YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE
TL;DR Hello ! Welcome to D20 ! We are here to provide ingredients and inspirations for gamer athletes because we are gamer athletes and we think life is epic and we want to help people live that way. We’re pretty psyched to have you.
STAY AWHILE AND LISTEN (SAAL)Here’s a quote, it’s from Joseph Campbell, “The first function of mythology is showing everything as a metaphor to transcendance.” Our mythology is in games. We grew up on Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars, Elder Scrolls and Halo, Warcraft and Starcraft and Diablo and Fallout and everything in between. These are our metaphors to transcendance. And we play through these stories first hand, experiencing heroes’, steady progress toward greatness.
In games we get to choose who we want to be. Sometimes this choice is vast and the canvas completely blank, sometimes we’re more limited: are you a rogue or warrior or mage? Pick one of these three and that’s it. Sometimes the choices are even less. Which direction will you go, will you jump or crouch, ranged or melee… But the factor of choice remains. It’s what makes games games and not movies or books.
IRL: our character choices are limited. We have our parents, we’re born where we’re born, we are who we are. But if games have taught us one thing it’s that beyond that: everything is up to you. You might not choose what quests or random encounters you are presented with but you choose how you react to them. We believe through gaming we have already practiced so many times how to become the legends of our own great epic. We have this knowledge deep in ourselves.
We believe the journey is easier if we are stronger, physically and mentally and spiritually. Being better versions of ourselves also makes us better gamers and being better gamers lets us better transcend on our own epic journeys. So that’s what we’re here to do at D20: provide tools to help you feel better and improve yourself should you feel the desire. We’re like a town merchant you got to for buffs and potions and armor.
If you want. Because the choice really is yours, and if you do… life can be, should be, and is EPIC. Your journey begins here.