The Alphastream Gaming Blog
On March 26th, 2018, I was invited to join the amazing artist Claudio Pozas to talk about our experiences growing up in Latin America and playing D&D there. Claudio grew up and lives in Brazil, while I grew up in Colombia (moving to the US when I was 13).
I had the opportunity to revisit fond memories of growing up in Colombia, playing D&D with whatever materials we could find or bring from the US. It was extremely hard back then to find adventures or sourcebooks, so each one was a real treasure. I thank my Mom, because she was the person who encouraged me to start playing. D&D was a big part of my getting past some of my most difficult and awkward times growing up, helping me to create lasting friendships and find my place both with others and internally.
Towards the end we talked about the great difference members of the community can make on our careers and lives, and how lucky we are to be in a community that has so many positive members. Being on Dragon Talk was truly a special experience for me and a tremendous honor for which I am very thankful! Que oportunidad tan tremenda, gracias!
I’m a huge fan of Claudio’s work. You can find his website here, including the amazing Insect Plague and Demogorgon Rises works I mentioned – and you can buy prints! I also mentioned the fantastic art in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. The piece I mentioned can be found on page 5, or here in the wallpapers section of the D&D web site as a free download!