Starlight on Jan 01, 2023

It’s been a while since I headed to the roof of the apartment to watch the night sky. The stars were as beautiful as always. ๐ŸคฉUnfortunately so was the moon and the light pollution. ๐Ÿคจ

After several attempts (one attempt included Max acting as a statue and another included a brick) to block the moonlight, this one photo stood out with the juxtaposition of nature and man-made objects. This was a 30sec exposure on the phone with cropping and applying one filter (Pop) on Snapseed.

Last night, I had told Max the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.
So when he said he was feeling bored and wanted to play something. I decided to cook up a mini D&D game for him based on the previous night’s story.

What happens when you want to play a mini DnD and you don’t have the required items? You make your own new game.

Today’s game involved a Scrabble board taking the place of a dungeon or labyrinth. Upside-down tiles become loot/gold and normal tiles formed walls/traps. Theseus was represented by a fish from a fishing game and the Minotaur was a Lego construct.
The rules were simple. Each throw of a dice gets Theseus an equal number of turns whereas the Minotaur can move only one space. A roll of 4 gets Theseus 4 turns in which he can move 1 or more spaces per turn while the same nets only 4 spaces for the Minotaur. Theseus follows the Rook rule as in Chess whereas the Minotaur follows the King rule.
Max was Theseus and I played the Minotaur. It was a fun game that Max enjoyed and I tried to bring in a d20 throw also into the gameplay. Google’s throw a d20 command worked well enough for us.
Now Max will expect more such games… ๐Ÿ˜”