Adventure Gaming Club 101

Learn how to get into tabletop gaming with Plano Public Library this summer!

Join Plano Public Library for Adventure Gaming Club this summer! 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.

Programs are held at Parr Library on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm, with tickets being distributed starting at 5:30pm. The program dates are June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30 and July 7. See you then!

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 six program sessions! Each week 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 Parr 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!

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