Fighting Krakens and Stealing Wagons: Welcome to Dungeons & Dragons

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Photo Courtesy of Nathan Uriel.

Dungeons & Dragons club logo that’s displayed on the Google Classroom. D&D Club meets every Friday from 3:15-5:00 pm in the A100 forum.

T.E.A. , Writer

Dungeons & Dragons is a club at Lincoln Southwest High School that runs from 3:15-5:00 p.m on Fridays in the A100 forum. Mr. Bruce Bullerdiek is the sponsor.

Dungeons & Dragons, also known as D&D, is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game where players form an adventuring party and they explore fantasy worlds, do quests and level up in experience. The Dungeon Master, also called the DM, is the game’s storyteller as well as the referee.

There are currently four DMs running games at D&D Club with more campaigns on the way with the amount of people that have recently joined. There is no official number of people per campaign, but they are always in search of more DMs. Most campaigns will either run for a term or a semester, just depending on the game or what the DM has planned.

D&D Club was once a part of Strategy Gaming Club, but the group split to make it a better gaming experience for everyone.

“We (D&D) were growing so quickly that we were overtaking the regular members of Strategy Gaming Club,” senior president of D&D Club Erik Betts said. “We are all very loud, so I asked a quick community question about that right before school started this year, and we collectively wanted to break away and form our own thing.”

The DMs recommend the best way to learn the game is with friends and the DM helping every step of the way.

“We are a very inclusive club. We accept people of all skill levels and will be more than happy to teach anyone how to play,” senior DM Nathan Uriel said.

If students would like to join D&D Club or just have a few questions, they are encouraged to join the Discord and contact the DMs or come to a club meeting. DMs would be more than happy to assist students on the beginnings of their new adventures in Dungeons & Dragons. For students who want the Google Classroom code, it’s q2rwvk2. For the Discord, click here. If students have further questions email Mr. Bullerdiek at [email protected]

“I am most excited for people finding good friends and making memories. I hope to form some sense of community with this club,” Betts said. “It’s a very serious club for very chaotic and creative people.”