Embracing the Dorkside!

For a few years now, I’ve enjoyed playing Role-Playing Games (RPG). The best and well known example is Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). The one I’ve played most is Pathfinder. If you know anything about D&D, then you will know Pathfinder is based on D&D version 3.5 and 3.75 (If I’ve lost you already don’t worry)

If you don’t know what all RPG’s entail, then read this paragraph, otherwise you can skip this one. 

In Role-playing, you create a character based on a Race (Human, Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Half-ling, etc… They have a lot you can choose from) After that you choose your Class (Fighter, Cleric, Wizard, Rogue, Monk, etc… They also have a lot to choose from) Many people will choose their class first and then race since the different abilities of each race can help more in one class over another. After you’ve figured out all your stuff for the character you start the game. The actual game is going on adventures, getting past obstacles either by out smarting the in game characters or just fighting them.

You can buy books for gaming or, like I have, you can download the books. Well I finally decided to buy the players hand book, it has the core rules for the very basic and beginning of playing. They have come out with a lot more since then, but it is still a very important book. I know find myself excited to get my book, I ordered it online and waiting is always a pain…. 

While it might not seem like much to some, it is me actually investing money into something I otherwise have only invested time into. I’ve gotten into things in the past, card games, board games, anime, TV shows, etc and it has, more often than not, led me to lose interest and hold on to the things I get instead of just selling or giving stuff away. While it is only one book it is still a commitment to me that I hope I don’t lose interest in or lose the group I do this with.

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