Short roundup of what's happening in game world.
Den - the one-shot adventure I am running for a group of 4e novices - has gone well. They've survived a horrible cult, a deranged halfling priestess and a selection of misguided mushroom people. They've also acquired a meteorite shard of dubious origin and rescued most of the people they set out to rescue. Result all around I'd say. Even better is that the group wants to continue. Makes me happy.
Tombs I are confronting one of the more irritating opponents the Tomb of Horrors has to offer. A gargoyle that turns itself back into impervious stone when you hit it hard enough. Alas for them, it guards the way to their ultimate quarry, so they are currently surrounding it and waiting for it to come back to life long enough for them to hit it.
Tombs II are engaged in negotiations with a group of pirates as they attempt to make their way to Sigil. Slaad eggs are involved. Their tiefling warlord has been notably inventive. It was her plan to take a brass band and mercenaries to a dock to create a large-scale distraction.
Our home game is approaching a climactic encounter. We get to play tonight and I'm looking forward to it. This is a campaign devised and run by my son, so we're making the most of him before he vanishes into exam hell.
On the practical front, washing machine loaded with bloodstained shirts (fake blood, which I'm assured comes out with pre-washing, although I have my doubts).
Planning session for next years Youth Theatre productions. With a team of two, it's extremely difficult to get all 150+ members on stage every year, so I think we may have to think again about how we do this. And find plays.
What else? Oh, yes. Replace the burst tire. Leaving the boot depot of dreams yesterday, I managed to burst a tire and ended up waiting for the AA in a garage forecourt while they fitted the temporary wheel. All was well and the necessarily slow journey home was rather therapeutic. Driving through the Dales in the rain is remarkably beautiful. Soul food - which let's face it, I probably needed.