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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #1

Hey folks. Just thought I’d give an update since I haven’t posted in awhile.

Many of you know my father died the night before my birthday in August, and they wouldn’t let me see him to say goodbye.

We put our house up for sale and spent two months trying to pack and get out. After much drama we finally got into our new place in February, a 180-year-old farmhouse on five acres. Still unpacking and fixing things, learning how to use a zero-turn mower and making friends with our Amish neighbors, who are all awesome so far.

I have limited emotional reserves so I’m avoiding controversy, as much as I can. I’ve dropped off Facebook, and I’m avoiding this year’s token discussions, especially since I didn’t seem to have anything of value to say last year.

I miss everyone a lot. VTD has been nice, and Jeff and crew have made some great lemonade from the mountain of lemons they were handed, but it’s not the same as sitting in the storyscape watching my friends rush by to their next run, or joining in their triumphant celebrations or consoling them on their TPK.

We hope to see you at a convention soon. I know I said I was avoiding controversy so if this next bit bothers you I’m sorry but I’m not discussing beyond stating this: I won’t be going to any cons that mandate masks or vaccines or distancing. I’m 100% over it. When things are back to 2019-normal I’ll be there, but it would break my heart to go to some lame quarantine-light convention. I’d spend more time mourning what we lost than enjoying the crumbs they’ll deign to grant us. So I am categorically rejecting the “new normal” as I await our return to the old.

Anyway, maybe I’ll post some picks of our baby chickens when we pick them up.

Best of luck on the new token collection.
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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #2

Well a lot of us are planning to attend Game Hole Con this year and it's usually a smaller con in general. It may not be modified by the current issues.

We would love to see you there

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #3

Hey Brad! Glad to hear that you're hanging in there! I haven't run across you on a random VTD run, so I'm glad to hear from you.

I totally understand being done with the current situation. I think all of us are there to one point or another.

Do you think you'd make it to GameHoleCon this year if they're mask-free?

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #4

Brad, great to hear from you. Condolences again on the loss of your Father. We can really empathize, it's been a lot of loss the last couple of years. Congratulations on moving to the 180 year old farmhouse, that must be incredibly neat to live in such history. Like you, I hope we can one day soon enjoy conventions like we used to.

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #5

Fiddy wrote:
Do you think you'd make it to GameHoleCon this year if they're mask-free?


I'm sure I can find room in my hamster cube for him, including some rope if needed. He was up there in 2019 with me and Beertram if you recall. Plus the real weird Jpotter who kept showing up in our hotel room.
We're all the kind of people who enjoy the game on a "meta" level. We like talking about the game year-round. We buy tokens. We enjoy crafting. We get together during the off-season if we can. We are a very skewed demographic that way. -Raven

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #6

Matt wrote:

Fiddy wrote:
Do you think you'd make it to GameHoleCon this year if they're mask-free?


I'm sure I can find room in my hamster cube for him, including some rope if needed. He was up there in 2019 with me and Beertram if you recall. Plus the real weird Jpotter who kept showing up in our hotel room.


I was almost certain I recalled him being there last time, but that was sooooooo long ago.

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #7

Hey Brad, nice to hear from you. If you do have even a little bit of fire in you, I think the Token development threads and the forms in general would benefit from your inputs/suggestions. I always enjoyed reading your posts.

Good luck on the farm, look forward to seeing your Cleric on runs again when conventions return to normal.
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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #8

Nice to "see" you back Brad.

Today's the day we lost my dad last year, so I get it.

Here's hoping you make it out sometime soon!
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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #9

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Best wishes as you adjust to your new lives.

I'd go to GC if they required hazmat suits, but to each their own. Hope to see you at a future con!
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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #10

Fiddy wrote:

Matt wrote:

Fiddy wrote:
Do you think you'd make it to GameHoleCon this year if they're mask-free?


I'm sure I can find room in my hamster cube for him, including some rope if needed. He was up there in 2019 with me and Beertram if you recall. Plus the real weird Jpotter who kept showing up in our hotel room.


I was almost certain I recalled him being there last time, but that was sooooooo long ago.


I believe he flew up and stayed 1 night.

We are all missing you Brad & Shelly! Hope to see you soon.

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #11

Beertram wrote:

Fiddy wrote:

Matt wrote:

Fiddy wrote:
Do you think you'd make it to GameHoleCon this year if they're mask-free?


I'm sure I can find room in my hamster cube for him, including some rope if needed. He was up there in 2019 with me and Beertram if you recall. Plus the real weird Jpotter who kept showing up in our hotel room.


I was almost certain I recalled him being there last time, but that was sooooooo long ago.


I believe he flew up and stayed 1 night.

We are all missing you Brad & Shelly! Hope to see you soon.

It feels like two lifetimes ago. I would love to go back. I want things normal again. And I’ve had a few convos with Frank Metzner, and I regret not playing in that RPG event with him then.

Shelly and I have been under some stress and we had our first fight. I was being such a jerk she threw this big bottle of Omega 3 oil at me. But it’s okay, my wounds were only super fish oil. Bazinga.

Nah, she’s doing well and happy we’re here, too. She does a run to Aldis now and then for some groceries for the neighbor, and Sara makes us bread and donuts and homemade ice cream and maple syrup. There’s a lot to do but it’s so more fun than playing couch potatoes by the TV input old condo.
barkley.neo.rr.com -->see my trade thread HERE , my eBay store HERE or my web store HERE
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe" - Magritte

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What’s up? 6 months 1 week ago #12

Brad Mortensen wrote: she threw this big bottle of Omega 3 oil at me. But it’s okay, my wounds were only super fish oil. Bazinga.


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