Saturday, January 29, 2011

D&D, Epic Beards, And a distinct lack of attractive women. (Part I)

I had spoken to a friend a few weeks ago about a D&D (Dungeons and Dragons, for you poor un-nerdy folk) convention that was taking in place in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is a few hours southwest of where we're from. We thought it might be fun to check out, but like all plans I make with people, I took it with a grain of salt. Most of the time (at least with people my age) our schedules don't sync up well, or someone is low on cash, or the roads are shit, or Kyle has to take care of his baby, or all of the above plus a heaping load of "This assignment is due in 7 days. It will take 13 days to complete. Enjoy."

So after a couple weeks of not speaking about said convention I had assumed that we wouldn't be making the trip. It wasn't until the Thursday before the weekend of the convention started that I received a phone call from my friend Kyle asking if I was ready to start the trip in 2 hours. At the time I was sitting in my boxers at 4pm, fitting in a few more rage filled games of Team Fortress 2 before heading off for my 6-9pm class.

Being the responsible adult that I am, I cancelled class, showered, and rushed out to meet the guys at Kroger to drop off our extra cars and pick up some "essentials" for the weekend.

Now I don't know if you have ever been shopping with a hungry college guy before, but things can get pretty hairy. Now, instead of one hungry college guy we had three, and instead of a tight budget we had Kyle's army credit card that covers his grocery expenditures (Thanks, buddy!). After an hour and a half of watching Zach cruise around the isles in a motorized lazy bastard cart (which apparently isn't made to do doughnuts, according to certain Kroger workers. But it seemed to work for us just fine. They just want to have all of the fun for themselves. Selfish fiends!) and grabbing everything that looked edible, our cart was pretty packed. Luckily the cart has a maximum carrying weight of 500lbs! I pray to God, Xenu, and Khorne that no one person has ever had to worry about this. 

Surprisingly, our food for the weekend only came out to about $80. We're just economically conscious budget shoppers at heart, it seems! Our cart looked something like this...

3 Twelve packs of Mountain Dew Voltage
6 Cups of Ramen
PB&J + Bread

2 Bags of cookies
Bag of Mini Doughnuts
Nerf Sword
3 Family sized bags of chips
Small Child
Snack Packs
Strawberry Applesauce
2 Galons of Cran-Apple juice

Because D&D and healthy food just doesn't mix.

I really need to start bringing a camera with me on my adventures. So many epic moments that nobody else ever gets to see...


  1. "Because D&D and healthy food just doesn't mix."
    Funny yet oh so true! :D
    Following and supporting!

  2. No one I know plays D&D anymore sadly, and my one friend that would is too busy with Warhammer.

    D&D is just so damn cheap and just as fun imo.

  3. Looking for part II as someone that has been interested in what goes on at these types of things myself. Also, nice grocery list.

  4. Yeah! I LOVE Warhammer, but simply the price of it keeps me well away from it. I stopped in at a Games Workshop the other day to see if they dropped the prices at all from when I used to play.

    Grey Knights Terminator Box (Contains 5 metal models) - $55

    I practically flew out of that store. XD

  5. Oh wow, that list. Where are the vitamins bro? and not a single vegetable, so manly.
    Can't wait for part 2.