Feeling the Love

This is based on the semi-true story of how my wife occasionally sends me off to work, and how my mother sent me off to grade school. It’s all too believable that it would happen to a brave hero setting off to save the world.

Everyone has *someone* waiting for them at home, be it parents, a spouse, a pet, or simply a bookie hoping to collect on an outstanding debt. Adventurers and RPG characters sendom touch on this aspect of background, with family being a vague concept that is usually never mentioned. It’s rare for fantasy heroes to return home from their adventure and crash on the parent’s futon for a weekend or catch up with their brother’s family while each sibling contemplates the path not taken. It’s fertile ground for some storytelling and character moments, but likely isn’t exciting enough for moth games.