Sunday, October 27, 2013
Princes, Podcasts and D&D
I'm not a big reality person (thought most of my career in the entertainment industry had me working on reality shows) but this one peaked my interest. I remember seeing previews of the last season and never did see it so I made sure I set me DVR to record this season.
The first episode was as I expected, they introduced the four "Princes". Prince Alexander of Russia - Direct descendent of the Romanoff dynasty; also known as Francis Mathew; 35 years old. Prince Lorenzo de'Medici of Italy - Heir to the famous Medicic dynasty; 37 years old; both Polish and Italian royal bloodlines. Lord James Rennell of Rodd - 4th Baron Rennell, United Kingdom; 35 years old; inherited the title in 2006 from his uncle. The Honourable Oliver Plunkett of Dunsany - Heir to the Barony of Dunsany; Republic of Ireland; 28 years old.
My favorite of the four would be Oliver as he's a total geek, like hard core. My least favorite is Lorenzo as he seems very snobbish. I know he's a prince and use to being pampered but he seems to be the only one who is having a hard time adjusting to living in a crappy house with very little money. I look forward to watching the rest of the season (only a total of five episodes). It's not must see TV for me but it is a guilty pleasure and some of the guys are very cute and they all have amazing accents :) .
In other geek news, they announced the Podcast Award nominations. I was only promoting my MASH 4077 Podcast for a nomination but unfortunately my podcast was not nominated. Oh well maybe next year.
This battle took forever and 2/3d's of our party were unconscious by the end of it. I really thought we were going to lose three or four of the players this session, but we didn't. Dash manage to survive until the last ten minutes of the battle before going unconscious.
We made our way back to the great oak and got the potion. We now have to head back to where we began this mission. Of course we're on day 6 of a 12 day adventure so I'm sure it won't be a hop, skip and a jump to get back.. plenty of danger is ahead.
We got done a bit early and a few of us hung out for a few hours and chatted. My buddy Will and I wanted to arm wrestle the last time we were hanging out but forgot, so we thought we would give it a go now. We're pretty matched in strength as we held each other for a while but I had longer endurance and was able to wait until he tired and finally won. We then tried with our left arms and I had a moment of concentration lapse and he got the best of me and won. It was a fun evening hanging with friends.