We have been tossing around the idea of Dungeons and Dragons for years. I just didn’t know where to start or how to find people to play with us. I would occasionally find a person or two, but not enough to have a full group. Moving back to Colorado was a chance to start something new. My friend and Fellow blogger, Viola, brainstormed with me for days. We settled on visiting our local game shop and participating in their ‘Board Game League’. Originally, we wanted to start another book club but we also wanted to hang out weekly without expectation. League was a blast and we found some fantastic games to buy. Soon leading to a weekly board game night at my house with Viola and my husband’s coworkers.
Starting a D&D group wasn’t exactly the plan but it worked out better than I expected. Most of us enjoyed fantasy novels so naturally, Dungeons and Dragons had crossed our minds. My husband had found a group and had been playing a few weeks when he started being our Dungeon Master(DM). Our first few weeks were a little rough but we all caught on quickly. While I knew I would enjoy it, I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I do now.
We haven’t poured much money into the game. A few sets of cheaper dice, a lego minis we already owned, a poster board, and a few pads of paper started us up without any hassle. I did borrow the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and The Curse of Strahd campaign from our library. Those aren’t needed though as you can get everything you need off the Dungeons and Dragons website. If you’re looking for something fun to do and enjoy fantasy, I am sure you would love Dungeons and Dragons. It’s probably the most fun I’ve had in a ‘book club’.