At long last, the game is afoot!
There was some talk of the "pinced finger" emoji, in relaytion to Alice's hand gestures. If you haven't seen it, it's this:
And honestly, in terms of stuff that happens, that's about the only thing that needs to be explained. Everything else was explained in show, pretty much.
I do want to add something that I had to cut from the show because of time restrictions. It's usual for Dungeons and Dragons players to have a little inch high figurine to represent them in the battles they fight in the game.
You can buy these, but Liz, who is an exceptional designer and computer genius created and 3D printed bespoke figurines for each of us, and presented them at the start of the game.
They need to be painted, which we'll get done eventually, but for now, here they are:
That's Grit on the left, with flaming hands, Emanon in the middle with the sword over his shoulder - we really do need to talk about blade safety - and Nyx on the right, again with the flaming hands. They'll look amazing painted, but they look pretty good already. Thanks Liz!
You might be able to hear music in the background as we played - this was free to use with attribution from 'Kevin MacLeod' and Table Top Audio.