Lunchtime Dungeon Crawl Campaign
I cant begin to remember every single person who played in my
dungeon crawl over five-plus years, but here is a list of as many as
I can recall, along with a few notes on their characters.
Archer, managing editor of Book Publishing, played Farfallen,
a dwarf with a big axe of his forefathers known as "Blood-Blood."
Farfallen was very proud of his heritage, speaking of it often (to anyone
who even remotely looked like they were listening).
also an editor
in Book Publishing, played Pstebp of Pstubp (all of the "P"s
are silent), a cleric of Manfred, the god of greed and cowardice. Manfreds
symbol was the ever-bulging eye. Pstebp often screamed like a girl and
usually wanted to run away, but if you phrased everything in terms of
finding treasure around the very next corner, the greed usually overcame
the cowardice. Usually.
Lebow, the third Book Publishing amigo in the group, played Clempf,
a human warrior with uncanny strength who could throw a mean dart. Clempf
was absolutely fearless, no matter what the situation, and when he died,
his brother Clempk instantly appeared and vowed vengeance. Jess had lots
and lots of dice.
Mazurek, one of our typesetters back in Wisconsin, played Lynx, an
elf armed with a bow. As quiet as Julie was, I think she used to have
the most fun in the game. She was also the only one who ever mapped worth
Stark played Squib, the halfling "adventurer" ("Never
call me a thief!") who set up a combination bank and mail-order store
for people to safely stash away resurrection savings funds and
acquire magical items from afar, all in one convenient place.
Steves of our brand team played the Ranger Jozarian, then his brother,
the Ranger Ozarian, then their cousin Zarian, and. . . .
Winter, also known as "Old Man," was the AD&D
creative director back in Wisconsin. I cant remember anything about
his character, surprisingly enough, but I do remember the day he was captured
by jermalaines, who tied him up and stuck raisins up his nose. Or maybe
it was the other way around.
there were others, but they escape my memory for the moment. I hope they
had as much fun as I did.
Cagle, the Roleplaying R&D departments administrative
assistant, plays Ten, a cleric of Kord. Ten actually thinks his name is
Kallio, D&Ds marketing director, plays Gizmo the
half-elf fighter. Katie is slowly but surely learning the game and seems
to have the most fun of all of us.
Conus of our customer service department, runs Kobort, the fighter-wizard.
He used to play a cleric who stuck his arm into a big purple squishy column
and lost it. Then there was a barbarian who tried to jump across a 30-foot-wide
chasm. I think the resultant demise is what gave Brian Mitchell (see below)
the inspiration for his own characters names.
Duran, D&D promotions coordinator, occasionally appears with Torvauld the bard. Torvauld
doesnt really have much to say. Hed rather sing. . . .
the monk. Thock is beginning to grow suspicious of his companions, because
he always seems to find himself fighting one-on-one with whatever foes
the group encounters. He also hates ogres.
Mitchell, D&D marketing manager, has gone through a whole
heap of barbarians, each of which was given a name "that sounds very
much like a sack of rotting garbage hitting the pavement after a long
fall." Currently, Barm prowls the dungeon, waiting to rage on behalf
of his fellow adventurers.
Sabin, director of corporate communications, plays Vytol, a young
buck learning the trials and tribulations of being a paladin among so
Weitz, also of customer service, plays Samus, a fighter-rogue who
seems intent on talking the DM into giving him a powerful magical sword.
Or was that a cursed backbiter? I never can remember which. . . .
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