What does it mean to be a nerd? Really into Sci-Fi? Star Wars is the most popular movie franchise of all time. Love fantasy? Game of Thrones is the number one rated show on television. Breathe too loud and have a bizarrely close relationship with your Mom? Now we’re talking! In today’s episode we examine the in-between, the Godfather of all things nerd culture, Dungeons and Dragons. In a sci-fi, parallel dimension twist, we’ll find out about the game from none other than a super badass girl, Lisa Gross. Lisa will teach us how to play D&D and more importantly, reevaluate what it means to be a nerd.
2:56 – How Lisa started playing D&D
3:47– Did Lisa’s group start fresh together, or did one of them already know how to play?
4:36 – How long before they really knew what they were doing?
5:25 – The similarities between chess and D&D.
6:12 – What is Dungeons and Dragons? How do you play?
7:41 – What is the game board like for D&D?
9:14 – The six month duration of a campaign.
10:00 – How long does it take the dungeon master to set the stage for a campaign?
10:55 – Are you only able to have one dungeon master?
11:45– The extra responsibilities of the dungeon master.
13:08 – What can you and can’t you do in D&D?
15:06 – How much can the dungeon master stop you from going crazy with your character?
16:44 – Creating characters.
17:51 – Starting the campaign.
19:36– Movement and spacing in D&D.
20:00 – Checks and rolling.
24:05 – Leveling up
26:00 – The use of die in basically every facet of the game.
28:00 – Can you roll a terrible character for yourself?
29:15 – How does a game take 6 months?
30:44 – So seriously, can you do anything?
32:00 – The handbooks.
33:12 – The crazy things people will do in D&D?
34:05 – Getting started with D&D.
35:30– The magic number of people to start playing with.