Dungeons and Dragons 101


As seen in A.V. Club Chicago

Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is the quintessential game for nerds.  Because of it, people have slain dragons, rescued villages, saved the cosmos countless times and adventured in innumerable worlds without ever having to leave the house.  Dozens of video games, novels and movies have been inspired by Dungeons & Dragons – including Bioware’s recent award-winning epic “Dragon Age: Origins.”

A D&D game is like a really good movie: it has danger, intrigue, action, romance and comedy. But it’s better than a movie because you direct all of those elements.  Even better still is that your friends are helping you do all of it.  At its heart, D&D is a social exercise – it’s meant for groups of people and the basis of the game is interaction between people.

D&D 101 is designed both for people who have never played Dungeons & Dragons are interested in learning more about it as well as experienced players willing to help the newbies.  There will be a short introductory discussion covering the (abridged) history, what the game is about and why it has captured imaginations for over thirty-five years.  After the discussion,  attendees will be split into small groups and given a chance to actually play D&D.  Each attendee will take the role of a young adventurer seeking excitement and challenge.  Experienced dungeon masters will run the adventures and help the new players bring their characters to life.

Chicagoland Games: The Dice Dojo will be hosting the event.  They have space for a number of groups to adventure at the same time.  There are a number of restaurants in the area for anyone who would like to get dinner before the event.

When: Sunday, February 21, 2010 – 5:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Chicagoland Games: The Dice Dojo – 5550 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Cost: $2.00 FREE


2 Responses to Dungeons and Dragons 101

  1. Pete Smith says:

    I like what you wrote in this post on this blog. I am a big RPG and AD&D afficionado, and really love reading the latest factoids on this topic.

  2. Mike says:

    Looking to play AD&D…i have all the material….even a place…just need interested players..im willing to be DM but would also like to be a PC as well…..

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