So it's been over two months since my last update and in that time my life has changed significantly. Around a month ago I asked my wife for a divorce, a decision that I had thought about for a long time. She was chocked, but I had made up my mind...I do not love her anymore, so there is no point in staying together. We have a 7 year old daugther and it has of course hit her like a hammer...
I'm quite glad though that I made the decision and I know that it is the right one, since I feel a lot more happy and less stressed. But 10 years of marriage is a long time so it still feels weird now and again not having my wife around.
I have also started a new job which takes a lot of my time as well. So the two things combined have made gaming time rather limited.
We have managed to play a single session of Rippers. I based the mission on H.P.Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" - my favorite of his short stories. I had weaved a demon into it and both Zann and the storyteller had sold parts of their soul to the demon in return for fame. Eventually the players managed to locate the Rue D'Auseil through a ritual and came face to face with the demon, who of course wanted to deal with them. Despite numerous warnings, the players decided to attack the demon and his hell hounds, and the end result was total disaster. Langdale Pike and Dr. Percy Trevelyan died, while Sgt. Henry Baynes became incapacitated. The good sergeant will now have a few more dark sides for the demon to release him. Ole who plays Father Philip Green was unable to make it so his character was the only one who survived.
Some time during the late summer I also played two games of Empire of the Dead. I had taken pictures with my mobile like I normally do, but when I came home and wanted to write up a battle report, my SD card no longer functioned, so none of the photos I had taken was there. With that blow I dropped the battle reports.
Yesterday saw me returing to Empire of the Dead, two of my friends Chris and Jon were both ready to play, so we decided to try a 3 pitched battle. I feared that the game rules would not be able to support this, but I was wrong. We only made a few minor tweaks to a few rules and the two games we played went rather smoothly. In the end Chris and the Supernatural Branch won both games (Fracas) against Jon's Gentlemans Club and my Wolfen Jaegers.
Since it had been a long time since we had played, I decided to not take pictures and instead concentrated on getting the rules right.
I'm still keen to play Empire of the Dead and the Rippers RPG, so hopefully this blog will start to have some more frequent updates.