And then a hero comes along

Those of you who tend to read my blog on a regular basis will probably know that I usually play Dungeons & Dragons (3.5 edition). Usually means that we normally meet at the Saturdays on the weekend with 5 people at about 8 p.m. Unfortunately some of my mates cannot resist the pressure of reading sourcebooks over and over again. Therefore we do not start playing (and rolling dice) before 10 p.m.

If you already played a roleplaying game, I assume that you will know that imagining dungeons and all kinds of different dangerous locations can be pretty much fun. Although if you are some kind of powergamer (like we are in a way) you presumably prefer fighting over discovering various things. Of course you have to know your current location and this means the size of the room you’re in, possible obstacles in your way, where your allies stand and how your enemies are assembled. […]