Dungeons & Dragons

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone!

Dungeons & Dragons was always something that was at the back of my mind, but it wasn’t something that was popular — that I knew of — around where I lived. Most of my friends weren’t exactly into video games like Rachel and I were, so I didn’t have as much hope for D&D.

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Dungeons & Dragons has existed since 1974, which sounds wild considering how little I had heard of it growing up. Of course, the few times I had heard of it was due to how “nerdy” the game was, even compared to video games.

For years, Dungeons & Dragons wasn’t really a thought in my mind until I realized that it was fairly popular with a couple of YouTubers that Rachel and I watch. Rachel and I spend what little downtime we have trying to catch up with “Dice, Camera, Action!” while now trying to stay up-to-date with “Trapped in the Birdcage.” The players in both those groups are fantastic, as are the Dungeon Masters with their storytelling abilities and antics.

For my birthday, Rachel got me the D&D Starter Set and, while it’s brilliant, I’m not sure where to start. It’s fun to go through and imagine different scenarios with characters I’ve thought of but haven’t fully fleshed out with character sheets because I don’t fully understand the character sheets, and… yeah. The dice are a really pretty blue!

Rachel and I are hoping to, sometime soon, have enough time to each make a character or two and just have a practice session, if you will, between the two of us. We both love creating stories and D&D seems to be another fun, creative way to do so.

Then, of course, there are all sorts of D&D video games to check out…

What do you think Dungeons & Dragons? Have you ever played? Any advice for new players?

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Global Game Jam

Double Jump Kris MiiIt’s a brand new week — how is everyone doing?

While there are plenty of conventions that Rachel and I have heard of, we recently just heard of something called the Global Game Jam. It sounds like an awesome competition!

 

We’ve showcased String Player Gamer on this blog before, as we really enjoy his music and covers of video game tunes. A couple of days ago he posted a video on YouTube titled, “I made a video game!”

Rachel and I love hearing about indie games, especially ones from brand new creators trying their hand at making a game for the first time. Apparently, that’s exactly what Global Game Jam is. Applicants from all over meet and have about two days to create a game from scratch in teams, each bringing their skills to help create different aspects of the game.

It’s pretty damn cool! Who knows — maybe Rachel and I will be part of something like this one day! Both of us would like to help with storytelling, Rachel would be fantastic with voice acting, and I may be able to whip up some programming for a game. It’s something for the bucket list, anyway!

Have you ever heard of or participated in a Game Jam? What role would you play in a team?

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Personal Triforce

Double Jump Kris MiiThe Legend of Zelda video game series has an extensive lore that focuses on the power of the goddesses, a golden Triforce that represents Courage, Wisdom, and Power.

What if the Golden Triforce represented other virtues? Which would you choose?

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The basic premise of the majority of Legend of Zelda games is Link and Zelda, the representatives of Courage and Wisdom respectively, trying to protect Hyrule from the Power-hungry Ganon. Sometimes there’s boats, sometimes there’s horses, sometimes there’s trains, sometimes there’s moons with creepy faces, but mostly it’s Courage and Wisdom thwarting Power’s attempt at taking over the known world.

It just made me curious how the games would play out if the virtues of the Triforce were different, which prompted my thought process to go down the road in wonder at what my personal Triforce would be. If I had a triangle tattooed on the back of my hand, what would it represent?

Creativity would be a nice virtue, I think. Creating new ideas, technology, art, music, stories… Worlds, cultures, lore and magic would all fall under that piece of Triforce.

Freedom would compliment Creativity, symbolizing independence, the ability to live out one’s life without oppression and discouragement, and chasing one’s dreams.

What good would chasing one’s dreams if one did not have the Ambition to turn them into reality? Ambition and drive to catch the dreams that Creativity made and that Freedom allows you to have would complete my Triforce.

What virtues would your personal Triforce represent?

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