I Have To Tell You Something: D&D Horror Stories

“You raised our dinner from the dead!?!” ~ Carol Roscoe as Daphne in The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (via Matt Vancil)

Grace & Salome: I Have To Tell You Something
Episode Eleven: D&D War Stories

In this episode Grace and I talk about the unbridled affection (and emotional damage) we still carry for the type of “gaming” that involves dice, books, and character sheets.


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Episode Notes:
* If a friend recommends a movie to you with the name “Dork” in the title, it’s probably not a date night movie.
* The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is the most accurate gaming moving ever made. Watch it. Buy it. Lurve it!
* Gamer chicks make everything better (so long as they’re not just girlfriend gamers).
* Level 20+ Magic User Fireball vs innocent civilians = big baaaadaaa boom.
* Grace played Paladins; I have never rolled a lawful character in my life. Go chaotic or go home.
* I still have all my books and dice. I still know my favorite character’s THAC0. This is why I don’t know math.

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2 Responses to I Have To Tell You Something: D&D Horror Stories

  1. Me heads over to the shelf, picks up the dice box, and rolls a D20, the black one, which is named Rhett Butler, because he’s the only D20 I know.

    I haven’t seen Dorkness Rising, though I have seen both “Fear of Girls” episodes. I haven’t played tabletop D&D for years…..though Wednesday is Game night for me, I play Sacred 2 co-op with a friend I met via D&D almost 20 years ago. We ought to set up Megamek matches. (that’s a computer implementation of tabletop Battletech), because Megamek is faster to set up and plays faster and it’s easier to “pause” the game without writing down hexes and facings for a dozen battlemechs, and making sure not to misplace the Mech sheets.

    The hassle and time consuming bits of tabletop is why I do online gaming, I can play on my schedule.

    Did I say I was a nerd?

  2. OMG, a SL D&D game would be wicked. You can kinda do it with RPing, but there’s a real lack of quality DMs and people willing to give themselves over to a central DM (it tends to be more far-ranging).

    My favorite gaming story ever was at a Gaming con I went to for years in college. It was a very small game – four people – and the DM had set it up so that we had overlapping but not identical goals (in a really stunningly awesome way). Sadly, no female characters, so I ended up being this operative with a team who needed to kidnap this guy to get the MacGuffan, and I did his really classy “followed his limo, knocked out the driver and put him in the trunk, was waiting inside the car with one of my men driving and me with a taser on the floor in the back” kidnapping scene.

    Best. Kidnapping. Ever. We had such a stellar group.

    My fav part of it was that I was a really good sniper, and we set up a final Get The MacGuffin scene with me set up to snipe on a boat – and I set it up so my rifle was disguised as a fishing pole until the plan went into action.

    Most fun EVER.

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