I think last night might be my most memorable introduction of myself. I was painting after getting the boy down to bed, and I heard the new downstairs neighbors out on the patio having a dinner party. No biggie. A little bit later the tone of the chatter changed, and something caught my ear. Someone was doing a voice. I stepped out onto my balcony and looked down. The food was all put away, and everyone had their screens out. I couldn't make out most of what was being said, but then...
"Make a sleight of hands check" followed by the clatter of dice.
They were playing D&D!
I went inside, and dithered a moment about how to get their attention. I grabbed a d20 and went back out on the balcony. When there was a lull, I said "Hi neighbors" and tossed the d20 down toward them.
Down 3 stories toward them.
"What the.... Did he just toss a dice down?"
"Yeah, and it's a nat 20!" (I swear to all the gods I'm not making this up)
"Hey, you play D&D?!?"
"Yeah I do!" I replied.
"Can he join us? Do you want to come play?"
Obviously, I could, and did. And that's how I met my new neighbors and their friends last night.
Bonus, I got to pull out my old dwarf wizard Fulhoff! His newest adventure will be tomorrow's post.