A Tribute to My Father

My father was so gregarious! He loved people and made friends wherever he went. Dad loved the companionship and conversations he shared with others. He always greeted folks with a big smile. His upbeat sense of humor was contagious.

Today I want you to remember him at his happiest, when he was surrounded by friends and family.

Dad looked forward to holidays at the Moritz home and at the Bignell farm. He enjoyed family reunions and picnics in the summer.

Many weekends he went to the farm to help with chores and chat with my uncles, who were like his own brothers. He enjoyed visits to his mother’s home where he could spend time with his sisters and nephew.

Dad enjoyed participating in sports: golfing, bowling, softball and billiards. He loved to feel included and thrived in his league bowling team and summer church league softball team. Continue reading A Tribute to My Father

Morgan – Werewolf & Deadly Assassin

Obsidian Portal Character Sheet

Blood: The Fox
Bone: Lone Wolf
Auspice: Irraka
Tribe: Hunter in the Darkness

Attributes
Intelligence 2
Wits 3
Resolve 2
Strength 3
Dexterity 3
Stamina 2
Presence 2
Manipulation 2
Composure 2

Skills
Medicine 2
Occult (The Hosts) 2
Athletics 3
Brawl (Bite) 3
Larceny 1
Stealth (Surprise Attack) 4
Survival 1
Persuasion 2
Streetwise 2
Subterfuge 3 Continue reading Morgan – Werewolf & Deadly Assassin

Why I Shuffle My Cards Backwards

I have many fond memories of card games as a child, but in every one of those memories, I’m shuffling the cards wrong.  I have no intention of learning how to do it ‘right’ either.

My mother taught me how to play my first card games: Go Fish and Slap Jack.  I was 3-4 years old when I sat across the kitchen table from her, learning how to shuffle cards.  Despite being severely right-handed, I shuffle left-handed due to my attempts to mirror my mother’s hands as she shuffled.  When I was a little older, she taught me how to play Pinochle and Solitaire.  Pinochle was difficult because of the ‘meld’ phase and figuring out the score after each hand.  I felt ‘grown up’ when we played Pinochle though. Continue reading Why I Shuffle My Cards Backwards

Sergeant Riley Morgan – Spider Cop

My gaming group was very excited to get to playtest Beast: The Primordial for Onxy Path. Here’s the information about my character.

Character Sheet PDF

Sergeant Riley Morgan

  • How has life changed/remained the same since you became a Beast?
    • Riley’s career has greatly benefited from her improved confidence and sense of power. She has earned a place in the community policing program – a practice in which an officer builds relationships with the citizens of local neighborhoods and mobilizes the public to help fight crime.  This has actually helped Riley to feel more like she fits in and gives her a sense of purpose.

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Dr. Ángelita Prieto

The far outposts are no place for a lady, but doctors are needed everywhere. – Dr.Prieto

Vous êtes un homme riche. Vous avez les médicaments que mon équipe a besoin. Je suis une belle femme. Nous sommes loin dans l’espace. Je suis sûr que nous pouvons arriver à une sorte d’arrangement? – Dr.Prieto

The medical transport ship, The Cure is where our good doctor thrives. Her shuttle is usually docked in a modified CL-54, The Kobayashi Maru. The crew of the ship, depend on Dr. Prieto for medical care.  Her personal quarters and operating theater are aboard the short range shuttle. Each instrument is meticulously sterilized and organized in preparation for any potential emergency. In the black, even minor health concerns can quickly escalate into urgent matters without the expertise of a highly trained medical professional.