I had never played Dungeons and Dragons as a child. I had heard about it and assumed that it was evil or demonic based on the biased descriptions from the adults I was surrounded by.
However, my husband introduced me to the game when we were dating and I must say it was completely not what I expected, nor was it like anything anyone had ever portrayed it to me. I enjoyed creating my own characters and basically getting "to choose my own adventure" and using my wits to find treasures, battle enemies, and create storylines.
Does anyone still play it?
My husband does, every chance he gets. He's been playing since the 80's. I've played other RPG's, but never got into D&D. I was like you, though. It never sounded like something I'd be interested in, but when I started playing, I loved it.
You're welcome over for a game anytime you're in Michigan!
Yes! I don't, but my boyfriend did when we started dating. The two groups that he was with fell apart and we got into boardgaming as a hobby. I don't like D&D. I don't get games without a direct outline. Having the DM make it up bugs me. Of course, that is what many people love about D&D.
I know many people in my boardgaming group do have campaigns still or sit around and daydream of them.
Also, if you go to a gaming convention like Origins in Columbus, Ohio, there are huge halls with D&D or similar RPGs. It is alive and well.
I'm 45 and I've been playing off and on since middle school. My son and I play in two father & son D&D groups. He has Asperger's Syndrome and it's been great for him in socialization and problem-solving, plus it's just fun.
Funny you should mention the Satanic thing. When I was in high school, for English class we had a debate about whether or not D&D was a bad influence on young people. I argued in the negative, and won handily.
I loved that game too finding other players was difficult though they didn't like it for whatever reasons but I enjoyed the 'imagination' involved.
I actually used to live in Michigan and still have family there so I may just have to stop on by... Lol
If I could find some like-minded people I would love to play--I used to play when I was in graduate school.
A funny story: at one time we had 24/7 games running with five different DMs, so we would drop in and out of games as our schedules required. I used to go over to play and sit on the sofa, but my schedule was so exhausting I would usually fall asleep after an hour or so, and as a result the sofa got named "The Couch of Sleepiness." Then the legs broke off of the sofa, and it was rechristened as "The Dwarven Couch of Sleepiness."
Isn't it odd that the game is so stigmatized? "Oh you're so weird - using your imagination to create an exciting time with your friends!"
I know a whole group who plays (5-10 people), the only reason I don't is that I keep moving away from them!
by double_frick6 years ago
just curious.not many do, it seems. if you have an xbox360....why? are you punishing yourself???
by mythbuster2 years ago
Up until just over a year or so ago, I was able to play what I thought was a really cool game called "Cirondo."It was labelled as a strategy game along the lines of chess but with easier to understand...
by Solaras17 months ago
I got a wild hair, and went to see what the latest missive from Arvind Dixit regarding the current state of affairs was, and discovered that he is no longer on the site either. Seems like 2 months since he posted...
by Cassie Smith4 years ago
I thought her 15 minutes of fame should have been over so long ago but she really has stuck around longer than most.
by Deb Welch4 years ago
Can you buy Common Sense in one of our chain stores linked across our USA? Is Common Sense on the shelf next to the jar of 'elbow grease'? Maybe one could take an Adult Education course at your local high...
by danicole4 days ago
Does anyone have any rags to riches stories you would like to share?Have you struggled early on in life then later on achieve success?Did you beat the system/stereotypes and a troubled upbringing to be a success?Please...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.