I went down to NJ, and not only did I get a PBEM update (a small one, but I'll take what I can get), but I had face to face gaming.
Saturday I dinner with the Coopers, and Dave ran my D&D character. We didn't have a lot of time, so it was mostly cleanup from the last time (when we killed the vampire storm giant archmage) and set-up for the next game -- where we will see what is attacking the subterranean city that is under our protection.
And today was my Hackmaster game. The game store closed early -- at three instead of six, but we managed to kill the vampire just before three. We then adjourned to the nearby pizza place to do experience and treasure -- because some of the players are going to Origins and want to have these characters at their max. [We were lucky. One of the PCs has a magic item which makes undead concentrate on attacking him -- at a -5. He was in full plate, and had Negative Plane protection. Between the hasted fighters and the magic missiles we were casting at it, she waited one round too long to flee -- and we got her. And LOTS of treasure. Not quite enough experience for my character to go up a level, but most of the lower-level characters did. Next month may be the last game, though.
Next weekend I am looking forward to the 1920s pulp game.