Today Tasha stayed home and I made the drive back east to visit with my buds. There was no real plan, nothing decided, but I’ve got tomorrow off, so it seemed like a good day to make the trip. Everybody was there; Doug, Denis, Joel, Kevin, Jay, and even Charles was there for a bit. In the end we decided to do a little roleplaying. Labirynth Lord is Doug’s latest rpg d’jour. It’s a bastardization of ‘red book’ Dungeons & Dragons with streamlined rules and what not. Honestly, I don’t know how they’re able to publish it legally. It screams copyright violation to me.
Doug was running it and it’s his second go at this game. We each have two characters, but the second is just a back-up in case the first is incapacitated/killed. That way nobody has to sit out and become a distraction. Doug is running this old school, which means it’s a dungeon crawl. Monsters, traps, treasure, all wrapped in a deep maze in the ground. The idea is sound, but it really goes against everything we’ve gotten used to. And while it was fun, I’ve got to say this one thing. Doug, you’ve got to find a better way to handle mapping. It wasn’t fun in 6th grade. It wasn’t fun in 9th grade. It wasn’t fun in college. And it’s not fun now. Find a better way. Sorry dude. I’m just saying. Mapping doesn’t add anything to the expirence, it sucks.
There was pizza and friendly banter, as well as some banter that seems less than friendly. Which is annoying, but you get used to it. I think it may be a guy thing. I got to discuss with the guys my Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 dilema, but I’ll save that for another post. And then we finished it up with a bit of Rock Band 2 on the Playstation 3.
It’ was a good visit. Now if I could just get them to come here and save me six hours of driving on icy roads in the snow. Peace.