Great Friends, Great Stories
Yesterday I celebrated my 29th birthday, and it was probably the best birthday I remember having in a very long time. Aside from the fantastic gifts from those closest to me (hugs) I also got a very unique gift from someone who understands my love of stories and roleplay – and especially gaming. He set up an elaborate story in game using zones like Nektulos Forest and Shimmering Citadel, and items like his house to move the story along. It was incredibly well done, and I had a blast playing through it.
The story was quite simple, my friend had gone missing. Supposedly kidnapped by a vampire and he left little hints and clues on how I could prevent worse fate from happening. I was given hints on where he was, and he had created a whole cast of characters to aid me on my adventure. My favorite would have to be Udoo – the ratonga pictured above. Absentminded and quite the little talker, it was hard to get him to focus on the task at hand, which was creating a potion for me to revert the apparent vampirism.
It took a few hours but eventually I discovered what had gone on, and even though it was almost 2am and I was (literally) falling asleep at my desk I had an incredible time playing through the scenario. I love presents like that, they create memories that I’ll be able to treasure and it was a really awesome way to involve my passion for gaming.
There’s a bunch more details I’d love to post here, but it’s one of those dorky “you just had to be there” moments.
Happy gaming, and thank you for all of the birthday wishes!