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Teaching My Son About D&D Using Facebook

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(Sorry I've been gone so long. If you read the following post very closely, you'll understand why.)

Last night was an auspicious event. I didn't plan for it to happen, didn't expect it to happen, it was just one of those things that come out of the blue but in hindsight is one of those days that can change the course of your life, like the assassination of a political leader or the day you realize carrots really aren't that bad.

Yesterday, I tried for the first time explain to my son this "Dungeons & Dragons" thing.

I sat him down next to me in front of Facebook. I have only just discovered this Heroes of Neverwinter game, and while I usually treat Facebook apps with all the disdain usually reserved for murderers, politicians and Sydney Crosby, I'm kinda digging HoN simply because it lets me play a pretty reasonable facsimile of 4th Edition all by lonesome in whatever free moments I can muster.

My audience was enraptured as I explained that "…