What we're about

Hey there!

This is a casual group for playing pick-up games of Dungeons and Dragons, 5th Edition. Whether you're entirely new to the game or an old hand at tabletop RPGs, we welcome you!

We have characters that are ready-to-play, as well as dice, figurines, and everything else you need to show up, sit down, and start playing.


When: Mondays @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Where: Half Price Books, 5803 E Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231

Our game sessions used to take place at the Union Coffee location near SMU Boulevard, but since Union closed in December 2017, we've moved to the flagship Half Price Books store, which has plenty of space and tables for gaming.

If you have any questions, don't be shy! Send me (Cody Galuardi) a personal message and I'll get back to you. And feel free to bring a friend along if you wish.

See you next Monday, and happy gaming!

Upcoming events (5)

Delve of the Fool's Hope Dungeon

Half Price Book Store

If you're interested in joining this game, contact GM Cody. This is a paid dungeon crawl game is for a specific and predetermined group of players. Spectating is welcome, but being able to play is unlikely if you have not been in contact with the GM. Permanent seats may occasionally open up, so keep an eye our for emails from Dungeons and Dragon in Dallas if you're interested in joining the campaign. They call it the Fool’s Hope, and no one has ever been to the bottom. Many have entered and many have come back out, but not always alive or in one piece. Different adventuring groups disagree on the contents of the Fool’s Hope. It seems that both the layout and denizens of the dungeon differ for each party that goes in. There is no mapping it, there is no understanding it, and there is almost no surviving it. Only one thing is known for sure about the Fool’s Hope dungeon: the gods of the realm say that they have left a gift of incalculable, world-changing power on the lowest floor. To reach it, you must enter the Fool’s Hope and fight your way down. For more information, contact Cody.

Online: $15 D&D - Missions for the Crown

Half Price Book Store

We are NOT MEETING at Half Price Books for this game. We are playing online, but Meetup doesn't allow me to change the location to a website address. Spectators and players can join this game by following this link: https://discord.gg/ZyEDy2y Note: An RSVP and $15 is required to play. You can find a better-looking version of the information below in the Google Doc available through this link: http://tinyurl.com/CrownMissions Missions for the Crown This game series focuses on characters in the latest batch of recruits to join the Crown Department of Security. Experience points, treasure gained, ranking-up in the Department, and even character death are all permanent in this series. Characters are dispatched on various missions around the world under the King’s authority to further the safety of the Homeland from magical, financial, militaristic, and covert threats. See the world, keep people safe, and stay alive in the face of things that endanger the entire country. Campaign Rules and Info: -Sessions are one-shot adventures, not an ongoing story. -New characters in this game series always start at level 1. -Gold and magical items earned on these adventures are permanent and can be used in later adventures. -Character death is permanent unless magic is used. -Level-ups are not scheduled; experience points are permanent and must be tracked. -The optional “Renown” rule from the Dungeon Master’s guide is used to track rank and promotions in the Department. Session Info: -RSVPs are required. -Sessions are 3 hours of gameplay and a 15-minute break. -Sessions cost $15 to play on weekdays and $20 on weekends, due before play begins. -Cash, Venmo, or Google Pay are all acceptable payment methods. Other payment methods may be used with approval from the event organizer. What to Bring: -Nothing is required. The DM can provide character sheets for you to keep, and can loan out pencils, character figurines, and other materials. -You may bring your own characters if they follow the character creation rules below. Character Creation Steps: 1. Use the creation process outlined in the Player’s Handbook to make a first-level character, including the steps for trinkets and character traits. Use the “Standard Array” or the “Point-Buy” method to generate ability scores. Character options and features must be from… -Player’s Handbook -Dungeon Master’s Guide -Monster Manual -Volo’s Guide to Monsters -Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes -Xanathar’s Guide to Everything -Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide -Elemental Evil Player’s Companion -The Tortle Package -Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron 2. Give your character an extra bond or ideal which makes them want to be an agent of the Crown. 3. Add the following items to your character’s inventory: -a renown level of “1” within the Crown Department of Security -a personal metal badge from the Crown Department of Security, detailing name and current rank of “AiT,” which stands for “Agent in Training” -a casual streetwear outfit with a hidden pockets for manacles and a badge (Outfit is slacks plus choice of shirt or dress) -a Department uniform for official business (Uniform is shirt, slacks, and coat with name and rank) -a Department set of armor showing name and rank (choice of chainmail or leather armor) -a pair of manacles -a desk in the open-area workplace of the Department’s headquarters, which is called “Cardale.” (Officially known as the Cardale Building in the city of Sailrest.) Refund Info: -Full refunds are issued if you give up your RSVP before the event starts. -No refunds are issued for no-shows. -Partial payments for partial games are not possible.

