For the past 38 years, Wardhaugh has been playing the same game of Dungeons & Dragons in Canada. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that usually involves lots of miniatures, lots of imaginary worlds, and lots of high adventure. Starting in 1982, that might make it the longest continuously running Dungeons & Dragons campaign, ever. Or, at least the longest Wardhaugh has ever heard of.
Dungeons & Dragons isn’t a board game. All you really need to play is some dice and a few sheets of paper. Each player creates the character they want to embody—whether that’s a noble hero, a cunning thief, a mystical druid—and the Dungeon Master, in this case Wardhaugh, guides them all through a series of adventures.
“The players control their character, but that’s all they control,” says Wardhaugh. “I control all the other aspects, whether it’s the weather, whether it’s the setting, … Read More