I feel like crap for some reason.
It could be the fact that I’ve been eating Thanksgiving leftovers for the last 4 days now.
Mind you, the first day was fresh, the rest have been leftovers.
My stomach is doing some funky stuff and I’m just not feeling up to actually blogging at the moment.
That, and I have nothing to really blog about, so I’ll make it up as I go along.
As I mentioned, I picked up the ShadowRun book last night.
Didn’t read anymore of it today, but decided to work on the server instead.
This is where I might fail.
Not at the server itself, but filling my time with the little details that don’t actually have anything to do with getting a game going.
Buuut, if I can get the little details out of the way fast enough, I should still have momentum to think about getting the actual game started.
Ok, back to the server.
Installed Ubuntu 6.10 with all the updates onto a spare PC. I seem to have a few of those.
Mind you, now that it’s plugged in, I don’t have a spare plug for the sound on the main system.
That just won’t do.
Anyway, so Ubuntu installed like a charm, it almost always does, and then installed the Undernet IRC server.
That was stupidly easy.
Too easy to be honest. Yet I connected to it, so something must be working.
Not that I have any documentation, so of course I have no idea what the hell I’m doing.
But really, I never do.
Next will be to install the web server and the teamspeak server.
Both of those should run smoothly.
Oh yea, then I have to finish reading the Shadowrun stuff ^_^
I think for the first time ever, I’m excited about running a game.
I’m never exited about running the game, I generally want to play it.
Now I just need people to play.
If I keep going and actually get stuff done, I suspect I have at least 3 people that would sign up for this.
Now, if I can convince the local crew to join, I could have 6, maybe 7.
That would be ideal.
The next trick of course is to make this actually enjoyable.
I’ve never been a very good GM, but that may have been more to bad planning than anything else.
Or it could be that I’m not a very good GM. But odds are no one else will do this, at least not initially, so what the hell.
And it’s not like I have money riding on this.
The book was the first/only expense so far. And it should be the only one.
So Yea, things are progressing.
It’s only Tuesday, and it’s not like I plan on having the first game on the weekend, but it really shouldn’t take much more planning.
At least the technical part.
Just shy of 500…
Work almost picked up today. There’s a critical event happening with a customer, and I should be putting all my attention on it.
However, they haven’t sent logs.
And there’s not a lot I can do without logs.
I guess I’ll try to replicate it tomorrow. Shouldn’t be that hard.
Only two more posts before this thing finishes.
I’d say I’ll take some kind of break, but I won’t.