Get Nerdy with Dungeons & Dragons

game pieces set up for a dungeons and dragons game

Have you heard of Dungeons & Dragons? You may have heard it in passing from friends or media such as Stranger Things. Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game that has recently seen a resurgence since it’s initial popularity in the early ‘70s. In this week’s Wildwood Park Apartments Blog, we’ve got a few ways and reasons you should try this tabletop roleplaying game!

Celebrity Endorsements

Though you shouldn’t do anything solely on the recommendation of celebrities, it’s fun to realize that some of your favorite celebrities may enjoy Dungeons & Dragons. There are plenty of celebrities who have vocalized their love for the roleplaying game, so here are some of those names:

  • Joe Manganiello (True Blood)
  • Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
  • Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Anderson Cooper (CNN)
  • Vin Diesel (The Fast and the Furious)

Podcasts/Live-Plays

If you are looking to get started in the hobby, there are plenty of ways you can get some exposure into the game itself. One big way is by looking up some podcasts or live-plays to see how the game is played. Some notable examples can include shows like Critical Role, Harmonquest, Acquisitions Incorporated, and Force Grey.

These shows give you a look into how people play the game, all while featuring some notable faces in the acting community and Wizards of the Coast (D&D’s parent company).

Expands Your Creativity

Aside from celebrities endorsing the game, why else should you play Dungeons & Dragons? The answer is fairly simple. It expands your creativity. In and of itself, the game involves storytelling elements from both the player and the dungeons master in a ‘theatre of the mind’ style gameplay.

Sure, there are miniatures and terrain you could use to aid you visualizing the game, but the game is still easily played without those. There are various ways to express your creativity and it’s even encouraged! If you can find an ingenious way to get out of battle, then try it!

Dungeons & Dragons is a great game to play on a night in your Arlington, VA apartment or on weekend with your friends. Approach it with an open mind and you may even end up enjoying it!