Archive for November 2010

Dungeons and Dragons

As Nick mentioned, I’ve started playing Dungeons and Dragons. I vaguely remember playing a few games of MERP as a young kid, but other than that, I don’t have much experience with role-playing games.

The publishers of D&D fourth edition have done a good job of promotion using audio and video recordings of celebrity players. Games played by both the Penny Arcade crew and writers from Robot Chicken are available on-line.

I signed up for a beginners game at Tactics, a game store in the city. It was pretty good fun, and enough of an incentive to purchase the “Red Box“, a rules starter set.

Fortunately I’ve found a group of great people and we’ve played about six games so far. In future blog posts I’ll write a summary of the adventures the players have undertaken. For now, I’ll leave you with our cast of characters.

  • Ti-Lung, a Dragonborn Fighter
  • Gakk the Face-Stabber, a Half-Elf Warlord
  • Trevas Doombringer, a Human Warlock
  • Sigel, a Tiefling Wizard
  • Cedric, a Half-Elf Cleric
  • Dandelion, an Eladrin Rogue
  • Kiki, a Tiefling Paladin

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I followed the instructions here.