Friday, July 16, 2010
Why Won't You Play With Us?
Edit: Guide to this blog for the perplexed here.
Ok, I know that when anything about playing D&D comes up on this blog there will be somebody reading who goes "Oh yeah, we did that, too! Here's what happened, here's a link..."
So, a la James Mal I am going to ask the hive mind a question about the early days of the hobby and hope someone in the crowd has some insight.
One of the things we do when we make the show is shoot footage where we ask the guest stars about their previous D&D experience.
And this is what we hear over and over and over:
"When I was a teenager, I knew guys who were playing and I always wanted to try it, but they wouldn't let me play."
So: what the fuck is up with that? How warped is American youth that there was not one healthy young lad willing to play D&D with a teenaged Stoya? Anyone? Anyone? What is going on out there in the Midwest?