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The Never-Ending Game of Dungeons & Dragons


In 1982, when he was only 14 years old, Robert Wardhaugh sat down to play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Thirty-five years later, that same game is still going strong. Based out of Wardhaugh’s basement in London, Canada.

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People from all around the country gather each week to join in the decades-long campaign.And with over 20,000 figurines and dozens of terrains, Wardhaugh keeps the game fresh and exciting, adding to the everlasting adventure.

Plus a webcam on the playfield and a flatscreen television system so players who can’t make it in person can still participate. That’s some serious dedication. Honestly, I don’t think I like any of my friends enough to go to such lengths to include them.


The game takes place on what Wardhaugh describes as an “alternate version of our Earth” which also includes the continent of Tolkein’s Middle Earth, picking up 400 years after the destruction of the One Ring.