The Wheel of Time: S1 E1 | Leavetaking

Well this dropped today, I knew it was coming but didn’t realize it was today and it looks like it is the first three episode. When the first episode of Game of Thrones aired I loved it, all in, all the way, really awesome (sorry about those last two seasons btw). For The Wheel of Time, like most things in the classic written fantasy genre I had tried to read the books at some point. But there are a lot of books, and they are long, and somewhere along the way I just put them down with no desire to keep reading. I have no idea how long the series is planned for but the first episode was pretty solid. GoT had some understated mysticism/magic, TWoT definitely brings spell casting to the forefront of the story in a pretty visually impressive way. This appealed to the Dungeons and Dragons geek inside me.

All that being said, it is Friday night, I have the house to myself and just picked up a tasty pizza. I will either watch the next two episodes or re-watch Dune again with the volume turned all the way up before I switch my attention to Parker Schnabel later this evening.

Update: Dune won.

Virtual DnD 3.5 Edition

After taking a bit of a sabbatical after a TPW this summer we finally got our schedules aligned and spun up Roll20 and Discord to reboot our campaign. We are playing in a world inspired by the early writings of Raymond E. Feist, whose own world and books, if memory serves, are based on his gaming group. It was great to virtually get the gang back together and play some 3.5 edition Dungeons and Dragons.