My sister ran a one-shot of Dungeon World! I believe she used one that someone else had written, involving the party breaking free from slavery in mines owned by an evil lich. (I have to specify "evil lich" because there was that one FIDONET AD&D netbook full of adventure hooks featuring a good lich and the trouble he got into. I wish I knew where to find that netbook again. It was hilarious.) I don't think Dungeon World is a crunchy enough system to satisfy Joe, but we had fun. But for a more casual one-shot, it was fine. I'm not terribly crunchy myself.
Even funnier was the lizard, who played an "elven" "ranger," by which I mean her RP was actually appropriate to a kender thief. (Are there any kender who aren't thieves? I've never read the Dragonlance RPG materials, as opposed to the novels.) My favorite was the giant spider Joe and I (paladin and fighter, respectively) killed without her help because she ran away, and then after the spider was dead she asked, "Is there any loot?" She asked that a lot, just that time was the funniest. And Joe gave her a gem he found and her initial reaction to the blackened idol of a fallen god with gems for eyes was still, "Can I take the eyes?" I talked her down to just touching the eyes and at least that didn't trigger a deathtrap, ZOMG. I sense we are not yet ready for Grimtooth's Traps. Heck, I'm not ready for Grimtooth's Traps. I've never even read Grimtooth; I just know of them through reputation via a friend of ours in college.
Also, unrelated to gaming, I ordered two bottles of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Yule 2014 Strawberry Sufganiyot:
A sugar-dusted pile of sufganiyot, trickling bright rivulets of strawberry jelly.
Even if it doesn't work on me, I will probably be able to trade it for something else. But honestly, it sounds delightful. I have probably sold a story (it's slightly convoluted) so I felt like celebrating.
- recent viewing
Elementary 1.1. Hey, I loved this. My sister brought it to show me. :) She wasn't sure I would like this, but I loved it from early on--the dynamic between this Sherlock and Joan is awesome. My sister said that Joan has style and smarts and can hold her own against Sherlock, and that's how I'm feeling already. Does anyone have nonspoilery Sherlock + Joan icons? :D