I wrote a book! On 4/18/20, my Wyoming son and his family Mark, Rachel, Avi (14) and Zachary (9) began a weekly Zoom meeting to play Dungeons and Dragons — a role playing game using a twenty sided die among a total of seven multi-faceted dice that determine outcomes. We each became a character of our own design (I am a stout Hobbit /Rogue named Jillian Hilltopple with a criminal background and silver streaks in my otherwise brown hair). Mark is the Dungeon Master, Rachel is a Human Paladin (Jalana Truthspeaker), Avi is a Dwarf/Monk (Gardain Ironfist), and Zachary is a Gnome/Druid (Zook B’Garnak).
After each week’s adventure, I wrote up the narrative version of what happened into a chapter. In this book, our adventures centered around the small mountain hamlet of Frosthaven, its inhabitants, and its nearby caves. Eventually we worked our way to the climactic battle at Battle Axe Mountain. Along the way, we vanquished mind-controlled bats, goblins, lemures, wyverns, stirges, the Evil Construct, and a legion of vampires. Of course we could not do this alone. We were befriended by Drykryl, a Dwarven leader from the Iron Hills, Ironwing, a gargoyle, Ksniss, a kobold, Lorde Peters, and the five mysterious members of The Kin.
Twenty eight chapters later, I published the book via Shutterfly. And we are now seven chapters into our next campaign that takes place in the city of Goldenhall. Oh, and I have hired an amazing editor (@ $.50 a page) who greatly assists in the story telling write-up: Zachary Bergman.