D&D for Birthday Parties
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Zoom
About the adventure
I would say this is mostly for kids, but I'm not going to exclude adults from the fun! Do you have a child or even adult friend that is missing their friends due to the way things are going in the world today? Have they got a birthday coming up? Why not schedule a D&D Birthday experience?! They can gather with their friends and play D&D between 2 and 4 hours online in a self-contained, Zoom meeting. I work with groups to figure out the schedule, theme and experience level. This can start with the Intro to D&D or if they already know how to play just a quick tutorial for the online platform Roll20 if need be and a one-shot adventure. For longer sessions I usually schedule a break up to 30 minutes in the middle where birthday like things can take place. I also offer swag bags that include sets of dice and small dice bags, character creation guides, character sheets and miniatures that can be delivered via USPS. There are several levels to this and price varies by what is included. Pricing for parties is based on number of player and length of the game, they start at $25/player for 3 hours. Pricing on swag bags starts at $10 per player and include dice and handouts. Miniatures and other add-ons are extra. Dungeons and Dragons teaches kids a host of useful life skills. Over time they will learn problem solving, teamwork and cooperation, critical thinking, situational assessment, social interaction, and how to wait their turn. It also reinforces math and literacy skills along with creativity and the use of imagination. I am currently in graduate school for a Master's in Education and I have used examples from my Kids D&D sessions in my classwork. This is my personally created, fully tested and proven way to get kids into D&D. I have taught over 50 children how to play D&D this way with the youngest being 6 when they started. The oldest was 15. This is a 2-hour session. The first hour we talk about basics of the game and make up characters. This is achieved by a limited list of options and a complete walk through sheet that keeps us all moving forward. In this hour children get to choose their character ancestry as well as their class (main job in the game). They will roll dice to help determine characteristics of their character and they will get their starting gear. Then it's time for the adventure which is another hour that includes social interaction, exploration, a minor moral dilemma, and some combat. Player characters will make an impact in the world and the players will now have taken their first steps into the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Two hours is a pretty decent length of time - it's a movie basically. So I priced the session similar to a movie ticket. However, this is a lean forward experience where players are engaged mentally as opposed to passive consumption of someone else's story (most video entertainment). Three-to-Four hours
How to prepare
Have a Roll20 account. Have a Zoom account. Printed prep materials (usually supplied as PDFs, but may be printed and sent as part of swag bag)
What I provide
Everything needed to play.
Gameplay depends on the group and the experience levle.
Safety tools used
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
This is part of the session and will be done together.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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