EDTC300, LearningProject

Late to the Adventure

This blog post is late, obviously. It’s late as I have been at a loss trying to find something to write about.

This past week I have spent time researching how to be a DM, and the more I read the more overwhelmed I feel. As a DM you need to understand the complex rules of the game, be flexible to how your players and the choices they make in game, provide creative and engaging dialogue for the party to engage in, all while knowing the stats of both the players and the non-playable characters (NPCs). theadventurezoneflat_86

I took a break this week from my research, and chose to take extra time listening to The Adventure Zone on spotify. I have been listening to this podcast for a couple months now, and it is what inspired me to play DnD and become a DM. It is hosted by my good good boys; Justin, Griffin, and Travis McElroy and their dad, Clint McElroy. These boys have built a media empire, and what I have found inspiring is their continued positive outlook and wholesome quality content. They continually make me cry happy, emotional tears. These boys have consistently brought me into their DnD stories with their sweet goofs, genuine love, and inclusive content. taz

Though listening to these fellas may not directly provide me with the skills to be a DM, listening to live game play does provide me with relevant examples and demonstrations on what to expect. I think my nerves come from Griffin being such an incredible DM and story teller. He is absolutely captivating, and I have a lot to live up to. I hope I can be half the DM that he is.

Our first campaign in February 1st, and I look forward to all I will learn!

Ps. If you are reading this Griffin I love you never change. You are killing it. 

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3 thoughts on “Late to the Adventure”

  1. Hello Megan,
    Learning projects can be overwhelming, especially when you do not have a mentor physically beside you for it. I think taking a break was a great idea, and listening to “The Adventure Zone” was useful. As I read this post, I got a vibe that you look up to these 3 boys, so they are like your mentor, but indirectly. You have someone to look up to, and even though Griffin is such a great DM, he probably had nerves too (I’m just guessing). If you have any concerns or hesitations, please feel free to ask me and I will try to help the best to my ability.

    And remember to include the source of the photos you post. I can help you with this if you need.

    Until next time,
    Jayden

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  2. I think it is a really good idea to take a break from something if you feel overwhelmed or burnt out. Just to relate it to my life a little, I love playing video games, but sometimes I feel like “what’s the point?” I’m not actually gaining anything from playing, so when I feel that way I usually take a few days off and come to the conclusion that there is no point! The enjoyment I feel is the point. Therefore if you are feeling similar to that, a good old break always seems to fix me up. I’m eager to read about how your first campaign went!

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