I’ve been working at Gray Lake Studios for nearly two months now and I haven’t delved into what the app is all about at all. Just today, they’re gonna release another version, so I won’t go into into depth on it today. What I will talk about is what the app is made for. After all, I’ve been taught to get to know what I’m working on before I produce something.
Remember back when you were little when you played with your friends? You played “mommy and daddy”, “doctor”, “soldiers” and whatever made up role-playing game you wanted. The sky was the limit, your imagination the only restriction. I remember how I played being Pokémon with my brother or soldier with the kids from my neighborhood.
But we grow up. Our fantastic minds grow dull for the most of us and reality takes over. Not to be pessimistic or anything, but we don’t play like we used to. Or do we? Some of us still cling to the dreams of grandeur. It usually happens to us interested in stories set in fantasy or sci-fi worlds, The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars being prime examples. People who still like playing games and taking time to do sometimes find video games that suck up hours of their time. What I’m trying to say is that the Game “Dungeons & Dragons” has it all. All kinds of different dice, pages and pages of rules and a whole lot of lore.
So what do you do? The idea is that you create your own character alongside a few friends. You decide what race your character is, what class, what he looks like, what his or her story is. You write this all down on these character sheets. There are so many skills, statistics and feats on there that I won’t go in-depth about it. The thing is, you don’t play against eachother, you play with each other. The game is lead by the Game Master or Dungeon Master, the one who makes sure there is a mission and the rules are kept. He leads the players on a mission. Together, using some rules and some imagination, the players have fun and progress.
I’ve played a bit myself, about two years ago. I played the High Elf warrior Bouiabaillion Ynirian, or Bohb, for short, a fat, bulky elf who grew up with orcs. Playing Dungeons and Dragons is quite fun, actually. You have to roll with it and make sure you play together. It’s different than playing a cards or boardgame, since you are so free to do whatever you like. As long as you don’t ruin it for everyone else, the Dungeon Master will let you roll a die for it and see whether or not you are able to seduce a troll. It’s all in the game.
Why am I explaining Dungeons & Dragons? Because pretty soon I will explain how the app works, and to do that, you guys will need to understand what it will be used for. If you wanna learn more, watch the episode “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” from the series “Community” that I showed a clip of. Soon I’ll write more, thanks for reading!