Sunday, June 17, 2012

night of the living dad


So, it’s daddy day.

Yup, I’m one of those. But I’m not the traditional dad - not anymore that is.

Most dads spent a good portion of their lives in the workplace slaving away earning coin.

Been there, done that.

I’m at home now keeping the domestic domain in working order. And if you think this is something that is not work - wow, are you deluded in a big way.

Just saying dads don’t need to be appreciated based solely on how much they earn in the workplace. Appreciating your dad goes far beyond that silly measure.

In fact, ask just about any kid what they most appreciate about their dad and you will find that it’s not their job - but what they do with them by the way of after work or weekend activities.

So enough on that topic - appreciate you dad for what he is, not what he does for a job.

Well, yesterday, I got to play "Defenders of the Realm" with others . . . okay, one other - and managed to get in two games.

In the first game we defeated the four generals thus winning the game. My friend was thinking - so, what’s so hard about beating this game?

It seemed like we had little difficulty and should be able to repeat the process with four different player characters.

Um, yeah, okay.

So, on to the second game. We did seem to have things well in hand once more with two of the four generals gone.

Then, a few detrimental card draws later and the tables had turned. We made two attempts to take down the Dragon General - we had little choice - which ended with a hearty smack down for our characters.

Suffice to say, while we were licking our wounds and trying to regain traction for another attempt at stopping the Dragon General he just marched, pretty well undeterred, into the city and crushed our hopes of a second victory.

We will be playing this one again. It’s challenging, but fun right to the end - and it takes, at most, about two hours to complete a game.

Well, since it’s my day, I should make something of it. Oh, and I need to call my dad as well.

Until next Sunday . . .

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