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AV's Dungeons & Dragons Program


If you've heard of Dungeons & Dragons but not sure what it's all about, or if you're a seasoned D&D player looking for a new group, you are most welcome in our AV D&D program!


D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, driven by imagination - it’s about picturing a crumbling castle in a darkening forest guarded by a fire-breathing dragon and foreboding monsters, and imagining how your character might react to the scene, and how you and your team of adventurers can work together to defeat the demon, to explore the castle, and to continue their quest. Your Dungeon Master (DM) will create a fantastic storyline for you to experience and guide you and your team through the challenges while also providing guidance on appropriate behaviour and helping you all to work as a team and to have a great time together. 


AV has been running D&D groups since 2019. In 2020, we moved our D&D programs to an online format taking place via Zoom, and the program has continued to grow. We’re adding more groups, more session times, more Dungeon Masters, and more age groups, allowing AV to provide hours of questing and adventuring fun and social connection to our members, as well as providing opportunities for meaningful ongoing employment to the Aspergers autistic community.



About our regular D&D Groups

Our AV D&D groups typically run for 6-7 weeks during each school term. Each session has a Dungeon Master who facilitates the adventure and also maintains a safe and inclusive playing environment for all participants in their group. Our under 18 D&D sessions have an additional Dungeon Master Assistant, introduced as part of AV's Commitment to Child Safety.


Introduction to D&D Workshops

We've had a lot of feedback from our community asking for resources for new players who either haven't played D&D before, or who need an introduction to the game and some help creating a character, so we've worked with our Dungeon Masters to create two pairs of workshops. Available to members and non-members aged 10 and older, these workshops cover basic D&D gameplay and character creation, and also include a one-session D&D quest with a post-game Q&A to help prepare you to join our full-term programs.


Women & Non-Binary Folk D&D Pilot Group

AV's Dungeons & Dragons program is one of AV's most popular programs, and the AV team are looking for ways to make the program more inclusive for people of all genders. In Term 3 2022, we ran our pilot D&D group for women (cis and trans) and non-binary folkand based on participant feedback, we will definitely be running this again in the future.


Eligibility

Our regular D&D groups are open to AV members aged 10 and older. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Our D&D workshops are open to non-members also, however AV members are able to access a discounted registration rate.

You can find out more about our membership options on our membership page, or contact our Memberships Coordinator for assistance.



Registrations for D&D Programs

Registrations for D&D programs typically open approximately one month before the first session.

Spaces fill quickly, and many sessions are fully booked within a few days of registrations opening.

To ensure we contact you when we publish details about upcoming programs, we invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list.



Join the AV Mailing List

If you would like to receive emails about the AV Dungeons & Dragons program, including program announcements and registration opening dates, please add your name to our AV mailing list.

Visit the Join our AV Mailing List page, enter your first name and your email address, and make sure you tick "Interest Groups - Dungeons & Dragons" as an area of interest, as well as any other topics you're interested in, and we'll include you in future emails.

If you're already in contact with AV, make sure you have added Dungeons & Dragons to your Areas of Interest.

Community Guide: How to update your AV profile (including your Areas of Interest)




AV D&D Reference Documents


We've noticed that many players and families have similar questions about AV's D&D Program, so our admin team and DMs have put together some documents to help you find answers to your questions as quickly as possible.


  • AV D&D Rules (updated version coming soon). Created by our DMs and admin team, the AV D&D Rules give players and parents a clear idea of what behaviour is appropriate within our D&D program to make sure everyone has a really enjoyable time in the sessions. Please read through this with your player before registering.


If you still need more information or have questions, please contact our AV Admin team.



We look forward to questing with you!


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