Thursday, December 8, 2011
I got my Minivan back, that's nice, it kind of sucks being in your 40's and having a family of your own and having to call your dad for a ride. I am not really thrilled that my AAA membership discount for parts and labor came to less than the tax on the bill either. But I have one (1) very nice new tire and it only took the better part of three days and over a hundred dollars to get it.
I also bought Lamentations of the Flame Princess Grindhouse Edition, Vornheim and Death Frost Doom while they are on sale so I can see what all the fuss is about and not be left in the dark anymore, well, not about these anyway. I still have to buy Stonehell. Give me time, Christmas and kid's birthdays, plus I still feel like I have to re-buy all the old stuff I used to own and buy the old stuff I never had back in the day.
I also talked with Darryl, and in between us talking politics and planning a one-shot steampunk adventure for a newly forming group here in central NY, we talked a little bit about the Garnia reboot. That was nice. We mostly talked about the history and cultures, cultural diffusion and linguistics. I always saw Garnia as more like China, he saw it as more like Rome. He likened Frodia to Greece then, rather than, say, Thailand. I was thinking it was more like China when China was divided between the Jin and the Sung; Garnia being the Jin and Frodia being the Sung, but we never quite got there because his phone died. I also have been talking with Dalton about Garnia lately, the cosmology mostly there. Good versus Evil, multi-planar war and the mapping of that conflict. So I have had a lot of ferment on that front lately.