Red Right Hand: CAN MY CHARACTER GET A BONUS TO ROLE-PLAYING?
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

CAN MY CHARACTER GET A BONUS TO ROLE-PLAYING?

So there was this time, we were playing Dungeons & Dragons, cuz that's how we roll (no pun intended (it was totally intended)) and we'd been playing the campaign one night a week for several weeks already. I was a thief named Rufus Von Stüfengräpler.

GEEK NOTE: Second edition, because the DM is the kind of guy who never goes to new restaurants or orders anything different. He's got stacks of 2E, thus we played 2E.

After encountering both a fire-themed adversary and and ice-themed one, two of us - TWO- realized."Oh! The Temple of ELEMENTAL Evil!"

"What did you think it was?" Mark the DM asked, tapping the module cover right on it's...cover.

"The Temple of Elementary Evil," said the other Mark, a.k.a. a mage by the name of El Murcielago.

"What do you mean Elementary Evil?" asked the guy playing the paladin. I don't remember the paladin's name. We'll call him Spike, cuz that's what we called the guy playing the paladin.

"You know," I said, "the basic building blocks of evil."

"Like a school for being evil?" said Rachel the fighter. "Like Evil Bert and Ernie is here and is going to teach you how to spell in evil?"

"Or cast evil spells, yeah? Is that not the case, 'cuz I got laundry I can be doing right now."

Brad, who played Fartmonster (actually a 7-year-old NPC, but he was sitting in for the night, so he got Fartmonster), piped in. "Bert is already evil. Everyone knows this. Bertisevil.com."

I really need to get back into some role-playing games. I've been threatening to get a game of Fiasco going for some time now. I've even written two playsets for it. I'm a writer and I know a bunch of writers, that should make for some brutally awesome game sessions, so...who wants to play? Anything?

How about you, Charlie Sheen? You seem to have copious free time? Let me rephrase it in a way that might make it more interesting to you.


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