Denied!

In theory, we play a weekly game of Swords & Wizardry. In practice, our gaming group is so small that if a couple of people can't make it, the game goes bye-bye for that week. We've just expanded to four players, which makes a single absence just workable usually, but having two away at once guts the group too badly. And, all being grown-ups with real-life obligations and crap like that, absences aren't that uncommon.

This week is one of those weeks. Dang!

I'd like to find a couple more players so that this real-life-intrusion doesn't affect the progress of the game so badly, but Old-School roleplayers are even thinner on the ground around here* than regular run-of-the-mill roleplayers. We're an older group (our youngest is getting towards 40), so we're not that attractive a prospect for the youngsters who are, in any case, generally more interested in the WoW-like razmatazz of 4e and the like.

Ah well, I guess I can always Turn To Drink.





* "Around here" is Christchurch, New Zealand.

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