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Does anyone still play D&D (Dungeons & Dragons)?

  1. Novel Treasure profile image88
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    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?

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      smile  You're welcome over for a game anytime you're in Michigan!

    2. Lwelch profile image93
      Lwelchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. twosheds1 profile image61
      twosheds1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I loved that game too smile finding other players was difficult though sad they didn't like it for whatever reasons but I enjoyed the 'imagination' involved.

  3. Novel Treasure profile image88
    Novel Treasureposted 5 years ago

    I actually used to live in Michigan and still have family there so I may just have to stop on by... Lol

  4. classicalgeek profile image83
    classicalgeekposted 5 years ago

    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."

  5. Tealparadise profile image91
    Tealparadiseposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. twosheds1 profile image61
      twosheds1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think the stigma is lifting somewhat. A lot of high-profile people haven't hidden the fact that they were or are players. Stephen Colbert and Vin Diesel come to mind.

  6. peanutroaster profile image74
    peanutroasterposted 5 years ago

    I think more people play "Magic: The Gathering"