Thursday, April 8, 2010


According to, Dungeons and Dragons or D & D is an imaginative, social experience that engages players in a rich fantasy world filled with larger-than-life heroes, deadly monsters and diverse settings. As a hobby game, D&D is an ongoing activity to which players might devote hours of their time - much like a weekly poker game - getting together with friends on a regular basis for weeks, months or even years.

Wow. I mean, you just can't make this stuff up. I'm fine with The second part of the definition, the "poker game" "Getting together with friends" part. I'm glad it's a social activity for friends, that is healthy. The first part, now, huh, what can I say about this and why am I even bringing this up?

A few weeks ago I was asked by my husband if some dudes could come over on Friday night. I said that is fine, what for. He then said to hold a D&D game in our basement. Grown men, drinking, sitting around pretending to be "larger-than-life heroes" and "deadly monsters" just really intrigues me.

I know nothing about this game so I did some research.

-First off the site that google directed me to is Let's just start here. I love wizards in the Harry Potter world, in fact I think it would be totally radical to be a Wizard. So far, it is extremely nerdy but I dig it (there is a strong chance this is the only thing I am going to dig in this post).

-The site is full of information: news and articles, product releases, rules and an art gallery.

-There is a character on the site that looks like Melissa Joan Hart. You know "Clarissa Explains it All" or "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."

-I am now going to generate a Character name. I have to answer six questions. The name generator produced.....(drum roll).....Unaatris Sinsinger. She is a female Tiefling Wizard.

-They name generator gave me other name options as well under "also known as" this one is my favorite: Unaatris the Thug. That does not sound very wizard-esq or monster-ish, but it is hella-gangsta.

-Oh you probably want to know what Tiefling is. No worries I had to google it as well. It's a sexy, busty woman warrior with what appears to have a tail. Hot.

-The host of the game is called a Dungeon Master. Do you actually refer to him as DM or Master during play? Do you get penalized and have to take a drink if you slip up and call him or her by their real name instead of Dungeon Master?

-Wow, thanks how to play rules. I didn't know one of the steps was to find a place to play the game. Wow, so helpful.

-Ummmm...what.the.hell? (referring to previous point).

-When you start playing it seems sort of similar to risk or chess. Am I right? Or did I totally not understand the rules of game play at all? It seemed strategy based.

-20 sided die?

I can honestly say I am actually intrigued and kind of wish I didn't have so many plans for tomorrow night (happy hour and Julie B. birthday shout out) so I could observe this gathering. Have fun dudes!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Riddle

Happy Easter! I was hoping this Easter would bring out a great tale to tell, but alas it did not.
We did pretty normal things; walk the pugs, eat bread and cheese for lunch, go drink beer and watch "Hot Tub Time Machine" and go see Har Mar Superstar.

Although as we were driving home I got to thinking about a photo I saw on a friends facebook page. It was one of those fake movie posters, it featured Neil Patrick Harris as the Riddler in the next Batman film. For those of you that are my facebook friend you know how I feel about NPH. I think he and I should be best friends. There are too many reasons to name here as why we should but trust me when I say it would be the best partnership since "Will and Grace."

Anyhow, I brought this picture up to my husband. The following discussion occurred:
Me: Did you see that mock movie poster of NPH as the Riddler? What do you think?
Him: I did not see that. Wouldn't work. I like Neil Patrick Harris but it wouldn't work. I don't think I would even want a Riddler.
Me: Why? I think that is a fun choice.
Him: It's kind of a fun choice I suppose, but I don't think the Riddler works in a Christopher Nolan Batman world. The Riddler is silly, the Joker works because he is Batman's nemesis, he is the anarchy to Batman's law and order. I liked the rumors of Philip C. Hoffman or Johnny Depp as the riddler.
Me: I like the Johnny Depp rumors too, but Johnny Depp to me would just be the same crazy character like he has for the last 5 movies he has made (no offense Mr. Depp I still worship you). I think that NPH would bring something new and fresh and unexpected plus he can sing!!
Him: Honestly you know who would work really well?
Me: Jim Carrey?
Him: Jackie Earl Haley. Freddy (from "Nightmare on Elm Street), Rorschach (from "Watchmen"), perfect. I am going on record he is my riddler.
Me: Oh the dude from "Bad News Bears," he is frightening. But I think NPH could do...
Him: No.
Me: But NPH could bring some broadway pizazz to the role. Maybe some jazz hands.
Him: No the riddler is not gay sweetie.
Me: Just because he can sing doesn't mean the Riddler is gay. It would add character.
Him: That's hollywood all over baby. (me: WHAT!?? Maybe I am too drunk to understand what this means, that is possible. Or he is too drunk to know what he just said).

I still think Neil Patrick Harris would make and excellent Riddler. My husband disagrees. It will be interesting to see if Christopher Nolan even puts the Riddler character in the next Batman movie, if so I can't wait to find out who it will be. Fingers crossed for NPH, I really hope my future bestie gets the role.