Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The summer of gaming

    I had a very busy summer this year adding a few more pages to the Grimoire learning how to play the Pathfinder rpg. Well, I had actually started to learn last fall when I couldn't keep away from all my husband's beautiful books any longer. I started browsing through them for the artwork, then began reading the race descriptions, and next thing I knew my husband had handed me a character sheet sheet of a partially fleshed out Ranger and said "what do you want her to be?" Next stop, game day, here I come! Yikes, was that ever an eye-opener. But I liked it! I had fun! I killed monsters! and got loot! Sold, to the lady-with-the-hand-knitted-dice-bag! Then summer hit, and we had a home game every single week. It was a blast, and I was able to grasp the concepts so much easier than when I was just going to the once a month GameDay, because I was able to put my research and reading into practice on a weekly basis. 
    Of course, you don't stop gaming when the summer is over (even if you do loose the once-a-week game format. Bummer.) And, you also don't just play one character. Oh no, you get to make any number of characters you want. Yup. You get to make ONE OF EVERYTHING! And, drive your husband mad, because he is trying to do the same thing with his characters, and you haven't learned how to make characters yet, so he has to make yours as well. And that's, um...a lot of math, actually. But it's fun! And the potential to be an awesome rogue/cleric/wizard/druid/warrior/monk/ninja...wait, did you just say ninja? Oh, that's a whole 'nother book I have to read now. Great, just great. Did I mention I was reading the new Gamma World book by Paul Kidd? Or the new Charlain Harris vampire book for this year, or the Moosewood Cookbook I picked up this summer, or the sock knitting books I just got from the library...
     Looks like this Fall is going to be just as busy as the summer was...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Griffon's Grimoire

     Welcome to the Griffon's Grimoire ! This is my notebook for all things fantasy inspired: art, musings, gaming and crafting. You will find my main blog here Magickwyrds, which is mainly about everything under the sun that catches my fancy. This page is more of a sketchbook for my favorite myths, legends, fantasy-sword-and-sorcery books, and maybe even a taste of my gaming addictions- World of Warcraft, Pathfinder, Living Forgotten Realms, and whatever the current-flavor-of-the-week is at the game table.

     So far this summer my group has tackled Gamma World, Star Wars, Pathfinder and DC Adventures. Whew! Did I mention that I am a novice at all this gaming stuff? Yup! I barely know the difference between a hit point and a Dex Modifier...But Gamma World is based on 4E, so that's two birds with one game!

    Griffons, by the way, are a favorite fantasy creature of mine, particularly the one's in Mercedes Lackey's "Griffon" series. Talking, mythological creatures with the power of flight and magic? Oh I am so there!

     So, let's get to it, shall we? Fantasy prevails at The Griffon's Grimoire, so check in frequently for faerie sightings, pixie posting, and lots of crafty holiday ideas!