Being new to the blog team at The Dice Decide, I think an introductory post is in order:
I started playing Dungeons & Dragons back in the 80s. I remember hanging out at a friend’s house playing Wiffle Ball. Other friends were on the front porch yelling things like, “What do you want to be, a fighter or an elf?” I had no idea what they were talking about, but I made a few choices with their guidance, and afterward we sat down at a picnic table in the back yard and played an absolutely awesome game with ghosts, demons, wish spells, and magic swords. At age 11, I didn’t fully realize how much this would impact my life. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and I’ve been exposed to a plethora of RPGs, miniatures games, and some very innovative board games.
So, is there some value in all that experience? Something worth sharing with the vast online community of tabletop gamers? Perhaps. Perhaps it’ll just be an exercise in discipline and writing. But my hope is to capture some of what’s inspired me to play all these years and maybe expose you to another perspective with regards to tabletop gaming.
I’d love to hear your stories of how you got into gaming. Please comment with a tidbit of your own experience. Don’t be shy.