An FSEM Project
A Brief History of DnD
Who are the Creators-
Dave Arneson and Gary Gygaz
Orignal rules based off Chainmail
Chainmail was also a game made by Gary Gygaz
Stood out because you developed a single character
Most games at the time involved the player fighting as a unit of soldiers instead of developing a single character.
Why is it Cool?
Play through Fantasy Realm
Complete Battles and Heists
Game Really of Your Own Making
Involves a lot of Creativity
Storyline and characters allow players to take the game in many directions as long as the DM, or Dungeon Master allows it.
Not too Mainstream…yet
More on this topic later
Number of controversies surrounding it, making it seem somewhat rebellious
Such as the 1980’s Moral Panic when the game became associated with things such as witchcraft and satanism due to the magic and demons within it.
Constant New Content
DnD is constantly releasing new content, which keeps the game fresh and cool.
There are preset rules, but they can vary depending on what you, the player, or DM want
Equipment and a Concern
Note: One may have forgotten the D 8 in the video.
Is it becoming Mainstream?
Features main characters who play DnD and even opens with a session of DnD.
DnD nerds found at the UMW campus and at a dollar store as shown in the picture above.
As talked about in class when something is mainstream enough to be picked up by a news outlet it automatically loses coolness points.
Time is running out
In the end, DnD might not be cool for much longer. However, it may cycle back to being cool again once it definitely makes its way through being mainstream and remnant culture.