Sunday, April 11, 2010

Start at the beginning...or whatever.

Okay, Okay I have been following my friend's blog for some time and I have finally decided to create my own blog. Not that I really have anything much to say, which is why I have never decided to create a blog before. My friend has a lot to say, being a child of the Dungeons and Dragons age of gaming. I was from the time preceeding RPG's and the role playing we did was outside with a stick for a sword and piles of wood for ships. We did go adventuring in our imaginations, so we do have that in common with the later D&D players. And we often came back a little worse for wear and loaded with loot, so that was similar too.
Really, the love of kids playing that kind of imagination game has been around for a long time. I would not be surprised to hear that ancient (to me) Egyptian children played adventurers of the day as well. What D&D did was make that kind of imaginative role playing possible on a tabletop and at any time of day or night, regardless of the weather. It also made it possible to keep the snacks within reach while running for your life in a dungeon, or on a cross country trek to the fabled dungeon of Muk. As a kid I would have appreciated that as well, it also gave a way of keeping score and track of your accomplishments. Keeping the story alive from session to session so to speak.
Anyway as the Blog says these are musings and since there is no topic for these thoughts this is all off topic.


  1. Let's face it, D&D is just "let's pretend" ... with dice.

    Looking forward to your off-topic musings!


  2. I did lots of pretending while growing up. The magic of creating a story still lives with me as I write my novels!

  3. imagination is a resource that many do not quantify, and it defies being quantified. The magic of pretend is believing in the created reality enough to forge others belief...or at least that is what I think