August 16th, 2009


Live Tweeting D&D

It's embarrassing enough that I've been sucked into picking up the dice once again and playing D&D for the first time in about a decade, but how much more humiliating is it that the whole game is going to be live Tweeted?

Today, starting sometime around noon, my girlfriend and I are playing "basic rules" D&D (I'm told that has something to do with a blue box?) with author and Dungeon Master David Wellington (Monster Island), Alex Lencicki, the marketing and publicity director of Orbit Books, and comics writer Fred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies).

If you want to follow along, Fred will be live Tweeting the game at

Dave has already informed me that I'm not allowed to play a sentient gelatinous cube who has to be carried around by another player while making wry, sarcastic comments. I can't even imagine what else I would want to be!