Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Confessions of a Full-Time Wizard

Not being a subscriber to the website that is now referred to as Dragon, I was unaware of the existence of two articles by a woman named Shelly Mazzanoble until today. In them, she describes her experience as a player of contemporary D&D, attempting to play 1E.

Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here.

I've got to say they're probably considered very witty in a modern kitchy-is-funny-because-it's-ironic hipster sort of way. However, they seem more like a parody to me:
“Oh, no,” Laura said in a weird, affected, half-
British, half-theater-snob accent. “This is how
Shabulous talks.”
Chuck’s eyes got all wide. “Are you roleplaying?”
“OMG, I think I am!” she said.
At least, I'm going to hope it's parody.