one of the DMs I play with has, like, 70 slips of paper that say, "Loading," with bits of random D&D mechanics advice ("partial cover grants +2 to AC") that he slots onto his DM screen when he needs to look something up, assemble something, or think up a mechanic for player bullshit.
[ID: A black and white photo of Matt with Laura and Travis’s four-year-old son Ronin. Matt is seated on a sofa and Ronin is standing at his knee. Matt has his phone out and they’re both looking at the screen as Ronin points toward it. It looks like the two of them are deep in conversation about a serious matter. /end ID]
@.laurabaileyvo: Important monster discussions happening.
One of the central rings, still and quiet, flares. And out comes barrelling a busied, intense looking Beauregard Lionett. Beauregard, if you could describe your exit from the circle, and where you’re off to.
Listen I'm so hyped that Keyleth is here and that we're gonna get Laudna back soon. But in all the riffraff of the current fandom freak out, I just want to say how god damn happy I am that we now have a character that cannonically suffers from chronic pain. The fact that Ashton is a character whose whole class is based in strength, who regularly puts himself in harm's way to protect his friends, who is constantly in pain and yet ready to take on more if it means protecting the people he loves, its just so fucking important. Not only that but what Matt said resonates so deeply with me, and I'm sure those who suffer with chronic pain disorders: "There is strength but there is pain; there is pain but there is strength"