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2021-12-08 1:56:36 PM  
Made it about 1:00 in.

I'm a Dad.  I play D&D, Pathfinder, and a few others.  One of the best campaigns I've ever been a part of was me running a 3.2 ed game for a group of highschool kids a few years ago in the Atlanta area.

This was just a boorish asshat who doesn't listen trying to game.
 
2021-12-08 2:25:11 PM  
I swear the Pittsburgh dad videos are hit or miss when he tries to do anything outside of the game recaps.
 
2021-12-08 2:26:28 PM  
Fell apart about 45 seconds in, when "dad" started throwing out current pop-culture references.
 
2021-12-08 2:29:40 PM  
I just showed this to my D&D-playing 27 y/o daughter.
She loved it and said 'This is why I'll NEVER let you play, Dad.'
 
2021-12-08 2:45:05 PM  
My character in my kids campaign is Trogdor the Burninator (ranger class, as was most popular when I was growing up).  I now have a cloak of burnination and special fire attacks! Mrs Iamos plays as an elf by the name of Keebler, no special cookie related powers yet though.
 
2021-12-08 2:49:28 PM  

skyotter: Fell apart about 45 seconds in, when "dad" started throwing out current pop-culture references.


I missed any current ones. Did stop watching about halfway through. The one idea wasn't enough for the whole video.

/ Tron and the LOTR movies are not current.
// Am old.
 
2021-12-08 2:51:05 PM  
(did not watch the video)

This dad plays D&D. Has since the '80s. This dad's been running a two-year-and-counting campaign via Zoom, and his adult son has been part of the party since the start, since this dad introduced Shoe Jr. to D&D at an early age.

Shoe Jr. himself runs games for younger people in the family, kid cousins and the like.

If the video (I did not watch) is meant to poke fun at the idea of older dudes getting into D&D, that's kind of a weird angle, seeing as D&D pre-dates every single person I assume is in the video and was pretty huge in the '80s, when today's "dads" were young.

Anyway, family D&D. I encourage it!
 
2021-12-08 3:02:28 PM  
I've been in my first 5e campaign for a year now (I'm an old AD&D guy). I talked my teenage son into playing with the bunch of us oldheads coontil his work and college scheduled stopped him) and he was more like the Dad than us Dads. He just wanted to swing his sword. DM makes him the king (and a deity to some Kuo-toans) of a small island nation and he's just like "nah, I just want to swing my sword." The storyline just made his character the rightful heir to a larger and much more politically complex nation and thankfully he's now an NPC because he would have been awful at the statesmanship required. I'm still glad he played though because it was quality time spent together and the antagonistic relationship he had with the warlock in our party was absolutely priceless.
 
2021-12-08 3:04:56 PM  
Okay, the part about the dehumidifier...
 
2021-12-08 3:08:49 PM  
I run the damn games.  My child's twilight cleric is wildly overpowered.
 
2021-12-08 3:09:06 PM  
I've got two 45+ friends who are dads who regularly run sessions for their (and other's) teen kids.
 
2021-12-08 3:16:07 PM  

amindtat: I talked my teenage son into playing with the bunch of us oldheads coontil his work and college scheduled stopped him) and he was more like the Dad than us Dads. He just wanted to swing his sword.


Though I'm sure it's far from universal, in my experience that's pretty typical of younger players. Kill, loot, rinse, repeat. It's how we played when we were kids, and it seems to be how a lot of new players still play.

it takes some time to sink into the collaborative storytelling and roleplay aspect of the game.

I like to go back and forth. Sometimes I like sessions where you barely ever touch the dice, other times I like a good old-fashioned bloody dungeon crawl. Both are fun, for different reasons.
 
2021-12-08 3:17:55 PM  
Who the fook's stick in the mud magat dad is that who don't know jack shat about DnD?

Also that dad, looks pretty young to me, i assume he's some kind of near millennial zone, little young to recall any of that devil worship crap from the 80's really. More likely someone who only really understands RPGs as "Action RPG" video games, left click everything.
 
2021-12-08 3:37:22 PM  

shoegaze99: (did not watch the video)

This dad plays D&D. Has since the '80s. This dad's been running a two-year-and-counting campaign via Zoom, and his adult son has been part of the party since the start, since this dad introduced Shoe Jr. to D&D at an early age.

Shoe Jr. himself runs games for younger people in the family, kid cousins and the like.

If the video (I did not watch) is meant to poke fun at the idea of older dudes getting into D&D, that's kind of a weird angle, seeing as D&D pre-dates every single person I assume is in the video and was pretty huge in the '80s, when today's "dads" were young.

Anyway, family D&D. I encourage it!


It gets my 23 year old daughter to come to our house on Saturday nights and spend time with the rest of us.

