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Devac  ·  165 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

Games

My Warhammer campaign concluded last weekend, the first ever for all but one of my players. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, the tensions were so high throughout the night that I got honest to god dissatisfied, impatient grumbling for taking an extra pee break. Got told to stop being silly when I asked if a player wants to retire her crippled character (squire who lost right arm while securing everyone else's retreat). Instead, she wants to make it work, debilitating game mechanics be damned. That's the spirit! I love it when people are that invested.

After polling rest of the group in secret, I got nothing but overwhelming support when I asked what do they think about her getting knighted so early in the story. For sure, the next arc will start on a high note.

I can't overstate how impressed I am with their attitudes and ability to play off each other so easily, doubly so for seeing these traits in relative newbies. Those games are only as good as people playing, and I clearly have some awesome souls around my table.

Uni and research

Defending next week, physics on Monday and maths on Thursday, but there's more! I was recommended by one of the TAs for a summer internship with an organic chem research group. And they're going to pay me for it too! Suckers, I'd do it for the opportunity and cafeteria vouchers alone.