So, I have realized that D&D is almost like a drug, you don’t do it in public, you become friends with others who participate in it, and most people are against it until they try it.
While only being 19 I have introduced a lot of people to the world of Dungeons and Dragons. I began playing when I was very young in middle school at some point. I was taught by my step father Mike, and also influenced by my Dad who had played when he was in college. Mike had learned how to play when he was in the army from a man named he calls TOR. He still owns a few of TOR’s books and they have now been passed down to me and my brother Luke. I tried finding opportunities to play but none of them really stuck until my brother decided to DM with me, one of his friends Dan, a cousin of ours, and a friend named David W. That went okay but drove me to find a way to play again. All attempts fail. 1 year later a friend, we will call him Ging, asked me if I would show him what D&D was really like. So I said, YES I WILL DO IT. And threw together a group. Together with Ging, my friend Greg, my brother, Ging’s brother Nicky, and Dan we began and adventure. Even though we were playing at Ging’s house he decided not to play, but we kept going any way.
I had an awesome time with that group. During that summer I started DMing a second group and we had lots of crossovers including a really big one where both my brother and I DMed. However, I then left for college. But there I made some new friend and eventually convinced them to play D&D none of them were really excited about it. We played for 6 hours that night, and they loved it. I am still playing with this group, I picked up and lost a few members along the way, and next year we will have ended our campaign and start a new one with a new DM.
Greg from my first group will be coming to my college and shall be joining us. Before that however I am DMing for my cousin Adam and his friends over the summer.
Vincent, I believe has been DM as well as joining other new Campaigns. David W is looking for another group, as is Brandon. Harrison plans on DMing his own campaign as well. It is amazing how the influence of one man can spread. I personally have influenced a tremendous amount of people with my stories and adventures, most of them High School kids who will go off to college and maybe even influence a few people themselves. I owe a large chunk of who I am today to my imagination that I developed while ready fantasy stories and playing RPG’s and the severity of that is due to a man I have never met, I know him only as TOR.