This D&D campaign has been running for 40 years

The latest episode of the Wired’s Obsessed series profiles Robert Wardhaugh, Dungeon Master of a D&D campaign that has been running uninterrupted since 1982. Most campaigns are lucky to last more than a few months, so it’s quite an achievement to reach the 40 years. .

The focus of the video is on Wardhaugh’s setup, which fills the entire basement of a house he bought with this large play area in mind. It has room for his collection of about 30,000 miniatures, all of which he painstakingly hand-painted (which is why players are not allowed to touch them during the game). He also has a terrain to represent every conceivable part of his home-brewed surroundings based on an alternative fantasy version of the historic Earth – Wardhaugh is a history professor at Western University in London, Ontario, by day.