Kind of back from vacation, doing the Long Drive back to school. This one has been less inspiring than last iteration, since I've seen all of these place names before. Vacation yielded some interesting thoughts, though:
- Hiking up hills in hot weather is unpleasant. I need to increase the probability of "heat wave" on my random encounters chart.
- We spent a lot of time swimming in rivers, since it was too hot to hike. Alpine rivers are cooold. Random river width: 3d6*10 feet at any given point. Smooth to taste. Also, where it's narrower, there are likely rapids. Finally, I'm kind of wondering if my region doesn't need many, many more minor rivers for increased realism...
- We also spent a significant amount of time in a local used bookstore, which had both books and a very friendly resident cat. I picked up a copy of A History of Warfare, and have gotten through the stone age. Now I want to run a Polynesian / Aztec ACKS game :( I also picked up another book there that might warrant its own post; I'll get there eventually.
- I stocked the hexes around Opportunity using the new lairs / hex guidelines, and even more than before, the question of "How does anyone survive in ACKSland?" is being asked. That merits its own post as well.
Finally, Alex is ramping up a Mutants and Masterminds campaign. Need to write a post on the inherent minmaxiness of point-buy systems...
So yeah, have posts to write, but no real fleshed-out bodies for them yet. I'll get around to it once things settle down.