Introducing William Stephens, the Stoic Dungeon Master
Welcome to Tanner's growing list of contributors! As a fan of D&D myself, I tend to think that some great Stoic options for classes include the Ranger, interested in keeping balance between society and nature; and Druids, aligning themselves with nature and growing wise from that alignment.
IMO, Lawful Good characters are way too rigid to be Stoic. Oftentimes, they're more concerned with social norms and laws than they are with doing what's right. A Neutral Good character is more appropriate to be because they aren't afraid to stand against injustice that being lawful can force you to swallow.
Well done! You engaged even us nonD&Ders! Beautifully written and wisely observed.
I’m haven’t ever been a D&D player, but I’ve been a fan of Robert E. Howard’s Conan for a long time. Nice to see someone else here in Stoicism that has that interest!
My first dip in the deep end. As a mother of adult D&D players...I am so much closer to getting it.
Great read, I've also read your article on the Jedi as well and I enjoy your writing style. I look forward to reading more
Timely article! I just started playing DnD again after many years and it's been a great reminder of many things, not the least of which is that, while I am not in control of the events the universe throws at me, I am in control of how I react to them. Furthermore, the way that I choose to act/react will dictate how things proceed after that. It's been so much fun delving back into this game. The theater of the mind is a wonderful place to work though life's problems in a space that is more or less free from real-life consequences.