So we are playing Dungeons & Dragons. I have played once before as a teenager; actually I always really wanted to play but it was more a guy thing and I wasn’t pushy as a kid. No seriously, it may be hard to believe but in person; except with my husband & kids I am a complete pushover. I can sometimes fight for someone else but never ever myself. And as a teen; surprise, surprise; I was worse.
Gavin played D&D and other such games a lot in his teens. I was wary that it was a difficult and complicated thing to do, so I put it on the backburner of things for Gavin to do. Let’s see; we’ve been married over 25 years; so its probably been on the backburner for about 29 years.
But now the kids want to play it. Upon request Grandma got Alex some D&D stuff for her birthday. Al used her birthday money to buy the rest. And Alex & Tab started bugging Gavin. It took him two weeks to reacquaint himself & create the game. 29 years for my request, a month for his offspring’s.
So Friday night Cat was fetched home from dog sitting and the game began.
Finally we are just like any normal human family.
So my big question: is is it okay for a tiefling ranger & a gnome sorcerer to eat stirges (attacky bat thingies) and goblins that have fallen in battle? I was thinking that as an aspiring beast master not hunter I would consider it a waste of meat, a future increase in deaths, to not use my dead enemies as sustenance. The gnome agreed, the various elves; high (&Paladin), wood and even the drow (dark elf), of course did not feel comfortable partaking. Even though they were both crispy fried; our gnome is a bit of an accidental firebug.
So the Dungeon Master gave me such a look when I thought of this. He couldn’t find any rules about it so we did. But Gavin is looking weird at me. I think it was a sensible decision. He’ll admit it was probably in character; but then he looks at me weirdly.
So who’s right; am I the weirdo or is it my daft husband? Should we have eaten that goblin?