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So Close I Can Taste It

Well, folks, we are nearing the home stretch of the comics portion of our journey:

91% Inked Pages

*muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail* *muppet flail*

…Ahem.

So, like I was saying, I’ve got a total of 8 pages left to ink and then it’s on to the rest of the slightly more fiddly bits. Finally, it looks like I’m going to meet a deadline (that being to have the inking done by the end of the year). As to those fiddly bits, I’m just about to the point where I need everything I’ve got printed out so I can do some good, old-fashioned moving, sorting and arranging to get what will be the start of my master copy.

But to do that, I have to get the last few recipes entered and analyzed, so that’s the next thing on the list. And I just found out I’ll have the entire week off between Christmas and New Years so I see that definitely happening then.

This past weekend we had our second gaming session and it went much better than the first, I think. At least it feels like we did more than get our butt’s kicked by some enormous ants. We cleared the rest of one side of this mansion we were sent to check out, found some evil imps hiding in the walls, torched some creepy-evil dolls (just to be safe) and, generally, managed not to die. There were some massive scorpions (to go with the last session’s ants), but we did much better against them, thank goodness!

But what did we eat?!

I realize that a natural thing to include would be the menu for each gaming session and I totally neglected that last time so here’s the scoop.

Since our first session was the weekend after Thanksgiving it made the most sense for us to serve turkey gumbo for supper. This went over fabulously and we still had tons of leftovers (still half a gallon in the freezer, for that matter), so it worked out well on all fronts. I’d also planned ahead when prepping pre-Thanksgiving nibbles for my family and had enough crab dip, cheeses and spinach dip to serve at both gatherings.

This time, though, 2 of our other gamers took over meal duties and brought cheese & crackers, veggies and dip and a crock pot of chili over for pre-game nibbles (I think we spend as much time eating/hanging out as we do playing, which is why our 6-hour gaming sessions aren’t all that arduous) and the fixings for hot subs for the supper break. They were fabulous and really a good example of how things don’t have to be complicated to be good and filling, and much better than burgers or other take-out.

Christmas day would have been our next session but pretty much everyone opted to stay home in pjs rather than get together so we won’t be reconvening until the 2nd weekend in January and I think our single guy gamer is in charge of the food that time, so we’ll see what he comes up with and I’ll be sure to keep y’all posted.

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Gaming lesson of the week month:

Look up! You never know when 4 albino imps are waiting in the ceiling to drop a net on you.

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