/ her Temptest cleric is an absolute wrecking ball
 
2021-12-08 3:45:23 PM  
Been playing all kinds of tabletops RPGs since the 80s, never stopped and have no plans to.
Most of our adult friends also play, the hardest part being finding babysitters.
Over pandemic lockdown, our girls started looking through our 5e sourcebooks, and my wife suggested they were old enough to learn how to play (ages 6 and 9 at the time)

They've each had a birthday since then, and for both of them, they asked me to DM. Their mother had grown tired of playing with them because they always made her be the healbot, so I started making healing potions way easier to come by, but I run one-shots for their characters on a semi-regular basis.

I am living the dream.
 
2021-12-08 3:51:01 PM  
I've been playing since 1978.  Get the fark off my gnome-manicured, elven zoysia, yah damn troglodyte.
 
2021-12-08 3:57:22 PM  
Yeah... This 46 year old boy played a Verpine with 7D tech.  My perception sucked, but whatever. Shove it.
 
2021-12-08 4:10:44 PM  

TommyDeuce: Made it about 1:00 in.

I'm a Dad.  I play D&D, Pathfinder, and a few others.  One of the best campaigns I've ever been a part of was me running a 3.2 ed game for a group of highschool kids a few years ago in the Atlanta area.

This was just a boorish asshat who doesn't listen trying to game.


yeah.  should have been titled "When my dad plays D&D" and it only would have been relevant if it was filmed sometime in the 80s.

seriously when was the last time you heard some religious goof claim D&D was a tool of satan?
 
2021-12-08 4:22:23 PM  
I'll leave this here.

Farador D&D
Youtube eCWOCPxPmus
 
2021-12-08 4:35:01 PM  
Tik Tok does D&D videos better.
 
2021-12-08 5:27:06 PM  
Video was dumb but I do want to point out the HeroQuest board.

That is all.
 
2021-12-08 6:17:18 PM  
Half of my gaming group are dads. And we play a lot more systems than just D&D.
 
2021-12-08 6:22:21 PM  
GURPS Murderhobos
 
2021-12-08 6:46:30 PM  
I played D&D before a lot of you were out of diapers and some of you were born.

You do realize the game is around 50 years old, right?
 
2021-12-08 6:49:56 PM  
D&D is a 47 year old game that was played by teenagers when it first came out so someone that out of touch would likely be in their mid to late 70s. This sketch doesn't work.
 
2021-12-08 6:59:15 PM  
I think the people raised on tabletop RPGs are the dads of today.

This might have been funnier with a dad trying to get their tech lovin' kid to understand pencil & paper based gaming.
 
2021-12-08 7:04:31 PM  
It was like real dad humour. Boring, not at all funny.
 
2021-12-08 7:34:09 PM  
The dehumidifier joke got a sensible chuckle out of me
 
2021-12-08 8:27:03 PM  
So, the GenZers created DND?

Kiss my wrinkled, 1st Edition backside.
 
2021-12-08 9:51:04 PM  
Starting A Game Of D&D | Community
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2021-12-08 11:00:36 PM  

LaChanz: I played D&D before a lot of you were out of diapers and some of you were born.


I've been around long enough to play the game as a kid, and then later DM for my teenage kids.

An interesting game - the less you pay attention to the minutiae of the rules, the more fun it becomes.
 
2021-12-08 11:12:02 PM  
So years back, I was running our weekly Pathfinder game, but my married couple roomies had her father visiting. He's a retired financial manager, very fun guy but not generally into SF/Fantasy. His daughter talked him into trying it out, he played a ranger archer and had a good time, even helped in bringing down a dragon. He caught on to the general rules quickly. I suppose they are a lot easier than the arcana of the finance world, and he's done pretty well for himself at that.
 
2021-12-08 11:12:51 PM  
I was a D&D OG (original grognard).

bughunter 2.0 was told he had to learn to add and subtract in his head if he wanted to play.

He accomplished that at age 6.

Now all the dads have bred true.  We have a group with two generations of gamers.

/some are already working on a third
 
2021-12-08 11:50:58 PM  

alaric3: D&D is a 47 year old game that was played by teenagers when it first came out so someone that out of touch would likely be in their mid to late 70s. This sketch doesn't work.


Not quite. I started with Basic & Expert in 1977 and played everything since. Only 4th edition sucked. I'm only 50. I started my daughter (now 16) out as a DM for her friends playing 5th edition. She stuck around with the old folks through a 3.5 and recently an AD&D campaign, but now she just wants to game with her friends in 5th edition.

The idiot in the video is NOT a D&D player
 
2021-12-09 12:17:15 AM  
My kids are currently murder hoboing their way through my campaign. They completely ignored the story and now the entire empire is hunting them down. They already got party wiped once. Now their characters' wives are out for revenge and murdering. I can't tell if I'm a great dad or a terrible one.

Also, I want to play a dad bard for my next character. Instead of Vicious Mockery, it's dad jokes that cause psychic damage.
 
