Game coming up: June 1st

We’re set up to resume Shadowrun Friday, June 1st. If that doesn’t work for you, let us know. Otherwise, Jennifer and I are looking forward to playing in the future of the city we just visited…

Also, Happy Birthday to Dad and Jennifer, today, May 29th!

See you all on Friday, chummers.

From the depths of the net

An interesting LJ: Redcoast

The Care And Feeding Of Your Game Group
Good guidelines for creating new stunts in Spirit of the Century.
Interesting way of doing movement and travel in RPGs.

Funky/cute gift idea: famous people finger puppets
Interesting sounding play/series– August William’s Fences

Feminist Sci-fi book recommendations.

Books from/about the Islamic world–
“The Bookseller of Kabul” by Asne Seierstad
“Zoya’s Story: An Afghan Woman’s Struggle for Freedom” by Zoya with John Follain and Rita Cristofari
“In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story” by Ghada Karmi
“Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan” by Norma Khouri
“Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

What it will take

Linked by Brutal Women, Virushead’s warning:
May She Be the New Jesus (so to speak)

I have something to say about the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld the ban on late-term abortions, whether or not the pregnancy endangers the woman’s life.

I’m a pragmatic contextual ethicist with a spiritual sensibility, and I cannot be silent. I cannot pretend that I don’t understand the next step in this game. If you stop for a moment to think about it, what will be required next is blindingly obvious.

A dead woman.

The post goes on to explain, that much like runaway teens, it’ll matter who the dead woman is. Pretty, white, and probably a mom– it’ll take at least that to get people to understand that this affects everyone, even their own tribe. Abortion isn’t all welfare moms, you’re not just punishing sluts– this will affect everyone, even the most faithful and hopeful families.

May Games looking dicey

UPDATE: This weekend just doesn’t work and neither does the next one. On to June!

This weekend (Friday 18th, Saturday the 19th) looks tricky to schedule games– right now we’re looking at playing catch as catch can. Right now we’re up against Dad not returning from the funeral until Friday late or Saturday, Kev and Christian have soap box racing on Saturday, and Jennifer’s team has a ballgame at Grizzlies Stadium Saturday.

The following weekend (Friday the 25th), Jennifer and I are getting on a plane for Seattle that afternoon at 4 pm, so we’ll be out of town before evening rolls around.