April 29, 2016

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Hey, Everybody,
Welcome to the Gaming Den

Something I have been doing a lot this semester, besides studying for exams, is playing a game called Dungeons and Dragons with all of my friends. Currently in its 5th edition this D&D is a tabletop role playing game where you can create your own character, like an Orcish warrior or a Dragon-Born Bard, and play as that character in either a pre-made adventure or one that the Dungeon Master created. There are a series of rule books and possibly other resources that help guide you in creating your character and to help the Dungeon Master create an adventure for everybody. The Dungeon Master is the creator of the adventure and the ultimate ruler of the mechanics, typically the players might want to do something that is not explicitly stated in the books and the Dungeon Master would have to come up with some way to say if you can or can't do something, like bending a piece of metal into the shape of a hook.

Source: Wizard of the Coast

The adventure that ultimately unfolds is based solely on your decisions and the willingness of the Dungeon Master to adapt. But no matter what, the purpose of all of the rule books to create the characters and adventure, is to ultimately have fun and if that is not happening then that is not a campaign to be a part of or the group might not be the right one.

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