Okay, so as I mentioned New Year’s Eve my next series of posts are going to be the e-mail chains of roleplaying that I did with my players. For a few reasons. The cheap and easy reason is that this is what I’ve spent a lot of my creative energy on these past two years. Another reason is that I love D&D and Fantasy Roleplaying and that after a year of copying a lot of other people’s work into a project I want to get my own writing out there.
Probably the most true reason though, is that some of these moments helped me get through some really hard times. I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to play favorites and say this out right, but hell with it. My Grandmother lived with us for nearly two years due to complications with her Hip Surgery, complications which eventually led to her death last July. I took her to doctor’s appointments, sat with her in our living room, spent hours at the hospital with her. We didn’t really share a lot of interests, but she was always willing to listen to me talk about the things I loved. The individual who plays Tana in this D&D game, I absolutely loved writing those stories. I talked to my Grandmother all the time about what terrible and horrible things I did to her, and my Grandmother scolded me appropriately for being such an awful person. And, when I was sitting in that hospital room where she spent her last few weeks, part of my way of getting through the hours was to go into these pieces. And the parts with Tana, I think they are incredibly good. Some of the best writing I’ve done in a long, long time. I want them out there, on the internet where they can be shared with other people.
Of course, can’t just post them. Gotta post everyone else’s stuff. And, if I’m doing this, might as well go all out. Track down the emails I didn’t save in a word document, reformat everything, edit out personal information (no names of actual people if I can avoid it) and really share as much of what me and this group did together as I can.
So, tomorrow, I will post the first part. Some of these will be short, others will need to be broken into many, many parts to get them to all fit. I’m planning on doing twice a week I think. That seems like a reasonable schedule for these. Probably Monday and Thursday, cause that makes sense to me. Players sections will be in this gold color, while my parts will be written in this royal blue color, cause I can, unless people would prefer some other color scheme.
Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy this.