x Valkyrie x Posted May 11, 2021 Report Share Posted May 11, 2021 A party of adventurers, five in total, gather round a table, two in physical proximity, and three via mystical and magical means, known only as "Zoom." A sixth member sits at the head of the table, obscured from vision by a screen painted with dragons on one side and inscribed with supposedly important information on the other. The sound of dice on the wooden table is followed by a muttered, "Oh, shit," as the dice rolls off the table and the errant adventurer retrieves her dice of destiny from the floor and rolls again, this time into a velvet-lined bowl created just for this purpose. "Nat twenty!" The halfling adventurer crows, and the sixth member at the table, the Dungeon Master, describes, with glee, the success of the Halfling Rogue's sneak attack on the unsuspecting goblins by the roadside. The Paladin, a moody and dour human with a nifty eagle familiar (because, homebrew), has witty repartee with the water-wielding Tiefling wizard, while the Druid gnome is following his slightly pointed nose into trouble, as per usual. Nearby, the Dragonborn ranger is keeping a sharp eye on the short members of the party, who she is sure are incapable of taking care of themselves, they are so very small, afterall. The DM, well...she's furiously trying to keep up with where they are in the in the quest, because it's like herding cats, getting confused about the layout of the map she drew, answering questions she doesn't know the answer to, and generally making things up as she goes along. Two hours flies by in the blink of an eye, and the adventurers spent most of it chasing down an unnamed NPC that the DM accidentally put too much emphasis on and is now canonically an integral part of the plot, even though they were just supposed to be extra flavor. Every other Sunday, at 10 AM Mountain Time (a very specific time on a very specific day in order to accommodate a player in Alaska, Minnesota, Ireland and the three in Utah), a group of family and friends who are family gather physically and digitally round the table to play DND. My parents played before I was born, my brother is a DM for his friend group in MN(and is probably really fucking good at it, because he's super smart and creative, but he is only encouraging and helpful while I learn how to do this), while my husband in Ireland, my best friend in Alaska, and myself, Valkyrie, have never, ever played DnD. So, of course, I volunteered to DM (alpha gamer here, if there's a vacuum in leadership, I will fill it, whether I'm qualified or not...*shrug* blessing and a curse haha) and now we play every other week. It's a way to be close despite all of the miles between us, and it's the best. I don't have anywhere to talk about our exploits, so I thought I might share our biweekly adventures here, alongside normal "challenge-y" stuff! 3 Quote Valkyrie's Epic Quest: Level 2 Ranger Challenge #4 Valkyrie Practices Discipline Link to comment
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