On geeking out a little…

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We love playing games. The online kind.

Hubby got me into playing World of Warcraft back in 2008 when he was still studying. It gave us something to do together, and spend time, even though we were provinces apart. We got to tickle monsters with big axes!

Before playing WoW, I always played The Sims (okay, I still do). I still have all my Sims discs from when we still bought games on discs. I also played thinks like Theme Hospital, Theme Park, and similar titles.

I’m not a big gamer, but I can spend hours doing this (sounds counterintuitive, right?). It’s de-stressingĀ and keeps my brain busy in ways not related to just work. It’s great.

So, tabletop gaming. It seems like a step back, right?

Not really! It’s more advanced… you don’t have a computer that does the math behind encounters for you. You roll theĀ dice, you play on chance and progress on your adventure. Those 20-sided dice you only see in Big Bang Theory? We now own those. Haha. You’re 4, or 5 or 6 people sitting around a table, working together to slay dragons, goblins and more.

You’re 4, or 5 or 6 people sitting around a table, working together to slay dragons, goblins and more. You interact, you roleplay and at the end of the night, you pack up your dice, fold up the map and go on your merry way. In a few weeks, you arrive, and your adventure continues. Or you start a new one!

You make new friends. You enjoy your evening, and you relax.

I’m done geeking out for now. But hell, I’m enjoying this adventure. Of course, we’re still playing the other games we normally do. This is just refreshing… writing stats on paper, keeping track of items you loot, the damage you take. Doing things more old school.

I do know that I suck at rolls. Took me forever to climb up a cliff, with a rope… I was contemplating just lighting a fire at the bottom and singing kumbaya…

I’m just wondering if I should start customising a figurine for our next gathering… That would be a great new hobby, right?

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