Divas, 2011 Edition:
Here we are, almost 4 years since we started playing D&D together. Some changes over the years, but the core group is still here! Our newest additions are Olivia and Rachel (left to right — I’m between them in this picture).
A few weeks back, Taj suggested that we do a new group photo and a nice one to boot! She wanted us to be wearing our Sunday best for the photo. Um, that was mostly successful. Sarah does have a very nice dragon t-shirt on. 🙂
Our token guy, Tad, has left us for warmer climes. He’s down in LA now and we miss him and his puns.
Having Olivia and Rachel on board is great. Smart, funny and willing to game with a motley bunch like us. They tolerate, or perhaps encourage, our silliness — as evidenced by this other picture from the photo shoot:
As I said, we’ve been hanging out and rolling dice for almost 4 years. Below is a picture from that fateful first night.
I’d never played D&D before and everyone was so kind and helpful. They needed a healer and I’d played a Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft, so I said”OK, I’ll be the healer.” I found my niche, for sure! I’m not sure I want to play a different class.
When we played Serenity, I was sort of the ship’s healer, as the mechanic but I missed healing. What I really missed was magic. So we’re back to D&D!
I look forward to our Wednesday nights. We talk and eat and game. The current campaign, in Rokugan, is very fun. The politics of navigating through this pan-Asian culture are complex and add a fascinating layer. Having to pass a diplomacy check to heal a human is challenging –especially since my character is not human.
We’ve been playing every Wednesday (with occasional time off) for two and a half years! A few people have come and gone, but it’s still the same core six playing every week. We like hanging out with each other so much that we went camping together (no LARPing).
We first played The Shackled City — 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons adventure. It took us almost two and a half years to finish it! We’re a motley bunch, in game, I mean, humans, dwarfs, elves and half dragons. But we got the job done.
Here’s our last holiday photo. Tad (at far left) is our token guy — our Divo. And we love him. Any guy willing to hang out and play with girls week after week is OK in my book.
Now we are playing the Serenity RPG, with the Core gaming system and we are having a blast! Space western + Legos = fun.
I am a life-long gamer; coming back to Dungeons and Dragons after a 20 year break. I play with the same group of women (and Tad) every Wednesday. This blog captures the game from my character’s point of view. We have so much fun in the periphery of the game that I often do “meta” posts, too.
I love to read, play video games, cook and surf the web. Sometimes I get inspired to design a t-shirt or two. Currently I’m using my Wii to get fit with EA Active. It’s great. Playing “Dragon Age” on the Xbox 360 and back to “Brain Age” (for the Sudoku) on the DS.
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