Learn how to get into tabletop gaming with Plano Public Library!
Join Plano Public Library for Adventure Gaming Club! This program will feature a series of Dungeons & Dragons adventures for teens grades 9-12. Pick a pre-made character and dive right into the game. No experience is necessary; learn the rules as you go.
See our calendar for the upcoming meeting times, dates and location(s).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dungeons & Dragons?
Dungeons & Dragons is a table-top role-playing game, in which participants role dice to determine the outcomes of their intended actions. Players work as a group to accomplish their goals and to defeat their enemies. Originally published in the 1970s, Dungeons & Dragons has since undergone several revisions and remains popular to this day.
As a part of this library program, we are playing a simplified version of 5th Edition D&D.
Why does Plano Public Library offer a Dungeons & Dragons program?
Tabletop games provide excellent literacy opportunities for participants of all ages. By playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, teens develop critical thinking skills, narrative skills, and even work on improvisation. Participants practice expressing themselves, thinking and responding quickly to scenarios, comprehending complex text, and working with a group to achieve a common goal. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
Do I need to attend every week?
You do not need to attend all program sessions! Each meeting will feature a separate, one-off story. Attend as many or as few as you’d like!
How does the program work?
When you arrive at the library, come to the front desk to pick up a ticket! We have limited seats, so try to arrive 30 minutes before the program’s start time.
Once you enter the program room, library staff will help you select a pre-made level 3 character from among the 12 character classes. Pick a warrior whose mastery of weapons is unparalleled, or select a mage who casts powerful spells. To get an idea ahead of time what the character classes are like, take a look at DnDBeyond’s page on the classes for a preview.
After you have picked out your character, library staff will briefly explain the game and then get started! Each session features a range of experiences to explore the basic mechanics of the game. You’ll roll dice to determine whether your actions are successful, and likely you will have a sense for your character’s personality as well.
At the end of the program, you will roll a die to determine a character reward for your participation — you might earn a potion, a spell scroll, or even a brand-new weapon for your character to use. If you come to enough programs, you’ll even be able to level up your character!