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D&Dtoid Handbook: Player and DM Compendium

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Greeting fellow adventurers and tabletop players! This past month, I've been soaking in a lot of role-playing games content the likes of HarmonQuest and Dragons in Places. This new digital age has brought a lot of different kinds of shows and exposure for pen and paper gaming like animated adaptations to live games or recorded podcasts and even live shows off Twitch. And all this exposure really brought back memories of me playing 3.5e and 4e back in college , almost a whole decade ago. Nowadays, I don't live near many of my friends, so setting up a physical game is impossible. But lots of people set up game sessions long distances through the Internet like Skype and digital adaptations. Now is the time that I think us Dtoiders cash in on all the modern conveniences we've been afforded in the 20th century and play together on one of the oldest known video games: pen & paper, tabletop games!

The purpose of this cblog is to gauge interest, gather players, and interest possible dungeon masters. A dungeon master can't exactly create a game by himself and players have nothing without a dungeon master to craft a narrative. Are you new to the primary interest I'm bringing up, Dungeons & Dragons (5e)? Or are you a longtime player who knows his class skills and feats by heart? Are you an experienced DM, or are you a novice whose DM'ed a few games before and wants to help get interested friends into D&D? Comment below! Leave your interest level! Share your related experience!

The primary way I imagine this fantasy playing out is by utilizing Discord, especially Destructoid's community run Discord server, Communicord (up above in the line of Dtoid social media). Get a character sheet ready, bring a mic, and hop into Communicord's #multiplayer_voice_channel to start chatting with your party and play a good old fashioned game of D&D 5e!

New to D&D? We can set up a new channel dedicated to interested D&D players! Need help getting a character started? All on Communicord, in the possible #Dungeons_&_Dtoiders! Get yourself some rulebooks, look up free and available resources online, or even just ask a friend to share relevant rules and knowledge (I got myself all the necessary rulebooks I'd need for 5e, so I'm open to help you look up info).

So chat amongst yourselves, get acquainted, join our Discord, and organize amongst each other, players and DMs alike.

The following is for the purposes of people who are super new and super need a good foot hold to get started. I am willing to lead a campaign as a DM. Just know that I fall into the category of novice DM, as I've only DM'ed one campaign before. Most of my experience is as a player of 3.5e and 4e, both as physical warriors. If I can be a player in another campaign, I want to try my hand at being a spellcaster, like a wizard.

Otherwise, if you want me to DM, know that I'm only interested in relatively short sessions compared to maybe your normal view of almost halfday long sessions. If I DM, I want a session to fit between 1-2 hours, 3 hours absolute tops. I'd also need to use Discord to communicate availability effectively, because I work a non-standard, rotating schedule. I live in pacific standard time zone, and such time constraints would all be about accomodating possible work shifts and generally, just wanting to do other things with my day, even on my days off.

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Community manager responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas



~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12



~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it



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