At my age, you would think I would be an expert, and in many areas I am, but in gaming, I am a novice still and was wondering what it would take to become a gamer and take part in a role-playing, Dungeons and Dragons scenario.
While I like playing games I need to keep them simple while I am on my own. I always had difficulty with multi-player games and got as far as Quake II.
This is a history of my own gaming which will be like dropping into prehistory for any gamers reading this, and I have included Queen's "Play The Game" for you to listen to while you read this.
This is going to be unusual because I am going to be asking questions rather than answering them and I really hope that you will share your opinions on taking part in Dungeons and Dragons in the comments on here.
Dungeons & Dragons ™ is a popular role-playing fantasy adventure game first published in 1974 by TSR, Inc. It was developed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and later acquired by Wizards of The Coast.
It was partially based on a combination of old simulation miniature war games and another Gygax creation called "Chainmail".
There is a current film that uses the concept that a number of friends have seen and enjoyed, although I am not in that number just yet.
Would You Want Me In Your Dungeons And Dragons Team?
I have only taken part in one official Multi-Player Role Playing Game session which had a master controlling the game and there was beer involved but beyond that, I cannot remember anything.
I once played a round of golf at Beamish and was told never to return due to the number of divots I took out of the greens. I think Mark Twain said "Golf is a good walk ruined"
Dungeons and Dragons is played either as a table-top game or online and people can create their own characters while obeying the rules of the game administered by the referee or dungeon master.
This is the Wiki reference to the game.
The question I have to ask is what makes a good Dungeon Master and a worthy Dungeons and Dragons player? How could you tempt me to play the game with you?
Is it best to dress up in suitable costumes while you play the game? I think the only time I ever got dressed up for something was impersonating Elvis at a Spoon gig, though I probably would not need much make-up to play a Jabba The Hutt figure.
Like playing in a band I think that gamers must build a supportive camaraderie with each other to enjoy the game, and I hope that some real gamers can come on here and elucidate to give me an idea about what is required and maybe tempt me into playing.
I am not an expert here but I would love to know more, and the best way to do that is for people to tell me what they like, and what they see as important when they actually play these games.
Another thing is "How long do games last?".
Are they finished in the actual session or do they go on for weeks and months?
I really hope to get some feedback on this, and maybe suggest groups worth joining, either on Facebook or further afield.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and hope this turns into an informative discussion including experienced gamers and others who want to see if Dungeons and Dragons is for the,.
These are some online Dungeons and Dragons sites that you can join wherever you are in the world.
Dungeon and Dragoneers, if you are open to new members, either locally or online, please drop information and links in the comments. Thank you so much.
You can also get the board games sets and physically play with friends.
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