So, out of the blue last week I get an email from one of the players in the old 4E game I was DMing. The email had the names of the other players attached so they would be receiving a copy as well. The email was expressing interest to get a game going again. I think it's been over a year since we last played as a group. Many of the players had scheduling issues with family and work commitments which contributed to not being able to sustain a continuing campaign. Alas, things fell apart.
Since then, I was able to join a group of different players and play in a monthly Pathfinder game with 5 other players that has been fairly steady. I hadn't heard anything from the old crew of players since that time until now.
Well, I am not sure a game is going to happen with this group. We are all pulling in different directions as to what game and/or system we want to play/DM. I expressed my desire to run an old-school version of D&D using Castles & Crusades. I also expressed that I would not DM any new-school system such as 3E, 4E or Pathfinder as there is just too many damn rules and game prep is a bitch. One of the players is willing to play anything and one of the others is learning more to AD&D. But my friend Matt is a notorious power-gamer and of course he is leaning to 4E or Pathfinder. Figures.
I'm not sure all this will lead to a game. I am happy with playing my monthly Pathfinder game and my host of computer games to fill the gap.
I really want to run an old-school campaign using the Barrowmaze as a tent-pole megadungeon. I just got word from RPGNow that my hard-copy of Barrowmaze II just shipped, so I am eagerly waiting for it to arrive. I did get the PDF of the book as part of my contribution to the Indigogo campaign, but I do like having a physical book. But it doesn't seem I'll find a group to run it for.