Me: “Hey, it’s really cold. What is taking so long to get into the car?”
Danger Monkey, age 10: “I dropped my book. I think while taking off all my weapons.”
Me: (slow blink)
Me: “How many weapons do you have?”
DM: “My elven sword and my bow. But don’t worry, I don’t have any arrows.”
Me: “I love you, dude.”
Me: “Put down the foam sword and get in the car. We’re almost late for your skate party.”
Danger Monkey, age 9: (surprised stare) “But, why?”
Me: “No weapons allowed at a skating rink.”
DM: “Then I should probably take the dagger out of my pocket, too.”
Getting beaten by small children with foam swords: Free.
Getting to beat small children with foam swords: Free.
Playing in a giant blanket fort, outside all afternoon: Free.
Defeating the evil sorceress and rescuing the king: Free.
Making a super memorable LARP birthday party for a 9 year old… PRICELESS