What we're about

You’ve watched Critical Role, you bought the Starter Kit, you’ve created multiple characters...and you’re stuck. You want to learn how to fight a dragon (possibly in a dungeon), but you can't find a reliable group. You are in the right place. I started this meetup to create a welcoming, safe, and encouraging community for tabletop roleplaying. This hobby can seem very difficult to access, and getting started can feel impossible. This group is about eliminating those barriers and creating a wonderful place for both new and experienced gamers.

Table top roleplaying games are an awesome experience, and my tables are open to all players. I'll teach you everything you need to know, and everybody we play with is very welcoming to players interested in checking out the hobby. I bring all the essentials: minis, dice, play-map, etc.

Three reasons: reliability, quality, and immersion. Because all our players have "skin in the game" they are much more invested. Because we compensate our DMs, they are always on point with an awesome adventure.

Tickets:

Here's the secret to this group: we pay our DMs. Because of this, sessions run on time, with prepared faciliators, and typically full tables of players. Accordingly, all players are required to purchase their seats in advance. Because preparation by the DM and other participants is impacted by the number of players, ticket reservations are final, no exceptions. Also, please do not "drop in" to the event. Cash is not accepted at the table.🔥🔮⚔️

Why on earth would I pay to play an RPG?

Three reasons: reliability, quality, and immersion. Because all our players have "skin in the game" they are much more invested. Because we compensate our DMs, they are always on point with an awesome adventure.

I personally vet each DM and the DM team upholds rigorous quality standards of play.

Quality Standards:

a) We make sure all participants have the materials they need, whether in person or online.

b) Sessions occur on schedule, at the same date and time each week, unless all participants agree to a new date and time. We've run over 200 games, and only had cancellations twice by the DMs (due to illness).

c) Our players realize this is a cooperative endeavour. Mutual respect and cooperation is what we expect of all participants. DMs are trained in how to "share the spotlight" and no player is allowed to derail the experience.

d) In game themes of sexual assault, rape, or racism are expressly prohibited. Obvioiusly these things are also prohibited between people as well.

e) DMs are highly responsive to feedback. We encourage all players to message either their DMs or me personally to ensure that each experience is awesome!

f) Disruptive behaviors by participants is first resolved in game, and then addressed by DMs out of game. DMs may remove players from sessions if needed to ensure a quality session. (To date we've never had to do this because players tend to work really well together.)

g) If there are any issues regarding DMs, please contact me (Adam Scott). If any of these standards have been broken, I will provide a full refund for your session.

h) DMs are expected to be prepared and begin on time. They are expected to deliver a quality experience on the platform of their choosing (typically roll20 and discord), every session.

i) DMs are expected to know their setting and adventure, and should be ready to adapt to player decisions.

j) DMs are expected to keep the game moving. Social interaction is awesome, and helps build community. DMs are expected to ensure that it doesn't get in the way of moving the game forward.

k) DMs are expected to teach the players the basics of their system. Any unconventional rules should be explained ahead of time, or if adapted in game, remain consistent going forward.

About your host:

My name is Adam and I’m a teacher by day and RPG game organizer by night and weekends for people who want to play and learn about the hobby.

I learned how to play role playing games virtually as soon as I could roll dice and haven't looked back. A huge fantasy and science fiction fan, I've engaged in immersive storytelling for 20+ years, both with friends and in my classroom as a career teacher. All are welcome at my table to learn the basics of role playing games through Dungeons & Dragons. I also provide advice to my community of over 22,000 gamers through my instagram account. An experienced Game Master (narrator/facilitator), I will set the scene and present harrowing situations which your custom characters must overcome (or deftly sidestep) during the course of your fast paced and immersive adventure.

Our mission:

Heroic immersion: Regardless of the system or DM, we want you to feel as if you are walking the forests of Mirkwood, through the Hyborian desert, or traveling the hyperspace lanes between Corellia and Tatooine. We immerse players, new and experienced, in classic, heroic adventures, in the theme of Tolkien, Lovecraft, Howard, and many more...every single session.

Reliability: Not only do our games provide an excellent experience, they are reliable. We run at least 10 games per month, and our player attendance rate is above 90%. Additionally, we have a team of four DMs working together to ensure that we never cancel an event.

