As for the gaming, everything worked out pretty spiffy. On saturday in the group I play in with John my character accidentally roasted around 10 people, but it wasn't my fault. I was trying to cast an ESP spell to make sure someone wasn't ripping me off when it caused a wild surge that turned everything into a fireball in the middle of the street. The good part is, I managed to dodge a murder rap. The bad part is...well, I was toasty for a bit and I will try to make some form of compensation to the families...without admitting liability. I think the quote for what was fair was around 300 GP per victim. Does that seem unusually high to anyone else? Soldiers only get 12 GP a year or something and I'm sure they make a good living compared to your average person. Oh well, I guess it's a small price to pay for causing an accidental bloodbath.
As for the sunday game things also went well. The new player and her place were spiffy, meaning we now have a good place to meet again and someone who seems like she will be in for the long haul. On the downside, the choad I thought was out of the group managed to get the day off of work and showed up. I have never met anyone I've detested as much when it comes to gaming. The guy is a complete and total munchkin. He constantly searches for each and every advantage, whining like you wouldn't believe when the call dosen't go in his favor. I just know he's still cheesed I whacked his character the last time with my death priest. It was no surprise to me that his new character is a lawful good cleric and the first thing he tried to do was detect evil me. What a complete wanker. No matter what alignment he plays it's always the same character, the one that struggles to maximize his own benefit, IC and OOC. As I told another person in the group, this guy dosen't play alignments. Every single one of his characters is simply the high priest of the church devoted to him. Wank. I sincerely hope that there are no other unforseen scheduling changes and he stays out.