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Monday, March 2, 2009

More Dungeons and Dragons

I mentioned I got started playing Dungeons and Dragons back in the seventh grade. By ninth grade I was done playing. That was it, fad over. There wasn't anyone to play with, and I was busy with other things.

Then we moved.

We moved from a tiny rural town in Oregon to a BIG town in California. The number of students in the high school was dizzying, and culture shock set in immediately. In an effort to try to feel comfort at this strange turn of events, I decided to hide by requesting a seat in the back of the room in my Math class- where the other back corner students were playing Dungeons and Dragons after they finished their Math assignments!

My people!

We really weren't regular players, but we would get together occasionally to run through a big adventure, then take a break for awhile. We played other games too- board games, murder mystery games, and card games. It didn't matter. What did matter was that I was a little town fish tossed into some very big water, and Dungeons and Dragons was a link to friends- many of whom I am still in contact with.

I DID eventually decide that the back corner of the room in Math class wasn't what I needed to get a good grade, and was back up near the front for Trigonometry the next year. Ah well.

4 Comments:

At March 3, 2009 at 9:26 AM , Blogger JSB said...

And then you went to college and DnD never left you alone again. Muwahahahaha...

~J

 
At March 3, 2009 at 1:17 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Shh! That's my NEXT blog post! :)

 
At March 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

I had a brief encounter with DnD in high school as the young man who liked me was into that. We got as far as rolling up a character for me and then I had to go home. I am not sure why we never got back to it. It could be that we broke up. Who knows.

At any rate, when my gamer other half wanted to go play DnD I knew it was an ok thing to do...little did *I* know that I would get sucked into it myself a few years later and get a whole new batch of friends along with it. :)

 
At July 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM , Blogger Robert said...

Oooh. Blog post necromancy! But I can't help myself. As one of those who lived in the maligned "back corner," don't make me bring up your never-to-be-forgotten back wall math room chalkboard message incident. You know what I'm talking about, young lady. You're not as innocent of math room hijinks as you might have others believe...

Also, let me note that in high school you could have made friends in a graveyard, so D&D was hardly needed for you to make friends with us.

But, I would argue that we played D&D the way it should be played: for fun and never so that it got in the way of other things. D&D was great, and made for great memories, but we didn't let it stunt our nascent intellectual or social development.

That's what I use D&D for now as an adult... :)

 

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