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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Unproductive in a productive way

I haven't done much in the way of crafting or reading or even watching TV or movies this week. Aside from being tired from work, I've been creating a new D&D character I will begin playing next Monday. It's been three or four years since I last played and I've become seriously rusty. I've also managed to misplace my first edition Player's Handbook which is the version our games are loosely based on.

Like just about everything else I do, with rolling up a character, I start at the end and work my way to the beginning. Before I even pick up the first die to roll a statistic with, I have a fairly good idea of who and what the character is I want to be. It then becomes a nightmare trying to roll stats that match this image. I won't bore you with how many characters I actually rolled before I found stats that mostly suited what I wanted. The Prodigal Son watched while I rolled several of them because he'd never used Method V from Unearthed Arcana to generate characters. He hadn't even realized that method existed.

Once I had the stats that matched the vision in my head, I had to create an adventure class non-player character father for Tris. Oh, yes, Tristan Zynara Mardil is my lofty fighter's name. I say lofty because she stands a short 6 foot 1 inches tall. Anyway, to complete her backstory, I had to roll stats for her father so the process of rolling dice to match the image began again.

And here I sit, not quite a week later, with new character in hand, ready to kill something. ~ grin ~ The only thing left to do is actually write up Tris' back story but I've got to do a little research in my old notes to make sure I get some dates right. But, instead of that, I'm taking this morning off to do a little bit of knitting and to watch the next installment of Season 3 Stargate SG-1 which arrived form Netflix yesterday.


Blogger Karen said...

Oh dear. That game sounds a bit complicated (I've never played D&D).
Have fun nevertheless!

12:58 AM, March 19, 2006  
Blogger Seitherin said...

It's only complicated because I do it backwards. If I started with rolling stats and then making up the character to match them, it would be much easier.

With D&D, the fun is entirely dependent on how good the DM is. Afterall, it's his imagination that creates the stories we play in. Fortunately, I have an exceptional DM.

And I didn't knit or watch a lick of TV yesterday. I got an email from the DM asking if I could come over so he could fill me in on the group I'll be playing with. I got there about 10 in the morning and didn't get home till almost 5. And then I did more work on Tris to incorporate things we'd talked.

I think I'm finally ready to play.


7:11 AM, March 19, 2006  

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