You know what I need? More people. And more days of the week. I want to play more RPGs!
I’m currently at home with my 5-1/2 month old son, but don’t anyone think for a second that means my days are empty! Besides doing housekeeping and cooking and grocery shopping and laundry and taking care of the animals and feeding/changing/playing with my son, I often run out of time to do other things (like feed myself!) Not to mention that I have writing obligations over at BellaOnline and am participating in NaNoWriMo! But beyond all that, this is what the rest of my time looks like:
Monday (evening): Nothing set in stone for this night, yet. It is supposed to be the night for G2G, but I have not received confirmation from the entire party yet, and so we have not gotten together. (This makes me sad, by the way.)
Tuesday (evening): Once a month, I have a board meeting to go to on Tuesdays. Otherwise, it’s a night that I can prepare slightly more elaborate meals.
Wednesday (evening): Once a month I have a board meeting on this night, too. Every week, my husband runs D&D Encounters at the FLGS. More often than not, I stay home, as the baby’s bedtime is around 7pm, and he doesn’t start his game ’til 6:30, but twice already this month I have ended up going. We remain prepared for the possibility that the event will prove popular, and we’ll need to open a second table (which I would run.)
Thursday (evening): previously a night where my husband would come home from work for a rushed dinner, then dash off to teach a 3 hour long class on Photoshop, and I’d stay home with the baby. Now, he still dashes off to teach Photoshop, and I still stay home with the baby, but a couple ladies drop by to play board games for a portion of the evening as well. This week it’ll be Munchkin… which is not a board game, but that’s ok 😉
Friday (evening): the only night that we actively, intentionally try to keep free for family stuff. Funnily enough, that’s the night that the 13 yr old usually wants not to be home with the family *LOL*
Saturday (morning): This time can be claimed by many things, but it is usually a) grocery shopping day, b) work-on-the-new-house day (for example, tomorrow I will be painting at the new house ’til noon), or c) frantic prep for G1G.
Saturday (afternoon): morning activities frequently spill over into early afternoon, especially grocery shopping. If I’m not out of the house, I’m getting last minute things together for game, or making a snack to take with me for the pot-luck table, and then I drive across town to pick up the other game-mom. Our game usually runs from 3-7pm.
Saturday (night): after 7pm, my day is basically cooked. Baby goes to bed, and I spend the rest of the evening catching up on email or twitter or blogging, or (if I feel particularly self-indulgent) reading.
Sunday (morning): not that I ever get to sleep in, because the baby is the most efficient (and frankly, most pleasant) alarm clock I’ve ever had, but this is the day everyone ELSE tries to sleep in. The baby and I spend most of the morning playing, I cook my fancy breakfasts on this day, sometimes I grocery shop if I had to work on the new house on Saturday, sometimes the whole family heads out of the house for Sunday morning Brunch (’cause who doesn’t love a good brunch, right?)
Sunday (afternoon/evening): Sunday is epic gaming day. We have a 10+ player table, where we originally were playing a 4e campaign (run by my husband), but are currently alpha testing a different game, followed by AMC’s The Walking Dead. It’s not a bad arrangement.
So, as you can see, I’m kindof busy. Y’know. Just a little. But you know what? I want more. MORE RPGs!! On Wednesday, when I was at my FLGS for D&D Encounters this week (after the whole family auditioned for an RBC hockey-themed commercial that will be filmed here in Whitehorse — no, we haven’t heard back yet), I told the owner I’d like to collect some more gamers who were specifically interested in trying out new systems. I have a couple of games I have been invited to play-test, and there are so many games I own and really want to play!
Is this a “New GM” thing? Because I’ve just started I want to try everything? Does anyone else have this issue?
I don’t even know what night I’d fit this other group into, but I really hope to find some more players! (and more time!)