Monday, June 9, 2008

Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Rocks!

Sorry, I know most of you probably don't have a clue what I'm talking about...I've been playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) since the first set of hardcover rulebooks came out back in 1977 or so. The 4th edition of my beloved game was just released on Friday, so everyone in our Friday night group came over on Friday with their new rulebooks and we gave it whirl. It was a lot of fun!

And I am not a geek, either, so there!

9 comments:

Clueless said...

I am old enough to remember D & D. I was in high school when it was getting popular and there were two catagories of people the played it...geeks or cool kids, nothing in between.

By the way, I love how you are encouraging people to journal. It is such a great thing to do. I love the prompts.

Gianna said...

yes, you are too a geek!

be proud...:-)

one of my best friends is a D&D fiend---he's been playing every Tuesday night since I met him a good 15 years ago.

Jazz said...

Clueless--
I would be one of the cool kids ;)

(Actually, I'm not sure the kids at my high school knew what to make of me. I was the one who started The Flat Earth Club, held a Dead Rat Raffle, and led the Expedition up the twin peaks of Ruth Street.)

I'm glad you're liking the prompts. I started using them more when my journaling sessions turned into the "daily bitch" sort of thing. I figured I had to stop whining!

Jazz said...

Gianna--
D&D is awesome! The group we have now has been together since January of 2000, and is still going strong. My kids are starting to play now...it's really cool to see them getting excited about something that's been such a big part of my life.

Well...maybe a bit geeky...but I think a bit of geekiness can be cool, don't you? Geekiness is the new chic, right? Right?

Gianna said...

of course being a geek is cool...hence my telling you to be proud...

the cool kids are the real geeks...afraid to dance to their own drum.

Jazz said...

Yeah...I always felt sorry for the ones who never figured that out. My quirky friends and I used to snicker at them and call them sheep.

It's sad, but some people spend all their lives trying to be "cool" and worrying about what everyone else thinks...and they never really do find themselves. I know far too many people who fall into that category.

Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

Dear Jazz and Gianna,
I have to laugh at this entire conversation. I agree with Gianna that it is truly geeky behavior. But I, too, believe is "geeky is good." My son used to play this so I know what it is!

Susan

catatonickid said...

Lol I'm another vote for geek is good.

That's awesome to hear though. I can't wait till my group starts up again and we get to analyse the changes. We play with AD&D with a bit of 2nd ed. thrown in sometimes, for obscure reasons largely only known to our gracious host.

Jazz said...

catatonickid--
Yes, DM's can be quirky sometimes! I know, cause I'm married to one! We played second edition all through graduate school in the early nineties. Third edition was a huge improvement, and so far it looks like 4th is going to be good, too.