Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts I’ve learned from DMing over the years:

  • I will spend days cleaning every inch of my apartment just so I can say “I’m sorry about the mess” when people come over.
  • If you cut the round tips off five popsicle sticks and lay them out side-by-side, they measure almost exactly 4 inches by 2 inches.
  • If you gather more than 4 geeks in any location, no reference you make is ever obscure.
  • You will not find that d4 someone dropped during the game until you’re next walking through the game room with no shoes on.
  • If you make a little bit of food, everyone will eat it all then complain they’re still hungry.  If you make a lot of food, no one will touch it and you’ll be eating half a gallon of homemade chili over the next three days so it doesn’t go to waste.
  • Never serve any food you don’t want all over your game mat, your minis, and your dice.
  • No two people pronounce RA Salvatore’s character’s names the same way, but they’ll argue for hours that their way is correct.
  • The more prep time you spend on a specific encounter, the more your players will go out of their way to make sure they either go nowhere near that section of the dungeon or find some way to end it within ninety seconds.
  • The more money you spend on fancy dice, the more 1s you’re going to roll.
  • You spent three hours researching linguistics, anthropology, etymology, mythology, etc. to come up with a creative and original name for the Big Bad Evil Guy.  Your players are still going to call him “Steve”.
  • Never put your iTunes on shuffle when other people are around.  No matter how closely you check the settings, the most embarrassing songs you have WILL come up.
  • Spent 4 days crafting terrain, your players don’t care.  Name an NPC after a TV character from the 80s, they’ll be talking about it for weeks.
  • Repeating a joke will not make it funnier.
  • Somehow, you will always end up with two players who have the same name.  For some reason, it will usually be “Mike, “Brian” or “Gary”.
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