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First published in 1974, Dungeons and Dragons was the first role-playing game to find life beyond the small circle of people that created it.  It began as a medieval miniature war game (called Chainmail) and morphed into the first juggernaut of the tabletop gaming industry.  In 2014, the fifth edition was released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original game.

The game has many important things that make playing easy to begin.  The rulebooks, the polyhedral dice (made popular by wargamers in the 1960s), miniatures that represent the player characters, and, of course, the adventures themselves.  These adventures were called modules and originally were broken down between those for use in the Basic game and others intended for the Advanced game (called AD&D).  There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of modules released either as stand alone modules, articles in Dragon or Dungeon magazines, or as a part of a series of modules that were interrelated.

Many of those series have become famous like the Temple of Elemental Evil or the Dragonlance series.  This article will be a breakdown of five adventures that any good DM (Dungeon Master) should put their players through from the original run of the series.

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D&D Players At Conventions Sound Off On Sex

Now that I’ve been outed as a D&D enthusiast, I find that it is only fitting for me to be a correspondent in the respects of bringing dungeons and dragons to the uninformed haters. I get chicks, I have tattoos, I have a style that I believe I am quickly outgrowing, HOWEVER, these gamers in the video above are the prototypical people who give us other players, the stigma that comes along with loving the game. But, I only role 20’s in bed? Pure, Gold, Bullion.

I have found this vid at Maxim.com-Who woulda thunk it?!

**Sidenote** Halloween Day-Post 666

 

When not navigating the massive expanses of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings or the Silmarillion, there are other fantasy books that are ready to whisk you away to a Forgotten Realm. Books that don’t feel like infernal calculus or reading stereo instructions, and while I am a LOTR fan, they are a tough read. Stephen King is the equivalent of “See Spot Run” compared to that series. But the best? Well my friends, there are some nerd reads out there that feel like D&D in a bowl…Ahh, like geek potpourri.Take a whiff! The best of the best D&D books! (more…)

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