Dungeons and Dragons has been around for SOOOO long. Longer than I have been alive. I kick myself everyday knowing that I have wasted so many years not playing.
That’s right, I didn’t get into DnD until about a year ago. Let’s just say, as a natural storyteller, I fell in love…
DnD is the ultimate tool in my arsenal for aiding my craft. This is because DnD is a game unlike no other in that the Dungeon Master (Me) has a story in place before the game starts. HOWEVER, players will always always always do stuff you aren’t expecting and force you to think on your feet.
This could even mean changing your entire story altogether!
Actually, you will find many parts of my books that were created in one of my past DnD campaigns! The starter village of Ashvell in episode 1 of The Grind was created from a campaign as well as many of the character’s names.
DnD is a highly creative game and an excellent source of practice with storytelling. You constantly will be making things up as you go along. This is perfect for me who is a natural pantser (Someone who writes without an outline… And I hope I spelled panster right).
The improvisation of the game is something I do not take for granted. I use it often to overcome ‘writer’s block’ which I prefer to call lulls (I will discuss why this is in a later blog)
Moral of the story? GO PLAY DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!
Check out my video to see my face and hear my voice as I talk about this subject!