Insights Into Teens: Episode 105 “Creativity: D&D Role Playing”

This week we’re talking about the benefits of the creative entertainment efforts that go into playing Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing. From sparking creative and imagination to learning about problem solving the fun of Role Playing games can have real benefits to the development of the teenage mind.

We’ll also discuss our most recent D&D sessions, what they were like, how we interacted in them and what some of our character development efforts were like. We’ll relive some of the most entertaining moments of our role playing sessions and give a little taste of how much fun you can have while taking advantage of so many of the benefits from such a creative activity as role playing.

Finally we’ll take a look at what the future of role playing looks like for us. We’ll discuss the new campaign which we just recently started, talk about some of the efforts that go in to building a dungeons and dragon campaign and take a look behind the scenes at some of the tools and tricks we use to make a successful and immersive gaming session.

Show Notes

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[INTRODUCTIONS – 5 mins]
Insights Into Teens: Episode 105 “Creativity: D&D Role Playing”
My imaginative and creative co-host Madison Whalen

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[SEGMENT 1]

What is Role-Playing?

Role-playing is the acting out of the part of a particular person or character. You can compare it to acting out a story in a school play or musical theater.

What is DnD?

Dnd is the name of a game that stands for Dungeons and Dragons. What makes this game different from other games is that the core of DnD is story-telling. It is a fantasy based role-playing game. One person, known as the dungeon master, is the one who creates the story that the other players role-play to.

What benefits does role-playing offer teens?
https://playgroundresource.com/role-play-for-kids-developmental-benefits-and-ideas/#:~:text=from%20a%20distance.-,Why%20Role%20Play%20is%20Important%20for%20Children,communication%2C%20empathy%2C%20and%20socialization.
https://bit.ly/3df954X

Sparks of Creativity and Imagination: Role play triggers creativity and imagination. Role playing, as research studies suggest, develops a teen’s capability to become resourceful. They get the chance to exercise their brains through imagination while they are still young.

Builds Social Skills: Role play is an effective way to practice fundamental social skills. Teen intermingle with peers, bargain and work with each other. All these take place during role play activity. Social skills predict positive interpersonal ability and success in school. Teens with improved social skills show understanding and become good at creating meaningful relationships.

Learning Opportunities: The role play technique gives teens more learning opportunities by presenting them with a variety of different scenarios and situations which they may not otherwise be exposed to. They can explore true-to-life situations in a “hands on” way, which is a great method for learning. Teens acquire experience and can try various approaches to fulfill their role in a supported environment. The participants can play a role they see from their own daily life or a role that is completely unknown to them. It’s optimized learning in a fun way.

Gaining Independence: Role play helps teens gain independence – which has many added benefits to both the child and the parent. Pretend play helps teens make spur of the moment decisions without the guidance of parents, teachers or elders. It is the first step towards becoming independent which will help them in many everyday situations in the present and future.

Problem Solving Skills: Role play presents teens with assorted problems – both large and small – that need solutions and scenarios that require careful thought. They decide on the roles to assume, games to play, who is involved, rules that apply, materials needed, and how to prevail over negative situations if something turns out wrong or inappropriate. This is crucial in teen development and will help them for the rest of their lives.

Learn to Empathize: Teens develop more of a sense of compassion and empathy once they take on different roles. For example, teen role players who put themselves in the shoes of doctors, nurses, carpenters, mechanics, and various other professions will realize the value of these people’s jobs. They will learn to appreciate and respect other people when they become grown-ups.

Lets them Explore Different Careers: Finally, role play is a fun developmental activity that enables teens to explore different career options. They experience what it’s like to perform certain tasks of adults in a simulated and productive exercise. Once these teens grow older, they can more easily decide on what will interest or give them satisfaction. This kind of activity helps prepare them for college and future careers.

[AD1: SSE]

[ SEGMENT 2]

Questions on our experience with DnD?

What first got us into playing DnD?
What was it like having Sam play the Dungeon Master?
What were the first few sessions like?
What was the first character you made?
What did the sessions mainly consist of?
Do you think Sam was a good Dungeon Master? How come?
Did you get any supplies for DnD?
What was the story Sam made like?
Are there any moments you distinctly remember from your DnD sessions with Sam?
What was your favorite part of role-playing Sam’s story?

[AD2: ENTERTAINMENT]

[SEGMENT 3]

What does the future of DnD bring?

Did Sam’s story inspire any of us to make our own stories?
What stories are in the works for DnD?
Now that Sam’s adventure is over, what story are you playing DnD for now?
What did you think about your first session with my story?
Was it different than with Sam’s adventure? Give some examples.
What is your new character like?
Do you think less combat and more role-playing is better?
What do you think the future of my story holds for us?
What story are you working on for DnD?
Do you think that you would want to be a Dungeon Master at some point?
How do you think your creative elements could come into play with DnD?
What do you think is the hardest part for you in making a DnD story?
Do you recommend this game to others who might want to give it a try?

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[CLOSE]
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episode 105 creativity

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dnd role-playing i’m your host joseph

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whalen and my imaginative and creative

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co-host

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madison whalen hi everyone how you doing

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today maddie

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i’m doing all right glad to hear that

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how was your week

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it’s been going all right so far first

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uh

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it’s i’m now back in school after my

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spring break

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okay nothing too strenuous i hope not

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really no

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okay good so this is another creativity

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podcast

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we had done three of them already

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this was supposed to have been done

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along with the other three to make it a

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complete set of four

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unfortunately we had some series of

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unfortunate events that had delayed our

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dnd

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session for a little while there and we

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didn’t want to

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jump into this one until we have the

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next session with the new

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dungeon master so we had our session

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last weekend

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we have some opinions about it and

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we can now talk about it in

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so what is role playing let’s have you

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tell us what is role playing and what is

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dnd

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so role playing is the is the acting out

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is the acting out of the part of a

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particular person or character

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you can compare it to acting out a story

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in a school play or a musical theater

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d is the name of the game

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well dnd stands for game that’s called

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dungeons and dragons

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what makes this game different from

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other games is that the core of dnd

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is storytelling it is a fantasy-based

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role-playing game

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one person known as the dungeon master

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is the one who creates the story

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and that the other players role-play to

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now there are a number of different

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types of

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role-playing games out there dnd is

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probably the most famous

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it’s also the one that’s probably the

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oldest it was developed in the 1970s

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it’s been all been around a long time

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i would i will slightly disagree with

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the last

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sentence here it’s not the dungeon

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master that creates the story

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it’s the dungeon master and the players

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that create the story

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ah so the dungeon master is more of a

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guide along that story he’s kind of the

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referee

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who who rules the makes the rulings

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based on the game mechanics

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but ultimately it’s the players who make

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the story right i mean you’re

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you’re playing a role and that role

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isn’t a scripted role it’s a role that

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you

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play live on the fly as situations

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are thrown at you right yep so

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everyone makes that story now granted

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the dungeon master kind of puts together

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the encounters and stuff like that

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um but that’s really only part of the

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story yeah the real

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the real story the real meat and

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potatoes of the story

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really is what the players do and the

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dungeon master is just sort of there to

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kind of facilitate

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things yep but aside from being

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fun which i think it is do you think d d

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is fun

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yep so aside from just being fun there

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are actually benefits and i was

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when i looked over the show notes i was

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actually kind of surprised you you found

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the website article with benefits for

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this

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so i give you full props for the effort

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to

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uh to make this an informative podcast

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not just

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a uh podcast yeah that’s the thing i

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really couldn’t get too many benefits of

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dnd but i was able to find some benefits

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of role-playing

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and that works because it’s it’s both

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right yep

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so the benefits that you found came from

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a website

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called playgroundresource.com

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and you’ve got a few things in here

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about what

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benefits does role-playing offer teens

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and we’ll just sort of go back and forth

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and talk about these so the first thing

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that they talk about is it sparks

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uh there are sparks of creativity and

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imagination

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role play triggers creativity and

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imagination

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role-playing as research studies suggest

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develops a teen’s capability to become

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resourceful

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they get the chance to exercise their

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brains through imagination

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while they’re still young now you’ve

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been through

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what half dozen uh role-playing sessions

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now so far do you think

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it’s helped you to spark your creativity

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and imagination

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i mean yeah um the fact that we’ve done

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different stories has kind of want me to

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try and translate one of my stories into

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possibly a dnd

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session of course creating a story as a

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dungeon master

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you kind of have to um technically be

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open to suggestions and it’s like a crea

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a choose your own adventure kind of

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thing exactly

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it helps to build social skills now in

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our group our group is

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me you mommy and sam your brother so

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there’s not a lot of socializing that

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goes on

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but under normal circumstances

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it builds social skills so role play is

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an effective way to practice

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fundamental social skills teen

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intermingle

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teens intermingle with peers bargain and

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work with each other

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all these take place during role-playing

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activity

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social skills predict positive

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interpersonal ability

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and success in school teens with

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improved social skills show

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understanding and become good

