Critical Role. That is what really got me into D&D. Ever since I was little I was very intrigued by RPGs and I loved the idea of going to another world and exploring it. My favorite games growing up were Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger, The latter being probably my favorite game overall. I also grew fond of fantasy novels and the amazing stories that were spun by the authors. I fell in love with Eragon, Lord of the Rings, Sword of Truth, Game of Thrones, and countless others. (Never any of the D&D books, I know, i’m a blasphemer)
I could talk about games and books all day but I want to get into the meat of our little conversation. The thing is, the door seemed to always be there. I’ve heard of D&D but I always thought it was weird and too nerdy for me (SHAME!). Then, I stumbled across D&D through a chain of different things I liked that are too convoluted to get into just now. I sat down and saw the first episode, then the second, then the third. By the time I knew it, it was like 5 in the morning and I was like, holy shit, these guys are going under ground to fight stitch monsters and save a city. What is a mindflayer? What’s a beholder? WHAT IS THIS AWESOME GAME!
I wanted to play this awesome game that I saw, but where to start! None of my friends that I knew would be into it, so I started talking to people at work and I found someone who played! The six foot tall wood elf rogue, Krisage and her boyfriend, the dragon born wizard. I got a couple more people but no one was a DM. Guess who is an innate storyteller and has a knack for creativity and dramatics? THIS GUY! I bought the books, dropped a couple hundred of dollars into minis and BOOM! Almost there.
I had ideas for a number of big bads and I can’t wait to reveal them. But the thing is, if you want to play, just do it. If you don’t know a DM, just try it, it’s a new experience and it is fun. You don’t even need the minis, I have played whole games by just using a paper and keeping track of it. Those games are just as fun. All the literature is also readily available on the internet. There is no excuses!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve played last but when I see my D&D family again, it will be a good time, as long as they don’t get themselves into a sticky situation and then we have a TPK on our hands.
ROLL A DEX SAVE!