D has been an RPG gamer for a long time, surrounded by friends who gathered for (Critical) Mass* up at the engineering building at the U. Early days together, he would come in late, feet icy, and I would provide warmth. He never bored me with details, just a few good jokes. I once, long, long ago, thought I would like to play D&D, but never found an in, and few girls did at that time. Generally, I think the GMs would have driven me mad, and I prefer geometric games, like Tetris and Welltris - I'd love to find a new version of the latter that works well. Maybe not, I got pretty badly addicted. Still, crosswords and sudoku are more my style.
This morning, he got to game on skype. I really enjoyed listening to his part. At one point, they asked what all the noise was. Me, of course, messing about in the kitchen. I did offer to make tea for everyone, but D did not pass on that message, probably wisely†. I'd been around for a few games, back when there were a group of friends to play, and mostly, I kibitzed. This seems to be my best way to join in. A few snide comments, the odd joke, with a good book in my hand, I was contented. Now, by offering virtual tea.
Flooding locally, so far, minimal. Cool start to summer holding off the huge melt gush.
*Critical Mass used to be the gaming group locally, and is now a bicycle activism movement that started on the west coast. Very confusing.
†Actually, D did not hear me, or he says he would have passed that on. Oh, well, next time.