Before I release all of my writings and talk about my campaign, I just wanted to give you (the reader) a glimpse into my connection with Dungeons and Dragons. About one year ago, I was at a bookstore and I saw the D&D Starter Kit. I texted my friend a picture of it. We had never played but we’re into fantasy and science fiction big time. His response was priceless: “Dear Lord…”. He knew I was going to buy it and we were all going to get into it big time. It took about two weeks and a session or two with a friend who had played 3.5 to fully understand the concept and how to play. We started playing (a group of about 4 or 5 of us) published adventures like Keep on the Shadowfell. We didn’t quite finish that last summer and the latter half of summer 2010 and first semester of the school year we didn’t play at all. We got busy and it fell by the wayside.
Fast forward to November 2010 and I keep pushing my friends that we need to start playing again. (I have been the DM) Finally, I made a facebook group for it and we arranged a time to play. We wanted to start something new with new characters so I said, “What the hell…I’ll write a campaign.” I have and it has become something we look forward to every week or two that we play. I’ll write more on the details of my campaign later.
We love Dungeons and Dragons because it brings friends together in a social situation that involves interaction between people. There is no television or video game grabbing our attention. You don’t feel like you are wasting time in front of the television when you’re done. D&D makes you use your imagination (that long lost tool that is really, really cool!) and creativity. I love that there are no limits and anything is possible. You can create a fantasy world that you can find a connection with and enjoy fighting monsters and succeeding on epic quests with your friends on a Saturday night. Where else can you do that? In short, I hope to keep doing this all my life. It has been a real blessing of fun and excitement for all of us.
Thanks for reading!