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Why I Game – The Dice Want To Murder You

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D released a new edition this summer, I’ve been posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games.

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Last month, Wizards of the Coast launched the new Player’s Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. This hopefully means that there will be lots of new players joining the game, some of them experiencing role-playing for the first time. So I thought this would be a fun opportunity to talk about a salient point that every role-player deals with at least once in his or her life:

The dice want you dead.

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Why I Game – Playing In Other Systems (Part One)

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D is releasing a new edition this summer, I’m posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other role-playing games.

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Today I’m going to talk about a few of those “other role-playing games” I’m always referring to. While my gaming group has primarily focused on D&D, we have taken time out to play in other systems over the years. Sometimes it’s simply a one-off, like our Halloween session of the zombie game “All Flesh Must Be Eaten.” Other times, it is an entire campaign, and the first of these was the super-villain game, “Necessary Evil.”

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