Wow. I mean, you just can't make this stuff up. I'm fine with The second part of the definition, the "poker game" "Getting together with friends" part. I'm glad it's a social activity for friends, that is healthy. The first part, now, huh, what can I say about this and why am I even bringing this up?
A few weeks ago I was asked by my husband if some dudes could come over on Friday night. I said that is fine, what for. He then said to hold a D&D game in our basement. Grown men, drinking, sitting around pretending to be "larger-than-life heroes" and "deadly monsters" just really intrigues me.
I know nothing about this game so I did some research.
-First off the site that google directed me to is www.wizards.com. Let's just start here. I love wizards in the Harry Potter world, in fact I think it would be totally radical to be a Wizard. So far, it is extremely nerdy but I dig it (there is a strong chance this is the only thing I am going to dig in this post).
-The site is full of information: news and articles, product releases, rules and an art gallery.
-There is a character on the site that looks like Melissa Joan Hart. You know "Clarissa Explains it All" or "Sabrina the Teenage Witch."
-I am now going to generate a Character name. I have to answer six questions. The name generator produced.....(drum roll).....Unaatris Sinsinger. She is a female Tiefling Wizard.
-They name generator gave me other name options as well under "also known as" this one is my favorite: Unaatris the Thug. That does not sound very wizard-esq or monster-ish, but it is hella-gangsta.
-Oh you probably want to know what Tiefling is. No worries I had to google it as well. It's a sexy, busty woman warrior with what appears to have a tail. Hot.
-The host of the game is called a Dungeon Master. Do you actually refer to him as DM or Master during play? Do you get penalized and have to take a drink if you slip up and call him or her by their real name instead of Dungeon Master?
-Wow, thanks how to play rules. I didn't know one of the steps was to find a place to play the game. Wow, so helpful.
-When creating your character it says "Take note of the differences between races and classes, and which complement each other. For example, if you decide to be a Fighter and this is your first time out, a Human or Half-Orc will be a far better choice than either an Elf or a Gnome. On the other hand, if you want a challenge, then try a Monk or a Spell Caster of any sort (Sorcerer, Druid, Cleric, Wizard, etc.)"
-Ummmm...what.the.hell? (referring to previous point).
-When you start playing it seems sort of similar to risk or chess. Am I right? Or did I totally not understand the rules of game play at all? It seemed strategy based.
-20 sided die?
I can honestly say I am actually intrigued and kind of wish I didn't have so many plans for tomorrow night (happy hour and Julie B. birthday shout out) so I could observe this gathering. Have fun dudes!