“Tabletop” RPG

Sitting around a table with people describing what your characters do in the world gets a teensy bit more complex when it’s with people from a thousand miles away.

The other two players will be joining us via video chat. We’re trying a new thing where Bev and I are on the same camera, rather than being two different cameras in the chat. We’ll see how it works out.

For some reason I got a wild idea for a cool story to tell, and starting today I’m running two different games in the same world. Maybe the groups will meet up eventually? Either way, I’m excited to see what they choose to do with the story! The adventure of being a writer with characters who are literally writing themselves does keep one on one’s toes. 😂

Let the game begin…

Session 1, 3 adventurers, having joined the kingdom’s defense force, are sent on their first mission, to investigate wild animal and maybe… Monster?… activity near the border of the dark forest.

The DM is prepared. I think. I certainly have plenty of notes and note cards and plans for the area of interest. We’ll see if the adventurers stick to the script or wander off to start some sort of cow-worshipping commune. Letting the players make choices makes things unpredictable. Especially when 2 of them have never done this, and one of them is Bevin.

Speaking of Bev, her busy morning is completed.

That’s no bread!
It was cheese! Now it’s toasty cheese.
I appreciate that at least *some* green leafy thing was harmed in the making of today’s snacks.

My innocent new gamers are arriving, let’s see if I can make this interesting. 😎

Now with extra imagination.

The table is set, time to roll some dice!

Thanks to Julian being such a lovely person, today’s game will contain 100% more imagination. Figment to the rescue!

Introducing new people to roll playing games is so much fun.

Now if Bevin can just play it straight for once and not have her character become obsessed with baking goblin-cakes or something, we may have a real classic dragon-hunting adventure! The kingdom of Leithold needs heros!