Adult Summer Camp: Ask a Game Master Handy Links and Helpful Hints

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photo of dice, pencils, Dungeons and Dragons character sheets and booksHail and Well Met, Adventurers! We're gearing up for more Adult Summer Camp by exploring the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons with our program, Ask a Game Master. Join us July 6th, 2021 at 12 noon EST with Danie and Sean as they go over the basics of this popular social game and answer your questions from "How do I find a group to play with?" to "What exactly is the function of four-sided dice?" They're here to help!

Maybe you're a younger adventurer looking for some basic information? Check out the A Young Adventurer's Guide series!

Are you like us, a super nerd who wants to delve into the history of Dungeons and Dragons? Check out Of Dice and Men, or Dungeons and Dragons Arts and Arcana: A Visual History. Both are chock full of information and history for all your chronical-loving needs.

Ready to Start Creating Your Character?

If you have no idea where to start, don't worry! You can ask any questions you need at the live program. But for now, here's some handy links you'll want to look over.

half of a Dungeons and Dragons character sheetDownload or print this character sheet so you have it to fill out as we go along.

Don't have dice? That's okay! Here's an online dice roller - just click the die you need and it'll roll for you. It can even add your modifiers! (Not sure what those are? Ask at the program, we got you!)

Pick your race – This is what your character was born as, whether it is an elf, a human, a half-orc, dwarf, gnome, halfling, and so on!

Pick your class – this is what your character does for a living. Like are they a fighter who jumps into the center of the brawl? Or are they a wizard casting spells from a distance? Maybe they’re a rogue, sneaking in and stealing all the treasure without being seen?

Don't forget to pick your character’s name!

The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide - Struggling to create an in-depth character, or not sure how to incorporate a good backstory? Check this out - its a guide to building a fleshed-out character to make your game more interesting and help you feel more connected.

And remember, you can always check out the Player's Handbook!

Interested in Becoming a Game Master?

cover of the dungeons and dragons Dungeon Master GuideThe Dungeon Master's Guide - Your one stop shop for the basics of running your own campaign. From how to create stories to pitching monsters against your players, this guide is the essential first few steps.

The Monsters Know What They're Doing - Not sure how to incorporate a Trevenant into your story while still retaining that these sentient trees are usually good natured? This guide provides a plethora of helping hints and tips to keeping your monsters fresh and consistent in your game.

How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps and Fantasy Mapmaking - Drawing up your own maps can be daunting, but these two books are great resources for how to draft your own so you can take your group on any adventure you dream!

Don't want to create your own adventure? That's okay! Our Dungeons and Dragons collection is filled with books containing pre-made adventures you can use instead.

We'll see you there, everyone!

Provided external links are official Wizards of the Coast sites and are not affiliated with Alachua County Public Libraries.

Posted by DanieE on June 10, 2021