Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sharpie Liquid Pencil Perfect for D&D

Sometime in early December I was sitting around the bar at Applebee's chatting with some friends and the bartender. As you would expect from any time people are sitting around drinking Long Island Iced Tea's, we of course circled around to discussing work. One of the best things about working for one of the leaders in the office supplies industry is that we always get to learn about new pens and pencils whenever something exciting happens.

I have blogged previously about the Sharpie Liquid Pencil and how I thought it had the potential to be the writing implement of my dreams, but fell short. Even though I didn't think it was the bees knees I still went ahead and purchased two of the Sharpie Liquid Pencil two packs for gifts (even though I do get some free office supply samples, I still have to pay for my fair share).

I knew that my good friend Joe was interested in seeing how the liquid pencils performed in his day-to-day usage so he got one pair, and the other just sat on my desk unopened for several weeks. This brings us back to Applebee's and keeps my story from rambling. I mentioned the liquid pencils while we were sipping our beverages and our bartender, Amanda, mentioned that she loves the liquid pencils. It took some prodding for her to admit to playing it, but she claims they are perfect for Dungeons and Dragons.

For those of you who aren't aware, Dungeons and Dragons is a role-playing game that involves a lot of rolling dice, strategizing and writing on pieces of paper as the Dungeon Master weaves a web of intrigue for the players to take part in. I hadn't thought about it before, but with writing and occasional erasing that needs to take place, the semi-permanence of Sharpie's Liquid Pencils make it a perfect fit. Because Amanda is a good bartender and has a genuinely cheery personality, I stopped by Applebee's later that week and dropped off that extra pack of Liquid Pencils in her official work place stocking.


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