Post Beerkips, Post Lan, Post sleeplessness.

Well it has been a long and sleepless past week.

First I turned 27 as I already posted. I managed to get a Boost for my birthday and all, so kinda special.

Then over the next few days I had issues with getting up late and stuff, eventually staying up from 9:30pm on wednesday night all the way till thursday night when I crashed out totally.

Friday it was when the Beerkips struck. Suffice to say the turnout was larger than expected.

The following attended, in no particular order, and well I probably forgot a few people, but if you let me know I’ll add you in to the listing just because I can edit this thing.

  • Bruno
  • Mr. Vos
  • Lawrence
  • Linda
  • R4N|307|
  • Mang
  • Ithuriel
  • Sando
  • Wolfmother
  • Sparks
  • Luke
  • Chris
  • z_brutalis

As I said, I’ve most likely left some people off the list, don’t get offended, just let me know and I’ll add you in later.

Let’s see, that night a had around 3 vodka and Vs, a sip of peppermint vodka (that stuff is hideously vile, transmission fluid would be better) and of course a Jager Bomb.
Not exactly a heavy night of drinking, but then I don’t usually touch alcohol.

A good night indeed.
Not to mention it was fun watching the normals start to walk in to the bar (270 Russell Street, So Bar, go there) and then walk out when they realised the roleplaying/lanning/channing crowd alongside the metal backing tracks.

There was also fire.

Of course I only got around 3 hours sleep that night as brutalis crashed at my house on the spare bed before wanting to try and get to his fiance’s place by 11… then of course I went to help run my Mage: The Awakening game at the same bar that evening, before heading to the Requiem game before piking out.

I crashed early that night due to a headache and got around 12 hours sleep prior to packing my gear on sunday morning and driving to south gippsland for a lan.

I’m not really sure what the lan was called, other than it was in Leongatha with a bunch of people I haven’t really seen in years, but it was awesome.

I will expand further on things when I need to, but that’s good coverage methinks.

Also R4N is good at spilling drinks over everybody, and Wolfmother is good at not holding his alcohol within himself.

Mage The Metalling pt. 2

This is just a small reminder for people, and to let anyone else who might be interested know.
Basically we’re once again running weekly mini-games at our usual mage venue.
Sparks is now available for them, and well it gives people a chance to get together and hang out as well.

Now surprise surprise, unlike usual, some of the others and I agreed on a bit of a premise for tonight.
Usually the characters end up doing a simple bar crawl looking for trouble, but for a change we have something different.
A set bar, location and host of sorts.

Awhile back there was this wonderful metal club hosted over on Exhibition street on Thursday nights called Ragnarok.
Despite the fact that it’s essentially something else somewhere else in the real-world, I figured this could work quite nicely.
As for a reason why your character might be compelled to visit this location on such a night, think of it as a twist of Fate.

OOC premise is basically we get together, take care of whatever needs to be taken care of, downtime stuff etc.
Kicks off sometime after 6pm (depends really when people get to the venue) at 270 Russell in the CBD.

And unlike usual, the music should be significantly different to your standard bar scene.
I hope you can stand it.

Or just come along anyway, mage player or not, and hang out with good people.

Mage: The Metalling

Well been awhile since last post but I’ll try to put things in perspective in a way you can understand.

The local Mage game now has sessions on Thursday nights where people can take care of stuff once more.
Metalocalypse is Awesome
I am creating a mage inspired by Dethklok to host this Thursday’s session for fun.
The session requires a backdrop of brutal music to provide ambiance and set the mood.
It must be Brutal.

So with those things in mind, I present the following playlist for your critical inspection.
It’s far from confirmed or finish, and if it was just a matter of using my iPod, that’d be easy and not brutal.

See what you think and possibly make some suggestions, though I can’t promise I’ll pay attention or even add them.

