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Reeled in like a fish on a hook [Oct. 3rd, 2008|04:10 pm]
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I sent the email about 3 weeks ago:


After agonizing about this for quite a while, I just think
I don't have time to commit to the game. Ferrett's
definitely in, but I'm already feeling stretched thin by
life. I really wanted to do it; sorry.

I really wanted to play in this new roleplaying game, but geez, there just isn't time in life for me to make an every-Wednesday commitment. On top of an every-Monday commitment and a couple different Tuesday commitments that eat up most of the Tuesdays each month.

No, I had to be good about this.

Then Ian responded:

well, ok. really like to have you though. door's always open..
just say the word. and, since i'm dying to know if you would have
played what would you have played?

At which point I wrote him a response outlining my character. I will not bore you with the details (everyone breathe a sigh of relief); suffice to say that once I put some thought into the character, she became much less of an abstract. And my resolve began to waiver.

Last night Ian came over to run a background adventure with Ferrett.

I should have known I was being set up. Just listening to them talk for a little while, and the next thing I hear coming out of my mouth is, "you know I guess I will play."

Um, yeah, so much for my self-control....

[User Picture]From: ailsaek
2008-10-03 08:23 pm (UTC)
Darn, I wish we had some friends like that. I miss gaming.

Actually, I mainly miss reffing, but gaming is a good runner-up.
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[User Picture]From: zianuray
2008-10-03 09:01 pm (UTC)
Is this where the rest of us say "pwned!"?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-03 09:08 pm (UTC)
Pretty much!
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From: ex_bookkeep
2008-10-03 09:03 pm (UTC)
Gaming...for people too cheap for crack.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-03 09:21 pm (UTC)
Pretty much.
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[User Picture]From: tempter
2008-10-03 10:03 pm (UTC)
I dunno. I think a crack habit might be cheaper than playing Magic.
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[User Picture]From: dhimahi
2008-10-03 11:04 pm (UTC)
Isn't it wonderful to be set up like that?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-04 04:16 am (UTC)
Mostly.... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: mamaursula
2008-10-04 01:28 am (UTC)
Gaming is much healthier than crack cocaine, but almost as expensive.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-04 04:17 am (UTC)
Not for me. I refuse to buy books, refuse to read manuals. I play for the character moments, and the battle shit just happens around me.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2008-10-04 03:17 pm (UTC)
I managed to keep out of a third commitment per week. Largely because it would mean getting in even less time per week with Julie...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-04 05:12 pm (UTC)
At least with this I'm there with Ferrett.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2008-10-05 09:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, if Julie wasn't doing a PhD I'd be trying to get us both involved in something else :->
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2008-10-05 07:39 pm (UTC)
All work and no play......

Life is too short to skimp on the things you love. It's especially good that it's time with Ferrett, too.
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[User Picture]From: vrax
2008-10-06 04:50 pm (UTC)
YAY! Not that I will begin playing anytime soon, but still - YAY!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-10-07 01:57 am (UTC)
You will have to join us as soon as you can!
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