How to Nourish Geekiness

1) Prepare the bait: I received 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons and Dragons for my birthday. Fun book, if a bit heavy emphasis on the story books published in the D&D worlds, and boasting an entertaining foreword by Vin Diesel. Girls wanted to look through this.

2) Sweeten the pot: I went downstairs and dug out my old AD&D Player’s Handbook. They oohed and ahhed some more.

3) Dangle the line: Eldest received the D&D Basic Game as part of her birthday loot. Both girls were chuffed to have at the game in hand but we had to delay any play until after our trip down south.

4) Close the trap: Tonight we played an adventure with Mike acting as DM. Youngest chose the halfling rogue and did what we advised her to do, rolling the dice with gusto. Eldest rushed in where others feared to tread, full of glee when she could attack a kobold or orc. I played the fighter and cleric to keep everyone alive. Now they’re both awaiting their next adventure though eldest is showing signs of megalomania (when I set her the task of calculating what each character’s cut would be of the 300 gold piece reward, she swore she would take it all!) and youngest is politicking to be the DM next time around.

8 Responses to “How to Nourish Geekiness”

  1. Barbara Says:

    With you and Mike as parent’s the girls don’t stand a chance of being anything but geeks.

  2. Ozymandia Says:

    LOL! Congrats on the successful corruption. I tried to get my nephew interested in D&D, but he’s too infatuated with Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh to even consider something as dull and old fashioned as D&D. I knew I should have kept those players manuals, I just knew it. ;)

  3. Ricki Says:

    Can I come play? Can I? Can I?

  4. ancarett Says:

    Barbara, you’re so right. Thanks, Ozymandia — and stick with the D&D, it might still work!

    Ricki, you’re more than welcome to join us. Are you playing any MMORPGs currently? We’re totally out of that loop these days.

  5. Ricki Says:

    Are you kidding? Eldest is graduating HS June 7th, and since he is class president, I am automatically assigned as coordinator of the after-commencement party (complete with food, dj, prizes, etc…) I am still trying to figure out how he gets elected to an office, and I end up having to do the work?!

    Oh, eldest is currently goofing off in an EQ open beta. Middle child is still doing DAoC. I think he owns a realm by now… LOL. And, have your girls taken a liking to “Diner Dash”? It’s currently youngest’s passion.

  6. Snead Says:

    Ahhh good times!
    My Little Dude is now eagerly awaiting a Battlestar Galatica PS2 game, has just rented the mini series from Blockyuckster AND of course loves Voyager.

    Proud parents all around!

  7. drhistory Says:

    OMG - I thought I was the only female who used to play this game. I still have my basic set too.

  8. ancarett Says:

    Welcome, drhistory and be pleased that you’re not the only female historian with a penchant for D&D. Of course, it’s not as if I know a lot of others who fit the bill, but two’s company!