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Monday, September 21, 2020

Stay-at-home orders due to the ongoing pandemic have upended a lot of plans--weddings have been postponed, concerts have been canceled, vacations have been pushed aside. But one thing that can't be kept down? Robert Wardhaugh's game of Dungeons & Dragons. For the past 38 years, Wardhaugh has been playing the same game of Dungeons & Dragons in Canada. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that usually involves lots of miniatures, lots of imaginary worlds, and lots of high adventure. Starting in 1982, that might make it the longest continuously running Dungeons & Dragons campaign, ever.

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I still remember back in college the first time I ever killed a Troglodyte. I rocked.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-09-21 02:49 PM | Reply

wonder what level the characters are nowadays.
Surprised that the DM hadn't killed all the characters off, unless they do some sort of voodoo resurrection type things with old characters.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-09-21 03:13 PM | Reply

All the characters are Trump - so not only are they invincible but also immune to criticism!

#3 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-09-21 03:17 PM | Reply

That is actually pretty cool played it in HS but not since. 3D printing the characters etc is kind of a big thing now too. A younger guy that works for me is into it. A DM like him would have made it fun enough to play.

#4 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-21 05:12 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92

He very well may have killed them all off and they may have come in with new characters think GoT. Maybe the single greatest thing about Game of Thrones was how disposable the characters were. There were always ways to resurrect them in normal game play though.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-21 05:16 PM | Reply

Same campaign doesn't mean same characters. Or maybe they don't fight or steal stuff, so they are still level 1. N/R

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-22 12:29 AM | Reply

Used to play when I was a pre-teen until almost college...

But seriously, in America
scrambling to make a living,
or to earn a retirement,
outside of teen years, who has the time?

#7 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-09-22 11:00 AM | Reply

#7-- too true. Then couple that with individuals you want to play with *also* finding the time, and coordinating it all. In my life, that's impossible.

Luckily, there have been some decent single player (and multi-player) role playing computer games.

Pathfinder Kingmaker followed the Pathfinder rules, changing the D&D rules that are the base. It was good.

And Baldur's Gate 3 starts "early access" (think beta) at the end of this month.

Many others exist as well... and while they don't completely and perfectly replace the social aspect of playing pen and paper D&D with friends or strangers, they've been a good enough replacement for me.

The Critical Role web series is also very popular and has received rave reviews, for folks interested in watching/listening to a campaign without actually playing in it.

#8 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2020-09-22 01:09 PM | Reply

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