Monday, April 19, 2010

Leagues of All Shapes and Forms

Okay, so I have noticed recently that Leagues have been dominating my life recently.

I have been playing a lot of League of Legends (LoL) recently and I have been loving it.  Such a simply game that I can pick up for an hour and be done with.  Its not entirely unique or special in any way it just takes a lot of good things from the genre's it draws from and puts them all in one neat little package.  I'll be excited to see where it goes in the future.

I have also been slowly making my way through the Pokemon League in Soul Silver.  Again, not unique at all as far as games go but puts a well needed coat of paint on my favorite game in the series.  As a side note, pokemon still remains in my top three games of all time.

In addition I have been DMing (Dungeon Master-ing for those unfamiliar) a pretty low key Pathfinder game where the group is starting their own little pseudo justice league.  I am loving this Pathfinder campaign.  I find that I run the game like I run so many other things in my life... completely through intuition, randomness, and a little bit of pulled together logic from what I know of how the game works.  It is working surprisingly well.  It helps that my players don't mind the loose structure but it also gives me so much freedom to adapt to what my players want and need from a given session.  I even drew a small crowd! (though it was only my sister and a few of her friends lol)

Finally, I suppose major league baseball is starting to become sort of the background noise of my life because so many people I know have started watching it.  I like watching games now and again but I can't pay attention to it.  I need to be doing something else while its going on, unless I am right there watching it (which is rare).

Either way, its rather odd how many things in my entertainment life are kinda circling around different leagues... maybe I'll go watch League of Extraordinary Gentlemen later...

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