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World-Wide D&D Game Day Saturday 48

It's that time of year again: The World-wide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day is this Saturday, November the 5th. Gaming stores across the globe are ramping up for events showcasing the game that in many ways helped the gaming industry get off the ground. 1up has some background on the event. From the article: "D&D mechanics have indeed been a core component of many electronic games, even those that do not share the same aesthetics or mythology. Japanese RPGs, including long-running series Dragon Quest, were heavily influenced by early D&D. The influence is much more obvious in many North American RPGs, some of which actually take up and expand on the D&D license, like Neverwinter Nights and DragonShard."
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World-Wide D&D Game Day Saturday

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  • Hey (Score:5, Funny)

    by Daysaway ( 916732 ) on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @01:57PM (#13933705)
    Somebody quick, what is the stock symbol for Mt Dew?
  • by Kelson ( 129150 ) * on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @02:01PM (#13933738) Homepage Journal
    Oh, wait, worldwide D&D Game day! I misread that as a worldwide D&D game!

    Just as well we don't have to wait for everyone to roll up new characters.
  • by phamlen ( 304054 ) <phamlen@@@mail...com> on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @02:37PM (#13934102) Homepage
    Well, the story definitely fits Slashdot's "News For Nerds" slogan but I'm not so sure this is "stuff that matters". :)

    Still, a few warnings for those few people unfamiliar with D&D:

    1) It's sure to generate a run on snacks, candy and sodas. Stock up before Saturday!
    2) If you see people in costume on Nov. 5th, it's not just because they missed Halloween. Also, you don't need to offer them candy (they should have their own, see #1)
    3) Really, there's only a small chance that Cthulu will actually be summoned. Still, we recommend that you avoid people in tentacled demon costumes - it might just be an all-powerful demon about to enslave the human race.

    -Peter "Once upon a time, I had a dice bag signed by Gary Gygax" Hamlen
  • by Golias ( 176380 ) on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @03:12PM (#13934463)
    The thought going through the head of every person at a gaming convention:

    "Oh my god! Everybody here is a total nerd except me!!!"

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but if you even know what the abbreviation "AD&D" stands for, you are already a nerd. Denial is not healthy. Accept. You will be a happier person for it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @04:06PM (#13934936)
    Yeah, but there's a difference between someone who knows what AD&D means and someone who knows what AD&Dv3 NWN Edition w/psionics extensions and...

    ...Oh, my God...

    *runs sobbing from the room*

  • by Macgrrl ( 762836 ) on Wednesday November 02, 2005 @08:14PM (#13937055)

    Really, there's only a small chance that Cthulu will actually be summoned.

    If you're summoning Cthulhu in your D&D game, not only are you running with a REALLY old version of the monster manual, but you are probably using the wrong players handbook [chaosium.com].

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