For the past year or so, a handful of us have been getting together whenever the stars align, to eat & drink like pure shit while nerding it out together playing Dungeons & Dragons! I played a handful of times when I was very young...I’m talking early teens. So while I was and still am absolutely dreadful and filled with severe lack of confidence, I had some background with it. My wife I believe also played a couple of times when younger. Jason who is our DM (Dungeon Master) started somewhat recently as did his wife Kara. Lenny is also completely new and is Bill’s girlfriend Christina. Bill on the other hand is a true master who has been playing for decades now. He was our original DM for our first quest as he knew we would all be completely horrendous and gave a gazillion questions. He was right and was extremely patient.
Christina & Bill have been playing in their own as well in recent months with her 2 sons, so she’s actually developed quite a knack for it. She’s a sorceress or some shit...I forget and I don’t have my sheets in front of me at the moment, but she can wield some helpful spells and has gotten us out of a few jams thus far with her quick thinking.
Anyway, last night we had the date booked and switched the meet to our place for the time being. Reason is that I can’t really leave my aging pup Bindi alone as she needs constant care and attention paid to her. So luckily everyone agreed to switch it to our place for this round and the next few going forth which helps ease my mind a bit.
Everyone brought tons of food and as per usual, Lenny was late. Our daughter Clover also had a few friends over in the basement so it was a full house. Tons of food ranging from a pretzel tray, to a crave case of White Castle, to a plethora of pastries and cookies, chips, meats/cheese/cracker platter, and more lined the countertop for folks to snack on throughout the tiresome adventure.
I went off my diet big time yesterday. I’ve been so good and disciplined in recent weeks and have seen the results as I’m almost below 200 lbs. for the first time in over a decade. Currently at 202 so I’m excited. I e cut down my Coca-Cola intake from multiple cans a day (I know...) to about 1 or 2 a week. That has made a major difference in itself, let alone eating a bit smarter all around. Well, last night that all fell by the wayside as I shoved endless White Castle Sliders, salami/asagio/crackers, chips, and soft pretzels down my fat gullet. Oh...and a chocolate chunk cookie and a chocolate croissant. But I also had like 4 big glasses of delicious ice cold Coke. Safe to say...I had a weak moment yesterday and said “to hell with it”. I’ll be good going forward though. Promise.
Enough about my snacks though. The campaign picked up right where we left off from last time a few weeks back. We were in an abandoned mine and just got a hold of an amulet that holds the power of fire. There are several more out there with different abilities. Think...Infinity Stones. Yeah, Jason is a comic nerd too so when he wrote this campaign up, I’m guessing he’s taking influence from funny books he’s liked.
My character is named Plunk, and he’s a Dragonborn Thief. look at that kickass art Lenny produced. He made one for everyone’s character, maps, and locations. If he would only not be lazy and get on Steemit to share his art with the chain. Fuckin lazy dummy.
Shit...stay on track. Plunk...He’s fairly stacked in most of the categories but his hit points are the lowest of my group. I’ll definitely have to remedy that in some ways as I level up because it’s been an issue several times thus far. But man...I can sneak around and be stealthy, convince folks with my charming and influential tongue, and be swift and nimble in obtaining things...if the dice rolls are going my way. Speaking of dice...Christina was awesome enough to get everyone a gift last session. Our own little dice bags. I got purple and my wife got orange. She keeps trying to switch even doing so when I went up to most likely fill my fat hole with more snack...but I noticed her orange ass dice immediately and told her to fuck off. She hates orange and it makes me happy to deny her happiness on this specific issue. 😜
We played for about 4 hours last night and made some progress. A bunch of us including myself are still learning and a bit unsure, but we are absorbing a bit more with each meet. Hopefully a few more nights together and we can get into a better flow and groove. Bill is extremely patient and is a borderline wait for dealing with all our stupid questions and slow thinking and tactics. But we have gotten better collectively since our first encounter.
As it was getting late, we wrapped it up in a good place for our characters to rest and continue right on when we play again next Saturday night...also at my place. I believe we are heading to a stagecoach headed to another village. We rounded up the horses which were stolen and will be providing protection as hired mercenaries in exchange for a ride and some loot. The village where we will end up is rumored to have another amulet so it made sense. Another amulet...the one which holds the powers of the earth was found by a crew of goblins and their army is a lot bigger than we can currently handle so that would be a mistake to tackle that now.
A few of us leveled up after last night but I’m just shy. Should absolutely be leveling up after next week which will help a bit. Im really looking forward to playing again as it’s a great crew and we always have fun together. There are always sone truly weird moments as we all try to make each other laugh during play. Laughing is a well needed commodity currently that I welcome with open arms.
Until next week.
A very nerdy and unashamed Blewitt