[Somehow I managed to dodge the ShuxPlague 2018 edition–just an occassional sneeze once I arrived home–but my condolences to @sagantine and all of the other stricken.
And, as for live D&D ay SHUX with our amazing DM (also a real-life very cool guy)–well, it was, in a word, amazing!
Full disclosure: it was totally my very first live RPG experience (unless you count a series of mostly awkward murder mystery dinners I participated in when they were popular in the early nineties). Given that, I might be biased–but, it is still 100% true that it was also the highlight of my weekend, and perhaps one of my favorite gaming experiences ever! Can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time!
It was so fun, after the first session on Saturday, we all really wanted to squeeze in one more round on Sunday before closing ceremonies–which we missed (because they kicked them off early), but I don’t regret that in the slightest.
And what was even cooler is that our live session was in the Firelight universe, so we got to explore another corner of the map that we haven’t experienced yet here.
In short: so glad @sagantine wandered into the forums here last year and kicked this whole thing off!
I also got to say hi to @jgf1123 briefly–sad ly we couldn’t coordinate our schedules to play more, but great to meet in real life. Hopefully, Xeet will return!
Given my whole experience, I am motivated to suggest again finding a way to play live online together. Maybe google hangouts? Honestly, I think the technology isn’t the biggest hurdle-- it’d be coordinating a time we were all available. But, if we could find some time, I’d have a hard time imagining it wouldn’t be worth it.]