By virtue of having a blog, I suppose I should blog.
I've been running another game with some friends, albeit sporadically. We're once and again tackling the Temple of Elemental Evil.
I'm going back to the temple because I have a sick desire to see it ransacked and it cuts down my required prep-work to the point where I only have to create original material when I feel like it.
This past week, one of the players couldn't make it to the game, so the remaining two decided to go side questin'.
I had two five room dungeons sitting on the back burner, so we set off for lands yet unseen. The players, (two fighters) ran through my two prepared dungeons in three or four hours and then decided to follow up on every rumor they heard. The rest of the game was pretty much off the top of my head, working from scant notes I scrawled during the game.
All in all, both fighters leveled up, found some interesting magical items, and killed their first dragon (A brown dragon hatchling).
This was all accomplished in about two months of game-time, during which we decided that the halfling thief was recovering from testicular torsion.
A side effect of all this side questing is that the players have made some good connections with some other factions out there in the world and have gained some very powerful magical items in a decidedly low-magic world.
Things should be back on track for the next game, and it looks like we'll be adding another player.
And so the wheel turns...