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Nerds in the Mist

We had a guest this past D&D session who came to find out what all this Dungeons & Dragons hype was about (and then write about it for a class). Here's an excerpt:

He hands me a sheet, and it reads: Bolin Braveaxe. Fighter. There are many numbers on this sheet, and each of them, he assures me, were painstakingly subjected to the trials of chance. Many geometrically-complex dice were thrown in the name of Bolin Braveaxe, Dwarven General. Bolin is apparently immensely strong, somewhat learned whilst simultaneously being stubbornly ignorant11. Bolin is athletically competent, and possesses the physical fortitude of a brick wall. He's also about half as charming as any of Snow White's Seven Dwarves. I believe all of this because the paper says so. As far as I'm concerned, that's where Bolin exists, too. I cradle the form carefully, not letting it from my sight. For a second, I thought of a grumpy dwarf, somewhere, pondering his existence.

Read the full paper here.

P.S. Rollover text box footnotes and reciprocal anchors are awesome.

By min | October 26, 2011, 2:02 PM | D&D