Monday, October 22, 2012

On my plans for Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons is a game that was famous in the 80's. Up to today people still play this pen and paper RPG. I'm interested in playing D&D. So as a result of my interest: I plan to DM an adventure on Halloween with my friends. I'm not sure if I will be able to play but the plan is there and some of the interest in the players is there. I'm excited to play this game because for a long time, I have been planning to play D&D for as long as I can remember. Being in an all girl Catholic school, you can tell it would be pretty hard to come by interested players.

Here in the Philippines, D&D is not so much a popular game. Its freaking hard to find books and kits that can get you started playing the game. I've seen a few back in the days when I was in 5th grade, lurking around game shops as my mom bought clothes. However, I never seen a single one at these time. Not even the new manuals for the 4th edition,  never even got a glimpse of it here. I am now faced with a conflict: I don;t have books or resources. Sure, I could get them online but I do not read from electronics. I find it very hard to concentrate when reading from an LCD screen. PDFs could also be a solution, but I would be pirating and I am completely against pirating these thing. I plan to play the game and I plan to play it to support Wizards of The Coast.

The month of October has been full of research about D&D, how to play it, and how to DM. Naturally, as the one most interested I am going to be DM in our first ever campaign. As I have read as DM I get to choose what exactly to play. As mentioned we have a problem: the lack of books and resources. Luckily though as I do every year, I watch the celebrity D&D game in PAX, "Acquisitions Incoporated" .  As I watched I, of course, noticed a change in the game and as Wil Wheaton has said repeatedly in game they were playing D&D Next. D&D Next is, obviously, the next edition for D&D. Luckily, Wizards of The Coast is having a playtest. As eager as I can be joined the playtest at a heartbeat.

My conflict is resolved I will play D&D Next on Halloween. With the PDFs provided by Wizards, I am happy that not only am I supporting on of the best game manufacturers, I am also learning to play a rather intriguing RPG.

Words cannot describe how excited I am for our little session.

Oh! Also, Gravity Falls premieres on the day of Trick or Treating so... double happiness!

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