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at creating meaningful relationships

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now outside of our immediate play group

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assuming we were playing with a larger

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group because a lot of people are

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playing online now with

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with people they’ve never even met how

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do you think

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this type of interaction would help you

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to build your social skills

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i mean it would probably i’d probably

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learn how to talk to people a bit more

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and uh on how to interact with people a

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bit better

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um i kind of wish it would kind of help

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me

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learn how to start conversations because

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that’s one social skill i am very bad at

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um but once you get the conversation

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started

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or at least on something that i can talk

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about

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i can definitely have a good

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conversation with you it’s just

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starting the conversation is something i

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kind of have difficulty with

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which is why now for dnd whenever we do

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social encounters i kind of want to be

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the first to

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start it well that’s good now so as the

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new

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well not new but the next dm who’s

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running things right now

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i’ll certainly keep that in mind so the

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next thing is there are learning

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opportunities

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the role play technique gives teens more

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opportunities for presenting them with a

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variety of different scenarios and

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situations

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which they may not otherwise be exposed

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to

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they can explore true to life situations

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in a

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quote unquote hands-on way which is a

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great method for learning

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teens acquire experience and can try

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various approaches to fulfill their role

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in a supported

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environment the participants can play a

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role

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they see from their own daily life or a

0:09:45.440,0:09:50.240
role that is completely

0:09:46.959,0:09:52.240
unknown to them it’s optimized learning

0:09:50.240,0:09:53.760
in a fun way so let me ask you when you

0:09:52.240,0:09:55.600
play

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so you you’re on your second character

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now you’re fairly new

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to dnd do you play the characters like a

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unique character that you

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create it yourself or do you play it and

0:10:05.200,0:10:08.720
inject it more with some of your

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personality and play it as if you were

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in that role yourself

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well i do kind of try and make it a bit

0:10:13.360,0:10:16.160
unique and i kind of take this as an

0:10:15.200,0:10:18.880
opportunity

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to not only work on my character

0:10:18.880,0:10:23.600
creating but also work

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on but also kind of figure out how my

0:10:23.600,0:10:28.720
characters would really interact

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um my one character has

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a specific um backstory that

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would kind of make her a bit more closed

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off a little

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um but also um

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but also have certain connections with

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people so

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i kind of have to think about okay so

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uh one of um one of the characters

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is close to her so she kind of has to

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talk to her like their old friends while

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the others she doesn’t know anything

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about

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so she kind of has to pretend not to

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know him

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um for personality wise um like i said

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i’m kind of trying new things

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like i’m trying to start conversations

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more i think that would be more of her

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character

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although that’s probably that’s pretty

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much nothing how i am in real life

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so i’d say that she’d be

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decently social but also kind of know

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when to keep to herself

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okay so it’s giving you that chance to

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sort of expand outside of your

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your normal personality and kind of

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explore different aspects of things

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well the next thing that they talk about

0:11:36.959,0:11:42.000
is gaining independence

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role play helps teens gain independence

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which has many added benefits to both

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the child and the parent

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pretend play helps teens make

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spur-of-the-moment decisions without

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the guidance of parents teachers or

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elders

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it is the first step towards becoming

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independent which will help them in many

0:11:57.680,0:12:00.959
everyday situations in the present and

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future

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how independent do you feel when we play

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uh

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pretty independent a lot of times when

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we do social

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um interactions especially when we have

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to

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decide and make decisions um i

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definitely feel

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pretty independent when um i need to

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like they said like make quick

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come up with quick decisions the one um

0:12:26.800,0:12:30.720
scenario we went through was um someone

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giving us

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riddles um and although i technically

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wasn’t able to answer any of them

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because both

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sam and mommy were really quick to

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answer them which

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was really kind of surprising um

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i still feel as though those kinds of

0:12:45.200,0:12:48.079
scenarios i feel a lot more independent

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and

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i’m able to make my own decisions um and

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answer them

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well and to your credit i did ask you

0:12:53.600,0:12:57.600
the rest of the riddles

0:12:54.800,0:12:59.040
later on that day and the next day and

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you were able to get a good portion of

0:12:59.040,0:13:02.480
those so

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yep i’m sure if you were given a couple

0:13:02.480,0:13:04.079
of minutes more you would have gotten

0:13:03.760,0:13:06.959
the

0:13:04.079,0:13:09.360
original ones too so the next thing they

0:13:06.959,0:13:12.000
talk about is problem solving

0:13:09.360,0:13:12.639
role play presents teens with assorted

0:13:12.000,0:13:15.680
problems

0:13:12.639,0:13:17.680
both large and small that need solutions

0:13:15.680,0:13:18.720
and scenarios that require careful

0:13:17.680,0:13:21.440
thought

0:13:18.720,0:13:22.000
they decide on the roles to assume games

0:13:21.440,0:13:25.200
to play

0:13:22.000,0:13:26.000
who is involved rules to apply materials

0:13:25.200,0:13:27.920
needed

0:13:26.000,0:13:30.240
and how to prevail over negative

0:13:27.920,0:13:32.399
situations if something turns out wrong

0:13:30.240,0:13:32.399
or

0:13:33.200,0:13:37.279
in teen inappropriate and will help them

0:13:35.600,0:13:40.160
for the rest of their lives

0:13:37.279,0:13:42.480
have you had an opportunity to exercise

0:13:40.160,0:13:44.000
any problem-solving skills in the d d

0:13:42.480,0:13:47.040
sessions you’ve had so far

0:13:44.000,0:13:48.000
well yeah a lot of different combat

0:13:47.040,0:13:51.440
encounters i’ve

0:13:48.000,0:13:53.519
tried to i’ve tried to kind of

0:13:51.440,0:13:55.199
come up with different ways to solve it

0:13:53.519,0:13:59.040
like there was this one time in

0:13:55.199,0:14:01.360
sam’s story where um there was a fire

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and i kind of mentioned this before

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but i basically decided that hey since i

0:14:04.000,0:14:07.120
can talk to animals

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why don’t i call up a pelican since

0:14:07.120,0:14:11.199
we’re over water so we can bring up some

0:14:08.880,0:14:12.480
water and help spread out the fire

0:14:11.199,0:14:14.079
and it was kind of the same thing with

0:14:12.480,0:14:15.600
the rest of us we kind of had it was

0:14:14.079,0:14:16.560
kind of a new encounter and we kind of

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had to figure out

0:14:16.560,0:14:21.040
new and interesting ways on how to solve

0:14:18.880,0:14:21.839
it yeah that’s that’s a very good point

0:14:21.040,0:14:25.680
a good

0:14:21.839,0:14:28.800
good example there you can also learn to

0:14:25.680,0:14:31.199
empathize through role playing teens

0:14:28.800,0:14:33.279
develop more of a sense of compassion

0:14:31.199,0:14:34.480
and empathy once they take on different

0:14:33.279,0:14:36.800
roles

0:14:34.480,0:14:38.720
for example teen role players who put

0:14:36.800,0:14:40.959
themselves in the shoes of doctors

0:14:38.720,0:14:43.519
nurses carpenters mechanics

0:14:40.959,0:14:44.000
and various other professions will

0:14:43.519,0:14:46.800
realize

0:14:44.000,0:14:48.240
the value of those people’s jobs they

0:14:46.800,0:14:50.240
will learn to appreciate

0:14:48.240,0:14:51.760
and respect other people when they

0:14:50.240,0:14:54.560
become grown-ups

0:14:51.760,0:14:55.600
and i think from a d d perspective

0:14:54.560,0:14:58.720
putting yourself

0:14:55.600,0:15:00.079
in the shoes of maybe an underprivileged

0:14:58.720,0:15:03.920
individual

0:15:00.079,0:15:06.240
someone who may be getting bullied or

0:15:03.920,0:15:07.760
some other similar situation like that i

0:15:06.240,0:15:09.600
mean we’re not really dealing with a lot

0:15:07.760,0:15:12.959
of doctors and

0:15:09.600,0:15:15.360
and lawyers and stuff in dnd but the

0:15:12.959,0:15:16.240
the types of roles you know you’re going

0:15:15.360,0:15:18.160
to encounter

0:15:16.240,0:15:19.519
characters that are for instance

0:15:18.160,0:15:21.199
unemployed

0:15:19.519,0:15:23.760
and you’re going to see how that level

0:15:21.199,0:15:25.199
of unemployment affects their everyday

0:15:23.760,0:15:26.880
lives and how it makes their lives

0:15:25.199,0:15:30.079
differently

0:15:26.880,0:15:31.839
have you had a chance so far to really

0:15:30.079,0:15:33.360
empathize be put in the position to

0:15:31.839,0:15:35.199
empathize with

0:15:33.360,0:15:37.920
any of the characters or any of the

0:15:35.199,0:15:41.680
adventurers that you’ve interacted with

0:15:37.920,0:15:42.560
um i think somewhat so far we are kind

0:15:41.680,0:15:45.600
of

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partly into um your story but

