The bad news is that my dental problems persist; the good news is that the antibiotic has worked well enough that I can still function today, even though one tooth is really tender. I was pushing 8 on the pain scale before the antibiotics, today I went up to about 6 or 7 at the worst, and more like 5 most of the time. The better news is that I ran an online trivia game tonight.
I’ve been blogging for awhile about my past trivia options, and my nostalgia for when I used to run a trivia game by email. 25 questions a week, plus some bonus features, and anywhere from 50-90 players I guess. Anyway, I’m working on some options to get some trivia on my website, but in the meantime, I’ve been organizing some trivia for work. Tomorrow (Thursday) is my first live event for individual players, and honestly, the biggest challenges have been making it bilingual and making sure people can access the score sheets to enter their answers.
I’ve also been thinking of running a weekly trivia game through a Facebook Group, or more accurately, organizing the players through Facebook but running the game through Zoom. My wife has a paid account so she can do Toastmasters events, so why not?
I was going to wing it this week, and then with my tooth pain, I cancelled; with the reduced pain today, and the fact I had a deck of questions ready to go for work tomorrow, I thought, “Pfff, why not?” again. It was confusing for the 20 or so people who are likely to play, were we “on” or “off” tonight, but in the end, we had five screens…Mike and Terry (brother and sister-in-law), Vivian and Phil (friends), Bruce and Jenn (cousins), Stephan (friend) and Andrea (my wife). It took me a bit to work out the various screens and which order I had to go back and forth from, but overall it worked. I think with five screens, we were okay doing individual scores. Next week? I’m hoping to do breakout rooms and add in a “team” component to boost the social component. 🙂
I had a blast running it. And at about an hour’s running time, it was about right. I can speed up the question reading a bit for next week, I gave a bit too much time in places I think, and it will take time for me to do scoring and provide updates.
Today I choose to embrace the past and run an online trivia game with friends with a bit of socializing. It felt good and right.
What choices are you making?