Dungeons and Dragons and Disabilities

D&D… and D.

I started pen-and-paper roleplaying when I was about 12 years old. My friends and I started out by playing RuneQuest and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons with our older brothers, and eventually graduated in to playing other RPGs and, indeed, designing our very own from the ground up. We developed our own rules for a pen-and-paper wargame as well as a LARP (Live Action Role Play) before we even knew those terms existed.

Around the age of 16 I started losing my vision. Slowly, but surely, my eye sight became much worse until I came to a point where I was no longer able to read standard print. While this has all-but-killed my video game days, it has failed to stop me from playing some of the other types of games that I love, namely RPGs and board games. With today’s technology and an increasing awareness for gamers with disabilities, …
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