It’s been a long time…


This weekend should be a fun one. Friday night game night and Saturday night game night. Two game nights in a row. What more could you ask for?

A few good friends will be gathered at taylhis and old-admin’s (ok, now he needs a new tangent’s name — He doesn’t post enough to be known as “Whatever”.) house and play a variety of games. We never really know what will be played, but it is usually fun. (Note to self, I do not like PIT … 😉 )

Saturday is the night I’m really looking forward to. After almost 20 years of non game running (1 night teaching the game was in there, that is why it is almost), I’m going to be running a Dungeons and Dragons game. I’m really looking forward to it. The prep work is done. The back story ready. The Zombies and the other ‘Undead’ are ready for feasting.

When I started playing D&D back in my college years, the game was almost in its infancy. It and other role-playing games have come a long way from the ‘early’ days. For the first year, I just played. I always let someone else run the game. But our gamemaster was tired of running and just wanted to play. He asked me to run a campaign or two. I really enjoyed doing it. After a while, the group I played with left college and started going our own ways. Some of us still in the area kept playing. 2 or 3 of us shared the game running duties/experience. During this time I liked running the game the best.

We slowly drifted apart as jobs and or family called us here and there. I ran the game for my girls a few times, only the oldest seemed interested. I flitted in and out of other gaming groups for the next 15 or so years. The game changed and new additions/versions were added. With my family, I never kept up with buying the new material. I played the game and let others run it.

Not all that long ago (just over a year ago if memory serves), I started role-playing again with my oldest daughter and her friends. So this Saturday, I’m going to be running the game for the group. I hope my old skill set is still there. Maybe with the 10+ years of acting experience, that skill set has improved. On top of that, there is a little improv. Should be a good weekend….

7 thoughts on “It’s been a long time…”

  1. We all know you don’t like Pit, so we save it for when you can’t make it, don’t worry. Feels like it’s been awhile since we’ve had a crowd; I will have to dive into the game closet and see what we have to accommodate lots of players, should be a full house tonight.
    Role-playing games are not for me.

  2. …And I’ll be there until 9’ish. I have to work. Sorry jamiahsh!

    I don’t know role playing games are for me or not. I have a friend (Travis) who runs them or joins them quite often, but I don’t know if I would be any good at it. It seems very structured and you have to remember a lot of stuff. I could be all wrong of course. I think he knows me well enough to know what I would be good at….and he has never once invited me, so I guess I should take the hint. lol….anyway, his latest one is Star Trek (Wars?) themed, and I don’t know ANYTHING about that stuff…. 😉

  3. I never really got into the role-playing thing, even in video games which I once played all the time. That hasn’t stopped me from getting RPGs from time to time though. I actually have a James Bond RPG book (basic game) right here in the room. I once had a D&D set as well, but I think that’s long gone.

  4. @mary – do you like to act? it is very similar. I tend to describe it as “let’s-pretend for grown-ups.” There are a fair amount of rules, but you only have to remember three sets: 1) your race rules; 2) your class rules; 3) your weapons rules. And I have found that small post-its mark pages very well for referring to those I haven’t memorized (all of them. And I’ve been doing this since I was eight!) And your character sheet has most of your pertinent information on it anyway. Levelling up is the “hard” part. [clears throat, looks sheepish] Okay, I’ll get down off my soapbox now. Sorry about that, folks, I just get carried away with my love of gaming. Daddy, can you inherit a love of something from someone you’re not *actually* related to? 😀

  5. Yeah, at this point, I’ve got a strong case for nurture…but then again, my darling stepdaughter is very much like her dad, and they don’t get to spend much time together…

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