June 24, 2019, 06:53:37 PM

Author Topic: Dungeons and Dragons  (Read 61 times)

Offline shadowkat678

Dungeons and Dragons
« on: June 23, 2019, 04:42:21 PM »
Hey, been a while since I've been on here. I was curious how many people on these forms play D&D. I've heard a lot of big name fantasy writers have gotten inspiration from the game, and I'm Dungeon Master for a few campaigns myself. I've noticed it has really helped me improve with my story telling skills, and I was wondering how others think playing Dungeons and Dragons, or other tabletop roleplaying games, might have impacted them in their own writing.  :)
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 05:00:46 PM »
I'm a massive D&D player. Currently playing in one campaign and DMing another. I'd do more if only I could find the time.

The biggest way it helps me as a writer is to get random ideas out of the way quickly so I don't have to put them aside and forget them, or force them into my WIP. It's also great for worldbuilding.

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 05:54:21 PM »
We are just wrapping up a several-years long D&D campaign :) It definitely does help all of those things you just said.

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Offline isos81

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 09:38:03 PM »
Didn't Erikson write his Malazan story based on D&D games he played with ICE?
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:03:23 AM »
I haven't played in years. No longer have a group. But I still have all of my D&D stuff. I used to dungeon master all the time. It was my favorite part. Definitely gives insight into building stories and describing settings. 

Offline Peat

Re: Dungeons and Dragons
« Reply #5 on: Today at 02:19:11 PM »
Didn't Erikson write his Malazan story based on D&D games he played with ICE?

GURPS.

I love RPGs, but D&D and all that are one of my least favoured takes.

This said - I believe Gary Gygax holds the greatest influence on the modern day fantasy genre of anyone other than maybe Tolkien.
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