The Professional Gamer - July 19, 2019

Sorry about that late post last week: I was having trouble with Twitter plugin for Squarespace (now resolved), and just not been able to find the time to get things fixed and posted. And, of course that means that I haven’t had a lot of time to do fun things either. Instead, I was traveling for work, and then having meetings in several evenings. What did I actually do for fun this week? Played some D&D and finished watching Good Omens. Oh, and a little bit of watching Crystal play Dragon Quest Builders 2. Let’s talk about all of those things.

First up, let’s talk about DQB2, since its the least intensive thing for me to talk about. Crystal is having a lot of fun with the game, and they seem to have improved lots of parts of the game including both the story and the controls. I think she’s getting close to the end of the first area, so it’ll be fun to watch the big boss fight.

On to D&D, where we had some adventures with accidental hallucinogenics, more deer hunting, and meeting with an orc tribe. There were some other confrontations during the session, especially my character forcing the party to think about tactics and not stepping on each other’s feet during combat. I was good, and fed them a huge breakfast first, rather than make them deal with hard stuff on an empty stomach. And now, I think my character is going to start begging for help from anyone that he can find to help him retake his homeland. But that will have to wait for the next session.

Lastly, I finished watching Good Omens, which is a very good series. I’ve borrowed the book from a friend, and am going to make an attempt to read it starting next week. I really enjoy the characters and the humor. I’ve not actually read any Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman works before, and I wonder if I need to give both of them more of a chance. I love the whole of the TV show, but my absolute favorite beat is Aziraphale saying “To the World”. There is a subtle pause and emphasis in Michael Sheen’s performance that just kills me. This is the first time that I’ve seen David Tennant onscreen since he was on Doctor Who, and I definitely have a bit of trouble moving past that character with him. Crowley is, of course, very different to The Doctor, but there are a few lines (“Run away to Alpha Centari. I hear is lovely this time of year.”), that are very reminiscent in isolation. The series overall is very good and I’m excited to try to read the book as well.

That’s all I have for now. I’m travelling the first part of this week, then heading out for vacation at the end of the week. I may have trouble getting a blog post together for you all next week, but I’ll see what I can do. Until next time, have a great week and game on!