Hi All - well i guess that's one way of starting. Blogging and I have never really mixed. Ive tried it a couple of times but never felt entirely comfortable with it all. I guess it feels a little as though you are sharing your diary with people who you've never met and no nothing about. Somehow odd.
I guess I need to step into this century and accept that this is the way it is these days. My kids sit at the computer screen and think nothing of surfing the internet, playing games and chatting with friends and yet i'm struggling with typing a few words for others to read and hopefully not get bored reading them.
Funny really. As a roleplayer and DM with 30 years experience you would have thought that by now I would be used to making a fool of myself. Still, i guess I will over come this concern. So who am I ?
Well im a 40 something male from the north west of the United Kingdom. I live in the city of Preston in the county of Lancashire and as ive already said ive been playing RPGs for a long time. I started playing when i was younger than my son is now and may mum still reminds me how pleased she was i played D&D and didnt get into something "far worse like drugs". I dread to think why she had that fear but never mind.
A comparison of D&D to drugs is perhaps not the most politically correct nor indeed accurate comparison to make but an addiction to RPGs i most definately do have. Its a hobby i have loved and nurtured over the years. I have played and DMd with many groups and i have made many great friends both near and far over that time. Ive travelled the world in my job and when staying on foreign soil over the weekends ive still managed to find gaming groups willing to accomodate the strange British guy. I am especially looking at you people of Los Angeles !
I want my kids to have the same experiences and fun i have enjoyed. My son is now 14 and my daughter 7 - both are gamers ! I've clearly got something right so far although im not sure my wife (non gamer) agrees. My son regularly runs a 4ed game and my daughter likes to play dice with daddy and fight the evil fairies. At some point i intend to run a game for them both but they still have to get past that sibling rivalry stage.
So why am i telling you all this ? Well i want D&D Parents to be a place where we can all share our thoughts on gaming and the relationships we have with our kids through the games we all play. The title is D&D Parents but frankly, for me any RP is good RP ! I have a Savage Worlds game planned for my son and his friends and no doubt I will share that with you all at some point.
So to finish (for now). I hope that you all actively participate in this group and that we can get it to grow and bring in other parents. Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas on how we can increase the traffic here.
Happy Gaming !