I speak with the prolific game master about the greatest RPG of all time.
I’ve been wanting to get into D&D for a while! This article was a fun reminder to just dive in. Thanks, Brian!
What a great interview, Brian. Thanks for sharing! I love what Mike says about the cultural shift regarding the game. In my experience it’s 100 percent true. I do think Stranger Things has helped in some way.
I’ve been running a DnD club at my middle school for a couple of years now, and there has never been a parent concern. If anything, I’ve had parents reach out asking, “What should ___ buy next?” It’s been a fun and rewarding venture introducing young players to the game! 🐉 ⚔️
Haven’t played D&D for over 30 years but had some of the best times growing up being involved in campaigns that lasted months and caused us to stay up all night at the weekends. Still have my old Players Handbook and Dungeons Masters Guide from back then. Both held together with nothing more than dust and memories
This article was a great reminder about a wonderful game 👍🏼
Conventions are a great way to try out different games. Almost every con will have at least a little bit of gaming, but really the way to go is a dedicated game day or game convention. There are literally hundreds to choose from (though for some reason this list has none of our NC locals).
For a quick survey of three little locals, just to get some idea of flavor, https://randallhayes.substack.com/p/three-little-cons
Also most game stores run demos, and even libraries are now hosting games.
I haven't played D&D for 35 years. I had great (obsessive) fun playing Basic/Expert for five years in the 1980s. We moved to playing Traveller and then Marvel Super Heroes with some Star Trek alongside.
I found 'Imagine' magazine a great resource to help flesh out the original game. I spent hours designing campaigns.
All time well spent.