Day 206 – D&D Table

Hello Yearlings!

This morning I woke up and felt like absolute poopy. I was so deeply exhausted that I actually started to feel a little sick in the middle of the day. I had trouble keeping my eyes open and my and my brain on track so it was safe to say that I would’ve been useless if I’d ever even left the house. I think it’s all just been an accumulation of being so excited for Quake Con that I haven’t rested as well as I should have and, ironically, that exhaustion was exactly what kept me from being able to actually go and participate at Quake Con today.

So sitting at home, basically being not at Quake Con, I played video games and did my best to make my brain relax so that I might manage to get a nap in a but a sizeable dent into my sleep debt. Of course this didn’t happen, but while I was playing Alex and I got onto the subject of starting a new Dungeons & Dragons campaign. He absolutely loves D&D and I’ve been promising him that I would find the time to play with him and our friends, now that we have friends that are pretty seriously interested in it. I actually don’t know how we cam about deciding to do this project other than we thought it would be cool to have for playing D&D, and basically any tabletop roleplaying game, but first we must begin with the tale of the table.

Our tale of the table begins as a sad one. Orphaned at a young age with a broken leg and left out in the streets where nobody wanted it. It seemed it’s life was destined for failure, until a brave knight (Stobaugh) took pity on the table in its poor condition and rescued it from the streets and brought it home to his castle. There the knight and his trusty mage (Alex), set about a procedure to right the leg and restore the table to its full glory. Not long after the table was restored the dwarven warrior princess who ran the castle (me, obviously) decided to give the table the great purpose of being a harbinger of table top gaming. And thus, the table lived happily ever after.

Start out by dividing your table in about half. You want a place for the characters to move around. Then paint this half with your chalkboard paint.
Start out by dividing your table in about half. You want a place for the characters to move around. Then paint this half with your chalkboard paint.
Using your painters tape, tape off your table on the section you've already painted with the chalkboard paint, leaving quarter inch lines or so and spray paint the entire table white.
Using your painters tape, tape off your table on the section you’ve already painted with the chalkboard paint, leaving quarter inch lines or so and spray paint the entire table white.
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Do the same thing going the other direction. This gives you a much clearer view of what everything is suppose to look like.
Then take off all of your tape and you're done with side one. It's ok if there's a little bit of overspray with the white, we'll be painting that side later.
Then take off all of your tape and you’re done with side one. It’s ok if there’s a little bit of overspray with the white, we’ll be painting that side later.

Ingredients:

Table

Chalkboard paint, I used spray paint but regular works fine too

White spray paint

Painters tape

This came out looking super awesome for just being a vague idea that we were trying to implement with no real vision. I think the gridlines will really help in playing because people will know exactly where they are and actually be able to move spaces. Also, if you know anything about D&D then you know how ridiculously involved the game is; not just in playing, but also in accessories. You can buy basically anything you want or need for your campaign, especially maps and miniatures. Hopefully this table will eliminate the need for those and we can ditch all the extra stuff in favor of a more streamlined gaming experience.

Do you guys think that I’m a total nerd yet?

Lots of Love,

Maya

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