Good morning, friends! If you read the title then you'll see that today presents the very first guest post here! (Gasps) By the time you read this I'll be in another state, where it's cold and snows and Andrew won't let me wear my Crocs. You can keep up with me on Instagram, but for the most part I'll be gone from the blogging world for a few days. In the meantime, Mandy from The TRUE Ultimate Fangirl Officially, offered to step in write about Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress, a girl's guide to D&D! I absolutely loved the idea; because even though I play D&D, I've never been great at talking about it. I don't know why! Anyway, enough from me. Here's Mandy!
Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress by Shelly Mazzanoble is a hilarious, witty, and fun read for any girl looking to learn more about the D&D universe.
With a tongue-in-cheek style, Shelly walks you through the gaming process, teaching you the basics, and drawing you in ever so slightly page by page, until you too want to join in on an adventure and roll up a character of your very own that’s basically just you only “thirty times cooler!"
She does focus mainly on the sorcerer class in this book, so if you’re wanting to play a different type of character in the game, I would recommend getting your hands on a Dungeon’s & Dragons Player’s Handbook (version 3.5 is the best), and looking up the things you’re interested in in there. She does touch briefly on the other races and classes and weapons and such, but the Player’s Handbook is going to be your best friend if you really want to get into gaming. Shelly really does make the game appealing to women in this book, showing that it’s not a “boy’s only club”, and that girls can have just as much fun, if not more!, than guys in role playing.
She shows you this through her own experience in playing D&D with a group of her coworkers, and she goes from newbie to badass in no time flat, enjoying the heck out of herself, and even ensnaring her friends into playing the game by surprise at a girl’s night in, and much to their surprise, having them enjoy it!
So give this book a read, even if just for the sake of all the fun that’s in it! She’s quirky and silly and it’s a perfect combination!