ohemgee, Rowan is going absolutely crazy with this heat wave. I don’t think he cares about the temperature, but being cooped up inside the house is driving him nuts. We took him in the pool at the YMCA with a floatie-wings-thingy the other day. He totally loved it and as soon as we were in he started turning to other kids and saying “Rowan!” to them. Introducing himself. It’s nuts how much he’s growing.
Also, picking out a birthday present for a four year (not Rowan, a friend’s kid) old is hard. Most kid’s stuff is total garbage. The stuff that isn’t is like $100, which is a lot to spend on something for someone who may or may not like it, and will almost certainly not care about it in 2 years.
In other news, the Pathfinder 2e playtest is due out in a little less than a month. I’ve got a copy on the way (hopefully? We’ll see if the brand new local game shop managed to process my pre-order). I’ve been playing some iteration of D&D for approaching three decades, so I’m kind of stoked to see what Paizo has come up with. I think the work they did reworking and extending 3rd edition has been excellent. If they can take the flexibility they’ve baked into the system and make it easier to pick up for new players, I think it’ll do well. The teasers they’ve released have varied from “yup, totally makes sense” to “ehhhhh yeah I dunno”. But nothing so far makes me think I’d put it down, despite what some forum-dwellers are saying. It’s like they’ve never heard of house rules?