Spring Quarter 2019

Here you’ll find info on the upcoming campaigns for Spring Quarter 2019.

Key

(FULL) means full to max.

** means full to preferred, so you’ll only get in if every other campaign fills up first.

Likelihood of Running

Some of our DMs are serving as backups. We’ve included them on this list in case you really, really want to play with them, but be sure to keep this in mind! We recommend selecting mostly campaigns that are guaranteed to run next quarter to ensure you don’t have complications getting into a campaign. We cannot guarantee our backups will run.

The ranking system of likeliness is as follows:

  • Definitely Running: These WILL be DMs Winter Quarter.
  • Most Likely Running: These PROBABLY will run.
  • Probably Running: These folks have said being a DM is cool, but they’re chill with being a player too.
  • Backup DM: These DMs are our backups. If you want to be in their campaign, be sure to have others that are definitely running in your signups!

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Here you’ll find all the logistic info to consider how badly you want to join the campaign.

First, there’s the game system, meaning which tabletop role-playing game (RPG) the DM is going to run. Most of our DMs run traditional Dungeons & Dragons (DND), though some run other fun things as well!
Just below that, you’ll see what edition of the game system they’ll be running. Not all tabletop RPGs have multiple editions, but some of them do. This is important because some of the core mechanics (rules) can change from edition to edition. For example, DND has been in existence since 1974 and has changed dramatically since then. The most recent edition, 5th edition, was published in 2014.

Below that, you’ll see if this is a brand new campaign, or what’s known as a returning campaign. Sometimes, DMs start a campaign that will last longer than the nine sessions we have in a quarter. They will list their campaign as “returning” to indicate if they are running the same campaign that they ran last quarter.
You can still join a returning campaign even if you weren’t in it while it previously ran. Returning players have priority for open spots, but if someone leaves or the DM otherwise has open spots, you might be able to join!
Just beneath that, we’ll include how many quarters the DM plans to run this campaign for. This can be helpful to know if you want to commit to a longer-term adventure.

Silliness Index is an important stat to DUDAD. Some DMs like to run goofy games that are chock-full of memes and jokes and silly times. Some DMs like a more serious campaign that tells a grounded, narrative structure. The scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being a very serious, grounded campaign and 5 being an overall goof-fest.

The scale of the campaign indicates how high the stakes are, which is also on a range of 1 to 5. Do you like tight-knit stories where your character is solving a small mystery, or would you rather have the fate of the multiverse in your hands? Smaller-scaled campaigns (1) will have those small, focused stories, while larger-scaled campaigns (5) will have much more epic proportions.

Features are something we newly implemented for our DMs. This gives players an idea of what the DMs play-style is like. Like a lot of combat where death is around the corner? There are characteristics for that. Do you enjoy more role-playing? That exists too.

Campaign Description

This is one of the most important things you’ll find on this page. The description is what the DM has written to let you know what kind of adventure you’ll be going on. If you have a favorite setting (e.g. pirates or space-themed) or you wanna know what your party will be up against, this is where to find that. Be sure to keep in mind the stats above too! If you’re not into zombies usually but you see all their stats are your style, you might be surprised at what a fun time you can have!

Notes

We try to tailor our DM sign-ups to have all the information a DM might need, but occasionally we leave out certain details or the DM has something game-specific they want you, the players, to know. Not every DM will provide notes for their campaign, which is okay. That usually means all the info you need is above! The notes section can have helpful information about the campaign!

If anything doesn’t make sense or is generally gobble-dee-gook, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and let us know! We try to make the sign up experience as easy as we can.

Happy Adventuring!

 

DM Alex “Bones” Niederberger**

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 4
Scale: 2

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Difficulty
  • Open World

Bones’s Campaign Description

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Nor hobgoblins nor explosions nor demons nor gods as well, we hope. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Your party was asked to deliver the secret ingredients of a baker’s Cake of One-Thousand Snowfalls, which must arrive at least a day before Hensbrook’s Winter Festival. He’s a bit paranoid, convinced that rival bakers or the “Biscotti Illuminati” are going to ambush you in an attempt to learn how to replicate the famous confection. Enjoy this and other quests in and around the quaint village of Hensbrook.

Notes

Feel free to ask questions (come up to me, or email w.niedy@gmail.com)! Players will start at level 3, and you will only have 1 character for the duration, so make it a good one: have a strong defined personality, some sort of personal goal, and at least one significant event/person in your past (all of which can be very simple, its just so I can weave your characters into the campaign more). If religion is an important part of your character, definitely email me, certain gods may be already important and I can help integrating others as well. I will email you ahead of time about all this. Also, I’d like this to be a collaborative campaign, please don’t join if you want heavy player versus player or player versus DM elements. Also, there will be music, so beware.

 

DM Matthew Wheeler (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Editions, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 3
Scale: 2

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Low Difficulty
  • Open World

Matthew’s Campaign Description

You and a small party of adventurers have been hired by a distant and mysterious town. It sits the base of a large mountain, sealed away from the rest of the world by a mysterious blizzard. This is a mystery based campaign where there is very little combat but a whole lot o’ story and role-playing. Be prepared for me constantly switching between the 30+ accents I’ve made up, or just forgetting them altogether.