0:15:45.600,0:15:48.959
we have met a couple characters that i

0:15:47.839,0:15:53.440
kind of empathize

0:15:48.959,0:15:55.199
for um and well

0:15:53.440,0:15:56.639
so yeah i definitely and i definitely

0:15:55.199,0:15:59.759
think that um

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moving forward with um the story

0:15:59.759,0:16:02.959
and when we do get to meet more of the

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characters

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i definitely think i’m gonna learn to

0:16:04.320,0:16:08.079
empathize with people who do go through

0:16:06.480,0:16:10.880
those kinds of scenarios

0:16:08.079,0:16:12.399
okay the last thing they talk about here

0:16:10.880,0:16:15.680
is it lets them explore

0:16:12.399,0:16:18.240
different careers finally role play is a

0:16:15.680,0:16:19.279
fun developmental activity that enables

0:16:18.240,0:16:22.000
teens to explore

0:16:19.279,0:16:24.320
different career options they experience

0:16:22.000,0:16:27.440
what it’s like to perform certain tasks

0:16:24.320,0:16:29.040
of adults in a simulated and productive

0:16:27.440,0:16:31.199
exercise

0:16:29.040,0:16:33.519
once these teens grow older they can

0:16:31.199,0:16:36.480
more easily decide on what will interest

0:16:33.519,0:16:39.120
or give them satisfaction

0:16:36.480,0:16:42.079
this kind of activity helps prepare them

0:16:39.120,0:16:44.880
for college and future careers

0:16:42.079,0:16:47.199
so i don’t think you’re going to be a

0:16:44.880,0:16:50.000
rogue or

0:16:47.199,0:16:51.920
a ranger professionally anytime soon but

0:16:50.000,0:16:54.000
do you think that

0:16:51.920,0:16:55.680
playing different roles here helps you

0:16:54.000,0:16:57.199
to kind of explore different

0:16:55.680,0:17:00.079
possibilities and

0:16:57.199,0:17:00.959
and maybe apply that to real life yeah

0:17:00.079,0:17:03.839
like

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there are like i said i like playing my

0:17:03.839,0:17:07.120
one different character

0:17:05.280,0:17:09.600
differently than how i would normally

0:17:07.120,0:17:10.640
play um and then i kind of have to

0:17:09.600,0:17:12.319
figure out

0:17:10.640,0:17:14.400
how they would react to certain

0:17:12.319,0:17:18.799
scenarios and

0:17:14.400,0:17:20.959
um what their um what consequences their

0:17:18.799,0:17:22.400
their actions or what result their

0:17:20.959,0:17:25.280
actions have

0:17:22.400,0:17:26.799
so yeah i definitely think that um i

0:17:25.280,0:17:30.880
will be

0:17:26.799,0:17:30.880
um i am experiencing

0:17:30.960,0:17:38.000
once again problem solving but also

0:17:34.240,0:17:39.840
how to handle things cool very cool

0:17:38.000,0:17:42.080
so you’re getting more out of dnd than

0:17:39.840,0:17:44.880
just the fun experience of d and d then

0:17:42.080,0:17:46.160
yeah good we’re going to take a quick

0:17:44.880,0:17:48.799
break and we’re going to come back

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and talk about what some of your d d

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[Music]

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welcome back to insights into teens this

