It’s been a crazy crazy crazy week. I’ve been meaning to update but this is the first chance I’ve had. I’m sitting in the car with my sleeping son while my husband orders us food. We decided we needed a break from cleaning our house. Yesterday was our son’s second birthday, and tomorrow we’re having dozens of people over to celebrate.
I began my adventure as a DM this week! It was sort of unexpected. We won’t be starting with my usual group until next week or the week after. But I have two brothers, both younger, who decided they wanted to spend the night at our house and play D&D this Monday+Tuesday. It did not go how I expected. They’re young and they play differently than my normal (adult) group, and I had to scramble to throw things together in order to motivate their characters to actually do stuff. But we did it. We got through… three encounters, I think? That took about five hours total. I’m a little disappointed with how much stuff they missed out on, but as I work on this campaign more and add more fairy tale elements, I think this is exactly the kind of campaign that younger and newer players will love to get into. Generically speaking. My youngest brother got so excited when he realized he’d stumbled upon something straight out of a well known fairy tale. He played right through it.
In the meantime, I have several more articles’ worth of content to write up for this blog. I’ve named the goddess of beauty Leika, and there are reasons for that, and I named the devil Balaam, for which there are also reasons. Characters can choose to make an alliance with Balaam at any time in their backstory or the campaign, and if they do so they receive a special kind of magic item to help them survive in this brutally biased world.
Food is here, and my husband called one of his only friends over, so I have to go now. But I’ll be back with more cool stuff!