janegodzilla: (roll ze dice)
I should really be doing my epidemiology homework right now, but instead I seem to be doing this. Suck it, homework!

So. Earlier tonight, my boyfriend told me that he'd been thinking about things for a while now, like really thinking about them, but he'd finally come to a decision: he wants to run a 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign.

The sound I made over the phone was the vocal equivalent of this face: :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D!!!!!

See, I've been wanting to play D&D again for ages, but...I don't know a lot of people who play? I played a little with Nate's old gaming group, but he hasn't seen those guys in ages and also they made me feel twelve kinds of awkward. They weren't mean or anything; actually, they were really awesome, especially considering I'd never played before. But they were all older than I was and they were also MEGA GEEKS -- we're talking Ur Geeks here, the Geeks That Define All Geeks -- and although I'd been an awkward little lit-nerd since I was wee, I'd only really begun to embrace my geekdom in the past several years or so. Some of them, on the other hand? Had been playing D&D since before I was in the double-digits. You have to admit, that's kind of intimidating.

I'm really psyched about the idea of Nate running a campaign, though, especially since some of the other people at the table will be about my level experience-wise. I just recently discovered that one of my school friends has been hiding his total geekdom from everyone (he finally decided to level with me on the basis that I (a) knew what the uncanny valley was and got all excited when someone else mentioned it; (b) knew who Terry Pratchett was and got all excited when someone else mentioned him; and (c) wear t-shirts that reference Futurama and Portal and quantum physics and Cthulhu and things). It turns out that he runs a Legend of the Five Rings game and when I got all excited about that (sue me, I'm easily excited!), he invited me to join. This means I may have TWO tabletop RPGs in my future.

I am a lucky, lucky girl.

And, just to round out the sheer, unabashed dorkiness of this post, I am SO putting in a pre-order for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at GameStop tomorrow. I played the demo yesterday and fell utterly in love with it, to the point where I played it twice. It's just so shiny!
janegodzilla: (cthulhu like pie)
I got to tag along to Nate's D&D game last night, which was even more geeky and awesome than I could've possibly imagined. He was worried that I was bored out of my skull the whole time, since after a certain point in the evening I could barely keep my eyes open, but that's the sort of thing that happens when I sleep horribly (for some reason, I don't think I got more than thirty consecutive minutes of sleep all night on Monday -- I kept jerking awake in a disoriented panic, and then it would take me a while to fall back asleep again) and have to wake up before 6:00 am. At first, he thought I was using the "I wasn't bored, I was tired!" thing as a way to avoid telling him I hadn't enjoyed myself, but after we got back to his place and I literally fell asleep in the middle of our conversation, I think he was more inclined to believe me. Heh.

It was the weirdest thing. Before I slide into a really deep sleep, I hear what's going on around me and can even carry on conversations (which is something I find profoundly unnerving, actually -- I hate that I talk in my sleep), although they tend to be fairly incoherent conversations full of non sequiturs. Last night, I zonked out while we were discussing character classes, and I blearily asked him if he'd seen The Life Aquatic, and if so, did he like it? At his confused, "Hang on, what?", I jerked awake and stared at him, completely disoriented.

"You mean we weren't just talking about Steve Zissou?"

"Uhhh...no, not so much."

"Oh." And then, feeling a bit lost, I just sort of blinked at him until he started laughing and declared that he was putting me to bed, because apparently I hadn't been kidding about that "really freakin' exhausted" thing. I think I passed out less than a minute after my head hit the pillow. Lucky for me, he found the whole thing endearing as opposed to weird, so thank goodness for that.

Anyway. There's a possibility that I might get to actually join the game, which I think is completely and utterly awesome. I haven't played a tabletop RPG since the Shadowrun group I was in fell apart after my freshman year of college. We'd kept it going for a good year, but we'd started the summer we graduated and it got harder and harder for us to meet up back in Vancouver to play, and eventually we just had to let the whole thing go. But it was fun, that's the main thing I remember, and Nate's group seems pretty great. They were all cool with me being there, which was nice, and I like the overall mix of characters, combat, adventuring, and roleplay.

Hooray! Yet another thing to be nerdy with him about!

Seriously, it's awesome dating a geek. We've had conversations about Kingdom of Loathing that have lasted HOURS. *happy sigh*

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