I’ll start with mine.
This past weekend has been a Dungeons and Dragons fueled 72 hours or so. This past weekend, Wizards of the Coast had their “Stream of Many Eyes.” It was primarily a rather large advertisement and announcement of their next DnD books for 5th edition. I was looking forward to it because I watch Critical Role nearly every week live and because I recognized a lot of the guests they had on as well. There were about a dozen or so games streamed on the official dnd twitch channel and I watched basically all of them. It was a blast to see people enjoy DnD in all these different ways with diverse casts of guests and experience with the game itself. The new books also look super cool. Some people want to visit another setting outside of the Forgotten Realms but I think the new Waterdeep books look super cool. I’d love to see the WotC way of running a campaign within a city and their massive Waterdeep dungeon book, Dungeon of the Mad Mage should help me a ton with designing my own dungeons for my campaign.
On top of that, I had an artist commissioned to draw the DnD party that I am the Dungeon/Game Master of every other Saturday. We started playing last October so we’re not quite a year in yet but I’ve really enjoyed getting back into the Dungeon Mastering and preparing all of these different things. They’re all friends and I love exploring and putting my own spin on Tal’dorei and it’s been super therapeutic for me to work on this in my free time. The art was finished this past Friday so I finally got to show my party the finished art. Everyone was super happy and excited to see it and we spent a ton of time looking at all the little details. It made me feel super good seeing how everyone loved their characters being brought to life like that.
And finally, I have a Sunday DnD session as well. (Can you tell I like this game?) Yesterday was a super great session. Some people have had to miss sessions from time to time but last night we had a full party. My Warlock had a very scary time interacting with the Patron that he pledged himself to and I had a moment where only the DM and I were talking. And then after that, another party member had the same thing happen! I totally thought I’d be the only one to have that 1 on 1 time last night but it led to some great roleplaying from both of us. And now I think our characters are going to be very tight buddies in the future. Which is a big step for my character, because he’s very much so closed off and has been trying to avoid making friends with the other party members up until now. We also saved a group of mercenaries that my character was fond of from two Hill Giants that were attacking them. So it felt like I’m really getting into the swing of playing this character now and it was a super fun and happy time for me.