Introducing Katherine!

2008 August 26
by Vanir

You may have noticed that a mysterious new blogger posted on Stupid Ranger this morning. Do not worry, we have NOT been hacked by Jesus. This was simply the first post by our new regular contributor!

Katherine, this is the Internets. Internets, this is Katherine.

Katherine plays in our D&D group, and she’s an ordained minister. You’ve probably already seen her first post, which is part of a series called DMing the Bible, which I’d mentioned in a post a couple months ago.

Whether you’re a religious person or not, I think this series is important for two reasons. One is because it is a great example of being able to take one’s inspiration for roleplaying and character development from any source and adapting it for your own use. The other, which is much more important in my opinion, is that her column proves that you can mix religion and roleplaying. It’s better today than it was back in the 80’s when people thought the D&D Basic set came with a free sacrificial dagger and pentagram construction kit, but there are still quite a few people out there who don’t get what we do and are afraid of it. Katherine makes a wonderful, educated counterpoint to all this blind fear while staying true to her beliefs — and not by taking sides and arguing points. She simply shows you how to walk the line by doing just that, and in doing so erases it behind her. I haven’t really seen anything quite like DMing the Bible before, and we’re honored to serve as a place for people to see it.

Katherine also makes splendid breaded pork chops. For these reasons and many others, we have invited her to contribute to Stupid Ranger. Everyone, please give her a warm welcome!

In addition to Katherine, you may also be seeing some guest posts from other authors appearing occasionally. Please do not panic. Or, if you do panic, please post it on YouTube.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. greywulf permalink
    August 26, 2008

    Hello to Katherine.

    The picture at the top of this post makes it look like you have a beard.

    Is this true?

  2. Vanir permalink
    August 27, 2008

    You’re making me wonder if you’re one of two things:

    1. A representative from a society of beard-loving leprechauns who reward those who cover their chins in hair with unimaginable riches.

    2. A cultist who believes beard hair is one of the secrets to opening a gate to Hell, and who is sworn to kill all those with hairy faces to save mankind from unspeakable horror.

    I don’t know whether to tell you it’s true or not. But man, treasure…….

  3. Katherine permalink
    August 28, 2008

    This is actually a picture of Vanir, the great and power, who was introducing me. At the moment my picture bares a striking resemblance to the 11 letter of the alphabet.

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