When I was a kid, my Mom thought if I got into Dungeons and Dragons I would become a Satanist and commit suicide. She wasn’t even religious. Well finally, in my 20’s, it’s happened. The Dungeons and Dragons part, not the Satanist or suicide.
Yes, I accepted an invitation to a pen and paper D&D game on Sunday, and I HAD A BLAST! TAKE THAT MOM! It was so frikkin’ fun! Anyone who knows me, knows I was a World of Warcraft addict for almost 2 years. I quit cold turkey for my soul last fall, but the pull of RPG video games is strong. A group from the sketch place wrote in runs a group and I got an invite. I had no idea what I was getting into, I didn’t even know people still did this, but it was such a great social outlet, I can’t wait to do it again! I have a whole back story I wrote for my character, a high charisma and comliness score (the most important part :D), I’m tracking down the perfect figurine for a redheaded sorceress who worships a fire goddess, I’m totally into it!
If you’re like me and thought “Wow, that’s way nerdier than I can swing” give it a try. Whatever the preconception, when you’re working with 8 others to formulate a plan in order to avoid magic-seeing dogs and retrieve a deadly shard weapon to save a city, you’ll forget about what other people think and just have fun 🙂