Seize the Means of Consumption

Hello, hello! We hope your week 2 was as fabulous as ours was!

TL;DR Version

For more information on each of the items, click the bolded text to jump to the sections.

  • Don’t Split the Party! A program we at DUDAD use to keep you safe!
  • The Census is heckin’ important, yo. If you haven’t filled it out yet, DO THAT NOW: https://bit.ly/dudadid
  • OSD is TODAY, Saturday, September 22nd from 2-6pm in Sharon’s Alcove. It’s a lot more laid back and chill. Read more below!
  • We have club supplies to check out!
  • Be nice to USG, we’ve got friends in relatively high places.
  • Pay your dues before the deadline on Friday, October 5th. More below.
  • T-SHIRTS are still in weirdly low demand. Fill out the form below! If you already have, bug your friends to do it. Unless you don’t want a t-shirt.
  • Snacks are cool, and so is attendance.
  • Keep the rooms clean! But y’all did, so yay! Go us!

Player’s Guild

More Details Version

Don’t Split the Party!

We’re a massive club and we get out after dark. We started the DSTP program so that we can be sure you all get home safely! DMs should coordinate which players go where. If you can’t find your DM or they haven’t done DSTP, find a board member! We’re always the last to leave and we want you to feel safe.

Board Member Locations

  • HR: Room 200
  • Bones: Room 201
  • Marcus & Jordyn: Sharon’s Alcove, one of the middle huddle areas

Thank you for doing your part to keep DUDAD safe!

The Census

Y’all.

OSD #1!!

The first One-Shot Day is here! We’ll be running OSD in Sharon’s Alcove from 2-6pm, and we can’t wait!

We only had a couple of DMs sign up so we’re welcoming any and all pop-up DMs of any and all skill levels! This is a great, chill way to practice your mad DM skillz.

OSD is also a great way to get to know other DUDADers outside of the formal meeting. Make new friends! Hang out! Run a lazers and feelings sesh! It’s gonna be a good time. Don’t forget to bring your own snacks.

Club Supplies

We have supplies to rent out! Player handbooks, battlegrids, dice, and more! To check out supplies, visit Jordyn Merritt in Sharon’s Alcove, find her in one of the middle huddle spots.

USG

There used to be a not-so-nice, anti-USG rhetoric in DUDAD. The exec board does not support this and just wants to remind our players that USG have helped us in more ways than we can tell. A lot of problems lie in the DU Administration overall, but the blame gets pushed onto USG, who are students just like us. We encourage you to keep that in mind and to be kind. And vote! It matters, and if all 100+ of us vote, we make a massive impact on this campus!

Dues

We don’t want to have to charge dues, but we need to keep the club afloat. If you haven’t yet, hand $5 cash to Bones. On Fridays, he can be found in room 201. He’s also going to be at One-Shot Day this afternoon, and you can turn them in there as well!

We understand cash can get a little weird. If that’s the case, send $5.50 to @dudad on Venmo (the name that’ll come up is Hannah Renea Bumgarner. That’s HR!) We only charge the extra 50 cents because withdrawing that money comes with fees. Thank you for your understanding!

T-Shirts

We’ve only had 5 interest responses for t-shirts so far, which is unfortunately not enough for us to order and breakeven. If you’ve already filled out the form and really, really want a t-shirt, remind your friends to!


If you already have a shirt, why not give it a friend? Mountain of t-shirts. All for you. Hoard them like a dragon. Just picture it.

Thank you for keeping the rooms clean!

See you at 7!

Don’t forget to bring $5 in cash tonight or Venmo $5.50 to @dudad!

If you and a buddy have a $10 bill, that works too! Just make sure you both go to Bones to turn it in.

Turn in all cash dues to Bones in room 201!

Also, if you want specific snacks, tell your DM when they send in attendance!

Be sure to clean your space at the end of your campaign.

We’ll see you at Sharon’s Alcove in ECS at 7pm!

Welcome back, Adventurers!

Last night was the kick-off meeting for DU Dungeons & Dragons and we’re so excited to have had such a crazy fun start to the Fall Quarter!

If you didn’t have a chance to come to the opening meeting, here’s what you missed:

TL;DR Version

  • Fill out the census so HR doesn’t come after you.
  • ONE SHOT DAYS ARE BACK! The first OSD is Sat, Sept 22 in the normal meeting place. To DM, sign up with this form by Wed, Sept 19th at 11:59 PM. (Jump to more info on OSDs)
  • Dues are $5 in physical cash and $5.50 on Venmo (@dudad).
  • Player’s Guild:
    • Bones is taking commissions for music.
    • Maggie is taking commissions for character artwork.
  • Want a t-shirt? We might order more.
  • Welcome back!

