Hey guys! Juurei here. I just wanted to let you all know that if you're at all into RP and want to understand the concept of RPGs as we know them today, or just want to have something to do with your buddies every now and then, play D&D. If you've never played D&D before, best place to start is the Red Box (starter kit. Just ask for the red box at your local comic book store, they'll know exactly what you're talking about) or one of the quest box kits like Wrath of Ashardalon. It's a lot of fun and if you're interested and want to talk to me about it, feel free to ask!
I do want to share my experience with you guys, though. I started playing with a group of guys I've been playing WoW with for years now. I was at Barnes and Nobles a few months ago and saw the Wrath of Ashardalon box set and called up one of my buddies and asked him if he would be interested in getting into D&D with me... He said yes and I bought the box set on the spot. We got another two of our friends together and went through a lot of the quests that came with the box. It was so much fun, but all of us being veteran gamers, we decided it was time we got into the original. So about 3 weeks ago, me and my buddy went and got the red box. We came home immediately and busted out the character sheets and went to town on them with the guide that comes with it. We didn't have a DM, and there were only 3 of us that actually have the time to be sitting down for 3 or more hours at a time to do anything, so I had to pick up the role of DM and play my character at the same time. It's very difficult to do this, mainly being the fact that your character doesn't know the things you know as a DM until they make the appropriate checks and all. But as long as you can keep things together and separated, it's a very rewarding experience.
Anyways, we've now had 2 full sessions of D&D play time, and we're still on the campaign that came with the red box. I highly recommend it if you have the people and the time.
This thread I'm making is to discuss anything with D&D, new and old players alike. I'm also interested to see how many of you are fellow dungeon crawlers!