About two weeks ago I was introduced to the thought of playing Dungeons and Dragons. I had heard of it, and even flipped through the books, about 10 years ago. I had never thought of playing since I didn’t really understand what it was and didn’t have any friends who played.
Now, a decade later I find myself cracking open my first set of Dungeons and Dragons books as I embark on a journey that has no bounds.
It all started about two weeks ago when I browsed through some borrowed books once more. I did a quick search for a Podcast on the iTunes Store and shortly found myself listening to an actual play podcast by the name of “You Meet In A Tavern”.
This adventure where Tug, Derf, and Karl venture throughout the land roped me in so quickly that I now find myself listening to episode 30. That’s almost 2 hours each day of listening to these guys dump their imagination into the microphone and out through my headset.
Last Saturday I stopped by Gateway Games to join my first campaign, “Lost Mine of Phandelver”, as a Human Monk named Grim.
Four hours later I was itching for more. I finally found a creative outlet that enables me to explore new opportunities and ideas with just enough structure and rules as to not limit creativity while simultaneously keeping a decent system of checks and balances.
I’m excited to go back this week and continue at level 2. I’d also like to find a core group of individuals and create our own actual play podcast. Seriously, shout out to the guys on YMIAT for their inspiration.
I plan on posting a lot more about D&D on this blog so stay tuned for more as I dive head first into adventure.