More Info Version

We had over 100 people in attendance last night which is bananas! We’re so proud of our club! We went from a single, tiny campaign in a senior’s apartment in 2015 to one of the largest clubs on campus in 2018!

Huge shoutout to Jordan Z, Matt, Zach, Maggie, Tabris, HR, Josh, and TJ for stepping in and being backup DMs! Y’all rock and we couldn’t have done last night without you.

That being said, there’s a lot of y’all to organize! Please be sure to fill out our census form if you haven’t already! This will save us a ton of time and energy and hopefully help our club get a little more recognition on campus from USG.

We might be ordering t-shirts again! We’ll only be able to order shirts if we have a decent amount of interest because money is difficult. Please be sure to fill out this form to pre-order your shirt. We won’t be collecting money until shirts are actually in.

One-Shot Days!

OSDs are back! These are awesome, mini-campaigns that are generally more laid back and low pressure than our typical club meetings.

We ask that DMs sign up ahead of time and we encourage everyone to try out DMing if you haven’t. This is a good way to get experience without having to commit to a full quarter! DM signups are due Wednesday, September 19th at 11:59 PM.

The actual OSD is Saturday, September 22nd from 2-6pm in Sharon’s Alcove. Come and go as you please, these are generally really chill, laid back, and a good opportunity to get to know players outside of your campaign.

Dues

We charge a one-time due of $5 for an entire year at DUDAD. This helps us get snacks and make sure everyone is taken care of. We are hoping to remove dues sometime in the future, but until we get proper funding to support our massive club, dues are just a part of things. We appreciate your cooperation.

You can pay physical cash dues to Bones in room ECS 201. We can only make change based on what we have. If you and another player wanna turn in a $10 or something higher, please come to Bones together with the larger bill.

We’ve introduced another way: Venmo! We’re trying out Venmo for ease and convenience this year. Send $5.50 to @dudad to turn in your dues quickly and easily! We have to charge an extra two quarters because Venmo comes with certain fees. We appreciate your understanding!

Dues are due by week 4. That’s the week of Friday, October 5th. Please don’t forget! We keep track of who has and hasn’t paid and we would greatly appreciate getting that squared away ASAP.

Player’s Guild

  • Alex “Bones” Niederberger composes music. Want a short custom composition for your player or campaign? Email him to find out more about his commissions.
  • Maggie McKenna is an artist and graphic designer. She’s taking commission work too! More info here.
  • Want us to recognize what you’re up to? Shoot us an email to have your work, events, and achievements acknowledged in the Player’s Guild!

The next meeting is Friday, September 21st at 7pm in Sharon’s Alcove!

1st floor of the ECS building. We will be having a much, much shorter kick-off meeting than last night’s.

Thank you everyone who came out and was heckin’ patient with us! The first session is always bonkers, especially Fall Quarter. Y’all were awesome and we’ll see you next week!

The Voting Results

Thank you, everyone! The evil was defeated and Abstain the Terrible is not on the exec board. Huzzah!

That being said, your 2018-2019 exec board is:
*drumroll*

  • President: Marcus “Bearded Marcus” Merritt
  • Vice Prez: Cedar Haugen
  • Treasurer: Alex “Bones” Niederberger
  • Secretary: Hannah Renea Bumgarner
  • Birthday Boy: Travis “El Presidente” Mason (former president) (his birthday is on Sunday)

Have a fabulous Spring Break everyone! Don’t forget to sign up for campaigns for Spring Quarter 2018!


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Photo Cred: Abby Scadden

DUDAD 2018

Executive Board Nominations

Thank you to everyone who sent us awesome nominations for our Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year!

The nominees are listed below. When you vote, there is an option to abstain from voting for a particular decision, which suggests you’d like another nomination process for that position. Voting will be on Friday, February 26th at 7pm. Please arrive on time! You must put your ballots in by 8pm.

President
  • Marcus “Bearded Marcus” Merritt
  • Abstain from voting
Vice President
  • Jordyn Merritt
  • Cedar Haugen
  • Abstain
Treasurer
  • Alex “Bones” Niederberger
  • Abstain
Secretary
  • Hannah Renea “HR” Bumgarner
  • Abstain

All candidates will be giving a speech, even if they are running unopposed. Paper ballots will be passed out. See you on Friday!