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1 NATHAN/HENRY SPARKS RAIDEN UPTON-ROWLEY

2 WHY DID WE CHOOSE THIS? Because we’re nerds.

3 WHY WE REALLY CHOSE THIS It is a fun game It requires creativity We enjoy it People share what they enjoy

4 LEARNING OBJECTIVES Students will: Be able to play and understand the game Know the history of the game Know a few of the jobs related to the game

5 HOW TO PLAY

6 FIRST OF ALL… Dungeons and Dragons is played mostly verbally or using boards and game pieces. There is no single objective in Dungeons and Dragons- you “win” by gaining levels, completing quests, getting treasure, etc. The game set in a world created and run by the “Dungeon Master”. All successes and failures are based on the roll of the die.

7 A BRIEF EXAMPLE tch?v=gE6kLeUG87s tch?v=uqXqK3ZlqWI

8 STEP 1 – GATHER THE CREW Gather a group of 2-10 people, and select one Dungeon Master. The Dungeon Master will run the game. Yes, you do need to buy some stuff…

9 STUFF TO BUY OR FIND

10 STEP 2 – MAKE A CHARACTER Create a character that fits with the game. This process may seem confusing, but try to hang on- it’ll all make sense eventually. Be creative! Race/Class Ability scores Defenses Items Attacks Etc…

11 ALIGNMENTS Lawful GoodNeutral GoodChaotic Good Lawful NeutralNeutralChaotic Neutral Lawful EvilNeutral EvilChaotic Evil

12 RACES Human Dwarf Elf Half-Elf Half-Orc Gnome Halfling Dragonborn

13 CLASSES Cleric Bard Fighter Paladin Wizard Rogue Sorcerer Warlock Ranger

14 HOW NOT TO CREATE A CHARACTER

15 STEP 3 – BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE What is your goal? Do you have one? Anything you could do in real life, you can attempt to do in the game. Roll the 20 sided dice, and try to get a high number. Add your modifiers!

16 STEP 4 - BATTLE Fighting can either take place purely verbally, on a board of some kind, or somewhere in between. Turns are taken, and each turn you have the chance to take several actions, such as moving, attacking, and shifting. Use your basic and special attacks, and don’t be afraid to strategize.

17 HISTORY

18 Created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson Gygax: d. March 4, 2008 Arneson: d. April 7, 2009 Break from war gaming Individual characters Smaller scale 1977, Split into D&D and AD&D 2000, D&D dropped, AD&D renamed 1974, Published by Tactical Studies Rules Inc. 1997, Wizards of the Coast

19 CONTROVERSY Allegedly Promotes: Devil Worship Witchcraft Suicide Murder James Dallas Egbert III Attempted suicide in steam tunnels under MSU Blamed on D&D Chris Pritchard Murdered Stepfather Attempted to murder mother

20 EDITIONS 1974 – Dungeons and Dragons 1977 – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1 st Edition) 1989 – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2 nd Edition 2000 – Dungeons and Dragons 3 rd Edition 2003 – Dungeons and Dragons 3 rd Edition Revised (v3.5) 2008 – Dungeons and Dragons 4 th Edition 2012 – Dungeons and Dragons 5 th Edition (Announced)

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22 DUNGEON MASTERING

23 WORLD BUILDING FOR DM’S The DM’s job is to create an alternate, believable world, filled with creatures and items. Don’t plan all aspects out at once- make general statements about the world, to be filled in later. Make it fun: fun is dangerous, and fantastical, with “story hooks”.

24 USE OF FOES All creatures in the game have their own powers, hit points, abilities, etc., like the players, found in the Monster Manual(s).

25 MAKING DUNGEONS A classic part of Dungeons and Dragons. In the sewers/aqueducts of a city In ancient catacombs In an active volcano. In a dwarf mine Etc… Consider objectives. What have the characters come to do? Consider difficulty. Is the Dungeon challenging? Too hard? Consider atmosphere. Is it suspenseful? Interesting?

26 CAREERS Yes, they exist.

27 WIZARDS OF THE COAST Manufacturer of Dungeons and Dragons merchandise. Located in Renton, WA. Fridays are half days.

28 JOBS AT WIZARDS OF THE COAST Design Production Business

29 DESIGN Senior Creative Manager Creative Studio Admin/Design Intern

30 PRODUCTION Producer, Digital Development Localization Engineer

31 BUSINESS Manager, Premier Play Operations Fraud Specialist

32 OWNING A GAME STORE Games Workshop Management Independent Stores

33 POP CULTURE

34 MOVIE PG /10 Stars Budget: 35 mil Gross: 33 mil

35 SEQUEL MOVIE Wrath of the Dragon God PG Straight to Video 4.8/10 Stars Budget: 15 mil Gross: 909 k

36 THIRD MOVIE The Book of Vile Darkness 2012

37 80’S TV SHOW Seasons 27 Episodes ?v=dSH4uTOUjpw&safety_mo de=true&persist_safety_mode= 1&safe=activehttp://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=dSH4uTOUjpw&safety_mo de=true&persist_safety_mode= 1&safe=active

38 MAGAZINES DUNGEON MAGAZINE Various Campaigns Dungeons DRAGON MAGAZINE Additional Game Mechanics Monsters Items Classes Races

39 PODCASTS Wizards of the Coast Game Mechanics Penny Arcade Playing D&D Mike Krahulik Jerry Holkins Scott Kurtz Wil Wheaton

40 WEB COMICS Order Of The Stick Penny Arcade Knights of the Dinner Table

41 FAMOUS PEOPLE Vin Diesel Bill Amend Stephen Colbert Matt Groening Marilyn Manson Mike Myers Wil Wheaton Karl Urban Patton Oswalt Dan Harmon James Franco Robin Williams Rainn Wilson Gerard Way

42 REFERENCES IN FILMS E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial 2 nd scene Bender’s Game Entire film

43 REFERENCES IN TV SHOWS Community Entire episode Dexter’s Laboratory Entire episode

44 WORK TIME Create a character


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