Quiet Skills

Danger Monkey, age 10: “Jump left, Dad!”

Me: “Son…”

DM: “Go over that rock!”

Me: “Son…”

DM: “Get the box!”

(pauses game)

Me: “OK, Son. Let’s talk about the correct amount of help to offer someone when they’re playing a video game.”

DM: “You don’t want help?”

Me: “How about you work on the skill of NOT shouting out every single thing you want to shout.”

DM: …

DM: “I don’t think I’ve spent many skill points in that area.”

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