Adventures of a Newb Girl in D&D

Greetings, friends. This is part one of the tale of e, the woefully inept (but learning!) padawan of D&D. I have always harbored a curiosity about D&D, but never had the opportunity to play it until recently. As you know, I’m dating a wonderful pale geeky redhead who happens to game regularly on Sundays with some friends. When I visited, they were playing a Star Wars d20 campaign, and the DM was gracious enough to roll me up a character to play. Even tho it was the Star Wars universe, I wanted to be Inara from Firefly. (So shoot me if she’s not from Star Wars, she’s awesome!!) I settled for a Noble class with Inara-like abilities and in the end, saved the day by convincing a ship full of refugees that they wanted to go to a planet that none of them really wanted to go to in the first place.

I had so much fun that I decided to find a local D&D group. Off to the internet I went, where I ended up finding some folks on meetup.com who happened to be looking for a girl to join their group. (Nobody likes a sausage fest!) We agreed to meet at Denny’s to talk about the game and see if people got along. Now, I’m a bit of a shy geek in new situations. I’m not one to walk into a restaurant confidently seeking out a table of people I’ve never met. But you know it’s the D&D table when you find the guys wearing…

- Thundercats t-shirt
- dragon t-shirt
- Batman t-shirt
- Thor’s hammer necklace

Ah, my people. Excellent. Sadly enough, two of the original people at that table are no longer with us, but that’s another story entirely. Fast forward a bit and we have our current lineup:

DM
Eko – Gnoll (sooner or later some sort of druid/tank?)
Frank – Half-Giant Cleric
Hakim – Halfling Scout
Name (pronounced NA-may.. hahahha!) – Shifter/Tank
and me, Mar’Kessa the Drow Scout

Next post… more about Mar’Kessa!

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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