Player 1 called about 11:30 to say he could not attend. His wife had her kids that weekend, and wanted them to have some family time.
Player 2 called to say he and Player 3 were on the way. Then called to say that Player 3 had some last minute school stuff come up, and could not attend. Player 2 is coming alone.
Players 4, 5 and 6 are not coming. Player 4 had conflicting plans, and Players 5 and 6 were contacted at the last minute, and already had plans.
Game starts in 15 minutes, and I am down to 1 player.
We end up playing Zombie Dice and Cthuluhu Dice for an hour, and go do some of his school shopping. Player 1 is my nephew and godson; he is starting college this week.
We reschedule for next weekend, and hope that there will be fewer conflicts.
I should have known better than to try to run a session on the weekend of dorms opening. Too many distractions.
So September 4th we try again. September 11th, I have World Wide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day: Red Box to attend, and probably run a table.
October 2, I am attending my first Con in 11 years, running 2 sessions at said Con, and hoping that I can juggle that, Encounters and school without letting my productivity at work suffer.