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Getting into Dungeons and Dragons

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Cassidy, Queen's Square | August 10, 2020

Whether you've always been curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, or whether your curiosity was sparked be a recent show, podcast, or even the D&D TikTok community, now is a fantastic time to dive into the wild combination of math, improv, and collaborative storytelling that is D&D.

Are you looking to get into playing Dungeons and Dragons, but not sure where to start? Here are some resources to teach you the basics and help you jump into the game and start having fun.

Beginner Resources
- The comprehensive DNDBeyond New Player Guide
- A brief introductory article from Polygon.com

Not ready to play, but looking for some D&D related media? (Please note that many of these are intended for adult audiences):

Critical Role

Podcasts
The Adventure Zone
Not Another D&D Podcast
Dungeons and Daddies
Join the Party

Looking to try playing for the first time? As part of Idea Exchange's Cambridge Comic Arts Festival, limited spots are available for online games. Beginners only, please! Register online now for our game on Monday, August 10 or Wednesday, August 12

Already familiar with the game and looking to play more? Find new adventuring parties below:

Roll20 is an online tabletop roleplaying game platform that helps you connect with your existing group or join a new one online. Visit their website for an introduction to Roll20 or to search for a game to join. DNDBeyond also has a section of their forums dedicated to finding groups.

The most important thing to know, is that Dungeons and Dragons can be whatever you want it to be! You can be a heroic fighter, engaged in an epic battle with a fearsome dragon, or you can spend hours trying to gather all the supplies you need to make a fancy dinner to try to woo the fancy half-orc you met at the tavern. It’s a game about creativity, teamwork, and weaving a story together.

Comments

Submitted by Caitlin (not verified) on

The podcast Danger Dice Gang is also very good and it's Canadian.

Submitted by Jaime (not verified) on

Thank you Caitlyn! Danger Dice Gang has also spawned Danger Ghost Gang, a podcast dedicated to the classic 1980's Ghostbusters RPG game.