, Martians, Mead

State of the Crocodile

I logged in and WordPress tells me my last post was 9 months ago.


Did I mention we have a toddler now? I plan to rear a fledgling gamer over time, but right now he’s more interested in balloons and tractors. One of his favourite activities is going through the picture books we have, pointing out things, and asking what they are.

Tractors mostly, although he branched out to other vehicles lately, so I was able to learn a lot of names for vehicles I never thought I needed to know before.

Of course that means that gaming fell even more to the wayside than usual. For the last six months our group tried to meet up, but was hamstrung by multiple illnesses. Toddlers collect those like teenagers collect Pokémon I guess.

Even this entry was typed up on my phone one-handed while I was rocking the little one to sleep.

So what was I doing?

* Planned a Shadowrun scenario. Of course then I got sidetracked and decided to set it in the 2050s. And then I decided to make it a one shot. Haven’t gotten that far with it. I did read a few of the novels though

* Decided to make my own monster manual. One that includes roleplaying notes and variety tables for all monsters and clears up some of the unnecessary kludge in other manuals (do we really need half a dozen different entries for fish people?) .

* Decided to get some miniatures for my games. Gathered a variety of miniatures I collected over time. Even though I never used them in games I still accumulated a few dozen of them. Unfortunately my plans to get into painting them so far have also been hamstrung. Also tried to find some cheap ways to bulk out my collection and got way too serious with that.

Oh well. Don’t mind typos. This was written on the phone.

2 responses to “State of the Crocodile

  1. R. A. Whipple‏ 🇨🇦 (@RA_Whipple) February 4, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Nice to see your posting.

    Now is the time to game, if you game old school privileging rulings over rules. If all you have to remember are the rulings you made at the table (and the reason for those rulings, kept in a journal) then you have more free time to play and socialize by cutting out the study. Tabletop is not supposed to be a solitary hobby but a collaborative one and rulings make every game system different. I, too, have a toddler and I would very much enjoy a game where I just show up and engage my creativity in problem-solving and wild imaginings.

    Alas, after much struggle, I could not find or found an old school game. Parenting can be a lonely business. Now is the time to game.

    Congratulations on your fatherhood.


  2. Anonymous February 5, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Here’s a hoping that we will eventually manage. And let’s be fair, I’ve been the sick person cancelling stuff a few times too, not just Little One.


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