What we're about

WHO ARE WE & WHAT WE DO: We are a Cinema House for the Mind, specializing in Dungeons & Dragons (and other fantasy and sci fi role playing games) for newcomers and veterans alike!

We are here to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to not only play the game but to experience it. For our (GMs) game masters D&D and other roleplaying games aren't just games, but vehicles of entertainment, self-expression, reflection, team building, and community building that when facilitated well create an emotionally unforgettable experience.

We invite you to join this beginner friendly D&D (5th edition) based group whether you are looking for a casual game or a full on campaign.

Our games encourages players to steer the course of the adventure. Everything is provided for you. To get a feel for the games check out:

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3B_7Ui5ouncfndoRYg82Q

Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/gentleman_gamemaster/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentleman.gamemaster

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:

We provide all of the essentials for you. You don't need to worry about bringing dice, mini's, maps or anything else! Just show up ready to have fun. (applies to in person games but we also provided access to most digital content as well!)

First timers: For your first session you can choose from a pre-made character or build your own.

WHY DO WE CHARGE A TICKET FEE?

We all pay for high quality entertainment and D&D is no different. Now don't get us wrong, we are not saying you NEED to pay to play D&D. If you have a great home group of friends you’ve been playing with for years and/or a solid group you play with at a game shop then we may not be for you. That said, maybe you are that "forever GM" who's always running the game but never gets to play a character. Maybe you are part of a group in which players constantly flake or that group of friends who have been too busy to get together recently. Maybe you have played a lot of games where the GM just didn’t seem well prepared. Maybe you are newcomer or an old player coming back to the game and you are looking for a great place to jump back in! If any of those apply to you then RSVP for a game. Our GMs treat D&D with passion and professionalism which adds to your overall experience. Below are just a few reasons why we believe a good gaming session is worth paying for!

· Accountability: GMs plan session according to the number of players who RSVP and tickets hold players accountable to attending games. This makes a better experience for everyone at the table.

· Leveling Up: We see skilled GMs no different from artists, musicians, writers, directors, teachers, and the like. If you have been doing something long enough with proficiency (pun intended) there’s nothing wrong getting paid for it. (In D&D this is essentially adventuring 101. Adventures are usually offered coin for completing said adventure. )

· Time & Money: On average our GMs spend 3 to 8 hours planning a single session. They are often spending their own cash for modules, game books, miniatures, digital products, dice, etc. to give their players an awesome game!

TICKET PRICING:

· Games range from $6 to $30 per session with price being based on GM experience level, time and prep cost, overall estimated length of session, and cap on number of players at the table.

· Note that we are not clock watchers and session often typically go over our allotted time due to everyone having so much fun. We will never charge for going over.

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Our Code of Conduct

Purpose

Our primary goal is to facilitate collaborative adventure based storytelling through the medium of Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPG’s). We are committed to providing well crafted games that not only entertain but provide friendly, safe, and welcoming environments for all players.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who participates in this community, as well as consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Expected Behavior:

All players should come to the table prepared to have fun while being aware to be respectful to all others at the same time. All players should be allowed time and space to express their opinions and listen respectfully, regardless of whether or not you agree with the other player’s opinion.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

We see Game Masters like artists and therefore do not believe in stifling their voice or censoring their games.

Sometimes games will cover more mature subject matter such as body horror, suspense, terror, violent combat, language, and/or sexual themes. The gamemaster should make this clear in game descriptions and discuss possible themes and subject matter before a game. If players are uncomfortable with any particular scenario, they should refrain from participating in that session. If the session breaks any rules players should report it. (See unacceptable behavior below)

Depictions of specific sensitive subject material should be avoided for club games. E.g. Hate crime, rape, domestic and child abuse

Unacceptable Behavior:

Disagreements are a natural part of the game, but the attacking or use of verbal abuse to fellow members of the table will not be tolerated.

Offensive comments (in or out of character) based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, or politics will not be tolerated.

Players of gamemasters who talk to other players in a condescending or belittling way will not be tolerated.

Consequences of Unexpected Behavior:

Offenders of the Code of Conduct will receive a verbal warning for the first offense. Consequences for multiple offenders include, but are not limited to, offenses temporary suspension from a particular table up to being permanently banned from the Group.

Reporting Guidelines:

Please report any perceived violations of the Code of Conduct to your Game Master. If that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if your issue is with a particular Game Master’s behavior, then please immediately message the head Game Master, Malcolm. He will respond ASAP.

Upcoming events (4+)

Secrets of the Wood: Arena One Shot (Level 9)

Needs a location

$20.00

We explore a what-if scenario of no-holds-barred PvP arena combat in this exciting all-out battle!

This session is closed and reserved for the following players.

Jayson
Nick
Max
Colin
Troy
Kirsten

Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm PST Max: 8 players. Spectators always welcome!

This campaign uses Talespire! TaleSpire is a beautiful way to play pen and paper RPGs online. Bring your stories to life and embark upon campaigns together with your friends, regardless of where you are in the world. See it in action here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXrRFOhghXw

If you are interested in purchasing Talespire, please contact me for a bundle deal for a discount!

Secrets of the Wood is a story in a fantasy setting reminiscent of the Appalachian south, involving elements of horror, mystery and plenty of danger, including mechanics for madness. All are welcome, but be warned... these woods are not for the faint of heart.

As we draw closer to our adventure, feel free to listen to this playlist at your leisure to get into the atmospheric mood of the southern horror that awaits you within the Verdari Wood!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0UMSgDxqVRdxF30fl0EreQ?si=eLrp_aiFS3yoRdNlZtRHgA

Hail, adventurers! Here is the D&D Beyond Link for our campaign. Currently we are: Level 9

https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/15474251337069704

This is a campaign designed for players to easily be inserted into the story, so newcomers are welcome! Any race/class from official D&D source books allowed!

