Friday, June 10, 2011
Two D&D Articles On the Internets Today
The first is Part 2 of Boing Boing's story about a dad teaching four 2nd-graders how to play Dungeons & Dragons. Yeah, he's using 4th Edition rules, but it's still fun to read about bringing up the next generation of tabletop RPG'ers. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to play.
The other article I saw was on GeekDad's blog over on Wired.com - this time from author Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks. This particular article looks to be sort of a quick "intro" to his book, speaking as it does about how D&D provided an escape for him when he was growing up with a mom who had been hospitalized with a brain aneurism but returned home a completely different person that he and his siblings called "The Momster." I've always wanted to read his book, even moreso after having read this short post by him. I think a lot of us can relate to how D&D was sort of the "glue" that kept us sane during our awkward pre-pubescent days.