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The Graveyard Shift

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Hey everyone, AlmightyDuke here! Welcome to the Graveyard Shift, the nightly chat space on Talk Amongst Yourselves, Kotaku’s reader-run blog, where you can talk about all the nerd culture you want. Whether you’re a long time TAY member or a newbie trying to say hello, take some time to introduce yourself.


When I joined my current guild in WoW, I never expected much to come of it but weekly raids and dungeons. Instead, I found myself playing Dungeons and Dragons online with the lot of them using Roll20. They introduced me to something called Adventure’s League. It’s a cool thing that Wizard has done to get some good socializing done while playing some D&D.


We’ve had a few laughs. The most recent session had my character getting fed up and taking it out his anger on a sprite. I cast Cloud of Daggers, centered on the sprite. I basically did this:

What I find to be the best part of playing Dungeons and Dragons is roleplaying the various characters I’ve created. For example, I have Tiefling Warlock, who hears voices and is an acolyte to Ralishaz, whose the god of ill luck and insanity. I speak with myself, and I use very throaty/gravely voice in the sessions. One character I’ve only recently just created thanks to the latest D&D book, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, is a Protector Aasimar Tempest Cleric, who I have named Hemsworth. I’m going to play him as if he was basically Thor. Use a high and mighty voice, be very blunt and wield thunder and lightning. Not to mention Protector Aasimar’s racial feature allows you to turn into a valkyree!


Have you ever ventured into the Forgotten Realms? If so, tell us about a character? Never had one before, well design one right now and how they would be played.

Not into the fanatsy realms? Then talk amongst yourselves, The Graveyard Shift is open for business.


Tunes for the night:

Epic Rap Battles of History: JRR Tolkien vs. George RR Martin

Medieval and Fantasy Inn Music

Fable 2 OST

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