So, I just hit the big Three-Oh in that great game they call IRL. Blimey, what happened to the last decade? Spent it doing sod all, that's what. Anyway, I haven't really had a birthday 'party' in years, not counting a few family members over for cake. I thought reaching lvl 30 would be a suitable occasion for something a little more special. And what's my idea of something special? Inviting a big bunch of my geek friends over to play Dungeons & Dragons, of course!
While playing it was my suggestion, a friend offered to game master, conveniently having a ready concept in mind. It was the first time I've played D&D 3.5, although the scenario was pretty simple and light-hearted, of course. It was more like a board game, really, than the usual character/plot-driven RPG's we play. I still think I prefer classic 80's incarnations of the rules. Of course the skills, feats and whatnot give the rules some depth, but I'm not sure that's really called for in D&D. But the game was fun, especially since not being the DM I didn't need to bother much about the rules. :-D
Just for the record, I'm not planning to have ten people seated in our living room again any time soon. Although it might be a fun idea making this birthday game an annual event.
(And then there was cake, but that's another story.)