Careful What You Wish For… – Dungeons & Dragons Live Stream – Part 2

After many months of discussion, Jason, Kris, Rachel, Mat, Jon, and I finally set forth on our first Dungeons & Dragons adventure! As a group of heroes in search of adventure, we end up getting confronted by a horde of zombies!

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Fighting Zombies in the Fog! – Dungeons & Dragons Live Stream – Part 1

After many months of discussion, Jason, Kris, Rachel, Mat, Jon, and I finally set forth on our first Dungeons & Dragons adventure! As a group of heroes in search of adventure, we end up getting confronted by a horde of zombies!

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I Had to Grow Up Before I Could Play Dungeons & Dragons

Fog is setting in. Knifey McStab, Charlotte, and Marla have their hands full against a horde of zombies. Having retreated in a previous turn, I wan’t close enough to help my allies by stabbing a zombie with my rapier. Digging deep into my repertoire, I grabbed some tinder off the dry ground and use magic to create four makeshift torches. Before ending my turn, I launch them towards the heat of battle, allowing my party to finish the fight with a clear view of our opposition. As icing on the cake, I kick on the Auto-Tune to sing the song that a bard would when lighting the battlefield for their comrades.

This past weekend, I had an amazing time playing and streaming Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. Thank you Jason, Kris, Rachel, Mat, and Jon for sharing this experience with me. Though it’s literally taken us years to set this session up, my journey to get here goes way further back.

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DnD 101 with Jason, Kris, Rachel, Mat, and Jon!

Our adventure (technically) begins here! Jason from Downstab.com graciously guides us through the character creation process and an example scenario. If you have any interest in learning how to play Dungeons & Dragons, definitely check this one out!

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Board Games I Want to Play During Future Board Game Night Live Streams

Once we got past a few technical difficulties that plagued the start of the broadcast, our first board game night live stream was a smashing success! The technical solution that I put in place to play Codenames worked smoothly for the most part, and playing with some of my favourite people around melted away whatever distance there was between our webcams. Thank you to Mat, Jon, Kris, Rachel, & Steff for making this way more special than just a streaming experiment. And thank you to everyone that tuned in to watch our shenanigans and chat with us!

We will do this again. We had too much fun to let this concept slide. Even if we didn’t publicly broadcast it, just being able to play board games remotely with a group of friends separated by hundreds of miles and still feel connected was magical. Now that we’ve proved that it works, here are some other games I would love to make work in this format!

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Board Game Night Playlist: Introductory Dungeon Crawls

Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most influential games of all-time. It’s also one of the most intimidating. The game features a ton of rules and requires a group of players to have at least one that’s designated as Dungeon Master, which is a very difficult role to fill. To this day, I’ve never played actual D&D before and I’m not sure if I ever will.

With that said, that doesn’t mean I’ve been deprived of the dungeon crawling experience. D&D might be the original, though its core concepts have been streamlined, simplified, or just straight-up copied a countless number of times. This Board Game Night Playlist features dungeon raiding games that are fine-tuned for casual players to get their fix. Now let’s gear up and head into this introductory dungeon crawl playlist!

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Dungeon! Review

Originally released in 1975, Dungeon! transforms Dungeons & Dragons into a board game. Granted, it’s an experience that is greatly streamlined compared to its source material, though it aims to still deliver the essence of what D&D is all about. Is this a dungeon worth raiding?

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The Importance of Theme in a Board Game


We’ve been taught since the dawn of time (or at least since the dawn of books) to not judge a book by its cover. Well, when it comes to board games, cover-judging has been a huge part of my decision-making process. Before making inroads with the scene a few years ago, I’d be immediately off-put just by looking at any visual material for games like Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer or Magic: The Gathering. I dislike pretty much everything medieval fantasy across all forms of media, which acts as a deal-breaker for these and many other designer board games long before I could judge it on its merits.

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