I’m back from another fantastic weekend of Dying Kingdoms, and as usual I’m exhausted. This game was unusual, however, in that I played a different role than I’d become used to.
In 2010, I played in two DK games, both of them as supporting cast for court games. I had a blast, which led me to decide to play a regular, recurring character. I started doing that in February, and with the one event that I missed this year, it meant that this weekend was my fifth game playing Marcus, my seventh overall. Over the course of the last event and this one, we had a about a dozen new players join, either coming in brand new or after having done what I did and transitioning from playing supporting cast. This weekend, there were also a significant number of longer-term players who weren’t able to make it. The combination of the two meant I suddenly had half-a-dozen characters either asking mine for advice or looking to me for leadership. And to my surprise, I was able to give it to them.
I think I’m finally getting my bearings with the character and with the game. And that’s where the real fun begins.