D&D 30 Day Challenge: Day 1 – How you got started

From a very young age I was into gaming.
I remember being around 5 years old and watching my older cousin playing games on his computer. Later, I remember me playing games. Lots of them. But mostly I was into adventure, strategy and RPG games. No matter how many I played, though, I always found them lacking. Why couldn’t I go over those hills? And why couldn’t I kill this guy and get his stuff? Why did I have to be the good guy?

I don’t remember when I heard of D&D and tabletop RPGs for the first time but I found them interesting. However, for reasons unknown to the now me, I did not try to learn more about them. It was many years later that I made the connection between them and computer RPGs that would make me want to play.

It all started with a 3.5e one-shot 4 years ago. I played a shaman and had a lot of fun. It was an amazing game with a very experienced DM. After that game I really wanted to become a DM. Due to lack of interest from my friends, though, I forgot about D&D at that time.

Fast forward to two years ago. A conversation with another group of friends rekindled my interest in the game. So I took up the mantle of the DM, bought the core books for the 4th Edition of D&D and we started playing. That happened in the summer of 2014. When 5th Edition came out I decided to try it, since I had read a lot of good comments about it. It’s an amazing edition and I decided to stick to it.

It’s been a year and a half since I started playing D&D and DMing. However, we haven’t played much due to scheduling problems and university being demanding. And that’s why I also consider myself still a newbie DM. But, like I’ve already said in my new year’s resolutions, this year we’re going to try to play more.

And that’s my short story. This is how I started and where I am now. Tomorrow I will return to talk about my favorite race.

So until then, have fun!


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