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AN INTRODUCTION TO ROLEPLAYING and D&D

 

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When you are introduced to a hobby, a lot of things need to be explained up front: the rules, the environment, and so on. But many things don't get explained, like, why should you be a part of the hobby in the first place? What do special terms mean? 

It can be difficult for new people to understand why they should give roleplaying a try or what a game like Dungeons and Dragons has to offer because some of the most basic things that need explaining don't make it into the books. It is taken for granted that folks understand, or that they'll pick up certain knowledge by osmosis - but I know better.

At first glance, roleplaying can seem like a horribly complicated hobby, and a strange one to boot. When we break it down, however, roleplaying becomes perfectly comprehensible and even more enjoyable.

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The Basics of Roleplaying: An Introduction to the Hobby - An in-depth introduction to the basic elements of roleplaying games.

   
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The Basics of Dungeons and Dragons - An in-depth introduction to the basic elements of Dungeons and Dragons in particular.

   
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Troubles Outside the Game: A look at Real LifeTM issues that can make it difficult to enjoy the hobby of roleplaying.

   
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Women in Gaming: A look at women as characters and as participants in rolelplaying.

   
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Why You Should Say "Yes" to the DM: Advice on giving your DM a chance to run something different, not just for your fun but for their own.

 
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