I DM a 4e group for some friends every summer. None of us had ever played before this edition so I guess we’re a part of the wave of new roleplayers flooding basements after cutting our teeth on console MMOs.
I’m new to the die-rolling scene, but my personal nerd history is long and diverse. Taking those things into account, I love videos like these:
This was only posted a few days ago but it has been blowing up! About 100,000 views at the time of this posting; we’ll see where it ends up.
I actually saw a few 4e books in Target the other day, which was a new experience. Not really the natural habitat of the creatures that devour that sort of material, at least in my experience. Then again, I’ve done a fari amount of my D&D-related purchasing either online or at Borders (before, you know).
It’s hard to beat the atmosphere of your local hobby games store though. You know, where funky chicks and dudes hang out eating pizza and playing MTG all day. Good times – let’s not get too mainstream, ok?