Frog Hat Club

The ongoing adventures of a group of new D&D players in their first game

Anansus and the Spinning Top

Thorus once gave Anansus a spinning top with five sides; on each was depicted a face of one of the Five - Thorus, Wodan, Syf, Mimir and Freya. “Here you go, little bird,” he said, “see if you can predict which of us will greet you when the top stops spinning.”

Anansus spun the top. He watched it spin, and Thorus watched him watch it. The top spun, and spun, and spun. A wide grin spread across the face of the young trickster god. Still the top spun, showing no sign of stopping.

At last Thorus could not contain his irritation. “Anansus! Cease this foolishness and allow the top to stop! That is the point of the game!”

But Anansus only grinned the wider, saying, “but choosing a side would ruin the game entirely.”