My Stupid Accident

For those of you who see me every day (or, in the case of my parents, had to deal with this mess), you already know the story. For everyone else: I got in a car accident on February 13th. It was the stupidest accident I’ve ever heard of. I wasn’t hurt, and the other drivers weren’t hurt. It was about as fortunate as an accident like this can be. First off, some backstory: I noticed a few days earlier that my wheel was wobbling somewhat when I drove.

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The Aftermath

This is a follow-up to my previous Dungeons and Dragons post.

Good news everyone! I finished my first session as a GM, and I didn’t die! I’ve found a few strengths and many weaknesses, but I at least have some idea what’s going on. The Preparation I have a couple of close friends who have been GMs before. Neither of them has tons and tons of experience, but they have a good idea of what they’re doing. They recommended that I watch all of Matt Colville’s Running the Game series.

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I'm Absolutely Terrified

I’m going to start being a Game Master for a D&D game on Friday. I have no idea what I’m doing. That’s not exactly true. I’ve got a world that a friend built, I’ve got a few ideas going in, and I’ve got some generators I can use. But going into something like this with exactly zero experience is always going to be nerve-wracking. I’ve never run an encounter. I’ve never run a battle.

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Woah. I Understand Now

Those of you who have been following my blog know that I posted something called “The End Is Nigh,” in which I disparaged those who felt overwhelmed by school. Oh how the turntables… All it took was a good dose of too many credit hours. I was doing a healthy 15 credit hours last semester; this semester it’s up to 19. That isn’t to say I’m not enjoying it. I’m not, but that’s not why.

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New Domain!

It’s official: I’ve shelled out for a domain name, waltermays.com, and pointed it to this very blog. Amazing! I waited a long time to do this, since a) I didn’t have a reason and b) that’s money I didn’t necessarily need to spend. But I think this is well worth it. I actually have something I can put on my resume, plus I get to say I have my own website.

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