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D&D Parenting, Part 2: The Players

13 Aug

DDFigurinesLooking for Part 1? Read “The Supplies.”

What role do you fill among your friends? In your job? In your family?

How about your partner and each of your kids? What roles do they play in your group dynamic?

If you’re still following this blog after last week, that means I didn’t scare you away with all my nerd talk of Dungeons and Dragons. Great! Let’s do it again, shall we?

So we’ve gone over the supplies needed for D&D and how they tie in to adventure of parenting. Now let’s discuss your group dynamic. As the Dungeon Master’s guide states:

Understanding player motivations … and what makes them happiest … helps you build a harmonious group of players.

Knowing the benefits (and risks) you each bring to the table can be used to the advantage of the whole group. Wield this knowledge wisely.


Actors enjoy engaging with the rest of the group and using their imaginations. They often prefer social experiences to individual challenges.

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D&D Parenting, Part 1: The Supplies

6 Aug
Dungeon Master Maternity T-Shirt

D&D maternity wear. It exists.

Looking for Part 2? Read “The Players.”

Oh, yes. I’m going there. I’m bringing out the biggest, geekiest, and perhaps most endearing guns in nerdom: Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Not a nerd? Don’t be scared. Hear me out.

At the risk of over-simplifying, D&D is a cooperative endeavor in which players use strategy and creativity to take on challenges. At the heart of it, isn’t that what families do every day?

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