IUSB Gamers Unite: The New Dungeons and Dragons Club

October 17, 2006

Robert L. Francis Jr.
Staff Writer

 When you think of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), what comes to mind? Images of social outcasts huddled around a game board wearing left over Halloween costumes?

 According to John Higgins, D&D Game Master (GM), nothing could be further from the truth.

 “It’s all grownups playing pretend with rules,” said Higgins.

 Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game that allows you to escape the real world for an afternoon or evening. As a player, you can be anything you like depending on the scenario agreed upon by the group.

 To play, you use dice and rule books to generate a character. The GM then puts you and your character through a series of adventures and battles to reach your objective or goal.

 “I’ve been a GM for a long time,” said Higgins. “I learned that there has to be a balance between rules and character.”

 A good GM knows just how tough to make the scenario in order to keep the players hooked, according to Higgins.

 You don’t have to buy the D&D books or bring the ones you already own. The group has a small library of books and is more than willing to help anyone generate a character and learn the game.

 “I’ve never had to bring my own books,” said Dan Tuholski. “We’ve got them all here.”

 Worried about having to use a fake voice or looking silly acting out the action? Acting and costumes are not necessary and the game is open to anyone.

 D&D is played by a diverse group of people ranging from professors to high school students; librarians to soldiers.

 The D&D Club consists of GM John Higgins, Dan Tuholski, Alex Ehret, and John Herowy and meets in the Greenlawn cafeteria/lounge on Saturdays from 12-5 p.m.; sometimes longer if the game is especially good.

 If you’re interested in the D&D Club, contact John Higgins at jack_daniel_327@yahoo.com.

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One Response to “IUSB Gamers Unite: The New Dungeons and Dragons Club”

  1. chuck Says:

    Is there a current D&D club at IUSB?

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