Wow, it's been a while since I posted. I could come up with lame excuses why, but you've heard it all before. Sadly, they're still reasons I've been kept away from this blog for too long.
At least I've got a modern browser on my work computer now, so I can start updating while I'm at work during breaks.
So what has DarthGM been up to in September? Well, I've ordered a new costume. Not for me, for my father. He tried on my Biker Scout at the Dover Mini-Maker faire this past August and really liked it. So we talked with a few folks and he has a suit of un-assembled Scout trooper armor on a UPS truck en route to his home. Ideally we should have it set up for St. Pats day (if we troop it)
We also need to make some upgrades to his Old Ben Kenobi outfit. The outer robe shrunk and the inner robe stretched out during one of the rainy parades he trooped in. We got new material for his inner robes, but the wool army blankets I ordered to make his outer robe from never shipped. Never even heard back from the eStore owner I bought them from. That transaction is now in dispute with Paypal and I'm waiting for resolution.
Preliminary work is being done on a Cade Skywalker outfit for my stepson. He'll be 18 by the time we go to Anaheim for Celebration VII, which means we can get him into the Rebel Legion group photo if we do a good enough job on it. It's simple, yet difficult to make. Gotta make it look right.
I wonder if we can submit him for a BH or SL designation in the 501st. He was a Bounty Hunting, drug using scum who collected a bounty on a Jedi, and he did go dark-side for a while there. If Mara Jade could do it and get SL designation, why not Cade?
I promised my stepson that if he got the costume all ready by his birthday, I'd get him Cade's lightsaber. I thought I was going to have to build it from scratch, but Ultrasabers actually has a really good saber that looks right.
but this is what I see as "close enough!")
Even my wife is starting to look into costumes. She expressed interest in a couple; we'll see when we can move forward with one of them.
And me? Cripes, I don't know. I've been meaning to kick my EVA Jedi Knight/Sith Acolyte into high gear for a while now. It's all about finding the time to work on it, which means I have to start neglecting something else. Probably Mechwarrior Online is the next thing I really have to ramp back on. Too bad, because in December they're releasing the King Crab, and it looks bad-ass.
Oh look; something else to fit into my already tight schedule!
I'm reminded that I was going to release my GenCon Module "The Big Leagues" for public consumption this month, or at least to those who backed the Order 66 Podcast/GamerNationCon 2015 Kickstarter. I really need to get on that. Building these characters using the Force and Destiny careers and specializations should prove a fun exercise.
I've made some changes to my "Another Longshot" campaign. Previously I was running my Tuesday night game (dubbed the "Wild Cards") as a prelude campaign to "Another Longshot". I've had some inspiration with what I want to do with the overall Longshot campaign and right now the Wild Cards don't really fit into that. I've split the Wild Cards off as their own campaign on Obsidian Portal and made a new Another Longshot website.
I've put some time and effort into mapping out a sector of space where the Longshot game will predominantly occur in; the Hagen Sector. Thanks to Pro Fantasy and their Campaign Cartographer, I was able to slap together a pretty cool map of the area. I then went and applied my "Eons System Generation" method I talked about a year ago and came up with some pretty fun locations. I haven't fleshed out every system, but I've got some neat ideas.
And with that, I think I'll call it for another blogpost. Gotta get back to work.
May the dice be with you.