As an addendum to my last blog post, I thought I’d include some information about how you can get into Dungeons & Dragons.
I do truly believe that we’re going to see a lot of crossovers between comic books and roleplaying games in the future – and honestly, not just comic books. It’s just been announced that Stranger Things themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is going to be released in May; https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/14/18224819/stranger-things-dungeons-dragons-starter-set-release-date-price
So, if you’re hoping that some of these upcoming media crossovers with Dungeons & Dragons might present new artistic or writing opportunities, then it is important to be familiar with the game.
Wizards of the Coast have released three core rulebooks for Dungeons & Dragons. There is the Player’s Handbook, the Monster Manual and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. However, you might not want to pay out for three expensive books, before you have more than a passing familiarity with the game.
Fortunately, Wizards of the Coast have released a free version of the basic Dungeons & Dragons rules on their website here; http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules
I know this is primarily a comic book blog, but I’m going to be writing a few more posts on Dungeons & Dragons. Breaking in as a comic book writer is all about looking for where opportunities are. And trust me, here there be opportunities.