With apologies to Jim Croce:
**I’m soooo sorry Jim Croce!
This week marks the first week since college that I might have gamed two nights in a row.
Sunday night I joined a new group (thanks Jason, Jonathan, Mark, Ben, and Ben!) and played a single 4E battle from about 6:45p to 11p or so (didn’t get home until midnight). Four hours of combat. And it was well run so it didn’t seem like 4 hours, which made me a very happy camper. I have to decide whether I stick with the warlock (who was actually doing some serious damage for a bit) or shift to something else. Thankfully I have a day or two to decide (we don’t play again until the 2nd half of February), so I’ll have to check out my 4E book and see what I want to do.
And Monday night I was supposed to play in Justin’s group (with Adam, Jeremy, Steve, and Jon) and continue the Spirit of the Century campaign we kicked off last week. But the GM (Adam) had a last minute military commitment come up and we decided to cancel and try again next week. It’s just as well as I probably would have been zoned out during most of it.
But here’s my problem. I’m not in my teens or twenties now. I’m in my forties. Without large amounts of caffeine or sleeping all day, gaming two nights in a row like that (though fun and I’ll definitely be attempting the feat again in a few weeks) is not the wisest
course of action. Working an 8-11 hour day the day after a late session is nigh impossible I’m afraid.
So I’m asking YOU my amazing audience… How do you continue to game as you age and still keep your obligations the next day (i.e. not collapse in a heap on the couch snoring)?
I’m so curious what you have to say about this that I’m going to give a $10 RPGNow/DriveThruRPG gift certificate to the best answer I get between now and the end of the day Tuesday, 7-FEB-2012. I’ll announce the winner in this very spot next week on 8-FEB-2012.
Let me know. Leave me a comment below and give me as much or as little detail as you want. But curious minds definitely want to find out what you think!
- The Gassy Gnoll: Another Adventure with D&D 4e (gameknightreviews.com)
- Time in a Bottle, Indeed (diaryofadomesticdiva.com)