Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Denied


dice
Originally uploaded by jamesandthebluecat.
Could there be any sight sadder* than a man with a bagful of roleplaying accoutrements (dice, freshly generated character sheets, little lead figures), pacing up and down a road, waiting for a lift to Truro that would never materialise?

I even walked up the hill to get reception for my mobile. No answer from anyone, so I turned and trudged slowly home again, multi-faceted little bits of plastic rattling in their container, probably mocking me by rolling twenties.

Sigh.

(Obviously only the D20's could roll twenties. The D6's were probably rolling sixes, and the D8's eights and so on, but still).



* On any level.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

awwwwww...thats all i have to say on the matter as i am very tired and now going to bed.

james henry said...

That's probably all there is to say really. I had a hot bath and caught up with Elle Decoration instead, which surely puts me a demograph of one.

Anonymous said...

kiwi: and they always did say the english were weird. :) please don't ask me who 'they' are.

Who is this Dave? said...

Answer to your question: No.*


*On any level.

Who is this Dave? said...

Although a man who has had an entire life's worth of wargame victories* destroyed in a flood can be pretty sad too.


*And the rest of his groundfloor possessions too, obviously.

richard said...

As you trudged did you see Mark Dolan laughing at you from the other side of that bush?

james henry said...

Heh.

LMS said...

Were you wearing a hooded cloak - that might have made the sight sadder?

james henry said...

I wasn't, but I should really get one. And a big plastic sword as well.

I actually tried the dressy-up Live Roleplaying Thing once, but it wasn't for me. Also my costume was rubbish - I was supposed to be an elf ranger, and managed a green flowy shirt and non-descript dark trousers, but the flourescent green bits on my trainers made it very easy for goblins to spot me from a while off. That's probably why Legolas never wore them in the Lord of the Rings film.

LMS said...

Couldn't get the product placement deal no doubt.

Fat Roland said...

Yesterday, I helped a friend move house - lugging boxes, cleaning the fridge, eating chips - and he had a whole load of stuff from live roleplay games. It was a complete revelation to me. He's an ambulance driver and I didn't think ambulance drivers did that kind of thing.

This is what he had:
a) numerous rubbery swords and kutlesses, with weighted handles for great swinging action;
b) a bow from a bow and arrow;
c) a chunky staff;
d) a really long real sword in a proper real sheath;
e) a home-made Rubiks Cube helmet made from cereal boxes and painted cardboard squares.

My mind is still boggling.

james henry said...

He's not called Alan, is he?

Fat Roland said...

No. Matt

He could be Alan if you want him to be. After all, it is roleplay.

james henry said...

Good point.