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Phrases of the day

Permalink 11/19/09 at 06:46:27 am, by Ed, 292 words   English (US)
Categories: Games

Here are a few phrases you might hear in your average Dungeons and Dragons game:

  • "Do you have a hell minion? It's 39/27"
  • "I'm up to 92/84"
  • "I was dumping it all into stamina, then I thought, I should probably be putting some into attack"
  • "I'm up to level 37"
  • "I need to level up, then attack again"
  • "I have enough for a serpent's shield"
  • "I have SOOO many dragon gems!"
  • "Have you started the undead world? You finished it!? the new one!?"
  • "I received a little archer person thing"
  • "I didn't get the orb until I had, like, done everything"
  • "I'm working on Azeron right now"
  • "I thought you had Ambrosia"
  • "He's +1 attack."

If you are in the right context, you can understand pretty much all of those statements, but if you don't know about that kind of thing, you would look at those statements and become disinterested faster than you can say, "I don't even know what level up means!"

Now, you're thinking to yourself, "What, is he showing off his geekiness? Throwing out all those phrases that don't mean anything?"

Well, no. I'm showing of my wife's geekiness. I have yet to say a word this morning, and I have heard the preceding phrases come from my wife's mouth while talking on the phone in the same manner you might hear the phrase, "I need to go return those towels."

I would like to stress that it is not my doing that she's playing Castle Age. It was completely not my doing. And yet, when I hear the phrase, "What's your attack/defense?" come from her lips, it makes my lower lip tremble, ever so slightly, as she crosses over the line to our side, and now she can never go back.


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