Nerd By Northwest #202 – “Truth Hurts… Sometimes Literally”

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Naya's self-image takes a hit...

Nerd By Northwest #202 – “Truth Hurts… Sometimes Literally”
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From what I remember, our group pretty much steamrolled the sea hag encounter in our run-through of the Princes of the Apocalypse campaign, but since it was the first time I'd ever encountered one I had to look up the entry for it in the Monster Manual after the game.

Now, fast forward months later where I'm looking for another idea for the D&D story arc. At first I didn't really envision Jen (or her D&D alter-ego Naya) as the self-absorbed type. Hair-trigger temper maybe, but not necessarily vain. But I'm taking a bit of advice from the cartoonist Scott Adams, where he says selfish or self-absorbed characters tend to be most effective for humor.

And I suppose I can always just blame it all on the evil influence from the powerful enchanted spear she's wielding... 😉


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Welcome back! How was the vacation?

Pretty good... got to see many parts of western Mongolia we'd never seen before. We even went about as far west as we could, at the foot of a glacier and mountains right at the Russian border. The weirdest part of it all is since the country's borders have been locked down, there are practically no foreign tourists. So being a non-Mongolian traveling through got me a lot of looks. One of our hosts even joked, asking if I brought the coronavirus with me... 😏

I enjoyed myself personally, but I have to admit the van tour we were on would be a bit of an ordeal by average Western tourist standards, so you have to be comfortable with roughing it. The food was mostly just standard Mongolian food which tends to be basic by Western tastes (though the Kazakh food we had for a couple nights in the far west was awfully good). Only a handful of the places we stayed had shower facilities, and even those were very basic. Lastly, the average restroom facilities during our trip consist of either outhouses or a patch of ground behind a large rock or bush. So if you're not comfortable with squatting to do your business, the tour may not be your cup of tea!

When I went camping last week, I brought along a folding shovel in case latrine facilities were lacking. Fortunately, there was a relatively well-furnished outhouse.

Sea hags are so shallow if it's looks that matter to them. What about personality?

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Apparently, sea hags find personality to be over-rated... 😏


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