Magic items will be given out during the campaign, if making a new character, or if you have any questions, contact me on Meetup or shoot an e-mail to [masked] with any questions!

YOUR DUNGEON MASTER: Hi there, my name is Richard! As a Dungeon Master for 5 years, my experience and passion help me to provide a high energy and immersive experience that has something for everyone. Exciting and tough combat encounters, opportunities to roleplay in engaging social encounters with memorable NPCs, and mysteries of intrigue to wrap the brain around - you'll find all of this and more at my table. So pull up a chair, there's plenty of room at the table... let's tell some amazing stories together.

THEROS 5e. Fleecemayne Co. - Episode 23 (Closed Game)

Needs a location

THE SOUNDTRACK: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6PxXme6ml78jSClqDHCEBM?si=e640fe84ec3a46f7

THE D&D BEYOND CAMPAIGN: https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/1828787828908488

THE DISCORD CHAT: https://discord.gg/WDvjN3cdvV

The caprice of the gods. The destiny of heroes. Great journeys into monster-infested wilds, and mythic odysseys to the edge of the world and back. These elements of adventure fill the realms of Theros, a new setting for your Dungeons & Dragons campaign to explore.

The roots of Theros lie in the myths of ancient Greece, tales dominated by gods, heroes, and monsters. This world was created as a setting for the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, explored in card sets beginning in 2013.

This campaign will feature 3 separate parties (Max 7 each) comprised of Champions of the gods. These groups will travel the land completing sometimes connected but mostly unrelated quests for gods or their own glory.

Dungeon Masters as gods: Other DM's may run one shots and exploration games set within the world helping add to the feeling of a living and breathing world. To create the feeling of sometimes cooperative and other times competing gods, certain Dungeon Masters will be given rule over certain gods. The head DM will refer to certain DMs for their input and feedback.

RSVP: For regular players (main characters) please send $40 to VENMO account @Malcolm-TrotterII during the first week of each month.

This campaign will be long running. Players should expect at least 20 to 40 three hour sessions. This is an estimate and is subject to change.

We provide all of the essentials for you. Once you sign up, all D&D Beyond materials will be shared with you.

Ticket: Tickets secure players seats at the table, ensure all players are invested and committed to the coming adventure, and ensures the DM provides a high quality gaming experience. The DM and players prepare based on the expected number of players, so donations are final with no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

This campaign is recorded and each session will be posted as a Youtube Video on Demand for players to enjoy at their leisure. By signing up you agree to have your likeness used.

SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME

The Treasure of Raskir: Port An'Thelossa (Level 5)

Needs a location

$25.00

A plot by a secretive cult to summon their deity has been foiled, but in the process your captain lost his soul to the Deck of Many Things. Now you are on your own to seek out the lost cards from the Deck, stop an entity from beyond the Veil, and maybe raid a ship or two along the way... So what are you waiting for?! Set sail on an adventure of magic, mystery and danger! What awaits you beyond the blue?

6 of the 8 spots in this campaign are reserved for the following players:

Kirsten
Mikayla
Trina
Sarina
Ricky
John

The Treasure of Raskir is a campaign set in the world of Almara, a homebrew world of monsters and magic (and technology!) that will make any player of the Forgotten Realms or Eberron feel right at home, and is newcomer friendly!

DND Beyond campaign (Level 5)

https://ddb.ac/campaigns/join/24506993714438271

We will be using Talespire for this campaign, it is not a requirement to play but will enhance the playing experience. Learn more about Talespire here to see it in action, as well as minimum PC requirements. https://talespire.com/

YOUR DUNGEON MASTER: Hi there, my name is Richard! As a Dungeon Master for 5 years, my experience and passion help me to provide a high energy and immersive experience that has something for everyone. Exciting and tough combat encounters, opportunities to roleplay in engaging social encounters with memorable NPCs, and mysteries of intrigue to wrap the brain around - you'll find all of this and more at my table. So pull up a chair, there's plenty of room at the table... let's tell some amazing stories together.

D&D 5 Lvl. 5 - Dragon Heist/Return of the Queen Session 11 (Closed Game)

Needs a location

$20.00

The Story So Far:

Welcome to Waterdeep, the Crown of the North, where a wondrous tale of urban adventure is about to unfold. Our story begins with the gathering of adventurers at the Yawning Portal Inn and Tavern. Volothamp Geddarm, the famous explorer and raconteur, has a quest for them — one that entangles the characters in a bitter conflict between two nefarious organizations. If the adventurers complete his quest, Volo rewards them handsomely. Yet a much greater prize lies hidden somewhere in the City of Splendors, waiting to be claimed.

NEW PLAYERS WELCOME. We will be using Zoom to play. After RSVPing simply click the zoom link found on this event page at the time of the meet up to be added! It's that simple!

RSVP: If attending please click RSVP and send payment of $20 to VENMO account. (contact me if Venmo is not an option)
@Malcolm-TrotterII

Using the official D&D Module Storm King's Thunder set we will be running an adventure campaign that is perfect for beginners and experienced players alike.

Level 5 pre-made characters can be provided upon request.

We provide all of the essentials for you. You don't need to worry about bringing dice, mini's, maps or anything else! Just show up ready to have fun.

About Your DM
My name is Malcolm (Gentleman Gamemaster) and I’m a Professional Dungeon Master. I've been organizing games for people who want to play and learn about the hobby for over 5 years consecutively. I've been roleplaying and gaming for over 25 years. I have a background in storytelling, art direction, event coordination. I am extremely passionate about this game and work hard provide an exciting gaming experience at every sessions that caters to multiple player's play styles!

Past events (488)

5e Bolvrik's Candy Factory LV 3

Needs a location

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