My Week That Was, 4 November 2016

Still haven’t read anything for class, but I have been reading David Brin’s blog. He’s the author of the Postman, Earth, and the Uplift series, along with a lot of other stuff. He’s also a smart guy who has some very strong political beliefs, so be ready for it!

I’m still re-reading Count Zero, but this is on the bus during my commute, and for three out of the five days, I’ve instead listened to Govind Sreenivasan’s Europe and the Wars of Religion (1500-1700) lectures from the Great Courses. This course is no longer available, which is a real pity. His discussions of the the Revolt of the Netherlands (1566-1609) directly influenced my work on a new RPG – the Wall. The Wall has taken up a lot of my after work time, and it’s something very different from what I’ve done before.

No gaming happening this week (next Friday I get to enjoy some more gaming as I’m a player in Kieron O’Gorman’s Star Wars campaign using FFG’s system), but I have been doing a lot of thinking and planning for the Wall, which includes running solo scenarios to see how the mechanics work.

My favourite podcast this week was definitely Govind Sreenivasan’s Europe and the Wars of Religion (1500-1700) lectures, but since they aren’t available, I’m going to point to the fantastic War on the Rocks podcast episode about Russia’s nefarious actions involving the present US election.

Every night after my eldest gets to bed, I’ve played an hour or so of Fallout: New Vegas running the mod New Vegas Bounties II. One of my companions is basically zombie Doc Holliday. How is that not awesome?

I hope you had a great week!

 

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    Brad Clark says:

    We have played FFGs new Star Wars RPG and have really enjoyed it, IMO its the best version by far (and I have played and/or ran all of them.


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    Fraser says:

    I tend to agree. I’ve played very little of West End Games SW and the d20 one, but FFG’s version seems the most fun.

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