Thursday, July 30, 2009
1.Where did Dungeon Party come from?
Back in 1974 my friends Gary Gygax
and Dave Arnesson got me involved
in the game which they had developed
at school -- they were bored and
passed graph paper back and forth
during classes. Claude and I have
done duty as DMs...Dungeon
Masters...for decades and have
written literally thousands of maps
for it along with monster tables,
weapon tables, treasure tables and
more. Recently, D&D evolved for us
into the game we're introducing as
2.Where did the name Dungeon Party come from?
Hehe, I was online and decided to
look it up. To my total surprise,
nobody had bought the website, so
I sprang for 10 bucks and bought it,
then brainstormed with Claude on
how to use it. Dungeon Party as a
tabletop was the result of the
3.Why should I want to play Dungeon Party?
You shouldn't, unless you want
practice running your Parallel
World Personas. That's what DP is
all about -- learning how to run a
character in another universe from
the viewpoint of your Home Universe.
4.How is it played?
It's very easy to play Dungeon Party,
much easier than Dungeons & Dragons,
which requires many very intricate
dice rolls and such. You'll
only be using the 4-sided,
6-sided and 20-sided dice rather
than a whole set of percentage
rolling dice. You elect a Dungeon
Master (DM) who runs the map and
does the counter-rolls of dice.
The DM tells the party what
happened as a result, keeps track
of the party and monsters and
treasures and weapons and such,
and basically works as a moderator
for the game.
5.How many can play?
As few as 2 players and as many
as 20 can play Dungeon Party
6.How can I get started?
Send for the DP kit which can be
ordered right here on this site.
It comes complete with maps, a dice
kit and everything you need to get
7.What if I don't understand how to play
it or how to be a DM?
We have trainings for DMs at our
Neal Street Center in Grass Valley
and we'll be doing online training
on Saturdays and Sundays at the ICW
on stickam.com. If you haven't
joined the ICW Club yet, you can do
that by clicking here-