[SMS] I’m doing alright. I got a flat and a flatmate. He’s really sassy. -A
[SMS] Yeah, we went out for coffee right? It’s okay, I’ve had a lot on my plate too. Are you alright? -A
Aston gave a curt nod as the other confirmed that the store had what Aaron recommended, his bemused smile curling into a small, content grin. “I’m glad! Retirement was the worst thing I could have ever done.” He shook his head before the other introduced himself, and gave the young boy a half bow.
"I am Aston Vickers. I’ll let you know if I need anything else, Aaron. Thank you."
He laughed softly at the man’s first statement before nervously clearing his throat, and side stepped with a nod so he could get to the items. “Nice to meet you. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I’m here to help.”
Aston nodded, listening to the other speak. He thought about it when he finished, and crossed his arms, patting finger on his arm for a moment before holding out, nodding. “I try out that one you like, Pathfinder. Can you help me find the literature on that?”
The way this man was smiling at him caused the shop’s temperature to seemingly raise. He cleared his throat before nodding. “Sure, we have some. I’ll go ahead and show you…where it is.” He quickly ducked his head before walking around the counter, and led Aston towards that section.
"…I’m Aaron, by the way. If you need any more help."
"I’ll say frankly, I have no idea what you’re speaking about." Aston huffed, and scratched the back of his head, Giving Aaron a bemused frown. "What are the popular ones— Dungeons and Dragons, aye? Cyberpunk 2092? I’ll give whatever you recommend a try.”
"Well, Dungeons and Dragons was the first published game, and it’s still one of the most popular. I think it’s just because most people have heard of it. Pathfinder is a more improved version of D&D though, in my opinion. They’re good games to start out on, and you can move onto others depending on your tastes."
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Aston let a chuckle escape him before shrugging, pulling over the jar of dice. “I have a lot of questions, yeah.” Aston sighs, pointing into the Jar. “Let’s work outwards— Please, call me Aston. My first question is what kind of Dice do I need to table top role play?”
He leaned over the counter, eyeing the jar before nodding. “Okay…You usually use polyhedral dice with role playing, but you can have different dice for different games.”
"No, it’s okay, really." Aston turns, walking to the counter, drumming his fingers against the surface. "I’d like to get into Tabletop role playing, and a girl I know says this is the place to start…"
He glanced down at the man’s hands before looking back up, nodding faintly as he listened. “Uh, yeah. I can help you with that if you want. Of course you want.” No, wait. That sounded wrong. “I mean…d-do you have any questions?”