In high school, I had my first brush with MMORPG gaming when some friends of mine started talking about a game called World of Warcraft. From my friends’ stories alone the genre called to me like some digital siren. As a proponent of depth and interaction in gaming, I was fascinated by the idea that all of the main characters were people like me. The concept that I could forge real allies across continents and group with them to slay dragons and demons took hold in me in a very real way. The monkey had lodged itself on my back, and it was clad in the coolest armor!
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So I had been eyeing D&D for a long time. Obviously I’ve played video games, and lots of them. But somehow doing all the math myself and being able to change my character and parts of my adventure anyway I wanted appealed to me greatly. So, I finally got my chance when our fearless leader offered a space in a D&D romp.