Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dungeons & Dragons and life...

I don't have a lot to write about today, because I had one of those wonderful days that defies description.  It started with NO arguments with the kids on the way to school.  We woke up happy and ended the day happy.  It doesn't really get a whole lot better than that.

My friend and I took our four children to the park and then to dinner at this fine establishment.  It was 1/2 off a large pizza and salad bar.  Little did we know it was Little League night and Dungeons & Dragons night.  Yes, you heard that right, D & D night at our local Round Table.  First, no offense to those who  play Dungeons and Dragons.  I had no idea that people still played this game.  I mean, last time I heard of the game was while reading Cruel Doubt in college.  I received my higher education near the town in which the murders took place and it was quite riveting to me that this could happen in my "back  yard."  I  reread the book later in life, well, because I was in college and didn't remember it the first time.

I get that role playing games have a place in the world.  I mean, according to wikipedia, they don't always lead to bad things.  Kids can develop social skills and meet friends.  It was, however, a little disconcerting to be in the local pizza joint with the little league kids and the D & D group.  But, they were awesome and didn't scowl at all the screaming children.  They kept to themselves.  But is was different!

The D & D Crew

Compared to James, they were quite normal!

I do belive everyone has a right to do what they want, and play the games they want as long as they don't make my life any harder and my children are safe.  Needless to say, these lovely D & D players were awesome and win my vote to dine near my family at Round Table any night of the week.  As long as the pizza and salad bar are half off!


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Anonymous said...

Wow, Dungeons and Dragons. I can hardly believe. It. And, Cruel Doubt. What a book. Would you believe that DeLone knew the guy who ended up being guilty. Now, to me, fascinating that D and D's are still around. I should have been RT so I could have asked them if they had read the book.

Anonymous said...

sounds like the most interesting group ever - mother/little children, little league and D & D.
And everyone coexisted peacefully.
Amazing times we live in. But, James with olives on his fingers says it all. A perfect day ends