Tag: dungeons and dragons

159) The Salvation of Eden: Chapter 4 — Wax Cave

         She started down the path, paying close attention to her feet; they were cut up enough already.  Her ears opened to the small sounds of the night, and her breathing deepened as she settled into a stealthy but reasonably ground-eating pace.          Through the lightly wooded forest, the friendly white birch and slender grey…

154) The Salvation of Eden: Prologue

         Holding her head back to avoid the burst of steam, Kohra lifted the pot lid.          Smells galloped past like a horde of raucous children. She tried to ignore the actual horde of raucous children jostling around her, all elbows and noise. She wanted to be fully present for “that first smell”, the extra-moist,…

116) Dealing with the Devil: Adventures in parenting, Part 4 — Role-play, kids, and personal growth

So, Siskenet had a pretty interesting discussion with a Lord of Evil eh? What fertile ground has been prepared!   And seeded!  Such rich soil, such abundant energy, for future conversations and questions about topics like power, compassion, maturation, stereotypes of masculinity, personal responsibility, and Lord (of Evil) knows what else! This is one of…

115) Dealing with the Devil:  Adventures in parenting, Part 3 – Philosophizing with Asmodeus

“It’s like a game, Siskenet.  You like games?”  After a pause, reluctantly, Siskenet nodded. “Right, so if you want a really excellent, super-satisfying game, what has to happen?” Siskenet answered right away.  “You have to win?” The man laughed heartily, holding his belly.  “Well,” he sniffed, wiping his eyes, “that does help.”  He blew his…

113) Dealing with the Devil:  Adventures in parenting, Part 1 – A Sentient Universe

So, the other day, my kids and I made a deal with Baphomet. It was our second time making a deal with a Lord of Evil. Hmmm, you may be getting the wrong impression here. Let me explain. In my Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) campaign, demons and devils are quite real, as the incarnation of…

23) Gratitude Day 4: Gary Gygax

I’m grateful for Gary Gygax. For creating a system of collaborative story-telling. A vehicle for journeying in your imagination. A world for creating worlds. A spelunking kit for exploring the depths of your own character. A game, for trying on different masks and seeing how they make you feel. A test, for your courage, greed,…

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