Flowers for a druid

My first Dungeons & Dragons character was a halfling druid named Luna. A halfling is a D&D race of short cheerful people, unsubtly inspired by the hobbits in Lord of the Rings. A druid is a D&D class of people who have a strong connection to nature and can even turn into animals. (dear D&D enthusiasts, please forgive me for these gross oversimplifications)

She was a sweet and simple girl, who loved animals and always wanted to help people, specializing in healing spells and potions. She had no backstory (and essentially no personality), as she was my first character and I had no idea what I was doing. Still, I enjoyed playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen with her, and it was during this time that I started to craft my little drawstring dice bags. It must come as no surprise, then, that I quickly decided to make a dice bag just for her – and that’s how this little bag was born.

 

It’s a much smaller bag than my first one, because I realized that the other bag was way too large for the dice that I owned at the time (now I struggle to fit every set of dice in there, but that’s another story). Due to the druids’ worship of nature, I’m pretty sure you can guess why I chose to ruin an old dress of mine that featured a pattern with flowers. I also liked how it had tones of blue (sky and water) and brown (earth).

 

This bag held (and still holds) the dice sets that I have determined to be Luna’s – yes, I am one of those people that chooses specific sets of dice for each character. I haven’t played with Luna for over a year, but she still exists in my characters folder, ready to be called to action whenever we play a one shot at level 8 (admittedly rarely).

In my next post, I’ll stop talking about Dungeons & Dragons (only for a little while), but I’ll stay on the RPG tabletop games theme and show you the dice bag I made for my Vampire: The Masquerade character. Until then, I encourage you to google images of dice sets and tell me if they’re not the cutest little trinkets you have ever seen. Don’t they just make you want to play Dungeons & Dragons, just to have an excuse to own a set? Trust me, after you roll a few, you’ll be hooked. Have fun!

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