How To Get Started Playing Dungeons and Dragons

Chances are you’re run into SOME kind of reference to Dungeons and Dragons in your lifetime; maybe that was your mother telling you it was a satanic game, having a nerdy friend tell you it was the “omg best thing EVER bruh!”, or you just saw it on the shelf at your local bookstore. However you heard of it, you need to know that D&D is more than just a nerd culture game. I used to think that, until I actually started playing… I’ve never had more fun in my life. Where else can you hear phrases like “You fight the dragon… And it dies of stress from too much criticism.” Confused yet? Don’t be… Read along and find out why you need to start playing D&D asap!

First, Dungeons and Dragons is one of the simplest games you will ever play, at least to start out. You need a pencil and paper, a dice, a Dungeon Master’s Handbook, and a few friends, preferably 2-3. The ideal is to get a Dungeons and Dragons starter set, which has everything you need plus the guides to monsters, players, and the Dungeon Master. This isn’t a lot of stuff; it’s not like a full truckload of cargo from It’s just a small boxed set that costs about $10-15 USD.

To start, someone has to be the Dungeon Master, or DM. This person is the most important player in the game. He or she tells the story that starts the adventure, resolves arguments, and presents challenges for the player to overcome.

Next are the player characters, or PCs. This is everyone else. You choose a character type, such as a warrior, wizard, or thief; as the game goes on, you can upgrade your character. Warriors get stronger and gain more powerful weapons, wizards gain more powerful spells, and thieves can start their own criminal empire to help them.

The way that the game looks in real life is as follows:

The DM will set the stage; he will introduce the world and the mission the players are on, for example to “claim the Holy Grail.” The players will each roll the dice to see how far along they travel. Occasionally the DM will unleash “creatures” upon the players; the PCs have to roll a certain number or higher to defeat the monster and pass. They will also gain experience from this. The scenarios can also be funny, like “a horse magic-chipmunk carriage is barreling your way; you need to roll a 7 or higher of magic awareness to move!” It’s craziness like this that draws people to D&D in the first place; D&D is a great way to unleash your imagination, because nothing about the game is real-life. Everything is in your imagination.

This game has real-world application as well; authors recommend that you play as a DM at some point because you have to come up with a massive, sweeping story on the fly. If that doesn’t flex your creative muscles I don’t know what will! So get out there, strap on your Sword of Destiny, and fight monsters all day long!

How to Invent a Good Board Game

How to Invent a Good Board Game

Whether уоu аrе dеѕіgnіng a fun gаmе for your friends or fаmіlу, оr you are іntеrеѕtеd in mоvіng forward and pitching a gаmе design to a mаjоr соmраnу, уоu wіll fіnd thаt designing a bоаrd gаmе can be аn excellent challenge and tеѕt of уоur abilities.

Whеn уоu want tо mаkе ѕurе thаt уоu саn dеѕіgn thе bеѕt bоаrd gаmе thаt уоu саn, аnd whеn уоu wаnt tо mаkе sure thаt уоu are сrеаtіng a gаmе that wіll еntеrtаіn еvеrуоnе, take ѕоmе tіmе tо lооk аt thеѕе four important роіntѕ.

  1. Know Whо You Arе Designing Fоr

A gаmе thаt is designed fоr уоung people in thеіr twеntіеѕ іѕ going tо bе dіffеrеnt from a game that you dеѕіgn fоr ѕіx аnd seven-year оldѕ, but it goes dеереr thаn that. Thе сlаѕѕіс bоаrd gаmеѕ tеnd tо арреаl to all ages, but hоw specific do уоu wаnt your gаmе tаrgеtеd? Thеrе are great gаmеѕ thаt аrе ѕресіfісаllу dеѕіgnеd fоr horror fаnѕ or fоr реорlе whо love improvisational comedy.

Knowing whо іѕ gоіng tо еnjоу your gаmе and having a gооd іdеа оf whаt thеу lіkе іѕ іmроrtаnt. 

  1. Whаt Sрееd is Yоur Gаmе Plауеd At?

When уоu аrе dеѕіgnіng your bоаrd game, remember that while thеrе are some gаmеѕ that are ideal whеn you want tо play all night, other gаmеѕ are mеаnt tо bе рlауеd rеlаtіvеlу fast. Board games tend to tаkе

Storing Your Board Game Pieces Has Never Been As Easy As This

Storing Your Board Game Pieces Has Never Been As Easy As This!

Tabletop games are definitely fun. That’s a given.

If there’s one thing to hate about board games, it’s the after-game cleaning and safekeeping part. Tabletop games usually come with a ridiculous amount of pieces and components – cards, chits, dices, tokens, miniatures, and numerous other stuffs. While some of these board games come with organizers or specialized storage boxes, most often you left to D-I-Y to keep your board game intact and organized.

Modern board games are costly, so you’d want to protect them. A missing bit or a damaged card is quite difficult to replace – and missing just one of these pieces can ruin the entire game. Here let me share with you some simple ways to organize common board game pieces.


Cards are an essential part of many board games but it’s also the trickiest to stack and store. Missing just one of these cards can spoil the excitement and gameplay, this is particularly true with social deduction games.

Arranging them in card sleeves is an easy way to store and keep the cards in perfect shape. It protects the card from all elements especially from water. It would also make it a lot easier to account for all the cards. Once the cards all on sleeves, you can place them in secured boxes or adjustable pallet collars like those found on this site.

Before I forget, please don’t use rubber bands when stacking your cards. Not only do these cards easily lose their elasticity, it can also stick to the cards and they’re awfully difficult to remove from the cards. For sure, you don’t want cards to have stains or any identifying marks on them. A better alternative would be plastic baggies, they’re easy to store and can keep card safe from water damage.

Tokens, chits and bits

The simplest way for storing these bits is the plastic storage. Not only does it keep these components organized, it also makes it easier to separate stuff and set up – ready to go. You can classify the pieces depending on category, for instance coins in one pack, chips in another, etc.

While you can use just any sandwich bags available, it may be best to get color coded baggies from a hobby store. Aside from looking stylish, they also come in various sizes and shapes that will surely suit your game board components. There are also many fancy bead cases that you can find in a local knitting shop or even hardware. These are specially intended for holding beads, nuts, crews and other craft supplies – they are perfect also for organizing game bits. It would also make it easier to set up the game. Instead of just dumping all the pieces out on the table, you simply need to open the bin and the pieces are carefully arranged, ready to start.

Boxes and packets

Boxes and collar packets are best for storing bulky board games or if you have several board games. I’ve seen some adjustable pallet collars at Pallets may not look that good but they’re very functional. Storing your board games in sturdy boxes or pallets would help it last a long time. There are also many durable plastic boxes that come in different sizes. For sure you can find a size that suits your board games.

Investing in storage containers will cost you some box but it’s better than spoiling your future games, right?