What are tabletop role-playing games? They are a unique form of interactive entertainment: like living inside a book or TV series taking place in a living, breathing world. Or like a video game where you can overcome challenges in an infinite number of ways. But paramount to this, role-playing games are social. You interact around a table with real people, making connections and starting lifelong friendships.
What is the goal of the game? For you as players: to have fun while exploring a fictional universe. For your characters: to discover secrets and unearth treasure. Other than that, you will be free to explore the world, interact with its inhabitants, and face its dangers (or run away from them). Your party will set their own goals: rescue the merchant’s son, find the pirates treasure, take over the duchy… It’s always your decision!
Which edition of D&D are you running? None. Eric was inspired by the D&D of the origins (1974-1983 if you want dates, Original D&D to Basic/Expert if you want names) to create the simplest, easiest to learn game that still feels like D&D. In Lunchtime Dungeons, the focus is about exploration, interaction, and creative thinking, instead of number crunching and rules mastery. It’s more an interactive story than it is a board game.