Thursday, 1 November 2012

Not my best halloween...

In my mid to late teens I played a not of games like Dungeons and Dragons.

There was quite a group of us, with most meetings involving 10 or so of us.

That was quite some time ago, and the group has become much more spread out across the country as time has passed and many of us have not met face to face for years.  Thanks to the internet, though, some of us have been in at least vague contact .

Yesterday, however, this vague contact became much more real.

News was spreading through the group.  One of us had just died of a heart attack.

Talk about a slap in the face.

Yes, I guess I am now entering that age group where you start to get more bad news than good news regarding old friends.

My evening was spent visiting another member of the group who does not do Facebook, etc.  Eventually, as the much needed beer kicked in, we hatched a plan to get the gang back together again for another game in memory of our old friend.  We think they would have liked that.

6 comments:

wReggie said...

Kind of motivates you doesn't it? Sorry for your loss.

Abby said...

So sorry you lost your friend. It's good you got together with another of the bunch.

ShadowRun300 said...

How sad to lose a friend! Quite shocking, I'm sure. He'd love to know that you're getting together to play a game in his honor. And as Reggie says, great motivation to be sure you're seizing the day, and not letting your gaming group slip away.

Riot Kitty said...

I am so sorry. I had dinner last night with a friend and she said seven people she was close to had died or gotten seriously ill this year...and we're only in our 30s. Tough times sometimes.

terri said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I think even as we grow older, even as we joke about our age, it doesn't REALLY occur to us that our days are numbered, not until a sad reminder such as this comes along.

Your friend would appreciate being honored by the group meeting up again.

agg79 said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Sadly we are getting to the age where our friends are not doing well. I like your plan of gathering the gang back together for another round of D&D. Good way to honor your friend.