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Herding Cats

Organising people for when I run a game is much like herding cats: They all used to have the time free when I asked, but not any more. Fortunately it's not like the old days, where I also had to cater for several timezones up to ten hours apart on average. But it's still a bugger.

Anyway. First semi-session of Mage. The idea was to discuss characters and run a very quick intro session. The character discussion mostly didn't happen as much due to understandable level of distraction (and two of the players having sheets). That and being down to half-players from nine made things harder to deal with, but a couple of pre-Awakening semi-preludes to get used to the die rolling and a mini-scene to get some idea of the magic fit well enough into the time. The latter wasn't the best, and I was way off form explaining the whole thing. I can only hope I get better before the next time. Might even write up a mini-explainer.

That, and I really need to work on the setting for when my brain dies halfway through the night. Ripping off The Invisibles is just too easy for me to be at all happy with.

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dgg
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC)
wildtigress
Jul. 31st, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
That was cute. Kind of makes me wish I had taken up cat herding rather than college. :)
joexnz
Jul. 29th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
i resent/resemble that!!!!!
also we are far less snuggly than cats, put i'm sure if you asked nicely we could shed everywhere. oh wait you already do that yourselves.
digitalraven
Jul. 29th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
You do both. But it could be worse. It could have been crack-addled meth-head weasle-cat hybrids. Like certain people let loose in an ASDA.

And yeah, I shed plenty. It helps keep my brain cool so I can work out ways to explain things to you guys next time, so as to make things go smoother. And also things to have happen. Because getting caught out there really annoyed me.
nickys
Jul. 29th, 2005 10:35 am (UTC)
> Organising people for when I run a game is much like herding cats: They all used to have the time free when I asked, but not any more.

Oh yes, know that one all too well.

This Saturday my cunning plan is to drive round and collect all the players* - see if that causes them to be present... although I think protocol_rain may already be plotting his escape... :-)


* actually because of the bus strike...
wildtigress
Jul. 31st, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
That is my problem exactly with being up here in Purdue. :/ People are either already in games, or totally unavailable to play when I finally have the free time.
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