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In my attempts to get back into blogging, in hopes that it helps to improve my writing skills which have been sorely lacking as of late, I find there’s no better way than to practice using preconceived topics.  In this case, #RPGADAY.

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Like many, I saw this topic floating around the RPG Bloggers site and decided to give it a go.  I’ve been meaning to get back into posting on my blog but over the last few years, with all that has been said and done in my life, I’ve drifted from this project and, in some ways, lost the spark for games I once had back in the day.

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Or “How I Learned to Stop Playing 4e and Love Pathfinder”

So it seems I am not along on my trek across the desert to the promised land of “plagues, floods, and pillars of mother@##$%ing salt“.  By this, I mean my departure from the 4e ship and boarding the good ship Pathfinder.  Come with me, if you will, on a trip down memory lane….

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So, earlier, I made mention that I had plans to revive my old, long standing 3.5 campaign that went on hiatus several years ago.  In preperation for this undertaking, I began fishing through my old notes today, trying to familiarize myself with the camapign of old.  One such file I found was a series of semi-fictionalized campaign notes I started writing, most likely with the intent of posting them to my old Livejournal blog.  However, the notes never got finished and I never got around to posting them. 

So, now that I’m more inclined to share my experiences with those willing to read them, I’ve decided to start posting what I do have here.  Unfortunately, I never got very far with it so I may not be able to recall much past what I already had jotted down.  But at least it tells the tale of the begining of the Company of the Combustable Commode. 

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I’ve done it.

I have put in motion a train going up hill that once it hits the crest, will realize there are no brakes and not be able to stop.

Over two years ago, my weekend gaming group brought to a close our 3.5 Ed Forgotten Realms campaign; a campaign that ran almost every saturday over the course of 4 years. This was definitely one of the longest games I’d run and the only one I’d ever been able to bring to a definitive close/end. However, we did leave it open to continue with plans several players were working on as well as deal with a number of dangling plot threads that came up over the course of the campaign. However, my time as GM was brought to a temporary close as I returned to school. I passed the reigns with the promise that the Company of the Combustable Commode would ride once more.

And ride they shall.

Recently, I’ve been playing catch up with a number of blogs on RPGBlogger.com. Whilst browsing, my brain started drifting back to the gaming days of old and comparing them to how we’ve been playing recently. For reasons unbeknownst to me, probably because I chose not to dwell too long on the matter, I’ve noticed that we seemed to have more enjoyment of the game during that time. Perhaps it was the campaign itself, perhaps the amount of gaming we were able to get in. Some may say it’s because I recently picked up Martial Power 2 and have a tendancy to want to switch games when something new and shiney comes my way.

Who knows. Maybe it’s just me.

Whatever the reason, I’ve decided to try and get back to the days of old and kick start Part 2 of the company campaign. And hopefully what’s old will be new again and we’ll find that ol gaming spirit we had so long ago.

I also do enjoy the fact that this decision lines up nicely with Read an RPG Book In Public Week.

Given that I need to go haul the old 3.5 collection from storage and give it a good once over, coupled with taking Friday off of work to putz around town, it’s the perfect opportunity to show my support as well.

Now I just need to find my old books…..

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