Player Driven: Our games are player driven, putting you and your character at the center of the plot. Your choices will decide the outcome: from heroic victory to an untimely end. We encourage adventure feedback and try to make each session even better than the last.

We look forward to having you at the table.

Adam Scott

Lead Organizer

The DnD Club

IG: @the.dnd.club

twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/thedndclub

Upcoming events (5)

D&D 5e CAMPAIGN: Hoard of the Dragon Queen Session (Table full)

FULL TABLE. RESERVED FOR CONTINUING GROUP.

ONLINE GAME USING ZOOM. Campaign will be played to completion online. Sessions will run once a week, online, on Wednesday from 8-11pm till completion.

Want to learn how to play D&D online? We want you to join our DM Bryan as he plunks you into the world of Faerun, recently overrun by the Dragon Hoard! This adventure will take roughly 6-8 sessions to complete.

This session you will build a character with your party, and time permitting, begin your adventure.

Adventure overview:

In an audacious bid for power the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, seek to bring Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to Faerun. To this end, they are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together in the fight against the cult. Never before has the need for heroes been so desperate.

About the DM:
Bryan is an experienced player and DM who really cares about his players having a wonderful time at the table. He's a creator by nature and also has an artistic venture called RPGCo. involving apparel and design. Players are encouraged to pick his brain if interested!

What do you need to play:
A laptop/desktop with microphone works best, and webcam is a plus. Session will last roughly 3 hrs. Bryan will use ZOOM with a physical map screen shared with the players.

RSVP/Seat Ticket
In RSVPing to the event you are committing to participating. Preparation by the DMs is based on the number of participants. We typically compensate DMs for running events, and most events require players to purchase a seat ticket to cover DM and organizing expenses.

ZOOM games provide additional immersion for the players and require additional prep time for the DMs. Accordingly, the price point is slightly different for ZOOM based sessions to ensure a high quality session.

Character creation

During this session you will build a level one character to start. Below are some resources to get you started.

Pregenerated Characters found here: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/trpg-resources/trpg-resources

If you know how to use D&D Beyond (cloud based tool), get started building here:
https://www.dndbeyond.com/

Community Expectation:
This is a collaborative activity, so work together, support one another, and bring a positive attitude! Disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

Event host:
Adam Scott is a teacher by day and Dungeon Master by nights and weekends. His IG is @dungeons_dragons_club. He's been at this D&D thing for many moons.

D&D 5e CAMPAIGN: Erlebnis - The Fiery Archipelago (Table Full)

Full Table.

ROLL20 and DISCORD session. Beginners and veteran players welcomed! Our DM Josh will make sure you learn everything you need to know to play online and to enjoy the game.

Adventure Overview:

Welcome to Baldur’s Gate, a city of ambition and corruption. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?

Here's some information to get you thinking about your characters.

Pregenerated Characters found here: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/trpg-resources/trpg-resources

Here is the link to the Roll20 Game:
https://app.roll20.net/join/8716120/gidEIQ

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/Ws6Cny

Who will enjoy this campaign?
1) Players brand new to table top roleplaying! This is a great "getting started" adventure.
2) Players who want to explore a Gothic world filled with horror and intrigue; you are free to roam the land of Barovia without time pressures or a straight line plot (railroad) forcing you along.
3) Players looking for a balance of social, exploration, and combat gameplay.

What if you've never played an RPG, what is it like?

Our games are player driven, putting you and your character at the center of the plot. Your choices will decide the outcome: from hard fought victory to an untimely end. We're here to tell a great story that makes you feel like you're in your favorite book or movie.

Event policies

Tickets:
Players are required to purchase seat tickets for each session. We strive to live up to our Quality Standards (referenced in the main page "about" section). To do so we compensate our DMs for events to ensure a positive experience from beginning to end.

In reserving your seat you are committing to the DM and fellow players that you will attend, as preparation is based on number of players. Therefore, ticket sales are final, no exceptions. Please do not "drop in" to or "zoom bomb" the event.

Open tables:
D&D is an awesome experience, and our tables are open to all players. We'll teach you everything you need to know, and everybody we play with is very welcoming to players interested in checking out the hobby.

