One of the annual highlights of Owlcon is the Master Maze D&D tournament. My regular Sunday DM, Greg, is the proud owner of more Master Maze scenery and D&D minis than good sense. Every year, he creates an event wherein two parties compete in parallel dungeons (not always identical, but always very close and equal challenges) before proceeding to a final round. All using Master Maze stuff where every creature, every physical element, every piece of furniture is represented in miniature.
Since this is a competitive event, it's important that the encounters, characters, etc. be playtested. That's when folks like me, who get to play with Greg all the time, come in. Today a couple of us descended on his place, forsaking other New Years' Day rituals, in order to roll dice and slay monsters. And for good measure, I brought my son along. It was his first chance at playing a 10th level character (an archer ranger) and he wreaked havoc among the monsters we faced.
Dice were thrown, pizza was consumed, the multiverse remains safe.
Hell of a way to kick of 2012.