What we're about

The Seattle Dungeons & Dragons and RPG Meetup Group is a group run by volunteers, open to anyone who wants to play, teach, talk about, or learn about Role Playing Games in the Puget Sound area. We support Dungeons & Dragons of all editions and other Role-Playing Games (RPGs) like Dungeon Crawl Classics, Blades in the Dark, Monster of the Week, Savage World, Pathfinder, 13th Age, Tales from the Loop, Fate, Fiasco, Call of Cthulhu, Starfinder, or Star Trek Adventures.

We provided a positive, friendly, and welcoming space for all adventurers, regardless of class, race, gender, ability, age, or sexual identity.

We have multiple game events occurring monthly for anyone interested in playing various Role Playing Games, as well social events and workshop events.

Besides our events, here are some other places you may find some public play games: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Dungeons-and... (https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Dungeons-and-Dragons/messages/boards/thread/51167656)

We are always looking to bring new people into the game and particularly want to encourage those who want to take the plunge to become a Dungeon Masters and run their owns games!

Or better yet, become an Event Organizer and help provide events for our community! Just reach out to the Leadership team.

Upcoming events (4+)

[In Person] Tuesday Night Dungeon Crawl Classics

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SESSION SPECIFIC INFORMATION: We have changed locations! Meet at Outer Planet Craft Brewing

WORLD INFORMATION:
The world is clearly ending. Has been for some years. Behind us we flee the endless storms and insidious danger. Ahead is always the mountain, the Gods Mountain. To reach the top is to escape this place. After all, who could stop the apocalypse?

Travel through the ruins of a fantasy world, sail across eldritch seas, climb the tallest mountain in creation. Dungeon Crawl Classics offers the numerical crunch of the old school dungeon crawl, updated with the squish of a modern D20 system. Create a character in a fraction of the time and encounter 200% as much adventure!

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-Play using the Goodman Games Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG system
Easy to learn --- Fun to Master
( http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/ )
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Crawl_Classics )

-Experience classic dungeons and monsters brought to terrifying new life
-Roll new dice! The Dice Chain brings new types of rolls with weird dice
-Quick and easy: rules light means anyone can pick up dice easily.
-Season based narrative structure means you can show up at any session and participate in a story, while staying gets you a complete story
-Old school: play 1974's version of D&D brought to the modern age.
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If you are on the wait-list, feel free to show up anyways and play on the Overflow Table, run by the Co-DM Quigley. This table will feature one-shots, using the same system and same characters from the main campaign. Switch seamlessly between side quests and main quests!

Our tables encourage sharing and learning, ask about DMing sometime!

As many Tuesdays as possible, 630 to 9ish.

Look for the Gandalf hat

WHAT you NEED to bring:
Yourself, and possibly a friend
No need for previous experience
2.5-3 hours of time
WHAT you can bring:
Characters (https://purplesorcerer.com/create_upper.php)
Dice
Paper/pencil
Character voices

Our table is a positive, friendly, and welcoming space for all adventurers, regardless of class, race, gender or sexual identity. Any negativity fueled by real-world ignorance, hate, or fear will be met with swift action and possible permanent teleportation to the plane of eternal banishment.

We have a discord!
https://discord.gg/WNqg9V7a

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(In Person) DnD 5th Edition- One Shot for beginners and experienced alike!

Join us for a one shot (single session game) level 3 campaign. The goal is to bring together a variety of gamers to have fun and make new connections. Our hope is to make this a regular event with rotating one-shots.

(Update: Due to no-shows, I plan to open up reserved seats to any waiting list peeps after 15 mins. If you're running late and don't want to lose your seat make sure to message me through the meetup app.)

A variety of pre-made characters will be available for use. No experience needed, just bring a standard RPG d20 set of dice.

We will be meeting at Mox Boarding house in Ballard, most likely in the Trading Card Gaming Room. Parking can be a challenge so I recommend carpooling and transit if an option for you. For more info about the store, visit https://www.moxboardinghouse.com/locations/#seattle

This week’s campaign follows our heroes from “Baseless Burglary” into a new adventure. This is a standalone one shot that does not require you to play the previous game to enjoy.

