Last week, we asked about “D&D on the screen”* and 57% of you said that you played the original game regularly at least at some point, and 51% of you went on to Burning Crusade as well. 33% of you are completely clean of the Warcrack. 33% of you are also looking forward to Azeroth being torn asunder (by goblins and werewolves), and judging by the reactions, it looks like the newest expansion is going to be another hit.
I have something to confide in you, my friends. I have found myself gripped by an unnatural force. I cannot fathom or explain its depths, but I hope in inquiring in you that I may yet find my way back. It all started when I was sent a collection of strange sounds that carried with it the story of a group of investigators, the source of which came from an entity known as Yog-Sototh who dwells at least beyond the Atlantic Ocean.
Then, upon venturing out to a cosmic confluence, I found myself obsessed with finding a particular thing only identified to me as The Yellow Sign. I wandered aimlessly in what seemed to be endless halls, making a fool of myself at false leads until coming across a hidden nook where upon a Bearded Trickster gave me what I sought… for a price.
I thought that it would give me peace, but I came across a friend of a friend, a skilled master of games, who in hushed tones showed me a rare tome indeed. “Bound in the hide of a mi-go” he told me, with only 3 copies remaining known to man. His salesmanship was unmatched and through some slight of hand, I found myself handing over my savings just to make it mine.
I managed to escape from that gathering, confidant that now I had these things in my possession that my thoughts would return to normal. But no, I would be introduced by some kind of strange Wolf-like creature (who claims to be both King of the Ghouls and King of the Monkeys) to a creature named Azathoth, and promised me that were I to only give myself to their order, that I would move through time and space itself and shape the course of history. His other stories were compelling as well, but I found myself drawn to this strange tale.**
I believe it is too late for me now. With each new tome I uncover, the more I find myself drawn away from my usual realm and into a realm of insanity. Are you with me?