You'd be surprised at the amount of people that go "Oh, I've heard of that! Never had a chance to play though."
Many either just don't "get" role playing, or feel overwhelmed by the rules (DnD 3.5 can be rather daunting to the new player, 5.0 made it a lot
Or, they are just so used to electronic media (Movies, TV, Video Games) that they've forgotten how to "play" without all that and only use their
I can remember my parents in the 70's and 80's playing cards or Dominos on the weekends, music playing on the stereo, and then board games with me and
my little sister. In today's world, most people have their noses stuck in the TV, computer, tablet or their smart phone.
One way you could try and get people you know interested in playing something with you, is have a get together like a BBQ, or a small party, and have
something set up to play and see who likes it and who doesn't. The key is to find something simple, and already drawn up (let's face it: spending 2
or 3 hours having to roll up a character in a game you've never played before won't be a good seller), emphasize the role playing more than the rules
and having to crunch numbers.
Here's a short YouTube video this guy did of a recording of one of their gaming sessions. You can hear the fun they are having just role playing:
My group is made up of friends, family and some co-workers. While we enjoy playing the game, it's also mostly just fun to get together have dinner
together and joke around.
There was one campaign that I was DM'ing that they had me literally gasping for breath because I was laughing so hard. Two of the players who were
playing Rogues were trying to get through a door but it was magically sealed, and they had no way to tell that. They tried all sorts of things to get
through the door. Finally one of them said they were going to "Appraise" the door. I was puzzled, but went, uh, okay, roll for that. He rolled a 1, a
fumble, and he shouted out "OMG! This door is worth BILLIONS of gold pieces!!!!"
I started to laugh, when his buddy also rolled to Appraise, and he ALSO rolled a 1. They then started acting out about how "precious" this door was.
They even tried to get the rest of the party to go back to the door, because obviously how valuable the door was!
But if you figure out something you could do with some friends you have a get together with, something simple and easy to do for them and you, you
just might hook them into doing RPGs, and they'll want to do more.
Here's one more video by the same guy above, this story here sounds so much like our little DnD group:
Oh, and just for giggles, here's a video of me and my youngest son, Josh, we were goofing off but it's pretty much how the role playing with our DnD
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I think it is great for kids it teaches them many lessons in life.
I think every tabletop roleplayer has many a tale where everyone falls about laughing it really is fun for free really.
I'm running a game next week for a bunch of folk who has never played gonna go easy on them I'm looking forward to it.
I recently found that channel funny as hell
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