Tuesday, March 8, 2016

It's been that long again!!

Yeah yeah yeah, it's been another 9 months since I last posted. I won't lie, it's not a top priority and in reality, it's been a while since i had anything to write about. This month, it's about Pathfinder, or at least, in a way it is. I really wanted to enhance the gaming nights that I have with 3 close friends, better maps and miniatures. So I after much looking around, I decided to save up for a 3d Printer, back a Kickstarter for 3d Terrain and then print my own stuff, that I could paint and present to my group.

Saving has never been easy for me, so I set up a GiveALittle page, which is New Zealands version of Kickstarter, in a round about way. More crowdsourcing than KickStarter. But still, it allows people to give others funds for various reasons.

Back my 3D Printer

Other News:
I also purchased a domain - RoseyNZ.geek.nz how cool is that!! Now I just need to learn how to Website!! LOL - trying to create a brand for myself. I mean, i'll never be as awesome as so cool gaming sites out there, but gotta start somewhere, and what else am I going to do when I retire at 55. Golf will only take up so much time!!

GM'ing Shackled City; which is technically a DnD 3rd Edition adventure path, however we're using Pathfinder rules, as I prefer them to the older systems. With only 3 PC's and few key NPC's that help out occasionally, it's been a tough road in converting some of the rules, locations and deities, but we're getting there. The PC's are now level 11, have defeated an ancient evil demon lord, smashed a dragon and have spent a week off in a local city, where they spent a fair chunk of cash!! Talk about a good way to draw attention to themselves. MWAHAHHAAHAHAH...... *cough* - where was I, oh right. Now they are looking to the east, where they plan to raid a village of undead, because since everyone that goes there doesn't come out, it must be full of treasure for the taking right?!? RIGHT?!!? Well, we'll see what the PC's come across soon, when they enter the Haunted Village and confront whatever is beyond the gate.

I play in a 5ed Game run by a friend called Tony. I don't really know the other players, but am getting settled in quite well, being a Paladin of 9th level. The rules, combat and overall system is easier and simpler than previous editions, but there are some different things that make it a little difficult to get my head around, since I jumped straight to 8th level when I started, so there are times I forget little things that I can do during various rounds, or whatever.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Golf - It's still a game right?!

For those that just like to read my board game, or RPG posts, move along. This is a sport post instead, although still technically a game! Hehe

Golf - a Long walk spoiled by a small ball, Gentlemen Only - Ladies Forbidden, Invented by the great Bullroarer Took, when he hit a Goblin Head down a rabbit hole, whatever you know about Golf, it's not until you play that you really appreciate the hard work the professionals put in. I started playing around 10 years old. I played a couple of times in the UK with my dad, playing with some (borrowed) wooden clubs that my (Great) Uncle Brian gave me. We also played a few years later, when we came to NZ. Playing at Waikanae Golf Club, I took lessons & used to really enjoy it. I played a few rounds with friends, but it never really felt as good as playing with Dad & Grandad. Fast forward 15 years and I'm still borrowing clubs! Mum & Dad played a lot together when they were younger, but when they moved to a lifestyle block in Te Horo, they stopped playing. I asked to borrow Dad's clubs so I could play with my friend Candy.

I'm 35 now, Married, 1 daughter, 3 cats & a dog. Candy is Married with 1 little girl as well. We get out when we can, although never as often as we like. We started going to Pauatahanui golf club, a double 9 hole round at $20 each. Where the 18 holes were made up of one lot of 9 holes with different Tee's for the back 9. There is a lot of up & down walking, making it a long day if we go. In the last year, we've mainly gone to Petone, where the Golf Warehouse has a driving range & a 9 hole course. We start off with 100 balls on the driving range to get warmed up & then have a round of 9 holes.

I went out a couple of weeks ago by myself, I'd organised a day off, where I was intending to attend a LARP in Wainuiomata, but due to other circumstances, ended up with a spare day. So headed off to the driving range and had one of the best rounds ever! Although when we went on Sunday, it wasn't any where near as good. I blame Candy as he was the only difference between then & being alone! I had a few great shots, but my putting certainly let me down.

Still, we had a great day out in the fresh air, while our better halves were at home, taking care of our little ones.