Several years ago some friends got together for an impromptu games day in a small apartment on the North side of town. In one of the sessions the players were introduced to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 in the way of a small, canned mini-adventure. It was met with such enthusiasm that it spawned the creation of a regular, monthly campaign that included eight regular players and a variety of “guest appearances” by friends of the group. Long after the D&D campaign ended the group continued to game together and added several new members along the way, a couple through marriage.
Then, a couple years ago, three of the members of the casual group, Mr. Cupcake, Twinkie and Papa Bear, decided to add some gaming excitement by hosting a Challenge Game at a local convention. From that match came the idea to commemorate the winners on a plaque. The only thing lacking to make it truly epic was a group name. After petitioning for suggestions The Professor chimed in from a far off land and The Just Dice League was officially named.
Now the gamers of the JDL continue their struggle against bad dice rolling, failed morale checks and prematurely routing squads in the only way they know how – by gathering around the gaming table! For wherever there are dice to be rolled, you will find The Just Dice League!!
The League is broken down into multiple sub-chapters.
Lakeland Original (JDLLO)
Members who live in the Central Florida Area where the JDL was born.
The 9th Legion (JDLNL)
Members who were at some point, but are no longer part of an official chapter (i.e. moved away and abandoned their JDL mates, but are completely welcome back at any time…seriously, come home).
To protect their true identities the gamers of the JDL have been involuntarily branded with an alternate gamer name to disassociate them from their gamer activities. Below are the official members of the League as well as Friends of the League:
- Mr. Cupcake
- Mrs. Cupcake
- Papa Bear
- The Professor
- Stinky Cheese (aka Frosty)
- Shart Storm (aka The Big Kid)
- Spc ‘Merica
- The Bowler
The JDL bestows upon it’s members titles for a variety of reasons such as recognition of their contributions, branding of their associations or as a general warning to the public. Click the image below for a list of current JDL titles.