Looking for Players: Stories of Levikos

Online event

This paid campaign follows a band of adventurers that sets out to prevent the remnants of an ancient beholder civilization from dreaming an evil god into existence. The party has already foiled the plans once, but visions of other beholders attempting the ritual guide the group onward across the world. Season 2 picks up with the party being escorted by dragons to the Cloud Aviaries, where the dragons have something to reveal about their ancient involvement with the ritual. This campaign is best described as lighthearted and combat-driven. If you're interested in playing, message me on Meetup or follow the Discord link and message me @DM in the general channel.

(Temporarily Online!) Sunday Dungeons and Dragons with Violet Lantz!

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we at D&D in Dallas are taking extra precautions to help reduce the spread of the virus. This means that while our meetups are normally in person, we are temporarily switching all games to online games via Discord & Roll20. Please read ALL of the following rules carefully and completely, and you will find a link to the Discord Server at the end of the rules. -What is this?: This is a tabletop/online Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition series of games for players of all skill and experience levels in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Most of the games that we'll be playing will be wrapped up in one four-hour game session, with a 15 minute break in the middle. I'm Violet, the Organizer for this group! I usually play the Dungeon Master, but sometimes I play and let someone else DM! Let me know if you'd like to run a game yourself! -What do I need to bring?: >For in person games: Thou, thyself and thee! I have D&D Rulebooks, dice, figurines, pencils, and ready-to-play character sheets for anyone who needs them! >For online games: A free Discord.com account, a free Roll20.net account, a desktop computer, and a decent computer microphone! I can have a character made for you quickly and you can use the dice rollers in Discord or Roll20 to roll dice! -What if i want to make my own character?: Yes! However, please make sure to keep your character creation within the Wizards of the Coast Adventure League Guidelines. Want to homebrew? Message Violet and ask! If you need any help creating your character, I recommend the Fast Character maker (https://fastcharacter.com/) to whip something up quickly together for now, and then using the D&D 5e Players Handbook to make one when you feel more comfortable! If you are using the Players Handbook, regarding the optional rules, use the "Standard 27 Point Buy" method for starting stats (http://chicken-dinner.com/5e/5e-point-buy.html). Please don't use rolled stats as they often create a large stat disparity, and I have no way to verify that the rolls are legitimately made. As for your starting gold, you can assume at least 20 gold pieces per character level for equipment buying purposes, in addition to the gold given to you at character creation. -What level should I make my character?: Level 7! We change this on occasion, so make sure to check before RSVPing! -Can I bring a friend/friends?: If you have a plus one and they cannot make their own account to RSVP, please message me ASAP, as space is limited and each RSVP only counts for ONE seat. If you RSVP when it is already full, you may be placed onto the Waitlist, which means you do not yet have a guaranteed seat at the table. If you decide to attend while on the Waitlist, any unfilled seat as the game starts at 5pm will be up for grabs on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are running late, please send Me a message before the game starts, otherwise your seat may be taken by someone on the waitlist! -Is there an age limit?: Per Meetup.com Terms of Service, you must be 18 or older in order to join or RSVP a meetup, and must we adhere to that rule for the safety and liability of all involved. -Thank you for reading all of this! Tell the DM the secret passphrase "Crawford" at your first session to receive a DM inspiration die! Here is the link for the Dimension Door Discord Server ('Dimension Door' is Violet's Tabletop RPG Business) where we will be hosting all Sunday D&D in Dallas games until further notice. [https://discord.gg/63GytGc] ****TABLE AVAILABILITY DISCLAIMER****: Half Price Books *DOES NOT* Guarantee that any tables or chairs will be available for us to use on any given day. As such, please be aware that if the situation arises that we do not have a table or chairs available, we may need to cancel that meetup with very short notice! Please make sure you are signed up for the Meetup emails so you are kept up to date.

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