10 Epicly ConFused Authors Play D&D

I’ve been promising Aidan Moher of A Dribble of Ink that I would do a guest blog for him for about 6 months. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I try to put my novel writing first. So in the press to get The Blinding Knife in by deadline, I haven’t even had a day to spare. But Epic ConFusion in Michigan, that I just attended courtesy of Subterranean Press, gave me both the time and the topic.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the height of nostalgic geekery: my mostly accurate account of a D&D game played with Pat Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie, Myke Cole, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth BearSaladin Ahmed, Jay Lake, and Jim C. Hines over at A Dribble of Ink.

Myke Cole also did a quick roundup of the weekend HERE. Joe Abercrombie’s take is HERE. And an apology to Jim Hines for misspelling Du’ud as D’ude. My orcish is horrible.

11 thoughts on “10 Epicly ConFused Authors Play D&D

  1. kaiga says:

    unfortunately ive never had the pleasure of playing DnD and as such i got more interested in the part where “fan­tasy author Brent Weeks shot a smile into the face of his target” was said.
    what kinda distance were you at?

  2. Knuxchan says:

    So awesome. I love D&D. It’s near-impossible to find a group around here. I’m itching to roleplay again!

  3. Luis says:

    Never played D&D….can anyone explain how the game works? Just wondering, because I’ve seen the board games, but never really seen the actual game.

    1. Rhys says:

      D&D is one of the best games around. Think of the newest games out with awesome game play (eg. Skyrim, SWTOR) and D&D beats it. I think it was first RPG game also, if memory serves, bad thing to say at 15. For all the people that posted stuff like, “you guys should come and play with my group,” are any of you in Townsville, Australia ?

      1. Rhys says:

        Dammit, i posted new comment and it came up as a reply to yours, sorry. I mighta clicked reply by accident

  4. Knuxchan says:

    D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) is a game you play with a group of people. It’s basically a storytelling game. You make up a character and roleplay him/her through the narrator’s (Dungeon Master’s) story/adventure. It’s a little more in-depth than that, but that’s the basic idea. Here’s the wiki about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons

  5. konekoanni says:

    I’m so jealous! That sounds like a fantastic group to game with. I hear that Pat is particularly fun as a DM, though it sounds like he was a player for this one. I’m enjoying the post very much. Makes me want to go play…

  6. Liam L says:

    You should find time on Saturdays and join my weekly group, Brent 😉 we’re all huge fans.

  7. NightAngel79 says:

    someone ask Scott Lynch when the heck we are getting another Gentlemen Bastards book already, geesh! lol

  8. Rynn says:

    This game is why I looked up your books and read Black Prism, because I know Bear and Hines and Rothfuss but I didn’t know you. So, thank you for helping me find another great book!

    Reviewed it, too, at http://rynncameron.dreamwidth.org/12378.html

  9. Robert_the_Alaskan says:

    This is truly just great. Sadly the only names I know from the group is Rothfuss and Lynch. I finished Pat’s latest and cannot wait for the last in the trilogy, luckily I stumbled onto the Night Angel trilogy and The Black Prism. So glad to see the relationships among the authors.

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