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Nerd Out with Dungeons & Dragons

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Remember when games used to be about imagination? Back before the advent of video games, children, teens, and even adults would play games that required an element of creativity and imagination. Tabletop roleplaying games used to be all the rage, and recently, they’ve had a resurgence. We invite you to get out of your comfort zone and try something old that’s come back into style by playing Dungeons & Dragons! In this week’s Sunset Palms Blog, we’ve got a couple unique points of interest that will help you nerd out with Dungeons & Dragons! It may seem a little nerdy, but don’t knock it until you try it! You may end up loving it.

Podcasts

Since D&D has experienced a resurgence in recent years, there are many who have taken to showing the world the beauty of the game that they play. Podcasts and live-plays of people playing popping up are indicative of how popular the tabletop roleplaying game has become in recent years. Depending on your preferences, there are plenty of podcasts to choose from like Harmonquest, Acquisitions Incorporated, or Critical Role.

Celebrities

Did you know your celebrity crush might play Dungeons & Dragons? Since the game came out in 1974, there are plenty of celebrities who have played in their younger years and have since rediscovered the love of the game. Celebrities like Joe Manganiello of True Blood, Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and even Joseph Gordon-Levitt of 500 Days of Summer are just some of the names of celebrities who have once played D&D. If some of the hunkiest men in Hollywood can play D&D, so can you!

Playing

One of the best ways to nerd out is by playing the game! Dungeons & Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game that can best be described as collective storytelling. Helmed by a Dungeon Master who guides the story and facilitates the players, the game is played via means of roleplay and dice rolls. Whether you’re diving into a pre-written module or creating a home-brewed world, you’ll be able to enjoy hours of fantasy fun! An important thing to remember when playing is that it’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s a roleplaying game with friends, so let your guard down and enjoy the silliness, drama, and excitement!

Gather some friends together at your Hollywood, FL apartment for a night of Dungeons & Dragons and have fun!