Early last month I mentioned that I might be taking a possible foray into D&D territory. I wish I had more to say on the matter, but, unfortunately, that’s where things still stand – I might, someday, take a possible foray into D&D territory.
We went into D&D with the best of intentions, ordered some lovely dice, and even created a couple characters. Things have stalled for two reasons; (1) we just don’t know how to best play with two players, and (2) we don’t really have the time to sit down and figure it out. Life, as they say, has gotten in the way. The end of the summer has brought about a million and one things to handle in our garden to prep it for next season. We’re in the midst of planning house projects galore because stuff like painting seems like a good “fall” thing to do. We still have a dozen or so trips that need to be made to the Home Depot for supplies. And a number of other obligations have popped up since it seems like everyone’s trying to squeeze out every last bit of summer togetherness before school starts. D&D…it is a very low priority right now.
That said, gaming in general hasn’t fallen off the to-do list. In fact, since we’re trying to save our pennies for house projects, gaming has become our ideal, if not quite free, entertainment. I’ve having a blast releasing stress in GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City, and I’ve started Sleeping Dogs, because more shooting is always good. (And yes, eventually stuff will be written about them.)
In closing, I figured I share my D&D character – maybe she’ll someday see the light of day…or dungeon. Sadly, she’s also evidence that I have no magic when it comes to dice rolling (at least after I had re-allotted the numbers because elves have to have a base number of something I can’t remember right now, or so say the rules.)
Character: Sula She’er
Armor Class: 7
Hit Points: 6
Strength: 8 (-1 to hit, damage, and opening doors)
Intelligence: 9 (reads and writes native language)
Wisdom: 5 (-2 on magic-based saving throws)
Dexterity: 13 (+1 on hit rolls, -1 bonus armor, +1 initiative)
Poison or Death Ray: 12
Magic Wand: 13
Turn to stone or paralysis: 13
Dragon breath: 15
Spells or magic staff: 15
Level 1 read languages
Money: 5 gold pieces
Iron spikes (12)
Flask of oil
And because I’m no good at drawing, I don’t really have any sort of rendering of what Sula might look like. I’m my mind, she’s looks a little like Kira from the Dark Crystal, though taller, maybe not quite as pale, and with shorter, darker hair.