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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 9:47 p.m. PST

So based on a Tango post about what will you do when quarantine is done – my question is what WON'T you do when self isolation from COVID-19 is over (or at least paused between waves, depending on who you listen to).

So do you stop:
going to game clubs
conventions
or are you one of those who won't shake hands again

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 9:50 p.m. PST

Of course as soon as I hit send I noted that this may be months behind us when the poll is released. But lets give it a go, shall we.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 10:16 p.m. PST

Good question. It will depend on circumstances at the time, I suppose.

I guess the Bangkok bar scene is right out, though.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 10:24 p.m. PST

I'll stop eating Stouffer's frozen lasagnas. My mass index is going up.

Stryderg29 Apr 2020 11:17 p.m. PST

I'm going to try not to get so busy. Part of this has been nice, campfires in the back yard, sleeping in, etc. None of that pays the bills, but it's still been nice.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2020 11:22 p.m. PST

I'll probably run less. Sadly.
I generally run every day but with Lockdown, I've been able to greatly extend the distances & work on improving times. I even run twice a day 2-3 times a week.

When I go back to the World of Work, I just won't have the same opportunities.

Martin Rapier29 Apr 2020 11:57 p.m. PST

If I never have to run another three hour workshop session for twenty people via Google hangouts it won't be a moment too soon.

Not sure I'll ever get on a cruise ship again, which is a shame as I like cruising. I'll think about that one.

PiersBrand30 Apr 2020 1:26 a.m. PST

Hopefully get some time off work.

Huscarle30 Apr 2020 2:12 a.m. PST

Spending a fortune on the internet, and probably avoiding using public transport for quite a while.

Fitzovich30 Apr 2020 2:58 a.m. PST

I expect that this will be a two year time frame before we really get back to what we were able to do in group settings, so I haven't made any real plans as of yet.

FusilierDan30 Apr 2020 3:57 a.m. PST

Some things have already changed. I won't be going to restaurants during peak times or anywhere that may be crowded. I won't go shopping as much visits will be planned better. Conventions will probably be small ones in the warmer months. There's more I'm sure.

tabletopwargamer30 Apr 2020 4:21 a.m. PST

I won't be gaming for some time. No point in doing the hard work then being an idiot and ignoring the social distancing.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 4:59 a.m. PST

I plan on getting back to normal as much as possible. Probably will wear a mask when I'm sick and have to go out. I won't attend any games when I feel sick (been guilty of doing that is past when I was probably contagious).

I plan to go to restaurants, go t a movie and attend conventions. I've always gotten a flu vaccine and will get one for C-19 if/when we get one.

TodCreasey30 Apr 2020 6:00 a.m. PST

The only real change will be to stop going to some restaurants with dodgy cleanliness.

Otherwise no big change in where I go I'll likely just take fewer chances.

Gaming is not that close quarters really anyways

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 9:20 a.m. PST

Well, the longer this drags on, the fewer activities I'll resume. I figure if COVID-19 were wiped out today, and all legal restrictions lifted tomorrow. my continuing ed art classes wouldn't start again before fall. In real life I expect the disruption to go on in some measure for perhaps another year and a half. I could easily be too old--or too dead--to return to some of my habits.

The only thing I intend to give up regardless is a particular restaurant I was eating at for reasons of nutrition. When I couldn't go there, I eventually found a satisfactory substitute I could prepare at home. I don't know when I'll see a movie in a theater again, but that's not a matter of disease: they were getting steadily less worth the time and expense before, and I don't expect them to improve much.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 9:48 a.m. PST

It depends on how things unfold.

Is there a vaccine? If so we can all go back to normal, or at least an approximation thereof.

Have I and my family already had it? If so we can do as we like, though some others might not be able to.

I don't *personally* feel that we know enough about this disease yet. It's either deadly or the flu. People insist on certain scientific facts based on their politics, of all things, but because of differences in testing and mortality determination and a lot of outright lying we really don't objectively know what we're dealing with.

When the 2021 game conventions come around I may be staying home or I may be out there shaking hands and hugging people. I'm going to gain too much information between now and then to want to make any decisions now.

john snelling30 Apr 2020 9:55 a.m. PST

I won't be seeing my wife as much. She always needs things to do since she does not have a hobby that you can do at home. Other than that, I never went where large crowds congregate, I like playing 1 on 1 games and will play 3-4 player games.

14Bore30 Apr 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

Already has, went from big solo games and many hours a day to back to painting when I get a chance.

Syrinx030 Apr 2020 12:45 p.m. PST

I don't expect to attend the conferences I have already paid for this year. Gencon airbnb is a bit much to lose but I don't expect to feel safe enough to hand with potentially 40,000 mostly younger gamers.

Gaming is not that close quarters really anyways

Given we were playing with 4-8 people almost every game had rather close quarters (less than 6 feet). Miniature games require moving near each other, board games are really close, even for our RPG games we don't have enough space for everyone to be 6 ft apart.

Since several of our group are compromised and several others are first responders, we don't expect to be all back together in person for awhile. Zoom, Discord and Fantasy Grounds are our new gaming mechanism for now.

The Tin Dictator30 Apr 2020 3:46 p.m. PST

I won't be working on so many honey-do projects around the house.
Other than that I'm going back to living my life.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 5:41 p.m. PST

Everyone in my house is high risk with asthma, autoimmune diseases, and my mom on hospice for end stage COPD. I'm spending 2020 indoors. I'm very lucky that my wife and I can work from home indefinitely. Until a vaccine comes out I'm not.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut30 Apr 2020 7:42 p.m. PST

Things I won't be able to do anymore:

Stay away from people

Spend all day sleeping or on hobby stuff

Avoiding the Outside

Drinking martinis at 7am

Staying up all night gaming (solo, of course)

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2020 10:53 p.m. PST

Probably having time to paint, though I didn't get any of that done even with the extra free time.

Napping.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2020 2:09 p.m. PST

Drinking martinis at 7am

Damn! I made rigatoni with a tomato-based meat and vegetable sauce and served it with chianti the other night, but completely forgot that I have a bottle of Fernet-Branca, which is the perfect post-prandial!

Well, I do have time -- and pasta -- to make another big Italian dinner. This time I'll put the Fernet-Branca on the table next to the chianti.

Lucius02 May 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

I've been working 50 hours a week, exposed to the public, with minor adjustments, because my job just won't work otherwise.

For better or worse, I'm always going to divide people into those that had to do their jobs as normal, and those that sheltered in place. It may not be reasonable, but it is human nature.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 10:52 a.m. PST

Lucius: Where are you going to put people who normally worked from home?

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