Hi, I’m Hubert.
Maple Dice is a small blog where I will talk about tabletop gaming and other things closely related. I hail from Montréal in Canada, hence the name.
What is tabletop gaming?
Tabletop game is gaming that occur around a table. With real people. This includes board games, card games and role playing games. Some people would think Monopoly as a board game, it is far from being the kind of game I enjoy. For role playing games, Dungeon and Dragons might be the first thing that comes to mind — stay tuned lot of different games.
So no computers?
Not as a mean of gaming. For role playing games they just serve as helper to read documents or eventually manage the game in the game master side, but they are not necessary — it started in 1974 without them. Pen, paper and eventually dice is all you need.
See below: some dice, some tokens (we used corks but that’s just for fun, could be chips, beads, etc), some paper.
Must be boring!
Nope. It is not boring. I enjoy it a lot. It is social as you meet other people. Also video games never kept me entertained. Tabletop games, definitely.