0:19:05.120,0:19:08.400
week we’re talking about our new

0:19:06.799,0:19:11.520
creative endeavor

0:19:08.400,0:19:12.880
dungeons and dragons role-playing so we

0:19:11.520,0:19:15.679
have some questions here

0:19:12.880,0:19:17.039
and i know all the answers to them but

0:19:15.679,0:19:18.000
i’m going to pretend that i don’t just

0:19:17.039,0:19:21.120
for the sake of

0:19:18.000,0:19:21.760
interview purposes so the first question

0:19:21.120,0:19:24.480
we have is

0:19:21.760,0:19:26.000
what got you into playing dungeons and

0:19:24.480,0:19:29.039
dragons

0:19:26.000,0:19:32.559
well my brother sam had um

0:19:29.039,0:19:36.320
messaged you saying that um

0:19:32.559,0:19:38.000
he was pl um him and his friends were

0:19:36.320,0:19:41.280
going to be planning on doing

0:19:38.000,0:19:42.960
it on having a dnd group and he kind of

0:19:41.280,0:19:45.600
wanted to use us

0:19:42.960,0:19:46.160
somewhat as the guinea pigs for um it

0:19:45.600,0:19:48.000
because he

0:19:46.160,0:19:49.280
it was his first time being a dungeon

0:19:48.000,0:19:52.320
master

0:19:49.280,0:19:55.280
so um basically

0:19:52.320,0:19:57.280
um the first set um the first session he

0:19:55.280,0:20:00.720
kind of brought over

0:19:57.280,0:20:04.000
um the story um and we were going to

0:20:00.720,0:20:06.720
just play it out um and see

0:20:04.000,0:20:08.159
and once again we were kind of just as

0:20:06.720,0:20:11.679
guinea pigs for it

0:20:08.159,0:20:14.480
okay what was it like having sam

0:20:11.679,0:20:15.440
play the dungeon master it was

0:20:14.480,0:20:18.799
interesting

0:20:15.440,0:20:21.840
um so i don’t really interact with sam

0:20:18.799,0:20:23.520
a lot and having these dnd sessions was

0:20:21.840,0:20:24.880
the time to kind of interact with him a

0:20:23.520,0:20:29.360
bit more

0:20:24.880,0:20:31.600
um we definitely um

0:20:29.360,0:20:32.480
i can definitely say it was it was

0:20:31.600,0:20:34.880
really funny

0:20:32.480,0:20:35.760
time having him kind of tell the story

0:20:34.880,0:20:39.120
because

0:20:35.760,0:20:40.720
i had a lot i i loved storytelling and

0:20:39.120,0:20:42.240
to kind of have that in common with him

0:20:40.720,0:20:46.480
was kind of nice

0:20:42.240,0:20:48.960
um and i

0:20:46.480,0:20:50.559
and having him play the dungeon master i

0:20:48.960,0:20:53.760
really enjoyed his story

0:20:50.559,0:20:57.840
um and i really liked how

0:20:53.760,0:21:01.200
you constantly tried to um

0:20:57.840,0:21:03.440
move his expectations you kept asking

0:21:01.200,0:21:04.960
questions that he didn’t necessarily

0:21:03.440,0:21:08.080
have the answer for

0:21:04.960,0:21:09.679
and even mentioned it at some point yeah

0:21:08.080,0:21:12.799
the first couple of sessions

0:21:09.679,0:21:16.240
were interesting for me because

0:21:12.799,0:21:19.200
i hadn’t played dnd

0:21:16.240,0:21:19.919
in probably 20 years myself i used to

0:21:19.200,0:21:22.480
play it

0:21:19.919,0:21:23.679
a long time ago but i’ve played other

0:21:22.480,0:21:26.240
role playing

0:21:23.679,0:21:27.440
systems since then but it’s been

0:21:26.240,0:21:29.360
probably a good

0:21:27.440,0:21:31.520
three years four years since i’ve done

0:21:29.360,0:21:34.320
any kind of role playing so it was

0:21:31.520,0:21:36.960
i was very rusty uh getting into it and

0:21:34.320,0:21:39.840
the last time that i played dnd

0:21:36.960,0:21:40.559
i didn’t get to play it i was the at the

0:21:39.840,0:21:42.480
time i was

0:21:40.559,0:21:43.840
the game master we weren’t running

0:21:42.480,0:21:45.840
dungeons and dragons we were running

0:21:43.840,0:21:48.799
another system

0:21:45.840,0:21:49.919
so for me to have the opportunity to be

0:21:48.799,0:21:52.240
a player

0:21:49.919,0:21:53.520
was kind of a i don’t know a strange

0:21:52.240,0:21:55.200
experience

0:21:53.520,0:21:56.640
so it took a little while for me to get

0:21:55.200,0:21:59.200
comfortable with that

0:21:56.640,0:22:00.240
how are the first few sessions that we

0:21:59.200,0:22:03.760
have with sam

0:22:00.240,0:22:05.919
do you have any recollection

0:22:03.760,0:22:06.799
yeah um the first session we were kind

0:22:05.919,0:22:10.400
of getting

0:22:06.799,0:22:12.000
um into what was going on and it was

0:22:10.400,0:22:13.679
confusing at first

0:22:12.000,0:22:15.919
um but once we kind of got the

0:22:13.679,0:22:17.440
characters done we actually had time for

0:22:15.919,0:22:19.760
the story

0:22:17.440,0:22:20.799
um and sam came up with a creative

0:22:19.760,0:22:25.039
little town

0:22:20.799,0:22:27.520
um and the story of the t

0:22:25.039,0:22:29.120
and we kind of had a bit of a twist by

0:22:27.520,0:22:31.919
the time with the town

0:22:29.120,0:22:32.720
um and the session and the first few

0:22:31.919,0:22:35.840
sessions

0:22:32.720,0:22:38.320
we definitely had kind of a rocky start

0:22:35.840,0:22:38.960
we weren’t we didn’t really have um

0:22:38.320,0:22:42.000
actual

0:22:38.960,0:22:44.240
figures we kind of just use your star

0:22:42.000,0:22:46.720
wars figures from your one game

0:22:44.240,0:22:47.520
um and eventually we did get our own

0:22:46.720,0:22:50.720
figures

0:22:47.520,0:22:53.679
um so so far um

0:22:50.720,0:22:54.799
it was really just a lot of us trying to

0:22:53.679,0:22:56.799
make the story

0:22:54.799,0:22:58.400
and it really wasn’t like the whole look

0:22:56.799,0:23:00.000
of it because we didn’t have a lot of

0:22:58.400,0:23:03.200
supplies for it

0:23:00.000,0:23:05.440
but i still found a lot of fun and um

0:23:03.200,0:23:07.520
there were a lot of memorable there were

0:23:05.440,0:23:09.280
some some memorable moments from the

0:23:07.520,0:23:10.320
very first few sessions that i won’t

0:23:09.280,0:23:12.480
forget

0:23:10.320,0:23:14.480
so what did the first few sessions

0:23:12.480,0:23:16.159
consist of you talked about building a

0:23:14.480,0:23:18.559
character

0:23:16.159,0:23:19.919
did we spend a lot of time doing that

0:23:18.559,0:23:22.480
was there a lot of

0:23:19.919,0:23:23.520
combat was there more dialogue a lot of

0:23:22.480,0:23:26.000
talking was there

0:23:23.520,0:23:28.480
role playing like explain what some of

0:23:26.000,0:23:31.600
the early sessions actually were

0:23:28.480,0:23:33.840
well um the first part

0:23:31.600,0:23:35.360
after the character creation from the

0:23:33.840,0:23:38.799
first session

0:23:35.360,0:23:42.480
um we were basically thrown into

0:23:38.799,0:23:45.840
combat um and we kinda

0:23:42.480,0:23:48.960
had to fight off these monsters and then

0:23:45.840,0:23:51.840
the town town guards the town guards

0:23:48.960,0:23:52.960
well town rangers who were the guards

0:23:51.840,0:23:54.640
had come up

0:23:52.960,0:23:56.799
saved us and we were brought into the

0:23:54.640,0:23:59.440
town and by that point

0:23:56.799,0:24:00.799
we kind of got to the role-playing stage

0:23:59.440,0:24:04.640
where we either went to

0:24:00.799,0:24:08.080
the bar or um the tool

0:24:04.640,0:24:11.760
or the um blacksmith

0:24:08.080,0:24:15.360
to um fix up our tools or get stools

0:24:11.760,0:24:16.000
so um there’s a bit of role playing

0:24:15.360,0:24:19.440
there

0:24:16.000,0:24:22.640
um then during the next session we

0:24:19.440,0:24:25.440
ended up um taking

0:24:22.640,0:24:27.360
some of the rangers over to where

0:24:25.440,0:24:28.880
basically the creatures lived and we

0:24:27.360,0:24:30.960
kind of realized

0:24:28.880,0:24:32.559
hey the creatures probably don’t

0:24:30.960,0:24:34.240
shouldn’t deserve this so we kind of

0:24:32.559,0:24:37.279
turned on the rangers

0:24:34.240,0:24:38.960
uh killed them and uh there was the

0:24:37.279,0:24:41.520
nature goddess who took

0:24:38.960,0:24:43.120
them and then we were kind of sent to

0:24:41.520,0:24:46.760
this cave

0:24:43.120,0:24:48.159
where we had a very close battle with

0:24:46.760,0:24:51.440
skeletons

0:24:48.159,0:24:53.679
to get treasure from a um temple cave

0:24:51.440,0:24:56.880
thing i don’t really know what it was

0:24:53.679,0:25:00.240
um we got gold from it and

0:24:56.880,0:25:03.120
um then we

0:25:00.240,0:25:03.120
uh um

0:25:03.760,0:25:09.279
then uh the next stop we ran into a

0:25:07.440,0:25:11.120
centaur being captured by the same

0:25:09.279,0:25:14.400
rangers so

0:25:11.120,0:25:16.640
we took them out got him

0:25:14.400,0:25:17.840
and we kind of learned about this damn

0:25:16.640,0:25:21.039
that was

0:25:17.840,0:25:23.600
protecting a town but it caused a lot of

0:25:21.039,0:25:25.039
the forest animals a lot of

0:25:23.600,0:25:27.360
inconvenience

0:25:25.039,0:25:28.240
especially with the murder people so we

0:25:27.360,0:25:32.240
kind of had to go

0:25:28.240,0:25:35.600
recruiting for um various different

0:25:32.240,0:25:38.960
for various different um

0:25:35.600,0:25:43.200
creatures uh three specifically the bird

0:25:38.960,0:25:46.640
people the centaurs and the merfolk um

0:25:43.200,0:25:48.640
