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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:52 pm 

Ok, nothing to do with collecting, really, but I had to share.

My brother and I managed to pull off a minor miracle this Thanksgiving.  After dinner, we whipped out my shiny new Castles & Crusades boxed set, a copy of B1 (mono), some pencils, and a few lined sheets of paper.  To our shock and awe, both my mother and wife expressed interest in trying it out!  
They were complete neophytes, and I had zero prep time, but we all ended up having a good time in the end.  In about two hours, we wrapped it up, with the party only barely inside the dungeon, but it was well worth it.  

I highly recommend this to our American friends to the south, who will be celebrating the holiday in November.  For the "rules lawyers" out there, yes, we played pretty darn fast and loose. ;)

DM - out of practice for more than a decade, and completely winging it (Me)
Zelia - two-handed sword wielding halfling fighter (Mom)
Gandalfina - elven wizardess with narcolepsy (Wife)
Fafnir - human rogue with a map of some mysterious caverns (Brother)
Zack - large untrained rottweiler pet of Zelia


* Explaining all the weird dice and how to read a d4
* Gandalfina shouting "Die!" and smoking a kobold with her magic missle, then falling promptly asleep
* Zelia scoring a "critical" and revelling in the bloodshed as two kobolds were chopped in half simultaneously
* Zack deciding to race down the hallway and bark loudly (plot device)
* Door slamming shut suddenly, dividing the party, and then explaining how "alignment" works to everyone


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:53 pm 

Sounds like fun!  I've been trying for years to convince my mom to try, she loves games and puzzles, but fantasy type stuff is just not her cup of tea.


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:25 pm 

Sounds like fun.

Just bought my wife a copy of World of Warcraft, so have my own domestic takeover almost completed ;)


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:33 am 

deimos3428 wrote:Highlights:

* Explaining all the weird dice and how to read a d4


Oh, yeah.  Probably a very common experience around here.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:50 am 

Very cool, deimos!  I'm planning our years-and-years-overdue campaign finale adventure for Christmas, for my two brothers.  It'll be a higher-level, multi-planar trek into Limbo to cast an artifact into the Seas of Chaos, in the hope to destroy it :D

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