Tabletop club rolls in for Dungeons & Dragons


Tabletop club ready for another session

Ryan Sheely

Every club has a goal that they work toward, or an accomplishment to boast. Table top club is the only place where students escape to fantasy worlds every Thursday, after school at 4:30. The table top club is a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) club where students can come together and participate in story lines called ‘campaigns’ and create characters to play through these campaigns. 

“This is the club my mom runs, she made it for me because I wanted to play D&D and there wasn’t one already,” junior Jullian Sumers said. “I have been playing on and off for a few years, I’ve known about D&D for 5 years but I only started playing 3 years ago and it’s been off and on.”

The table top club is open to new players and encourages newcomers to come and try it out. Junior Chloe Chainier had never played D&D before and wanted to take part in a campaign.

“I am very new, this is my first time but I’ve watched a lot of campaigns,” Chainier said.

“I saw the sign for it and I was like, ‘I might as well’.”

In D&D players are encouraged to make a unique character that will impact the campaign; junior Leighann Borden did just that.

“I created a monster, cryptic person,” Borden said. “I feel like it would be very interesting, and pretty much all the other characters are monster hunters.”

Not all the players have a character, though, as freshman Danielle Bills is running the campaign as the game master. The game master influences the campaign, and both helps and hinders the members of the campaign during their journey.

“I am doing a homebrew campaign that’s stationed in a world I created, and I’m going to have them join this group where they’re going to fight a great evil,” Bills said.

Every D&D campaign has its own story, and Sumers enjoys the freedom of what stories that can be created.

“I like the stories you can make, I started listening to a real play podcast and I was like ‘oh, this is a really fun material to write stories with’,” Sumers said.

Table top club is a way to get together and make new friends, tell stories, and go on fantasy adventures in D&D, all while at the school. Sumers really enjoys everything the tabletop club brings to the school.

“It’s helpful for making friends and telling stories,” Sumers said. “D&D is a really creative medium, and I don’t have a lot of friends, so it’s a medium that forces you to interact with  people.”