When we played this game we were young teenagers who were fascinated by the dice, the whole concept of playing a game without a board and having a chance at being a hero like we'd seen in the movies and read in books. Back then is was find or buy a dungeon, go through it, get the stuff, then maybe hit a town then back to another dungeon. Continuity wasn't important until later.
Now we are middle-aged men whose campaigns have developed into a bit more sophistication sociology-political-economic-religious melting pot, but besides all that, there is nothing like killing your first orc with a 1st level character. That simple thrill never seems to go away. So what I hope to do tonight is to capture some of that simple magic from thirty years ago when it was exciting to battle orcs and skeletons, goblins and trolls to the bitter end and wrap it in something we also enjoy today with the complexity of a society.
One last note, I found out this morning Andy Whitfield passed. He was Spartacus in the Starz mini-series for the first season. He had cancer and after 18 months lost his battle. He did a great job and on a very selfish note I would have liked to have seen him continue on and complete the series.
It also reminds me take advantage of the time we have. To have fun. To play the game we love. And laugh with some friends as I draw horrible maps. Have a good Monday folks.
|He was Spartacus. The best one I've ever seen.|