"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Monday, March 8, 2010

My So-Called Life

My self-imposed exile from the real world is about to come to an end.

Over a year ago, I quit my job and have been hanging out with my kids ever since. My staying at home dramatically increased my free time which I spent on playing with my kids and my hobby of gaming.

This is about to all come to an end as I have decided to re-enter the real world of employed adults. Happily, the whole job hunt thing went pretty painlessly and I was able to find a position with a company that has a great reputation with employees and the position fits very well with my background and previous work experience.

Unfortunately, this will impact two things that I am slightly regretting. The first is it will decrease the amount of time I will be able to spend with my kids. I have been very blessed to be able to spend this time with my children. The second is it will decrease the amount of time I will be able to spend gaming, thinking about gaming, talking about gaming, etc.

I am planning to keep my 2E Rise of the Runelords campaign going, I am hoping to continue playing in a 4E game, and I am planning on doing more Red Box Calgary games. The other games that I currently DM or play will continue for now but their ongoing status will be in question.

Seeing as how my posting here at Ode to Black Dougal seems to come in fits and starts anyway, we will have to see how it is impacted.


  1. Congratulations on getting a job so quickly. That's a whole workplace full of potential gamers you've got there...

  2. Here's to hoping you can find a very amiable balance to your life. :D

    Best to you, and, see you when we see you,

  3. Wishing you well in the new job and your gaming ventures.

  4. Congrats! More $$$ for game stuff! :D

  5. I'm with Jay...the bright side is more money in your pocket (which might make its way into the pockets of intrepid game designers). Welcome back to the rat race!
    ; )