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DMPL & Dragons: Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons: Session One

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Allowed Ages: 17 and up

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Dungeons & Dragons is a role-playing game set in worlds of swords and sorcery where players use their imaginations to tell a story and create an adventure together. 
Join us as we learn the basics of how to get started and play. We will learn everything from character creation, to combat, to the basics of storytelling, and more.

  • Session One (April 05): General overview of the game and learn how to create a character
  • Session Two (April 12): Every D&D game needs a Dungeon Master.  Tonight we will learn how to play this important role in a D&D game.
  • Open Play (April 19): New and experienced players are welcome to play a one-shot game of Dungeons & Dragons!

Registration is optional, but not required.  Material support for this program provided by The Rook Room.  Find out more about this organization at

(Note: It is not necessary to come to each session. While D&D is recommended for ages 11 and up, this series is designed for adults.)


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