Thanks for adventure

Thanks for adventure. Like many people I started my RPG journey, and game journey in general from my parents. My love from collectable things stems from Pokemon whilst my thirst for adventure, story telling and world building comes from Dungeons and Dragons, in particular AD&D.

A long term DM and GM for other systems I have my Dad to thank for setting the right example when it comes to story telling. Having twists, challenges and not making things easy is something that I got from him and my experiences as a player, as infrequent and seldom as they are. The ongoing support and guidance (and supplies of the new books and goodies) comes from both of my parents but dad always showed me the way.

Dad was also willing to be one of my players as well, providing advice as well as just getting stuck into it. No prejudice, no back-seat-DMing (something I am prone to… oops) and full commitment to the role and the adventure at hand.

Really we all have a mentor figure who guides us through the expansive, I mean truly massive world of Dungeons and Dragons. Whether you are like me having your father teach you or whether you got into it because of a celebrity or influencer Dungeon Master (I guess that’s what I could categorise Critical role and High Rollers as?) it typically starts with one person. So today, tomorrow being fathers day in Australia, I wanted to say thanks to that special person who started it all for me.

If you’re reading this today Dad, thank you, you didn’t just welcome me into your world of Role play and dice. In fact you guided me into all the adventures I have had since opening those first few tomes (can’t really call them books now can we… they were thick..).

From hunting stirges in caves after being ambushed by bandits to having wizards rob me blind. To finding out about magical beings that you needed enchanted swords to best, to understanding that not all loot is gold and treasure. To my first adventure reset where I went down the obvious wrong path as I was curious what lay in the endless skies and to the first adventure closure, with the death of my Gnome tinkerer-Fighter, Tinkerbell. The first steps that you took me on, the first set of dice that I got in Melbourne from Mind-games (which I still have here with me, on my desk…) You helped to start me on this journey and, really, you made this blog and all of this possible.

So for the gift you gave me, like so many other fathers or father-figures out there, thank you now and for eternity for the gift of adventure.

Instead of my normal closing remarks I would like to extend my thanks to all those who started the journey to adventure. To fathers, step fathers, mothers and step mothers and everyone in between thanks for sharing your world with us, and enabling us to share our world with our own kids. As much as my 3 year old doesn’t understand proper roleplay etiquette and much prefers to roll the number-shapes I am sure that one day they will ask me the question. “Can I play Dungeons and Dragons with you?” and I will know that the journey has come full circle. So don’t forget to thank your adventure mentors when you next can and, as always, don’t forget to roll with advantage,
The Brazen Wolfe

Happy 1st year BrazenWolfeTabletop

Well, its apparently one whole year since i started this little venture and I am even more excited that my goal of having atleast one post a day has averaged out to be true over the year.

Today, and this post, marks 371 posts to date across the 12 months and 365 days. And while I have a small and awesome group of followers I hope to see it expand and grow next year.

So whilst next week is the start of September I have a few hobby updates to do this coming weeks as I prepare for a local warhammer league finals and a two day warhammer tournament in mid September. So I hope to post some warhammer content this coming week instead of the normal D&D heavy content. But next week I will be back into the full swing of things with d&d.

So have run, keep visiting and as always, don’t forget to roll with advantage,

The Brazen Wolfe

A Brazen Update

As the COVID situation in Australia, well it’s doing something, but regardless of whats going on with it and the new variants out there I am finally able to return back into the office where I normally work (about 1.5 hours commute from home).
This is a great step moving forward to get out and mingle with the new team I joined in February 2021 (of which I have met them in person twice in the last year…) but it also means some potential changes to this blog.

I anticipate that the long hours, long commute and the other duties and activities I have outside of work will sometimes lead to delays in posting updates here, for BTW. But, don’t fear I will endeavour to post something daily but it some things may just be the following morning rather than the night of the day – so a small disclaimer if there I am a few hours later than anticipated.

Or I may be many many hours early and you may think that I have been sipping on some form of Abyssal Naga venom… Who knows what the new world will bring but I will still be here, just may be writing to a different schedule.

As always, find that spark of creativity, be good to your fellow humanoid and as always, roll with advantage – it’s a strange world out there and we can all use that extra little bit of luck.
The Brazen Wolfe