Video Of A Man Who's Been Running The Same Dungeons & Dragons Campaign For 35 Years

October 25, 2017


This is a video detailing London, Ontario man Robert Wardhaugh and his thirty-five years of dungeonmastering the same campaign of Dungeons & Dragons. It started in 1982 when he was just 14 years old, and is still going strong after all these years as a way to keep his friends together. Did I mention he has over 20,000 miniature figures alone? Plus a webcam on the playfield and a flatscreen television system so players who can't make it in person can still participate. That's some serious dedication. Honestly, I don't think I like any of my friends enough to go to such lengths to include them. If you can't make it in person you're dead to me, and that's that. "How many friends do you have now, GW?" It's not about quantity, it's about quality. "Just answer the question." On a good day, one. "What's a good day?" A day I make a new friend.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to SHM, who agrees there's nothing you can't achieve if you set your mind to it. Except jump into the sun, I've tried that like a million times and really believed in myself.

  • Darryn Walker

    It is said that jealousy gets your nowhere - I don't care because I am insanely jealous right now! 😂

  • CountOrlock

    I've been running the same game of pathfinder for nearing 3 years, which is MASSIVE for a tabletop RPG, jesus, that's fucking nuts.

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    Keep on the Borderlands. I knew I wasn't the only guy from the 70's who got stuck there. I KNEW IT!

  • Draco Basileus

    Pfff...and his ex-wife and estranged children said he was never committed to anything!

  • Zemini

    Never played D&D but I always found it intriguing.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've played with a couple of DMs and quite frankly I'd rather eat a bullet than play again (preferably one of those non-toxic kinds because I don't want heavy metal poisoning unless it's like Sabaton or Falconer or something).

    You almost need to be a good storyteller. Your DM definitely needs to be a good storyteller. You have to commit and try to play at regular intervals with the same group of people. If the group changes you have to recap or story your way around missing participants and then fill in whoever misses a meet with what happened last time.

    You can definitely do short campaigns but then you go through the potentially arduous task of creating a character before you start which is around the point where I tend to check out completely.

  • Mackeroth

    I'm sorry you've had such a bad experience. I started playing last year and am still in the same campaign today. It's amazing! It does depend a lot on your group though. Playing with strangers is always a gamble, it just sounds like you got unlucky.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I played with college buddies and friends in Boy Scouts.

    I'm just not of the right mindset for D&D.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I want to do this...

    ... I need a bigger house.

  • Bling Nye

    That is awesome. I'm going on 17 years playing with the same group, rotating dungeons and DM duties among us. Good times.

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