When I played #dungeonsanddragons
as a kid, I always wanted to be a magic user, not because it was easy, but because it was hard. I died a lot
in those days of d4 hit points and three worthless levels of cantrip spells before you got to do anything, but when a wizard survived and got powerful enough to melt goblins with fireballs... boy, was that awesome.
I don't play as much as I used to, and I haven't even run a game of my own or played in a regular campaign in a couple of years, but with the recent release of classic modules as PDFs, I feel the itch to run Basic or Player's Option rules... you know, for kids.
If I was going to play, though? I think I'd have to be a barbarian or fighter now, because I have fallen in love with the #d12
. It's such a beautiful die, and it just doesn't get any love at all (that's why I chose it for #Tabletop
). I know it's kind of weird to choose a class based on what kind of dice you'll be rolling, but it's where I find myself at the moment ... and I'm really okay with that.
...Hmmmm .... this makes me think that a +Geek & Sundry
show where I run a classic D&D campaign using Basic rules -- maybe a modified module or series of modules or something like that -- for six or eight episodes would be pretty awesome.