and then once we recruited all of them

0:25:46.640,0:25:50.799
we basically went to battle and

0:25:48.640,0:25:55.279
destroyed the dam

0:25:50.799,0:25:57.039
okay so that was our earlier sessions

0:25:55.279,0:25:58.320
so let’s talk a little bit about your

0:25:57.039,0:26:01.440
character in this

0:25:58.320,0:26:02.320
in this story tell us about the basics

0:26:01.440,0:26:04.799
you know what

0:26:02.320,0:26:05.840
what race was the character what class

0:26:04.799,0:26:08.559
was it

0:26:05.840,0:26:09.760
uh what inspired it how did you play the

0:26:08.559,0:26:11.200
character what were some of the

0:26:09.760,0:26:14.559
motivations

0:26:11.200,0:26:18.640
and that sort of stuff so

0:26:14.559,0:26:18.640
my character was a

0:26:21.360,0:26:28.000
a tiefling a tiefling um and

0:26:24.799,0:26:30.080
she was a ranger um basically what

0:26:28.000,0:26:31.760
inspired me to make her was

0:26:30.080,0:26:33.760
i learned that the tieflings were kind

0:26:31.760,0:26:36.640
of characters who

0:26:33.760,0:26:39.120
weren’t socially respected because they

0:26:36.640,0:26:41.600
were kind of freaky so i kind of thought

0:26:39.120,0:26:43.039
hey that might actually be kind of cool

0:26:41.600,0:26:45.440
and for rangers

0:26:43.039,0:26:46.240
i kind of thought that being a nature

0:26:45.440,0:26:49.120
folk with

0:26:46.240,0:26:50.880
a bow would be kind of cool so and the

0:26:49.120,0:26:52.159
fact that she was kind of this demon

0:26:50.880,0:26:53.760
looking thing would be kind of

0:26:52.159,0:26:57.200
interesting

0:26:53.760,0:27:01.840
and it was kind of lucky the fact that

0:26:57.200,0:27:04.480
um the people were rangers because

0:27:01.840,0:27:06.000
i that kind of gave me an edge when we

0:27:04.480,0:27:09.279
kind of had to trick them

0:27:06.000,0:27:10.400
for certain things um so that was kind

0:27:09.279,0:27:14.640
of surprising

0:27:10.400,0:27:14.640
so yeah um

0:27:14.799,0:27:21.360
so tell me how you like the the story

0:27:17.840,0:27:23.200
did you enjoy the story that sam made

0:27:21.360,0:27:25.039
well did you enjoy the story we all made

0:27:23.200,0:27:27.200
i guess i should ask

0:27:25.039,0:27:28.720
was it what you expected did it end the

0:27:27.200,0:27:32.159
way that you thought it was going to

0:27:28.720,0:27:35.600
end and um is it something that

0:27:32.159,0:27:38.640
you want to continue to do um

0:27:35.600,0:27:42.399
it definitely seemed to start out um

0:27:38.640,0:27:42.399
it definitely started out um

0:27:42.559,0:27:45.679
it started out like i guess kind of a

0:27:44.480,0:27:47.919
basic premise

0:27:45.679,0:27:49.840
where three characters who don’t know

0:27:47.919,0:27:51.120
each other are left into a battle

0:27:49.840,0:27:53.039
scenario

0:27:51.120,0:27:55.279
uh but then it started forming its own

0:27:53.039,0:27:57.360
identity and i really liked the part

0:27:55.279,0:28:00.480
where you kind of had to get all of the

0:27:57.360,0:28:03.279
um different nature creatures to destroy

0:28:00.480,0:28:05.039
the dam and then we kind of we

0:28:03.279,0:28:06.480
technically ended on the cliffhanger and

0:28:05.039,0:28:09.520
i was kind of hoping like

0:28:06.480,0:28:12.480
okay what what’s next so

0:28:09.520,0:28:13.200
do you think uh you think sam did a very

0:28:12.480,0:28:15.840
good job

0:28:13.200,0:28:16.240
as the dungeon master and do you think

0:28:15.840,0:28:18.880
there are

0:28:16.240,0:28:19.440
areas that he was better at than others

0:28:18.880,0:28:21.919
um

0:28:19.440,0:28:22.960
yeah i definitely think that maybe the

0:28:21.919,0:28:25.039
role playing

0:28:22.960,0:28:27.039
we could have added a bit more of that

0:28:25.039,0:28:30.000
he was definitely good on the combat

0:28:27.039,0:28:32.399
um and maybe other scenarios like the

0:28:30.000,0:28:34.000
one fire scenario that i came up with

0:28:32.399,0:28:36.399
would be nice that’s not like

0:28:34.000,0:28:39.039
necessarily combat

0:28:36.399,0:28:40.799
but still kind of works the same way as

0:28:39.039,0:28:43.679
combat

0:28:40.799,0:28:46.159
so i kind of like that so are there any

0:28:43.679,0:28:46.559
moments that you remember or that stick

0:28:46.159,0:28:50.080
out

0:28:46.559,0:28:53.600
that were entertaining

0:28:50.080,0:28:54.559
or you know anything that was special

0:28:53.600,0:28:56.000
tell us about

0:28:54.559,0:28:59.120
tell us about the one that sticks out

0:28:56.000,0:29:00.240
the most in your mind there’s actually a

0:28:59.120,0:29:03.360
lot that kind of

0:29:00.240,0:29:05.840
stuck out in my mind uh the first

0:29:03.360,0:29:07.279
being from the first session during the

0:29:05.840,0:29:12.159
combat scenario

0:29:07.279,0:29:15.679
so you were a dragonborn and mommy was

0:29:12.159,0:29:16.640
an elf wizard um and there was one point

0:29:15.679,0:29:20.000
and she has

0:29:16.640,0:29:21.600
the ability to have a fireball uh create

0:29:20.000,0:29:25.760
a fireball

0:29:21.600,0:29:26.880
um and she had to roll a 20-sided die

0:29:25.760,0:29:29.919
and if most people

0:29:26.880,0:29:34.240
and if you don’t know when you roll uh

0:29:29.919,0:29:36.559
one it’s a critical fail so you kind of

0:29:34.240,0:29:38.480
so so you don’t just miss something bad

0:29:36.559,0:29:42.159
happens yeah so

0:29:38.480,0:29:44.559
she she ended up rolling a one and what

0:29:42.159,0:29:45.919
happened was she was shooting at the bad

0:29:44.559,0:29:49.600
guy that was right near

0:29:45.919,0:29:52.840
you and she ended up burning off

0:29:49.600,0:29:54.720
burning one of your burning your arm

0:29:52.840,0:29:57.600
yeah got a little

0:29:54.720,0:29:58.960
fortunately uh fortunately for me my

0:29:57.600,0:30:01.760
character actually had

0:29:58.960,0:30:04.240
resistance to fire yeah so i didn’t take

0:30:01.760,0:30:06.080
as much damage as i normally would have

0:30:04.240,0:30:08.240
but still you made a big deal out of it

0:30:06.080,0:30:10.399
but yes i learned to not

0:30:08.240,0:30:13.200
stand anywhere near where she’d be

0:30:10.399,0:30:15.440
firing anymore after that

0:30:13.200,0:30:17.600
so what was your favorite part of role

0:30:15.440,0:30:22.000
playing in sam’s story

0:30:17.600,0:30:24.320
um i guess my favorite parts

0:30:22.000,0:30:24.320
hmm

0:30:25.160,0:30:29.520
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0:30:26.960,0:30:29.520
can’t breathe

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um okay so my favorite session was our

0:30:33.440,0:30:35.520
lat

0:30:33.919,0:30:38.880
my favorite would have to probably just

0:30:35.520,0:30:41.760
be the entire last session

0:30:38.880,0:30:44.000
he really upped the comedy on that one

0:30:41.760,0:30:46.159
we had a few funny scenarios before

0:30:44.000,0:30:49.679
but i definitely think that was the

0:30:46.159,0:30:53.200
first time where we all kind of laughed

0:30:49.679,0:30:55.039
like a ton like i’m pretty sure you had

0:30:53.200,0:30:56.480
trouble breathing afterwards because you

0:30:55.039,0:30:58.000
were laughing so hard

0:30:56.480,0:30:59.679
so tell us what happened with your

0:30:58.000,0:31:03.039
pelican that was so funny

0:30:59.679,0:31:05.840
okay so to um have

0:31:03.039,0:31:06.960
my spell work i would have to touch the

0:31:05.840,0:31:09.760
animal

0:31:06.960,0:31:10.799
so since it was high up in the sky

0:31:09.760,0:31:12.320
because we’re flying on

0:31:10.799,0:31:14.159
air ships at this point yeah we’re

0:31:12.320,0:31:17.440
flying on airships

0:31:14.159,0:31:20.320
um i had to use rope from the ship and

0:31:17.440,0:31:22.000
i last sewed its neck and by the time i

0:31:20.320,0:31:23.840
pulled it in and touched it

0:31:22.000,0:31:25.679
i have the ability to hear what it’s

0:31:23.840,0:31:27.919
thinking

0:31:25.679,0:31:29.279
and sam said all i was thinking was

0:31:27.919,0:31:31.519
can’t breathe can’t breathe

0:31:29.279,0:31:32.960
can’t breathe because the rope was still

0:31:31.519,0:31:34.640
around his neck and i’m like

0:31:32.960,0:31:36.000
okay gotta get that off so that was

0:31:34.640,0:31:39.679
sam’s hint to

0:31:36.000,0:31:42.080
take the rope off the animal’s neck

0:31:39.679,0:31:43.360
yeah yeah that was pretty funny we had a

0:31:42.080,0:31:46.960
lot of fun

0:31:43.360,0:31:48.240
um sam was gave us some really great

0:31:46.960,0:31:49.840
scenarios that

0:31:48.240,0:31:51.840
that you know i still look back and

0:31:49.840,0:31:52.799
laugh at now so he did a very good job

0:31:51.840,0:31:55.919
with

0:31:52.799,0:31:57.519
uh with telling the story certainly

0:31:55.919,0:32:00.640
and with setting us up with some really

0:31:57.519,0:32:02.399
good uh good situations

0:32:00.640,0:32:05.120
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will come back and talk about what the

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0:32:05.840,0:32:15.840
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0:33:17.679,0:33:21.279
welcome back to insights into teens we

