The Never-Ending Game of Dungeons & Dragons

The Never-Ending Game of Dungeons & Dragons

(epic orchestral music) – [Narrator] In London,
Ontario, there lives a man whose basement is unlike
anything you’ve ever seen. This is Robert Wardhaugh. – Hi, my name is Robert Wardhaugh. – [Narrator] Robert has
been playing the same Dungeons and Dragons
campaign for over 30 years. – 35 years to be exact. – [Narrator] I’m sorry. – That’s okay. Welcome, would you like
to play a Dwarven rogue. You look like a rogue. – [Narrator] Wait, let’s
back up for a second. Dungeons and Dragons is a
fantasy roleplaying game where a group of people
come together and play out adventures dictated by a dungeon master. These adventures, also
known as campaigns, are set in the Dungeons and Dragons world and normally have an end point. Or they just fizzle out due to
people’s lack of commitment. But Robert is in a league of his own and here’s why: The dude has a serious collection. – I think our collection of
miniatures is around 20,000 and then over the years
I discovered terrain. Ultimately, I’m a collector
also and a lot of my enjoyment comes from being able to get
new stuff and to put new stuff on the table so the players are constantly coming across new settings. Because it’s a game that
doesn’t stick to one particular campaign setting, I’m able to use any figs that actually fit the world. And so it is a long
process but over 35 years, you could develop quite the collection. – [Narrator] As Robert’s collection grew, so did the number of players. Word began to spread about
the never-ending campaign. – We have people coming from
all over the country to play, often flying in. – [Narrator] Wait, all over the country? – That’s right. – [Player] Robert, can we play now? – [Narrator] These are some of the people who play in Robert’s game. Where are you guys from? – I flew in from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. – I drove in from Toronto. – Brussels, Ontario. – Komoka, Ontario. – Calgary, Alberta. – [Narrator] Hold on, what
happens if people can’t fly in or drive to Robert’s house to play? – Hey everyone. – [Narrator] Problem solved. – On top of the ridge,
looking down upon this and. The game has always been determined, really through a friendship. It’s really been a way that
I keep my friends together. I knew early on that if I
was able to create a game that was good enough, and
that means it had to be better than video games, it had to
be better than any other game that they could find, that
they would keep coming, no matter where I was and so
that takes again, imagination and it takes change and
it takes having a system that is constantly
dynamic, that is changing, that is growing and that is
constantly getting better. (dramatic orchestral music)

100 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I thought the title was "The Never Ending Story of Dungeon of Dragons".😂😂

    Ye i watch stranger things so do you?

  2. This guy has a D&D campaign that lasted 35 years while my campaigns usually end after 35 minutes. Sometimes not even that long.

  3. I am a Witch Hunter, a sort of Ranger armed with a flintlock pistol and rapier. But can I play this, even though I don't know the basics or how can I find a place to play it.

  4. Someone here needs to join game as high level spell person and somehow reset the game universe, so it gets advanced to 5e or pathfinder 2e

  5. It pains me how many of these comments are just. "Hey that's that thing from stranger things" or "Will the wise in 20 years LOL"

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