Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a great way to make friends and meet people while being fully immersed in a fun activity.
D&D is a co-operative, ongoing game, full of fearsome battles and wild magic. Players work as a team in role-play scenarios, trying to achieve desired results. In D&D, success at anything is determined with the roll of the dice. Each character has strengths and weaknesses that affect their various roles. Players work through challenges to earn more experience points so they can move up to higher levels, unlocking better abilities.
Unlike board games or video games, there are no limits to what can be achieved. D&D is about working as a team to create a story that one of the players alone could never have thought of.
While anyone over 15 is welcome to join this group, it is designed for people who are living with autism. It will suit people who have a creative and analytical mind, and an interest in mystery and magic.
Thanks to Maja Dodt for her evocative descriptions of D&D above and below.
The first thing you notice as you wake from your slumber is the strong scent of Sulphur in the air. Beams of light are shining down, filtering through the trees, reflecting off the drops of dew that have collected on leaves. You’re still coming to your senses after a long, well-earned rest when you realize the ropes that were tying up your horse are lying loose on the ground.
You jump up in a hurry, searching frantically for your four-legged companion. The ground is damp and your footsteps are leaving tracks, yet you can’t seem to find any hoof prints. It’s almost as if your horse just floated away! Floated away…. Hmmm… I wonder… You turn your head skyward and sure enough, there’s your mount, hanging upside down from a rope, fast asleep and snoring quietly.
You hear hysterical laughter and out from the trees jumps a young woman with bright copper eyes. You command her to get your horse down, telling her that this sort of behaviour is ridiculous. She erupts into more manic laughter, almost screaming with delight. Her copper eyes grow brighter and almost seem to flash, as all of a sudden, she transforms in a cloud of grey ash, into a dragon, with wings outstretched, ready to fly.
“Not so quickly!” You yell determined to stop the beast from escaping.
The dragon is ready to take flight, what will you do?
Thursdays from 5:00-7:00pm
Enrolment is required to participate in the Dungeons and Dragons group. This activity is available to NDIS participants. For more information or to register for the program, please contact BCS Reception on contact details below. If you don’t have an NDIS package but would like to participate, please contact BCS Reception.