I do not mean I was putting a top on a table I was building–that would constitute productivity and I will not abide that in my life. I’m referring to a type of role-playing board game, or a Tabletop Game. Some of you know what I’m talking about *wink* *nerds out*
The other day, my boyfriend and I actually had a full day off together. My daughter wanted to stay the weekend at her dad’s so we had a full day off–just us. We’re going back and forth with “What do you want to do today?” Finally, exasperated, he says, “Oh my god, go take a shower and get dressed.”
“Where are we going?”
“Just. Go. Shower.”
So I take a shower, and take my sweet time doing it, get dressed, and do my hair for once (by that I mean I put mousse in it). He gets dressed, we get in the car, and start driving. I haven’t lived in this area very long, we’ve only been living together for about 2 months or so now. I ask where we’re going and he says “You’ll Harley believe it.”
I have no fucking idea what he’s talking about.
We drive downtown and he stops in front of this little southern country boutique. I’m disgusted and ask why we’re there. “Because it’s Halloween!” he says, super proud of himself. I look annoyed and he points behind me at a little hanging sign that says Carolina Comics. Fuck Yes. It’s been forever since I’ve been to a comic book store and I’ve never been to this one. New stuff!
We go in and I start running around like a crazy person trying to see everything at once. Eventually, he calls me over to him and shows me a box. It’s a board game. IT’S A FUCKING FIREFLY BOARD GAME. Holy fuck. I squeak. I freak out. I didn’t even know this existed. I had just berated him last week for never having seen Firefly.
(Look at this beautiful bitch right here! Also, my boyfriend’s shoe).
I see the price. I set it down. I walk the fuck away. I’m already $130 negative at my bank. This is not for me; not today.
So we’re moseying around, I’m touching everything, and he asks me if I see any of their D&D stuff.
“Have you ever played D&D?” I ask. “Would you?”
“Sure,” he says, somewhat non-committed. “I’ve never played, but if you want to, we can.”
So hot. So, I start wandering around, looking for the D&D aisle. There isn’t one. It’s a tiny little encap that I couldn’t even find until we asked the cashier. We look for a bit, I grab a comic for my daughter (Over the Garden Wall from Cartoon Network), and we go to check out. I find it a little odd when he says she can put the book in the big bag. We pick it up and go outside. Why is this heavy? I look and there’s a giant box inside.
“Oh shit, baby, she gave us someone else’s bag!” I’m already turning to head back inside.
“Look at it, you dummy”
I pull out the Firefly board game and attack him next to the car, squealing and hitting him in the chest.
“Happy birthday, baby. I’m not good at buying gifts so I let you pick out your own. Sort of.”
He’s the best. As soon as we get home I pull everything out and make him look at it with me.
(This glorious mess makes my heart happy)
It was late, a giant storm/tornado was rolling in so we didn’t want to risk losing power in the middle of the game and opted for watching horror movies. I don’t think he wants to play at all, honestly, but he’ll indulge me eventually. I’m itching to play this fucking game.
Well, last night, while he was at work and I was bored, I said fuck it and pulled my game out. It said 1 to 4 players, that means I can play by myself right? Besides, I have no fucking idea how to play something like this.
Bam! It has a solo play card and I start getting set up with my trusty rulebook/game play card ready. I said 1 hour. It took about 2 to finish. Again, no idea what I was doing.
(I’m pretty sure I was half way through and was doing it mostly correctly).
It was frustrating that I didn’t know what I was doing and a little lonely that I was playing by myself, but it was so fucking beautiful and new and interesting.
I might play again tonight. Or, I might wait for someone to play with me. I will definitely look up a YouTube how-to video, if one exists.
Thanks Gale Force 9 for creating this super awesome involved game like 4 years ago that I never knew about but apparently now how expansions for.
(I’m pretty sure I had finished. I reached the goal I had chosen on my solo play card and it was late as fuck so I said that I won and put everything up).
Any other tabletop gamer peeps reading? Hit me up. If you have this game, please help me for the love of fuck’s sake. We’ll do a Skype or google hangout and play remote! I’m that desperate. I don’t really have friends here.
This also speaks to my love of Supernatural >
(Badger = The King of Hell and I love it).