Thoughts on Effort, Creativity, and Goals

My 10th grade American History teacher was named Mr. Coffee. Yes, that was his real name. He was a very interesting teacher and person, always motivating his students with consistent use of a few catchphrases. When assigning chapters to read for homework, he always told us to “read this as if it were important” and to “soak the information up like a proverbial sponge.” I, … Continue reading Thoughts on Effort, Creativity, and Goals

D&D as a coping mechanism

People with mental illnesses know that there are things we do to help us deal with our demons on a day-to-day basis. These are activities that help us focus, or relieve anxiety, or help stave off the racing, dangerous thoughts. Coping mechanisms have to be healthy and constructive to be worthwhile, though. Drinking, drugs, violence, promiscuity, etc., tend to be destructive while things like writing, … Continue reading D&D as a coping mechanism

5 things I’ve learned being a DM so far

When I first decided to run a D&D game for my friends, I was incredibly nervous. I worried about forgetting rules or plot points. I hoped my NPC’s would come off as unique from each other instead of varying tones of the same exaggerated English accent. I hoped I wouldn’t bore my friends to the point of them nodding off. I hoped I could inspire … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned being a DM so far