August 6th, 2002

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Computer Troubles

Our home computer has been freezing up.

Before Sunday, it was freezing up occasionally, but I thought nothing of it. Since Sunday, though, it has gotten extremely bad.

On Sunday, it would usually freeze up at various points during startup, but it would boot in safe mode, and I finally managed to get it to boot up and go through the login process.

On Monday, though, it got even worse--it would lock up while booting into safe mode, and I never got it to boot up.

I really hope that this problem can be fixed without too much expense.
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D&D Geekery

Mike's taking over DMing a game, and had seemed to want a bit of help with statting out NPCs and finding challenges for the players and so forth. So I volunteered to help him out on Monday night, because
a) it's fun to do that sort of geeking,
b) Lori wasn't home, so I was fairly idle anyway, and
c) I feel that I've asked so many people for help developing my own campaign that I owe a karmic debt to try to help others.

It was fun. I picked feats and magic items for some of his NPCs, and I suggested a challenge for the PCs to face. It ended up being kind of a nifty challenge, if I do say so myself--I don't want to give any details, since I think some of his players read my journal, but I look forward to hearing how they deal with the challenge.

Planning out GMing is so much easier with a friend to bounce ideas off of. Maybe I should try applying Extreme Programming principles and organize a game with two GMs and N players.