2021-12-09 1:29:32 AM  

TommyDeuce: Made it about 1:00 in.

I'm a Dad.  I play D&D, Pathfinder, and a few others.  One of the best campaigns I've ever been a part of was me running a 3.2 ed game for a group of highschool kids a few years ago in the Atlanta area.

This was just a boorish asshat who doesn't listen trying to game.


As many others have pointed out in the thread, the kids who played in the '70s and '80s are now the age of parents like the ones in the video. That's why the joke falls apart. Had it been set in the '80s with a Boomer father playing with Gen X kids then it would have worked far better.
 
2021-12-09 4:48:14 AM  
I'm a Gen X dad and I don't play D&D with my 19 year old son.

I run The Expanse RPG for him from Green Ronin instead. He's an Earther who lives in the Belt. We're still before the Eros incident.
 
2021-12-09 8:21:39 AM  

Gordon Bennett: TommyDeuce: Made it about 1:00 in.

I'm a Dad.  I play D&D, Pathfinder, and a few others.  One of the best campaigns I've ever been a part of was me running a 3.2 ed game for a group of highschool kids a few years ago in the Atlanta area.

This was just a boorish asshat who doesn't listen trying to game.

As many others have pointed out in the thread, the kids who played in the '70s and '80s are now the age of parents like the ones in the video. That's why the joke falls apart. Had it been set in the '80s with a Boomer father playing with Gen X kids then it would have worked far better.


This is all part of GenX being a weirdly ignored generaton.  We grew up, became adults, and for some reason we just assume that the Boomers are the grownup boss types.  It's been weird.

/whatever
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2021-12-09 10:04:10 AM  
Husband & I have been in a 10-year-and-running campaign with 3 other couples (Started at Level 1, now Level 17).  We're also in another campaign that's just over a year (we're Level 5 on that one).  We all love this video--the Dad sounds like our Star Trek & anime nerd friends who never got into D&D and STILL don't see the appeal.
 
2021-12-09 10:23:38 AM  

alaric3: D&D is a 47 year old game that was played by teenagers when it first came out so someone that out of touch would likely be in their mid to late 70s. This sketch doesn't work.


Umm, you do realize that the stupid Satanic Panic didn't fall down a memory hole, right?  Same as Ozzy biting the head off a bat.  Plenty of people who weren't around at the time have heard about both things and the former's relation to D&D.  Hell, even this thing's been remade hundreds of times in the last ~25 years.  
An 8 Bit Reenactment of Dungeons and Dragons
Youtube -leYc4oC83E
 
2021-12-09 10:28:35 AM  
Um... Didn't Gygax playtest the original D&D rules with his two oldest kids and their friends?

There is nothing about D&D - any version or setting - that is truly age specific.
 
2021-12-09 11:57:15 AM  
Played a Warforged Droid that could shapeshift into a panther.  Named Ravage

Character had a Tate's brand compass that was useless for getting to anywhere in a decent amount of time.  Because he who has a Tate's is lost


Ran the basics of a D&D campaign that would have been X-Com themed (aliens with superior magicology through biology), but that didn't go anywhere
 
2021-12-09 12:21:50 PM  
I am a dad who played D&D and most of my reaction was "What do you mean that is a cantrip? It does damage!".

Back in my day, the low-level mage cast his magic missile and then waited for a chance to sleep.
 
2021-12-09 12:24:46 PM  

GameSprocket: I am a dad who played D&D and most of my reaction was "What do you mean that is a cantrip? It does damage!".

Back in my day, the low-level mage cast his magic missile and then waited for a chance to sleep.


Yeah, warlock's eldritch blast was a bit of a shocker.
 
2021-12-09 2:36:47 PM  

brigid_fitch: alaric3: D&D is a 47 year old game that was played by teenagers when it first came out so someone that out of touch would likely be in their mid to late 70s. This sketch doesn't work.

Umm, you do realize that the stupid Satanic Panic didn't fall down a memory hole, right?  Same as Ozzy biting the head off a bat.  Plenty of people who weren't around at the time have heard about both things and the former's relation to D&D.  Hell, even this thing's been remade hundreds of times in the last ~25 years.  
[YouTube video: An 8 Bit Reenactment of Dungeons and Dragons]


This. I'm 47 years old, and I have played D&D for more than 30 years.

Several times over the years I had books & dice tossed in the burn pile by an overly-religious parent. I even got sent to a therapist (who ended up playing D&D with me).

And it hasn't stopped. "Christian" organizations are still writing screeds about the "evil" game. I've met people my age who thought D&D was banned forever in the 80's.
 
2021-12-09 3:27:12 PM  
D&D was invented in 1974.   That is almost 50 years old.

Not only do Dads play D&D but GRANDPA's play D&D.  And most that do, did it before the people without kids were born.
 
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