Happenings

Well I just missed four goals in the world cup from going to do the washing up. More fool me, right?

So here’s the happenings recently:

I’ve been putting some work in on my setting. Pretty happy with how magic is forming, but I really need to sit down and get the section on the Ascended/gods done. Then I’ll be happy that I can move on somewhere.
I’ve got a few new locations knocking around my head to throw in too. The Greymarkets, and a shady organisation/gang called the Grey, are first on that list.

I’m starting to run a Legend of the 5 Rings 4E game this week. I’m converting the classic Topaz Championship stuff over to get the guys into the setting a bit before throwing other stuff at them. I’ve not used any rules since 1E, so I’m excited to see how this goes. I managed to convert my old character pretty easily though, so I think I’ll get the hang of it easily enough.
Plus I have all kinds of new hooks to add in to the story, even if they’re just to tie in to future stuff I want to do.
I’ve got a group of three Crab samurai, two bushi and a shugenja, so I might have to overhaul the tournament and throw in a bunch more contestants from each clan. Could be tricky, but we’ll see how things go.

In Linux news, I haven’t changed my distro in weeks. I’ve not managed that for about six months, so I must be happy now I’m using CrunchBang. I’ve had a bit of a play around with Conky and the tint2 panel, adding in stats I wanted to see quickly to the former and a launcher to the latter.
So yeah, the next step might be to create a second panel just for the launcher. I’ll see how that goes.

I’m looking into getting myself set up with my own website too, though I’ve not decided which direction to go with that. I’m currently weighing up WordPress vs Squarespace, but I’m still not sure which I’d use more.
I’ve a feeling I’ll end up trying them both.

Should I buy myself a domain name though? I have a nice one sitting in reserve right now. Hmm.

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A moment of inspiration

Inspired by my recent move to Crunchbang Linux, I’ve decided to refresh my blogging completely.

This right here will be a blog about stuff. Lots of stuff.
From messing around in Linux to messing around in RPGs to messing around with creative writing, that’s what I’ll be throwing down here.

My old blog, Loca Imaginaria, is dead. Long live the new blog!

So, what have I been up to in Crunchbang so far?
I’ve fiddle my Conky around so that it displays filesystems and space on disks and stuff like that.
I’ve fiddled by tint2 panel to add a launcher and change the clock to display the date.
I’ve installed IceDove instead of just the Gmail web interface, which I’ve never done since signing up to Gmail back in 2004.

And in RPG land?
I’ve been steadily writing my FATE setting, grappling with a wedge of different things that need to go in, but also trying to work out what’s about to get pulled for various reasons.
I’ve decided I lacked a bit of focus before, and tried to throw up this massive canvas with loads of ideas on it. Now I’m trying to pull down tighter and look just at one major city, what it’s like, how it works, and hint at the world around it.
I did an AMA on Reddit a while back, with a few results that’ll get added in to fluff. I’m debating doing another on Google+, but that’s had limited success in the past.

I’ve just finished up a radio production course at my local training centre. I know I passed, but I’ve no idea of the grade yet. I was initially really interested, but it kind of dragged on and left me feeling like it wasn’t really for me by the end.
HOWEVER
I can see how the skills would cross to podcasts easily, so I’ve always got that on my mind now.

We’ll see how that all turns out.

Right, that’s me signing off for now!