0:33:20.080,0:33:24.720
are talking

0:33:21.279,0:33:25.279
d d role playing so what does the future

0:33:24.720,0:33:28.320
of

0:33:25.279,0:33:31.120
dnd hold for us

0:33:28.320,0:33:32.320
as a gaming group which is our question

0:33:31.120,0:33:35.840
now

0:33:32.320,0:33:37.279
so um first question we have is did

0:33:35.840,0:33:40.640
sam’s story inspire

0:33:37.279,0:33:43.600
any of us to make our own stories well

0:33:40.640,0:33:45.919
yes i already mentioned how he inspired

0:33:43.600,0:33:48.640
me to create one of my stories into d

0:33:45.919,0:33:50.000
d but he also inspired you to make your

0:33:48.640,0:33:52.159
own story

0:33:50.000,0:33:53.360
so what stories are currently in the

0:33:52.159,0:33:56.159
works

0:33:53.360,0:33:58.000
well i’m not entirely sure if your story

0:33:56.159,0:33:58.559
is still in the works but we are playing

0:33:58.000,0:34:01.919
it now

0:33:58.559,0:34:05.679
so your story um

0:34:01.919,0:34:09.280
about the tournament um is

0:34:05.679,0:34:13.280
we’re now playing um and my story

0:34:09.280,0:34:15.919
is kind of a prequel to the actual

0:34:13.280,0:34:19.040
movies i’m making now

0:34:15.919,0:34:22.399
so um hopefully those

0:34:19.040,0:34:24.320
are so yeah that’s

0:34:22.399,0:34:26.639
i don’t know what to say so that’s

0:34:24.320,0:34:30.159
that’s enough that’s sufficient

0:34:26.639,0:34:33.440
so we we did start playing uh mine

0:34:30.159,0:34:34.399
my story last week uh we had kind of an

0:34:33.440,0:34:35.839
intro session

0:34:34.399,0:34:38.960
and kind of mixed it up a little bit

0:34:35.839,0:34:41.040
with uh some role playing some riddles

0:34:38.960,0:34:42.320
some conversations a little bit of

0:34:41.040,0:34:44.960
combat

0:34:42.320,0:34:46.480
which you guys panicked right off the

0:34:44.960,0:34:48.720
bat with the combat

0:34:46.480,0:34:51.040
i mean i was the one who probably

0:34:48.720,0:34:51.679
panicked the most since i was close to

0:34:51.040,0:34:54.000
dying

0:34:51.679,0:34:55.119
well you you were very close to dying

0:34:54.000,0:34:58.480
yes but you landed

0:34:55.119,0:35:00.960
the most blows i think of of everybody

0:34:58.480,0:35:02.000
uh tell us a little bit about what our

0:35:00.960,0:35:05.839
current story

0:35:02.000,0:35:09.040
entails so basically

0:35:05.839,0:35:11.440
um all of basically your story is about

0:35:09.040,0:35:13.839
this tournament held by

0:35:11.440,0:35:16.240
a mayor of a decently small town that’s

0:35:13.839,0:35:19.760
been underfunded

0:35:16.240,0:35:24.400
and it is including four

0:35:19.760,0:35:24.400
different types of um

0:35:25.680,0:35:31.359
challenges and you have

0:35:29.359,0:35:32.960
and you get a bunch of gold and your

0:35:31.359,0:35:36.720
choice of a prize

0:35:32.960,0:35:39.920
um for the top three champions

0:35:36.720,0:35:41.440
well the top three winners right

0:35:39.920,0:35:44.000
so you guys have started the story

0:35:41.440,0:35:44.640
already we the first part was making

0:35:44.000,0:35:48.880
your way

0:35:44.640,0:35:49.520
to this fictional town in a fictional

0:35:48.880,0:35:54.400
world that

0:35:49.520,0:35:58.560
that we created uh you had an encounter

0:35:54.400,0:36:01.520
with a traveling salesman

0:35:58.560,0:36:03.440
and then after that fortunately he

0:36:01.520,0:36:05.520
didn’t try to sell you anything

0:36:03.440,0:36:07.440
after that you had an encounter with a

0:36:05.520,0:36:08.560
leprechaun tell us about the leprechaun

0:36:07.440,0:36:12.560
encounter

0:36:08.560,0:36:13.119
so the leprechaun um was an encounter

0:36:12.560,0:36:16.320
that was

0:36:13.119,0:36:18.960
quite interesting um basically

0:36:16.320,0:36:21.119
there was this one passage that i ended

0:36:18.960,0:36:24.839
up drawing a picture for

0:36:21.119,0:36:27.920
um that was through this giant

0:36:24.839,0:36:31.119
uh what would you call a mountain

0:36:27.920,0:36:32.960
canyon mountain path um

0:36:31.119,0:36:34.960
and either we could have gone through

0:36:32.960,0:36:36.640
the dark mysterious woods that you

0:36:34.960,0:36:39.040
mentioned multiple times

0:36:36.640,0:36:40.000
or we could climb over costing multiple

0:36:39.040,0:36:43.760
days

0:36:40.000,0:36:46.400
or we could or we could play his game

0:36:43.760,0:36:47.440
or we could pay a hun i don’t know how

0:36:46.400,0:36:48.960
much

0:36:47.440,0:36:50.640
a thousand gold and i made sure it was

0:36:48.960,0:36:53.680
enough that you guys couldn’t afford it

0:36:50.640,0:36:54.160
a thousand gold to him to pass or we had

0:36:53.680,0:36:57.920
to pl

0:36:54.160,0:37:00.160
or we would play his game um if we got

0:36:57.920,0:37:02.079
we had to try answering five riddles if

0:37:00.160,0:37:06.079
we entered three of them

0:37:02.079,0:37:09.200
we could um pass if we answered all five

0:37:06.079,0:37:12.079
we could get a gift right

0:37:09.200,0:37:13.760
now i will tell you you know post

0:37:12.079,0:37:16.320
session now

0:37:13.760,0:37:19.280
that had the encounter with the

0:37:16.320,0:37:21.119
traveling salesman gone differently

0:37:19.280,0:37:23.760
you could have wound up with enough

0:37:21.119,0:37:26.720
funds to pay him to get through the pass

0:37:23.760,0:37:27.119
seriously seriously but you guys were

0:37:26.720,0:37:30.320
very

0:37:27.119,0:37:32.240
tame you weren’t the prototypical murder

0:37:30.320,0:37:33.680
hobos that i expected you to be you

0:37:32.240,0:37:36.880
didn’t attack anybody

0:37:33.680,0:37:36.880
oh that’s what that

0:37:37.920,0:37:42.320
and searched a little bit in the camp

0:37:40.079,0:37:44.480
there you would have come out with

0:37:42.320,0:37:45.839
quite a bit of of cash that you could

0:37:44.480,0:37:47.280
have paid the leprechaun with

0:37:45.839,0:37:50.320
i’m guessing you would have expected

0:37:47.280,0:37:52.880
sam’s character to be like that

0:37:50.320,0:37:54.079
yeah i actually kind of was yeah so i

0:37:52.880,0:37:55.839
was i was

0:37:54.079,0:37:57.280
pleasantly surprised that nobody got

0:37:55.839,0:37:59.359
killed in that encounter in that

0:37:57.280,0:38:02.640
conversation

0:37:59.359,0:38:03.760
uh so after that so you solve the

0:38:02.640,0:38:05.599
riddles

0:38:03.760,0:38:08.079
you get your prize what was your prize

0:38:05.599,0:38:11.599
by the way the luck of the irish

0:38:08.079,0:38:14.000
the luck of the irish because you used

0:38:11.599,0:38:15.280
i just sort of made that up yeah it was

0:38:14.000,0:38:19.119
basically

0:38:15.280,0:38:22.320
you had a what do you call it cheetah

0:38:19.119,0:38:24.560
cheetah yeah which basically has no one

0:38:22.320,0:38:26.480
so no critical hits and where the one

0:38:24.560,0:38:28.800
would be you got a 20.

