I have always been really curious…about Dungeons and Dragons. Karl’s sister Caitlin is really into it and it has always been this totally foreign thing that I have heard a lot about, but I still have no idea about. So when Zac and Krysta told us about joining a group to play, I agreed because of curiosity more than anything.
It took us forever to get started. We bought a huge bag of dice and with the help of a character generator program we made our characters:
Karl’s character, Balthasar, is a Dragon born Warlord. He chose the name because it sounded serpentine. He couldn’t decide where he had heard the name, so we looked it up and decided it must have been one of these: Part of the MAGI Super Computer System in the Japanese animated series Evangelion or Romeo’s manservant in the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.
I thought it must have been the demon in the episode “Bad Girls” on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
This is Geof Dishazer. He is our DM…for those of you who are new to D&D (dungeons and dragons) he is our Dungeon Master. He created a map of the world in which we were all from. As we began he explained the state of the world: Civil unrest between the worlds of Men and Elves…
But we are far away from all of that. We are adventures who have met up in a town called Fallcrest. We meet a man who will pay each of us 300 pieces of gold to clear out a ruined manner known as Kobold Hall. So named because it is overrun by Kobold’s,(a type of lizard creature). The Kobolds usually didn’t do much but fight among themselves but they had recently started attacking travelers on the road.
Geof was the only one who had really played much, so we were all asking a lot of questions…it was taking forever.
I read my sheet over and over, but this is a picture of the moment that I found out my character carried a morningstar…