Friday, 28 February 2014

Day 28. What is the single most important lesson you've learned from playing Dungeons & Dragons?

What it means to laugh when someone says, "I wouldn't touch that with a ten-foot pole." It makes it funnier when you look at that person and you know he or she has never played D&D.

Have you ever held a ten-foot pole? I handle ten-foot lengths of wood pretty regularly as someone that is not afraid of a compound miter saw in my capacity as a husband. It's long, and not just "D'uh, it's ten-feet of wood dude."

A ten-foot pole is awkward coming through doors and you have to mind the ceiling all the time. Turning a corner? Ha! Sometimes you find yourself involved in a three-point turn to go in another direction down the hall, opening the opposite door to maneuver the pole into the room to the right or left. Ceilings less than 10' complicate this effort, A LOT.

But I'll almost never equip my PC without one. It's a legendary piece of equipment for finding pit traps and bottomless pits.

Posted by caffeinated at 8:00 AM in d10