• Tim and Dannii

Dungeons and Dragons with LEGO: An Introduction To Table Top Role-Playing Games

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing a few articles covering a few more of the specific game topics that will hopefully help those out who want to use LEGO for their Dungeons and Dragons experience at home.

LEGO is a very versatile medium, it can be used for architecture, character conceptualising, various art forms and even can be used on clothes and shoes. That is the joy of this colourful medium; you can use it for anything.

Now, as a 26-year-old male, I’ve been collecting LEGO for as long as I can remember. I collected Bionicle and Ninjago sets and got into collecting Castle Sets after the 2007 Castle wave finished. I never hit the ‘dark ages’ of putting the hobby down, and even my wife thought I would grow out of the hobby and mature. Boy, was she wrong, and now we’ve both been on Season 2 of LEGO Masters Australia as semi-finalists.

Even my wife thought I would grow out of the hobby and mature. Boy, was she wrong!

Dannii very much picked up on what we call an “addictive personality”. I pick up a hobby and I usually struggle to put it down. If I enjoy something, I usually don’t want to let it go; this explains why I also haven’t been able to stop playing Skyrim for 50,000th time.

I knew I always wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, long before Stranger Things came out. It was on my bucket list of things to try at least once and I didn’t put much effort into pursuing it at a young age.

For those who don’t know, Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop game where one person takes the role of a Dungeon Master or Game Master, driving a narrative story using dice and creative storytelling that the other players at the table follow and create with IMAGINATION.

Yes, make-believe! These games are traditionally set in a fantasy medieval setting, in the world of elves, dwarves and goblins, but all these factors can be changed by the person in charge.

Anywho, when the opportunity came up with a former co-worker to try out the game, word spread quickly, and I found myself sitting down with literally 8 other players wanting to give Dungeons and Dragons a go. We grabbed some sheets, some dice, and played 5th Edition for a good solid 6-7 hours in one go.

And my god, it was amazing!