Synopsis: Portentous Precipitation
A storm looms on the horizon as the sun sets on the city of Ravencross. Countess Eloise is hosting a gala with a spot to show off the almost finished magical creation of her friend Ahnya. Dark rumors threaten the event, indicating that there will be uninvited attendees, including one of the Countess’s suitors. Her ladyship has invited you all to attend and enjoy the event but you get the sense that she may also want your presence in case something goes awry.

[In-Person][T2][S5] D&D Adventurer's League This Thursday!

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Adventurer’s League is back in Seattle! Join us at Optimism Brewing Company this Thursday as we jump into the Forgotten Realms for new adventures every week.

Just The Facts:

Play Start Time: 6:00pm (We are always open to helping new players. Show up a few minutes before play if you need help creating a character)

Only 1 table this week.

Tier: 2 Level 5-10
Module Details: DDAL05-13 Jarl Rising (2-4hrs) - The frost giants of the Ice Mountains have long held to the belief that a great Jarl will one day step forward to unite the families as Konung (king). With the Ordning shattered, Jarl Ryndolg believes that if he can locate Hartkiller’s Horn, a legendary artifact among giant-kind, he could be the one. He may very well have found what he is looking for. A great clarion call has echoed across the Hartvale for two days, and the giants are all marching north. SEER calls upon adventurers to confirm rumors that Ryndolg may have done just that.

The Basics:
The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Each module is a separate adventure. So no need to have played with the group before.

What You Need:
A character, between level 5 and 10.
At least three hours to complete an adventure.

How is this different from any other D&D game I’ve played?
AL is tracked by you. Your character can jump into any AL game anywhere in the world as long as you track your progress. Any levels, gold, or loot that you receive can be carried over to another game with a completely different Dungeon Master and players.

If you want to learn more about DDAL, please see the below resources from Wizards of the Coast. I recommend you read through the DDAL Player’s Guide if you want to know more details about how the league operates.

Wizards of the Coast Official Adventurer's League Page
https://dnd.wizards.com/ddal_general

Players Guide
https://media.wizards.com/2021/dnd/downloads/DDAL_PlayersGuidev11_0.pdf

DDAL Forgotten Realms FAQ
https://media.wizards.com/2021/dnd/downloads/DDAL_Forgotten_Realms_FAQ_v11.1.pdf

Interested in tracking your adventures online? Adventurer's League Log is the most lightweight and free resource so you don't have to carry the paper log sheet around.
https://www.adventurersleaguelog.com/

Virtual Book Club - Jade City (Fonda Lee)

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Event Type: Book Club
Book: Jade City by Fonda Lee
Platform: Discord

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TWO CRIME FAMILIES, ONE SOURCE OF POWER: JADE.

Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.

When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone - even foreigners - to wield jade, simmering tension between the two families erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all in the families, from their grandest patriarch to even the lowliest runner on the streets.

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From the earliest days, tabletop roleplaying games have been designed to empower players to create and interact with stories modeled after literary fiction. Look at Appendix N from the Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 244, E. G. Gygax 1979), A Cyberpunk Bibliography from Cyberpunk 2020 (p. 187, M. Pondsmith 1990), Hiding Your Sources from Vampire: the Masquerade (p. 258, M. Rein-Hagen 1991), or the list you'll probably find towards the back of your favorite RPG.

The Seattle RPG Players' Speculative Fiction Book Club (working title - first person to think of a better one gets a free high-five) is here to keep that tradition alive! We'll be reading books picked by our members as inspirational for the kinds of games we're interested in running or playing, and our discussions will include ideas on how to incorporate elements from these books in our games.

This month we're reading Jade City by Fonda Lee! It's a contemporary fantasy novel that draws its inspiration from Asian traditions. Come join us to talk about the plot, characters, and themes of the book, or maybe what aspects of it you would want to borrow for your games! I hope to see you there!

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