Blame the Drugs

Ok, so you know how in life there are things you swear you will never do?  Mine is play Dungeons & Dragons.  I may or may not have played once in high school, but it is high school.  Totally doesn’t count as a life experience.  Mostly because I have blocked most of high school and its misery from my mind.

So, when I started dating P, I knew he was a geek.  And I love that, because I am a geek too.  I’m a big fan of geek-related things like Lord of the Rings, slogan t’s, and smart humor.  Oh, I am a sucker for smart humor.  *swoon*  What I did NOT know was that 8 short months later, P and his opera colleagues would decide it was time to dust off the D20 and start an ongoing D&D game.

I was invited to play, since some of the spouses were also going to play.  I politely declined… because… well… somethings in life are a little too geeky, even for me.  One might go so far as to call it nerdy… or even dorky.  *gasp*  Over the coming months, I was asked repeatedly to join Shadow Company, and over and over I politely declined, stating, “It’s never going to happen.”

But I love my geek, and I want to support him in every way possible… just shy of playing D&D.  So, I decided I would go to one of the games with him.  I was NOT going to play, but instead took my laptop and a photo shoot that I needed to edit.  I will say that the first game I went to was hilarious.  Rob, the Dungeon Master (DM), really did a great job of coming up with a clever story with hysterical places such as “Bloodbath and Beyond” and “Turn your head and quaff”.  So I got a good chuckle or two.  Still, not going to play.

The second game I went to, my laptop was not playing nice and I was out of photos to edit.  So, I took my iPad and figured that I could keep myself entertained.  Y’all, the only thing worse that playing D&D is watching people play D&D.  OMG I was really ready to stab myself in the eye with a shrimp fork.  I would have, too, if we had been eating shrimp.  Needless to say, by the time the 6 hour game ended, I had exhausted all the battery life in the iPad and was still bored.  I enjoy listening to the group banter back and forth.  I’m a snark, so I totally love that kind of stuff.  But, when you aren’t playing, there isn’t much to contribute.

So, the last time I was hospitalized, P was asking me again if I would like to play during their next game.  So, I said yes.  Please be aware that I was completely high on pain killers when he asked.  That is the only reasoning I can come up with for agreeing to play.

P and Rob got to work building me a character.  I told them I would only play if I could make fun of things.  So, they made me a Bard.  Heh.

We ended up playing (me for the first time) a few weeks ago.  As much as I hate to admit it… and I will deny when Salinas is around… I had a great time.  It was a more fun to play and get in on the snarky banter.  So, my Bard, whose name I have already forgotten, will probably play again.  Someday…

Maybe there will be pain killers.

About ElizabethBlessitt

Writer. Photographer. Organization Development guru. Rabid Scrapbooker. Partially terrified singer. Getting fit physically and emotionally. Will kick your ass at Jeopardy. Does Sudoku and Crosswords in pen.
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