Sundays, and sometimes Mondays, are game day for me, The Husband, and some friends of ours. We are currently finishing up a Dungeons and Dragons module – The Lost Mine of Phandelver – and tomorrow could just be the big battle and completion of the module. Since I can leave nothing alone truly, I’ve added a few things here and there into the module mostly because my players/friends are very smart and I wouldn’t bore them for anything. Since it was uncertain in the beginning as to whether anyone had played through the module before, I added some stuff and the joy of running a game blossomed for me again.
So, today there is statting of some bad guys and getting treasures arranged, etc. I know what the next game is going to be, it is one of my own creation, but, I need a break. Hopefully, everyone will take pity on me and agree to a six-week break for me and run something so I can play, and let the story idea percolate for a bit. I am hoping everyone decides to keep their current characters for the next game. They are genuinely fun to run.
Sitting here today, doing the prep-work, I was surprised to notice I actually have a ritual for working on a role-playing game. First, there must be Pepsi. A nice cold Pepsi is preferred, but if’n it ain’t, no big deal. Pepsi – check. Next comes a snack. I have something salty and usually something sweet. Today the sweat is fig cookies. Still looking for the salty, but I can change the start-up order. Snacks – check. Finally, there is music. Today I am listening to a playlist set up by Matt Mercer and, it is a wonderful playlist and fits the rise and fall of game-play. Music – check.
Now, let us plan the possible demise of some heroes!
Um…I mean, now begins the finale of the module.
*Matt Mercer is also the GM of Critical Role fame. I recommend you check it out. You won’t be disappointed, especially if you are a gamer. If you aren’t a gamer; the camaraderie and fun you see on the channel is wonderful and very entertaining. Plus, you get to actually see what happens at an RPG game like D&D, etc.
*The picture is not my own. You can see it and others at https://images.app.goo.gl/gQagyggt1cYV3HuE6