About

Hey there!

Thanks for visiting. I’m assuming you want to know more about who is behind this website, otherwise, why would you be on the About page?

I’m John. I’m a father of two boys, ages 11 and 9, and they’re into Dungeons & Dragons.

During the summer of 2015, my oldest son Jack “made a game”. It was hand drawn on paper, had boxes for pieces to move to/from. Each class of character had certain moves and advantages. The “ninja” did piercing damage and could turn invisible. The “archer” had a ranged attack. We play tested it, and he told me he was really interested in how games work. So, I introduced him to D&D, as to me, Dungeons & Dragons was kind of the ultimate game: rules that mattered, but were ever changing, based on building trust with a group of friends about how the game should work, all while being full of imagination, creativity and story telling. D&D’s at its best when the story telling is collaborative and the Dungeon Master is just part of the story. That’s when the players have the most fun.

So, I’m playing D&D again after a 25 year hiatus. I haven’t played since the 1980s, when I was a young teenager. I’m 40 now, and my player group is eight or nine 8-11 year old boys that are my sons’ friends. I’m learning and re-learning how to play as I dive back in.

I’m diving back into D&D because I’ve learned as I grow older that there are fewer and fewer things that I can bond with my children over as they grow up, so I’m taking every opportunity I can to dive in!

This blog is really for me. It’s a place for me to share what I’m learning. It’s a place for me to blog about new products I’m into. It’s a place for me to get feedback from others that are just starting to game, or that are veterans of the field.

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