One Was The Loneliest Number
But looking back over May, while it was indeed a dry spell for gaming, I wasn't completely bereft of fun. I did put in some time playtesting the official Dungeons & Dragons GenCon Tournament Module for Goodman Games, which has been fun and let me re-connect with some of my RPG buddies whom I hadn't seen in several months.
My wife and I got to spend some quality time together killing things. One of our favorite past-times together is console RPG gaming. I had done some research for a good game, and had been holding out for one that had the right mix of elements to really grab (and hold) our attention. We're notorious for getting close to the end of a game, getting sick of it, and never finishing. Well, DragonQuest VIII for the PS2 is awesome, and just the sort of game we need. I think we logged about 24 hours of play into DQ in May, which has been a lot of fun.
We also discovered Firefly, the short-lived sci-fi/western show from the producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Firefly is simply, in a word, amazing. I can't believe it took us so long to come across it. The dialogue is wonderful, the characters are rich, the storylines are compelling and everything about the show is completely immersive. We got the first disc in the mail from Netflix, and watched all 4 hours in one sitting -- we couldn't tear ourselves away from the TV. And then we immediately purchased the entire series on DVD, cuz it's that good. And we've been enjoying it immensely.
And, hey, it's only June 2nd and I've already doubled my gaming output from May... Yesterday my wife and I played a game of Cosmic Cows, a Yahtzee variant from Playroom Games. It's nice Yahcht-style fun with nice bits (which Ben loves playing with). And I also logged a game of Condottiere online with Ekted, using the Vassal module he put together -- I was surprised how well it captures a face-to-face feel online (granted, that was clearly aided by the fact we were talking to each other via Skype at the time).
So two games down, and an entire month to go. June's looking pretty good! :)