Saturday, November 17, 2007
"I think we're gonna hafta start sneaking around more."
I had to think for a moment before I knew what he was talking about, "yeah, but it's hard to sneak in a dungeon."
"That's true, but we don't have to smash doors in and run into the room, we could move silently, open the doors slowly, take them by surprise."
"The problem is that we can't all fight through the door way, it's too narrow an opening."
"I'm just worried about Kozeg and Dodorro."
"Matt and Chris."
"Oh...... Right. What if we smash the door open, and then retreat into the hallway on either side. This forces them to come out to us, controls how many we fight at a time, and automatically put us in flanking positions."
"That way we take advantage of Sneak Attack."
"Good idea. We'll try that tomorrow."
I watch my nerdy friend, aka Felshik, walk away. I throw another piece of wood in the lathe, punch some buttons. When I turn around I come face to face with my burnout coworker.
"Thanks for waking me up this morning." He had spent the night in his truck, parked inside the shop."
"No problem. How hung over are you?"
"Actually, I'm not hung over. Just really tired."
"You know, I have a friend who has a rum still in his basement. The inside of your truck smells worse than the inside of that still."
"Well, there's a couple of empties in there that I haven't got rid of."
"God, it was hot in there. I was probably sweating beer."
"You could always open a window."
The lathe is done. I give it another piece and let 'er rip. I turn around and burnout guy is still standing there. He looks at me for a long moment, all haggard and disheveled.
I laugh. We both know that in his condition, it wouldn't be much of a contest.