Monthly Archives: March 2010

The first Frive

Looks like the first Frive event will be Friday the 30th of April.

I should also point out that this will be run in Melbourne, AU.

Exact location TBA.

So that’s about 7 weeks away. Time to start organising.

Hmm, what kind of game/s? I could throw together a quick D&D (3.5) session? Or I have the quick start guide for D&D(4.0). We could try that? I’m happy for somebody else to run a game if they have something in mind. Or I have a copy of the board game Carcassonne. I am open to other suggestions too 🙂

Who’s in?

Frive goes live!

For some time (~2 years) I have been running a D&D game online. It’s a bit like a play by mail scenario. Coordinating everyone’s moves, across several continents and time zones, means each round can take a long time. That’s got a lot to do with why the game has been running so long.

In my (misspent) youth, I played a lot of RPGs. Then I went cold turkey on them for about a decade. Now I have once again returned to the fold.

But I’ll be honest. The online game has become a chore. I’ve lost the spark, and while I’m sure my players are too polite to say so, I’m sure they feel it too. It’s not that I don’t like the story, or the people playing. I just need to find my mojo again.

One thing that my online game is missing, is the face to face element. There is no pizza, no bottles of coke, or packets of chips lying around. That social aspect of gaming is one of it’s great appeals. It’s also a faster game 😉

I got to thinking that I’d like to get involved in some good old face to face gaming to reinvigorate me. But I have a busy life, just as most people my age. Finding the time to do a regular gig is difficult. I wanted to do something like “the first Tuesday of every month”, but running a monthly game is still too often for me. Then I noticed that some months have five of certain days. It doesn’t happen very often, certainly not every month, but there are indeed fives.

So I chose Fridays. The Fifth Friday of every month. Or at least the fifth Friday of any month that has a fifth Friday. Hence the name: “Fri”day + F”ive” = Frive! Not only does it just roll off the tongue, but it also means we can stay up a bit late because it’s a Friday night. Unless we have to take kids to Auskick the next morning. Then we might not want to stay up too late.

Oh. The domain name was available too 🙂

So here it is. Frive.

Now all I need to do is recruit some players.

And design a cool game-y theme for this site.