Inside the 40 Year-Long Dungeons & Dragons Game | Obsessed | WIRED

Remember that game of Dungeons & Dragons you started when you were 11? What if it never stopped? Robert Wardhaugh has been the Dungeon Master for a D&D campaign that’s been going on for over 40 years. In his game, once you start playing…you keep playing.

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550 Comments

  1. That is sooo cool, was a Game Master when my friends & I were playing Robotech ( based on Macross ).
    To see him keep up the effort is really solid passion. 😁👍

  2. I live in Ontario can I play sometime? Lol. I've always wanted to play dungeons and dragons, I love the books. Never had anyone to play with though lol.

  3. There were literal cults in America when the news starting connecting d&d to violent crimes and cults. Instead of blaming, you know, religion.

  4. 40 years in and the PCs are still fighting goblins?

  5. great video game concept for a first person game

  6. Hey let’s play a game that doesn’t exist

  7. If this guy figured out how to be a professional DM, he'd make far more $ than a history proff.

  8. And he can't do math because that equals I regular job which is two thousand hours but whatever

  9. Bold statement to say it's the "best" D&D game ever. I would agree with most dedicated. I'm surprised he hasn't killed his game already for his perma-death penalty against the player.

  10. That's a lot of time spent not getting laid lol

  11. this guy would be a great concept artist for video games

  12. God imagine dying after playing that campaign for 40 years. How does he handle power creep? All players must have already been lvl 20 for ages.

  13. This is so COOL. My parents used to talk 💩 about this game and I knew nothing about it until now. This is awesome. I would get HOOKED on this game.

  14. And somehow my mother though video games were for losers? lmao she would be appalled by this guy

  15. 40 years of lonely virgin weird people playing this

  16. I like how 5 copies of himself walk down the stairs

  17. and now we shoot pixels on high end machines, how much less or more harmful is that than playing a paper and pencil game lol.

  18. Ten hours a week lol

    Hardcore Wow Player: "Hold my beer"

    98 days later….

    Hardcore Wow Player: unemployed, single, dirty, dehydrated, failing kidney, and dying of starvation… but Ashes of Al'ar finally dropped.

  19. Awkward af for his daughter when her ex comes round for a game 😂
    Fkn savage

  20. Flying in to play? I can't even find a reliable heist crew on GTAO

  21. Man, having to keep up with all the editions and changes they make can not be easy.

  22. There should be a book released containing all major events and story arc of this man world

  23. Americans truly are only obsessed with themselfs. The whole story is great. I love the dedication and passion. But the: "this is the best D&D game in the world" is just not right

  24. Imagine a party of his daughters Ex’s playing a decade long game 😂

  25. AD&D Surprise rolls are so good. I never played it but I liked there were charts for all races. I like the idea if you're an Elf you're more vigilant to threats.

  26. that's the coolest thing in the world. that's a man who knows how to live his life to the fullest. seriously creating worlds.

  27. This is incredible. What an opportunity for both this devoted and talented Dungeon Master as well as all the players who take the journey. I would love to play this campaign myself if given the chance.

  28. Imagine a fire breaks out in his house.. he definetly would go down with his ship

  29. I am shocked this guy hasn't taken his real level designs & built them with graphics & have the game played that way on pc.. because then the world would be coming to life & so would players characters

  30. Mate, get some people and a hall, get an app done and let this be a commercial weekend event people can go and jump in – with app service where you log in and keep your progress or make your own char inbefore.

  31. Im not allowed to touch my own mini? Well I'm not going to play then. I don't care how good you are or how long you've been playing. He says people FLY in to play his game….. why waste the money flying if you aren't allowed to touch anything. Just put me on speaker phone if thats the case and I'll play when I'm sitting on the toilet.

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