0:38:26.480,0:38:30.320
and basically what it was was anytime

0:38:28.800,0:38:32.640
you got a critical hit

0:38:30.320,0:38:34.240
you could exchange it to make it a 20

0:38:32.640,0:38:36.079
but you’d lose two hit points

0:38:34.240,0:38:38.560
right a credit if you got a critical

0:38:36.079,0:38:40.000
miss you could turn it into a critical

0:38:38.560,0:38:42.800
natural 20

0:38:40.000,0:38:45.040
but you would take two damage from that

0:38:42.800,0:38:47.200
so you get through the passage

0:38:45.040,0:38:48.480
uh you go through the big mist in the

0:38:47.200,0:38:49.280
middle of the passage you come out of

0:38:48.480,0:38:53.359
the passage

0:38:49.280,0:38:55.040
and what happens you meet wolves

0:38:53.359,0:38:56.720
you meet them so they came up they shook

0:38:55.040,0:39:00.320
your hands and everybody was happy

0:38:56.720,0:39:03.359
no you see them right what happens

0:39:00.320,0:39:06.480
so we decide to fight them um

0:39:03.359,0:39:09.200
and the two wolves come out

0:39:06.480,0:39:11.040
uh we end up attacking them and then two

0:39:09.200,0:39:12.800
larger wolves come out

0:39:11.040,0:39:14.400
we kill the two smaller wolves the two

0:39:12.800,0:39:16.320
larger wolves come out

0:39:14.400,0:39:17.760
and then even larger wolves with two

0:39:16.320,0:39:19.760
heads come out

0:39:17.760,0:39:23.119
yeah and i had four more lined up that

0:39:19.760,0:39:23.119
were larger than those two

0:39:24.320,0:39:27.520
so but you eventually your party gets

0:39:26.880,0:39:32.160
help

0:39:27.520,0:39:34.560
from a mysterious stranger who arrives

0:39:32.160,0:39:36.000
uh and her metallic little bird who

0:39:34.560,0:39:38.640
pecks the eyes out of the

0:39:36.000,0:39:40.480
wolves yep and you survive the guard

0:39:38.640,0:39:42.079
escorts you to town and that’s sort of

0:39:40.480,0:39:44.079
where we left off there with

0:39:42.079,0:39:45.280
a little bit of role playing there so

0:39:44.079,0:39:49.280
that’s where we’ll pick it up

0:39:45.280,0:39:50.720
on the next session so what i introduced

0:39:49.280,0:39:53.440
at that point

0:39:50.720,0:39:54.839
was a little combat little role playing

0:39:53.440,0:39:57.119
a little

0:39:54.839,0:39:59.359
non-mechanical role-playing so so

0:39:57.119,0:40:02.079
role-playing itself is

0:39:59.359,0:40:03.680
you know rolling for wisdom and charisma

0:40:02.079,0:40:06.400
and

0:40:03.680,0:40:07.920
all that stuff the non-mechanical stuff

0:40:06.400,0:40:11.680
was the actual

0:40:07.920,0:40:15.760
um riddles that we did

0:40:11.680,0:40:17.920
so what do you like

0:40:15.760,0:40:19.440
of of those things that i expose you to

0:40:17.920,0:40:21.359
what did you like the most did you like

0:40:19.440,0:40:23.119
the combat did you like the mechanical

0:40:21.359,0:40:24.240
role-playing did you like the riddles

0:40:23.119,0:40:27.760
what what sort of

0:40:24.240,0:40:29.839
caught your interest um i liked

0:40:27.760,0:40:33.520
everything besides the combat

0:40:29.839,0:40:36.960
because i was nearly dead at that point

0:40:33.520,0:40:39.599
so i mean i liked how you toned down

0:40:36.960,0:40:40.720
how you didn’t really put the combat too

0:40:39.599,0:40:42.640
heavily

0:40:40.720,0:40:44.880
although you know the combat that did

0:40:42.640,0:40:49.040
arise i nearly died

0:40:44.880,0:40:49.680
so i liked the more role-playing aspect

0:40:49.040,0:40:52.880
of it

0:40:49.680,0:40:54.319
okay fair enough uh so

0:40:52.880,0:40:56.000
tell us about the new characters so

0:40:54.319,0:40:57.839
everyone made new characters for this

0:40:56.000,0:41:01.280
session we didn’t carry them over from

0:40:57.839,0:41:02.079
sam’s story tell us about your character

0:41:01.280,0:41:05.440
here what

0:41:02.079,0:41:06.880
class is it what race is it uh is it

0:41:05.440,0:41:11.280
based on

0:41:06.880,0:41:14.240
anything in particular what inspired it

0:41:11.280,0:41:14.880
so my character is a high elf who is a

0:41:14.240,0:41:19.040
rogue

0:41:14.880,0:41:20.640
and she has a pet a familiar badger

0:41:19.040,0:41:22.560
um and a familiar is basically a

0:41:20.640,0:41:25.200
character you can

0:41:22.560,0:41:26.400
uh you can basically sense through your

0:41:25.200,0:41:29.119
animal

0:41:26.400,0:41:30.160
um and we kind of came up with the story

0:41:29.119,0:41:32.480
and

0:41:30.160,0:41:34.319
mommy’s character also has a familiar

0:41:32.480,0:41:37.839
who is a

0:41:34.319,0:41:39.359
cat dragon well it’s a cat with dragon

0:41:37.839,0:41:42.720
wings basically

0:41:39.359,0:41:45.119
well technically bat wings i guess so

0:41:42.720,0:41:47.200
um we know each other we’re from the

0:41:45.119,0:41:48.720
same village we have kind of similar

0:41:47.200,0:41:53.119
backgrounds

0:41:48.720,0:41:56.240
um and we’re familiar with each other

0:41:53.119,0:41:56.640
because of our pets and we have no we

0:41:56.240,0:42:00.720
have

0:41:56.640,0:42:03.520
no knowledge of sam’s character okay

0:42:00.720,0:42:04.000
um and basically we have this whole

0:42:03.520,0:42:06.000
thing

0:42:04.000,0:42:07.520
where there was like a meditation

0:42:06.000,0:42:10.880
process

0:42:07.520,0:42:11.920
um in latin in latin right the title was

0:42:10.880,0:42:14.640
in latin

0:42:11.920,0:42:15.440
so my character kind of has part knows

0:42:14.640,0:42:20.160
part latin

0:42:15.440,0:42:21.839
so some of the words um are mainland so

0:42:20.160,0:42:24.400
basically there was this meditation

0:42:21.839,0:42:26.720
process where you would find your spirit

0:42:24.400,0:42:29.040
animal basically and for my character it

0:42:26.720,0:42:32.560
was hunting because her family

0:42:29.040,0:42:35.040
her father taught her um how to hunt

0:42:32.560,0:42:37.200
and she went on her first hunt for her

0:42:35.040,0:42:37.760
meditation process she met the badger

0:42:37.200,0:42:40.800
named him

0:42:37.760,0:42:43.440
sade and after knowing she he was

0:42:40.800,0:42:44.079
her spirit animal she named him sage

0:42:43.440,0:42:46.240
after the

0:42:44.079,0:42:47.280
um after the plant that grew around her

0:42:46.240,0:42:51.200
cottage

0:42:47.280,0:42:53.440
and yeah okay so

0:42:51.200,0:42:55.520
do you you said you’re you were talking

0:42:53.440,0:42:58.480
about um

0:42:55.520,0:42:59.520
maybe doing your own d d session tell us

0:42:58.480,0:43:02.000
a little bit about

0:42:59.520,0:43:02.640
the the background story on where we

0:43:02.000,0:43:06.240
might see

0:43:02.640,0:43:09.280
that particular story go so

0:43:06.240,0:43:12.319
basically my story for the movie

0:43:09.280,0:43:14.160
takes place in the modern day but there

0:43:12.319,0:43:18.000
was something that happened

0:43:14.160,0:43:21.520
very very before

0:43:18.000,0:43:24.880
um where they end up getting

0:43:21.520,0:43:26.960
crystals where the crystals come from um

0:43:24.880,0:43:28.160
and basically the dnd sessions kind of

0:43:26.960,0:43:31.920
gonna be

0:43:28.160,0:43:34.079
how did the crystals get into the cave

0:43:31.920,0:43:34.960
that’s kind of what the story is gonna

0:43:34.079,0:43:38.480
focus around

0:43:34.960,0:43:40.960
it’s gonna be in medieval times after

0:43:38.480,0:43:42.319
um the whole after the crystals were

0:43:40.960,0:43:44.079
created

0:43:42.319,0:43:46.079
and there are going to be 12 characters

0:43:44.079,0:43:47.280
who go and there’s going to be 12

0:43:46.079,0:43:50.400
characters six of them

0:43:47.280,0:43:51.839
good six of them evil who try to find

0:43:50.400,0:43:54.160
those crystals

0:43:51.839,0:43:55.040
realize the danger of their powers and

0:43:54.160,0:43:58.720
hide them

0:43:55.040,0:44:01.599
um in caves on earth where

0:43:58.720,0:44:02.000
magic is kind of where the magic’s kind

0:44:01.599,0:44:05.839
of

0:44:02.000,0:44:07.040
toned down um so the so the dnd session

0:44:05.839,0:44:08.240
that you’re planning is kind of a

0:44:07.040,0:44:10.319
prequel

0:44:08.240,0:44:11.599
to the story in the movie that you’re

0:44:10.319,0:44:13.520
creating as well

0:44:11.599,0:44:15.440
yes so it’ll kind of set all that stuff

0:44:13.520,0:44:18.480
up that’s that’s interesting

0:44:15.440,0:44:21.839
now is that a story that

0:44:18.480,0:44:22.400
you plan on maybe being dungeon master

0:44:21.839,0:44:24.480
for and

0:44:22.400,0:44:27.680
running it and letting us play through

0:44:24.480,0:44:29.920
or did you have different plans for that

0:44:27.680,0:44:30.720
i’m not entirely sure i still kind of

0:44:29.920,0:44:33.520
have to

0:44:30.720,0:44:37.520
see how it goes it would be kind of cool

0:44:33.520,0:44:40.319
to try figuring out the mechanics but

0:44:37.520,0:44:41.040
with the way that you play as a player

0:44:40.319,0:44:42.720
i’m gonna

0:44:41.040,0:44:44.400
feel as though i have to expect the

0:44:42.720,0:44:45.839
unexpected and

0:44:44.400,0:44:47.599
kind of come up with answers on the fly

0:44:45.839,0:44:49.040
if i need to

0:44:47.599,0:44:50.960
yeah i guess i’m kind of a pain in the

0:44:49.040,0:44:52.000
neck when it comes to being a player for

0:44:50.960,0:44:53.760
a dm

0:44:52.000,0:44:55.119
yeah you kind of have to come up with so

0:44:53.760,0:44:57.599
many scenarios

0:44:55.119,0:44:58.880
yet there’s always another scenario you

0:44:57.599,0:45:00.880
never come up with

0:44:58.880,0:45:02.720
so all right that kind of brings us to

0:45:00.880,0:45:06.480
the next series of questions and

0:45:02.720,0:45:09.040
and that is being a dungeon master so

0:45:06.480,0:45:11.119
aside from pain in the neck players like

0:45:09.040,0:45:11.920
me what do you think is the hardest part

0:45:11.119,0:45:14.950
of being

0:45:11.920,0:45:17.760
a dungeon master um

0:45:14.950,0:45:22.160
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0:45:17.760,0:45:22.160
i’d say probably having to

