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.