Nothing adds excitement to a campaign like hours of detailing room dimensions and doorway placements. Remember, if you can’t keep them engaged, you can at least keep them busy. Well, one of them, anyway.
(As an aside, in our campaigns we use a a dry-erase board for this sort of thing.)
– Shamus, Wednesday Oct 18, 2006
Oh man, you cannot imagine my excitement about that dry-erase board link.
Firstly, that is a picture of how ‘the office’ (what we called my dad’s computer room) looked every single weekend in his D&D days. I can smell those card tables, I can feel those card tables. Hell, I can taste those card tables (oh, neurodivergent children, why do you lick the furniture). The first week I was allowed to help move those tables was a rite of passage, I was strong enough to lift those metal fold-outs from the nineties, I was an adult.
Secondly, that picture from two weeks ago I put up of me and my brothers playing D&D on our own? That piece of poster board in the center? Yeah, that was dad’s dry-erase board for D&D. Upon realizing that the ‘dry erase’ portion of that board didn’t erase permanent marker, we flipped it over and used dry-erase marker on the paper side. That was the day we ruined dad’s D&D board in every way imaginable, and everyone was too excited to see us playing our own game to notice. The crime wasn’t discovered till weeks later when the board was actually needed. Oops.
Love seeing a picture of it before the massacre, though! Just like I remember it.
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