0:45:24.800,0:45:27.920
kind of come up with the basis of the

0:45:26.240,0:45:31.200
story because you have to come up with

0:45:27.920,0:45:34.400
so many different endings

0:45:31.200,0:45:36.000
and it’s not as easy as to think like

0:45:34.400,0:45:37.920
you can definitely go

0:45:36.000,0:45:39.440
simple but you can also go extremely

0:45:37.920,0:45:42.160
complex

0:45:39.440,0:45:43.599
and there’s a lot of storytelling that

0:45:42.160,0:45:46.319
goes into it

0:45:43.599,0:45:47.599
and you have to kind of also appease to

0:45:46.319,0:45:50.880
everyone

0:45:47.599,0:45:53.440
and like what their choices are and you

0:45:50.880,0:45:55.839
have to kind of figure out okay so those

0:45:53.440,0:45:56.480
choices lead to these choices what do

0:45:55.839,0:45:58.800
they choose

0:45:56.480,0:46:00.640
then and then they and then it kind of

0:45:58.800,0:46:02.800
branches out

0:46:00.640,0:46:04.160
and you’re left with possibly a

0:46:02.800,0:46:04.560
completely different story you didn’t

0:46:04.160,0:46:06.960
really

0:46:04.560,0:46:08.560
expect to happen yeah that’s a very good

0:46:06.960,0:46:11.599
point you know i didn’t actually

0:46:08.560,0:46:14.960
write a

0:46:11.599,0:46:18.560
linear story i sort of

0:46:14.960,0:46:20.960
developed a couple of scenarios and

0:46:18.560,0:46:22.480
what i did was i created a whole bunch

0:46:20.960,0:46:25.920
of npcs to put

0:46:22.480,0:46:27.599
in that world that you can interact with

0:46:25.920,0:46:28.960
and each of them has a piece of the

0:46:27.599,0:46:31.760
puzzle

0:46:28.960,0:46:33.440
so instead of having one story that

0:46:31.760,0:46:35.200
leads to the next at least to the next

0:46:33.440,0:46:37.280
to get you where you are

0:46:35.200,0:46:38.640
the entire story is sitting there in

0:46:37.280,0:46:40.960
that town

0:46:38.640,0:46:43.040
and it’s a matter of knowing which stone

0:46:40.960,0:46:44.640
to turn over in what order to get the

0:46:43.040,0:46:47.839
pieces of the story to unlock

0:46:44.640,0:46:50.319
different parts of the story

0:46:47.839,0:46:52.160
because i knew i wasn’t going to be able

0:46:50.319,0:46:53.839
to write a story and then have the party

0:46:52.160,0:46:55.680
stick to that story

0:46:53.839,0:46:58.400
so i just kind of have an overall idea

0:46:55.680,0:47:00.000
of of where we’re going with it and then

0:46:58.400,0:47:01.119
where we eventually go it’s up to you

0:47:00.000,0:47:04.000
guys because there’s a whole bunch of

0:47:01.119,0:47:05.760
side stories to do too

0:47:04.000,0:47:07.599
so it’s kind of a mission hub sort of

0:47:05.760,0:47:10.319
thing yeah and that’s probably going to

0:47:07.599,0:47:12.319
be a problem with my story because

0:47:10.319,0:47:14.000
it has a specific beginning and a

0:47:12.319,0:47:15.680
specific ending

0:47:14.000,0:47:17.680
and then there’s going to be so many

0:47:15.680,0:47:19.760
different choices that

0:47:17.680,0:47:21.680
have to kind of connect with each other

0:47:19.760,0:47:23.440
in some respects and it’s going to be

0:47:21.680,0:47:26.079
pretty difficult to

0:47:23.440,0:47:26.720
get to that one specific ending because

0:47:26.079,0:47:28.960
there’s

0:47:26.720,0:47:30.800
gonna be so many different options and

0:47:28.960,0:47:33.839
i’m pretty sure if i do do the story

0:47:30.800,0:47:36.480
you’re gonna try screwing it up

0:47:33.839,0:47:37.440
i’ll try and be good for your story okay

0:47:36.480,0:47:40.480
thanks

0:47:37.440,0:47:42.240
so um that’s kind of it for the

0:47:40.480,0:47:45.280
questions that i had

0:47:42.240,0:47:46.720
um did you recommend this game or

0:47:45.280,0:47:50.480
role-playing in general

0:47:46.720,0:47:53.680
to to other people to give it a try

0:47:50.480,0:47:55.520
i mean yeah um i definitely have a lot

0:47:53.680,0:47:57.200
of fun with this game and i definitely

0:47:55.520,0:47:59.920
think many other people will

0:47:57.200,0:48:02.079
also have fun with this game even if you

0:47:59.920,0:48:04.000
really don’t want to create the story

0:48:02.079,0:48:05.280
you can definitely have fun as a player

0:48:04.000,0:48:07.520
because

0:48:05.280,0:48:09.520
that you still have a part of the story

0:48:07.520,0:48:10.160
and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you

0:48:09.520,0:48:13.599
have to be

0:48:10.160,0:48:15.520
creative with it you also you got

0:48:13.599,0:48:17.520
you also get plenty of benefits from it

0:48:15.520,0:48:18.800
that we mentioned before so

0:48:17.520,0:48:20.800
i would definitely recommend it to

0:48:18.800,0:48:22.079
anyone who’s willing to play so what do

0:48:20.800,0:48:23.440
you think of the group that you’re

0:48:22.079,0:48:25.119
playing with obviously you’re playing

0:48:23.440,0:48:26.720
with family here

0:48:25.119,0:48:29.359
and i think one of the most important

0:48:26.720,0:48:32.240
things about a good d d session

0:48:29.359,0:48:33.920
is having good players in your group do

0:48:32.240,0:48:36.000
you think the players that you have in

0:48:33.920,0:48:38.480
your group right now

0:48:36.000,0:48:39.599
help to bring the most out of each other

0:48:38.480,0:48:43.040
and to bring the most

0:48:39.599,0:48:45.920
enjoyment out of the story

0:48:43.040,0:48:46.839
do you feel we’re weak in some areas

0:48:45.920,0:48:49.200
stronger in

0:48:46.839,0:48:50.960
others do you enjoy the group that

0:48:49.200,0:48:53.520
you’re playing with

0:48:50.960,0:48:55.440
yeah definitely um i already have good

0:48:53.520,0:48:58.160
connections with you and mommy and i’m

0:48:55.440,0:49:01.680
able to gain more connections with sam

0:48:58.160,0:49:02.480
so i definitely say that we are a decent

0:49:01.680,0:49:05.440
dnd

0:49:02.480,0:49:07.520
group um and we all know how to be in

0:49:05.440,0:49:09.680
our characters and not really let our

0:49:07.520,0:49:13.119
own personal decisions

0:49:09.680,0:49:15.040
go into well partly maybe personal

0:49:13.119,0:49:16.559
decisions but also kind of sticking to

0:49:15.040,0:49:20.160
our characters

0:49:16.559,0:49:21.839
also even though you’re sometimes um

0:49:20.160,0:49:23.760
even though sometimes you kind of mess

0:49:21.839,0:49:25.920
up the story it’s

0:49:23.760,0:49:27.200
more of an enjoyable experience when you

0:49:25.920,0:49:28.640
do so

0:49:27.200,0:49:30.800
i’m kind of hoping that kind of thing

0:49:28.640,0:49:32.400
happens well thanks unfortunately

0:49:30.800,0:49:34.640
as the dm i really don’t have an

0:49:32.400,0:49:36.640
opportunity to screw up the story

0:49:34.640,0:49:39.520
so i’m going to have to leave that up to

0:49:36.640,0:49:41.119
you guys as my players to do that now

0:49:39.520,0:49:42.800
you’re going to have to make decisions

0:49:41.119,0:49:45.520
and do things that challenge me

0:49:42.800,0:49:46.800
and kind of sort of what i did with sam

0:49:45.520,0:49:50.480
to kind of pull

0:49:46.800,0:49:52.160
as much out of the dm as possible

0:49:50.480,0:49:54.559
so that was all we have we’ll be right

0:49:52.160,0:49:59.839
back for your closing thoughts and

0:49:54.559,0:49:59.839
shout outs

0:50:00.720,0:50:05.359
go for your closing thoughts okay i just

0:50:03.200,0:50:07.359
wanted to say to everyone out there

0:50:05.359,0:50:08.559
if you are planning on trying to do some

0:50:07.359,0:50:11.119
type of dnd

0:50:08.559,0:50:12.079
role playing session i would definitely

0:50:11.119,0:50:15.280
say that

0:50:12.079,0:50:15.839
get i definitely say that it has plenty

0:50:15.280,0:50:18.880
bene

0:50:15.839,0:50:20.559
plenty of benefits to offer and even if

0:50:18.880,0:50:21.839
you don’t like the first time there’s

0:50:20.559,0:50:24.079
always going to be

0:50:21.839,0:50:26.079
something that you can change and tweak

0:50:24.079,0:50:29.760
to hopefully make it the best experience

0:50:26.079,0:50:33.040
you can d d is all about experimenting

0:50:29.760,0:50:34.559
and also gaining connections with people

0:50:33.040,0:50:34.960
you normally wouldn’t really connect

0:50:34.559,0:50:37.119
with

0:50:34.960,0:50:38.079
so i definitely say give it a try if

0:50:37.119,0:50:42.079
you’re willing

0:50:38.079,0:50:45.760
if you’re willing to and have fun guys

0:50:42.079,0:50:49.280
okay sage advice as always

0:50:45.760,0:50:51.280
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