A trip down the RPG memory lane

[Warning: This post contains significant nerdy reminiscing. Proceed with caution.]

A friend of mine, who does some Web work for some Hollywood types, recently found out that she’s going to be attending the next Polaris convention in Toronto, with a full access pass. Funny thing is that she doesn’t really like SF and she’s never been to (or wanted to go to) a science fiction convention. Her husband, on the other hand, would probably kill to go but he gets to stay home to babysit their four-legged children. This is a man who still plays Dungeons and Dragons with his buddies on a regular basis. Part of me feels a bit sad for him. The rest hopes she’ll take me instead. 😉 (Speaking of conventions, I just realized that the 67th World Science Fiction Convention is being held in Montreal this year. Hmm…the World Fantasy Convention is a little more my speed, but I don’t feel like getting a passport and going to California for it this year. Too bad I didn’t know about it last year — Calgary would have been doable and I’d’ve liked to have seen Tad Williams.)

Today, through a Facebook friend, I came across the webcomic “The Order of the Stick” by Rich Burlew, which follows the adventures (in marvelous stick figure form) of a table top RPG group. If you’ve ever played a D&D game, you’ll find it really funny. If not, then you might only find it moderately funny. I can’t believe I’ve never come across it before.  (I guess there *are* uses for Facebook after all.)

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