    1. Meshuggah – Personae Non Gratae (1:47)
    2. In Flames – Coerced Coexistence (4:14)
    3. Dark Tranquillity – Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (4:24)
    4. Opeth – Heir Apparent (8:50)
    5. Dark Tranquillity – Lost To Apathy (4:36)
    6. Children Of Bodom – Northern Comfort (3:50)
    7. Suffocation – souls to deny (5:43)
    8. Opeth – The Grand Conjuration (10:21)
    9. Therion – Morbid Reality (6:04)
    10. Opeth – The Lotus Eater (8:50)
    11. Heaven Shall Burn – The Weapon They Fear (4:38)
    12. Dethklok – Awaken (3:37)
    13. Therion – Time Shall Tell (5:07)
    14. Children Of Bodom – Blooddrunk (4:05)
    15. Meshuggah – Terminal Illusions (3:47)
    16. In Flames – I’m The Highway (3:41)
    17. Dew-scented – Slaughtervain (4:19)
    18. Opeth – Beneath the Mire (7:57)
    19. Therion – Cthulhu
    20. Opeth – The Amen Corner (8:43)
    21. Dethklok – Dethharmonic (4:30)
    22. Dark Tranquillity – The New Build (4:06)
    23. Opeth – Blackwater Park (12:08)
    24. Dethklok – Into the Water (4:20)
    25. Suffocation – Immortally Condemned (6:02)
    26. Dethklok – Thunderhorse (2:45)
    27. Mnemic – dreamstate emergency (5:18)
    28. Opeth – Wreath (11:10)
    29. Dethklok – Fansong (2:52)
    30. Soilwork – Stabbing The Drama (4:31)
    31. Kataklysm – As I Slither (2:56)
    32. In Flames – F(R)Iend (3:27)
    33. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day (4:14)
    34. In Flames – My Sweet Shadow (4:38)
    35. Therion – The Return (5:13)

Noctis Personæ: The Beginning

Well in just under 140 minutes, Noctis ’08 AKA Wintercon, begins.

We’re starting off with a nice little welcome dinner at the Duke, but the real festivities begin tomorrow.

A whole pile of interstaters are heading in, have headed in and a lot of people are going to get drunk and party.

And just because I could, I decided to buy something special for this weekend.

My werewolf Rahu is a bit of a metal-head, so he likes his leather and spikes, and I figured it was about time I upgraded his wardrobe.

So I went and bought me a nice new metal studded vambrace which can be found here.

I was a bit concerned that the upper diametre was going to be a bit much for my arm, but it actually fits rather well. Still not sure on the appropriate method for lacing them up.

Still things should get interesting. All going well on Saturday I’ll be able to arrange a couple of cakes for the Apostate meeting.

Much fun to be had.

Upcoming events of gaming type nature.

I figured that with the small presence I’ve managed to attain here without having to spam all the time, that people might pay attention to a few things.

First up, this Thursday at the So Bar, 270 Russell street Melbourne Australia, we have a chance to just chill.
These are the nights when a bunch of us gamers just get together, watch anime, play some wii and just hang out.
Things generally start around 6 or 7pm, and go on towards midnight.

Then on the Friday night, at the Belgian Beer Cafe, we have Beerkips: The Returning (Fuck Yeah!)
Well it’s not really an official sequel, just a different bunch of gamers hanging out and drinking and stuff, as covered in my previous post found here.
This supposedly starts around 6:30pm

Nothing really planned this weekend, though I think my parents will be in town, and I suppose being sociable with them would work nicely.

Next week we have similar events, So Bar on the Thursday, and probably Beerkips: Because Moar on the Friday.

But this is where things get mixed up a bit, I probably won’t be attending either of these drinking nights for one simple reason: Noctis Personæ 2008!

Starting on the Thursday night with a welcome dinner and stuff (if I get bored I might head to the So Bar anyway), then with games such as Mage: The Awakening and Changeling: The Lost all weekend, finishing on Monday with a farewell dinner.

If you’re a member of the Camarilla (sounds wanky doesn’t it when I put it this way) and you’re going to be in town, and have some time spare time, go and register here and help us get the numbers up.
There’s a timetable and everything.

If you’re going to be playing more than 2 sessions (as in more than 1 genre) I suggest shelling out for the All Sessions Pass, as beyond 3 sessions it’s the most economical.

If I get bored I’ll probably head home or something early I guess.

Anyway, that’s what’s coming.