I already volunteered to be Brandon’s DM friend to talk about all the cool stuff in D&D settings but I figured we could have a lil conversation over all of this!
One of the things I see/hear the most for games like D&D specifically is some combination of “I don’t even know where to start”, “There’s so many rules. I’m afraid of messing up” and “I don’t have anyone in my area/friend group/s to play with.” so I want to extend that question to all of you. How many of you are interested in D&D or some other tabletop game but haven’t ever played it? Maybe you really dig Exalted but it’s a niche game so it’s hard to find people who want to play it. Or maybe you’ve just seen tons of stories online about people recounting a particularly great moment from a session but never been able to find a group for yourself.
If you are interested in D&D but never played, how did you get into being part of the TTRPG (TableTop Role Playing Game) community? A lot of people have seemingly joined in from listening/watching a well known online shows like Critical Role or Acquisitions Inc. Did you find out about one of these shows and now you listen to plenty of them? Do you prefer a more roleplay heavy series, a more comedic one, one with lots of combat?
Tell me any and everything you got about TTRPG stuff here! Brandon you’re free to hijack with any topic you want as well. And on that front: Brandon, what’s your current favorite D&D setting? With Ravnica having gotten an official book, there’s a whole new world to explore in the game.