Today I’m going to take you into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Sure, you’ve probably heard about it before, but if you’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about, let me tell you all about this fantasy story-telling fun!
Have you ever daydreamed about being a hero?
In every fantasy epic, be it The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, there are characters who face impossible odds to defend something they believe in. In a game of Dungeons and Dragons, you and a group of friends become those kinds of heroes.
Dungeons and Dragons is a role playing game. Simply, that means that each player takes the role of a unique character in a made up world. In other words, Dungeons and Dragons lets you loose in a limitless fantasy realm and allows you to be whatever kind of person you want to be. Be it a battle scarred fighter, a cunning if untrustworthy swashbuckler or a brilliant but exasperating sorcerer, the only limit to who you can be is your imagination. In every group, one player takes the role of the Dungeon Master or DM, who plays the parts of the other characters in world. This includes both the heroes’ allies and the monstrous foes that they must overcome.
For a game of D&D, you need nothing more than pencils, some paper, a few dice and people to play with. If you’re thinking of getting started, the best way to try the game is by playing it and if you’re based in Liverpool, you have a lot of options. You could try coming along to one of our D&D taster sessions, which run a couple of times a month on Sundays hosted by our DM Will. There’s also the Liverpool D&D group on Meetup and on Facebook, which allows you to get in contact with other people interested in starting a game and see what public D&D events are going on in the city. If you already have a group of friends interested in playing you can try the excellent Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set, which has everything you need for 6 people to play D&D once a week for about 6 months. There are videos galore all over the internet showing you the ins and outs and D&D features in so many TV shows… It’s obviously what the cool kids are all doing!
So no matter how you get playing, if you’ve ever thought you’ve got what it takes to be a hero and just haven’t had the chance, Dungeons and Dragons is your opportunity to prove it.
The next Taster Session at Sugar and Dice will be on Sunday 20th August – for more info click here or give us a call 🙂
*Thanks to Will for co- writing this article