Greetings, adventurers! We may have had the pleasure of meeting previously at DragonCon, Origins, Winter Fantasy, PAX Unplugged, or numerous other cons here in the mid-Atlantic states where I’ve worked as DM herder and player wrangler over the past few years (though my hair may have been a different color then). Today I’m pleased to greet you as the newest administrator for the Adventurers League.
I played my first Adventurers League game four years ago, after moving to a new city and in search of a way to make friends. My husband and I found a local gaming convention, and after just one adventure, I was hooked. After that first session, we found a local game store and an amazing table of players who became fast friends, and soon we had a weekly game. Having a steady D&D fix was just part of the appeal; soon we started going to more events and conventions, and being able to spend a day or a weekend with people who love the same thing that you do is a pretty fantastic experience.
It wasn’t too long before I started volunteering at events so that more people can take part in that experience. I love meeting new players and introducing them to the game, as well as listening to seasoned players tell the stories of exploits they’ve had during their adventures. I’ve been lucky enough to meet players from across the country who I now consider friends, even though we might only see each other once or twice a year.
As someone who struggles with social anxiety, D&D has been a way for me to connect and relate to new people, and I can’t recommend this hobby enough. It’s not always easy to get started, but give it a shot (or two, or three). We’ll be here to welcome you to the D&D family and answer any questions you may have along the way. It’s important to me that no matter what kind of player you are, or your experience level, that you find your place in this community. D&D has introduced me to some of my very closest friends, and I want everyone to have that opportunity.
When I’m not rolling dice or herding cats, you’ll most likely find me snuggling with my pup (lovingly nicknamed the Copper Catastrophe), planning my next cosplay ensemble, or trying to convince my husband/favorite DM that we need to paint all of the minis that we already have before we buy any more.
Come say hello! You can find me on Twitter at @ladydzra, and if we run into each other at an event, let’s get coffee! Until then, may Mielikki watch over your travels.
She lives outside of Philadelphia with her favorite DM and their adorable catastrophe of a dog.