“You know what? I abandon my holy order and defect to the enemy.”
Yep, it’s that time of the month where I talk about tabletop gaming! …Yes, it’s now a thing. I even announced it and everything!
Every game needs a player. And players need a goal. So the campaign is set, the story begins, and the actors in this production gather. Their myriad paths will cross and converge in an entire adventure, but there is a great obstacle in their way.
Are they spellslingers? Hack-and-slashers? Do they have a giant robot at their command?
The adventurers go in to meet with the enemy. Based on intel, it’s apparently a lich at the head of a small army of hobgoblins. He’s a sorcerer, but he apparently has a high level cleric under him as well. And as initiative is rolled, the question is:
Don’t give up. Just pick yourselves up, work it out, laugh it off, and move onwards. Change the system, learn from your mistakes, try and try again. Rinse and repeat.
It’s weekly game night. A time when people with different tastes come together for a shared purpose. And you’re the one in charge.
You have to strike a delicate balance, of course. Sure, you pick things which seem good in general, things you’re sure everyone will like, and one or two things YOU love which you’re sure they’ll enjoy if they just tried it. But you have to remember: Some of these guys have specific needs or tastes. Special things that need to be catered to, whether it’s because they’re temperamental or because they have needs. So you adjust your offerings to fit.
Alright, now that we’re done picking the snacks and drinks, let’s talk about the game!
Like the difference between watching a streamer play a game for its campaign mode, and watching a streamer play the Legend Rank multiplayer build.
Even with video. Even with the internet. Even with game streaming. Who would have EVER thought to put Dungeons & Dragons online? I mean, who would want to watch people roll dice, play at acting, and discuss rules instead of playing online card games and gladiatorial shooting grounds?
Turns out, quite a lot of people, if Critical Role’s 115+ episodes of their first season are anything to go by.
Quite a few plant-based spells can be cast out of thin air, and vines start popping up out of nowhere like it’s tentacle hentai.
Today I am branching out from another branch of my writing in something big enough for a category: Character classes! And today, we’re looking at a certain group of nature-loving animal enthusiasts who are all about organic, sustainable living.
No, not hippies. Certainly not PETA. DRUIDS. Wait. I just made a branch pun. EXCELLENT.