The Dearth

It has been almost 2 weeks since I’ve played a board game, and that makes me sad.

Now I’ve had some chances to play video games, mostly with my kids. We play alot of Super Mario Kart 8, Mario Party, and some Smash brothers. My son is obsessed with Mario and my daughter has a Wii U we play on.

We also have played some Red Ball on the ipad recently, and it’s a lot of fun too.

I have had the opportunity to play a few video games on my own when I’m not driving to Delaware or hanging out with the kids. Usually at like 1030pm after everyone is in bed, so I’m pretty tired at that point. But it’s what I’ve got.

Darkest Dungeon and Sunless Skies are the 2 I’ve played the most recently. I had a lot of optimism for Sunless Skies, as i love Fallen London, but the game is still in open beta, or early access or whatever they call it now adays on steam. The fragility of the ships in that game make me sad though, and I feel like i die way too much. Also i keep getting lost and find myself just playing a trader. I was hoping for more of an RPG with a rich story, but nothing yet. I’m not done with it yet though.

Darkest Dungeon is a fun one I get back to every now and then. It’s a quick pickup game that i can jump into without too much thought, although i always forget the optimal party combinations for the various runs and inevitably lose a valuable high leveled Vestal.

So the video games have been keeping me going, but I really truly miss playing table top games. I haven’t even played our d&d campaign in nearly a month, and I’m traveling again this week for work, so hopefully we can then.

BUT there is a shining light out on the horizon. A glimmer of hope and joy that I can ALMOST touch. This weekend is Burning Dan.

I’ve mentioned Burning Dan and Dan Con previously. These are the biannual events where friends from Delaware come out and we game and drink and carouse and just have a grand old time. I hope i can make it till then!

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