The long holiday weekend was fun but filled with activity. Attended a local gameday (played one LFR & DM'd WATE1-5), watched some college football (tough night for OK), went to the Ohio Rennisance Fair ( the hard cider is very tasty), took down the summer decor and put up the fall decor and finally managed to get all the gaming stuff from GenCon and FOPcon off the dining room table and back where it belongs! To finish off the weekend we separated out, bagged and tagged one set (multiple cases) of mini's. Did not have time to put them away.
I guess I should of known that after a full weekend the rest of the week would also be busy!
The first draft of WATE2-1 came in and needed to have its first review and edit. Does not sound like a lot but it means both of us need to read it, then Keith needs to mark his comments in the hard copy and then I mark in edits and notes. Then there is double checking NPCs and math, everything is transcribed into the soft copy. Our schedule this time had this being done in 3 days (long story-but the short turn around is all my fault this time). These days I use track changes and comments directly in the soft copy. It is quicker than writing up three or four pages of notes in a separate file, but sometimes I wonder if I am getting across to the author what is a "must change" "suggested change" "we should talk about this" and "I'm concerned but maybe we should wait until we see what the playtest says". This time I appeased my inner worrier by changing some e-mail's with the author. 8-)
Today we finally addressed the dilemma caused by how monsters etc are designated in 4e. Even though we never played the miniature game we have been collecting them to use in D&D games. In our basement were plastic crates of various sizes labeled things like "outer planar", "giants" "animals". But now demons and devils do not belong in the same crate! The number of "natural humanoids" has exploded as has the elemental. After 5 or so hours of work, mini's have been moved around, boxes relabeled and the last set was bagged, tagged and out away. Now there is still some sorting to do, but the worst part is over and the "label" system fit's Keith's idea of organized.
I finally changed the monthly calender in our bedroom to September today!
Sunday I expect to see the revision (maybe in time to read it while watching the Phillies game?). Hopefully I will be able to send it to my playtest groups by Monday evening. Of course, I have some shopping I need to do Monday (or early Tuesday) for a wedding we have next weekend.
Then, since Keith will be in D.C. the cats and I can settle in and watch MNF! Woot!