Curse of Strahd Dungeons and Dragons 5e Campaign (Table is full)

TABLE IS FULL/NO OPENINGS

INCLUDING: Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft! The new book Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft will be allowed/used in this game! If you want to play the game with the newest content D&D/WOTC has to offer, then this is the game you want to join!

Campaign will meet weekly at the same day and time (with exceptions for DM illness/emergencies).

Campaign Overview:

"Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came — all according to his plan. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner... and you are invited!"

About the DM:
Steve is a former theater major, turned graphic designer, and has been DMing for about 15 years. He enjoys tailoring his games to give players a challenging, yet fun experience.

Pregenerated Characters found here: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/trpg-resources/trpg-resources

DM will provide link to virtual tabletop upon sign up.

DM will provide link to private discord or zoom platform (for video/audio) upon sign up.

Who will enjoy this campaign?
1) Players brand new to table top roleplaying! This is a great "getting started" adventure.
2) Players who want to explore a Gothic world filled with horror and intrigue; you are free to roam the land of Barovia without time pressures or a straight line plot (railroad) forcing you along.
3) Players looking for a balance of social, exploration, and combat gameplay.

What if you've never played an RPG, what is it like?

Our games are player driven, putting you and your character at the center of the plot. Your choices will decide the outcome: from hard fought victory to an untimely end. We're here to tell a great story that makes you feel like you're in your favorite book or movie.

Event policies

Tickets:
Players are required to purchase seat tickets for each session. This ensures reliable participation by the members, and thorough preparation and follow through by the DMs. This allows us to compensate DMs for events to ensure a positive experience from beginning to end.

In reserving your seat you are committing to the DM and fellow players that you will attend, as preparation is based on number of players. Therefore, ticket sales are final, no exceptions. Please do not "drop in" to or "zoom bomb" the event.

Open tables:
D&D is an awesome experience, and our tables are open to all players. We'll teach you everything you need to know, and everybody we play with is very welcoming to players interested in checking out the hobby.

D&D 5e CAMPAIGN: Hoard of the Dragon Queen Session (Table full)

Online event

$18.00

FULL TABLE. RESERVED FOR CONTINUING GROUP.

ONLINE GAME USING ZOOM. Campaign will be played to completion online. Sessions will run once a week, online, on Wednesday from 8-11pm till completion.

Want to learn how to play D&D online? We want you to join our DM Bryan as he plunks you into the world of Faerun, recently overrun by the Dragon Hoard! This adventure will take roughly 6-8 sessions to complete.

This session you will build a character with your party, and time permitting, begin your adventure.

Adventure overview:

In an audacious bid for power the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, seek to bring Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to Faerun. To this end, they are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all those who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat of annihilation has become so dire that groups as disparate as the Harpers and Zhentarim are banding together in the fight against the cult. Never before has the need for heroes been so desperate.

About the DM:
Bryan is an experienced player and DM who really cares about his players having a wonderful time at the table. He's a creator by nature and also has an artistic venture called RPGCo. involving apparel and design. Players are encouraged to pick his brain if interested!

What do you need to play:
A laptop/desktop with microphone works best, and webcam is a plus. Session will last roughly 3 hrs. Bryan will use ZOOM with a physical map screen shared with the players.

RSVP/Seat Ticket
In RSVPing to the event you are committing to participating. Preparation by the DMs is based on the number of participants. We typically compensate DMs for running events, and most events require players to purchase a seat ticket to cover DM and organizing expenses.

ZOOM games provide additional immersion for the players and require additional prep time for the DMs. Accordingly, the price point is slightly different for ZOOM based sessions to ensure a high quality session.

Character creation

During this session you will build a level one character to start. Below are some resources to get you started.

Pregenerated Characters found here: https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/trpg-resources/trpg-resources

If you know how to use D&D Beyond (cloud based tool), get started building here:
https://www.dndbeyond.com/

Community Expectation:
This is a collaborative activity, so work together, support one another, and bring a positive attitude! Disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.

Event host:
Adam Scott is a teacher by day and Dungeon Master by nights and weekends. His IG is @dungeons_dragons_club. He's been at this D&D thing for many moons.

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