 

DM James Joseph (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 5
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Low Difficulty
  • Open World
  • Easy-Going
  • Laid-Back
  • Humorous

James’s Campaign Description

The Modest Mouse, a small tavern in the even smaller town of Questalot, is known throughout The Land for its delicious noodles. However, a knock-off pasta chain run by corporate hogs has stolen the recipe and is now gaining prominence, and the Mouse is floundering in financial feces. Only one thing can save it: the recipe of the Golden Noodle, the most delicious pasta in the history of the universe. Legends and half-myths point the way to the Noodle, and you, dear player, must decipher the clues and find the Noodle recipe before the Forces of Evil get there first! Your travels will take you everywhere and back, with corporate goons hot on your tail! Adventure is calling. Don’t let it go to voicemail!

Notes

I consider this a great campaign for players who want an easy-going time, free to meander along the way to The Story at their own pace, encountering situations of great hilarity along the way. If you’re looking for a no-smiles serious campaign, you will surely be miserable. If you’re a brand new player, I’d recommend this one to you, but someone of any experience and taste can enjoy!

 

DM Cedar Haugen (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 3
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Open World
  • Critical Role is the Goal
  • Skyrim

Cedar’s Campaign Description

Darkness stirs on the edges of civilization in the world of Verden. This is a world of conflicting kingdoms, ancient ruins, and warring tribes. You are a seasoned adventurer, carving your path through history. You have made friends who owe you favors and enemies that wish to end you. Fate has brought you and others of your ilk together, what the gods have in store for you and your party is for you to discover! Level 12 sandbox campaign in a homebrew world, have fun. I have several potential storylines, you and your companions get to decide.

Notes

All of the deities of various races from the PHB, Volos, and Mordinkinan’s are represented. You can pretty much pick any god you want, some are just forgotten or do not hold as much sway over the world. Also there are a whole bunch of Artifacts for you guys to find. I will put in as much effort as you do. Best way to get into contact with me is by text or on facebook messenger. I will get in contact with all players over break in order to aid in character creation. I will create a group messenger or group text in order to facilitate conversation between players. Get ready to dive into my fantasy world!

 

DM Chyna Tillman (Cancelled)

Likelihood of Running

This club has been cancelled for Spring 2019.

Chyna’s Campaign Description

In a world where Grimms’ Fairy Tales and pieces of literature have not only come to life, but have risen to power, one kingdom rises above them all. Botarsi is the largest kingdom, but also the strictest. In Botarsi all those born to be part of fairy tales or literature are forced to live out their assigned roles, any disobedience is punished swiftly and without mercy. To this end, Botarsi is putting together a group of Norms, those not born to a destined life. They are to go into other kingdoms to retrieve magical items and people who have deserted their story and return them to Botarsi. You will form a party of Norms and adventure outside the walls of Botarsi seeking people of great importance and items of great power, but will you succeed? And in the end, will you even want to?

Notes

Players will start at level three or possibly four, and they will not be able to play as an Aasimar. As a DM I’m all about letting players make their own choices, but know those choices will come with consequences, some good and some bad.

 

DM Nathan McGuire (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Saga of Heroes
v6

*Returning Campaign*

Silliness Index: 2
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Medium Mortality-Rate
  • Open World
  • Improvisational
  • Intense
  • Silly
  • Epic

Nathan’s Campaign Description

And when the world opens its eyes to look at the devastation around it, what will it see? Will it see the broken abyss full of howling souls? Will it see a despotic empire, grasping victory with wretched claws? Or perhaps it will just see stars, shining out from beyond the wasteland your world has become. Fear not, child. Death is only the beginning.

 

DM Chelsie Fincher (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Monster of the Week
Edition N/A

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 4
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Difficulty
  • Open World
  • Character Driven

Chelsie’s Campaign Description

“I regret to inform you that you have been murdered.
But you’re in luck. You can return to life if you become a…pizza delivery driver?
Wait, no. You can return to the Material Plane if you become a grim reaper disguised as a pizza delivery driver.
It’s simple, really. Collect souls. Collect tips.
Conduct assassinations. Conduct marinara sauce-inations.
The pay is good. And it certainly beats hanging out in Limbo until you can reincarnate.
So, what do you say? Are you in?”

Notes

PVP definitely allowed. You’re gonna have to have a damn good reason to play as The Chosen.

 

DM Brittany Cariou (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Mostly Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*

Silliness Index: 2
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Linear World

Brittany’s Campaign Description

For countless generations, this nameless place has wrought fear. Preachers call it the Abyss of Æolore. Some say it is where all life began, others believe it brought evil into this world. None have returned from trying to find and map it. Your government believes they have a rough location. You boarded a ship, praying you and your team will not be the latest victims.

Having been on this new continent for some time, freeing goddesses and finding awkward places in the process, your team will try to uncover the dark secrets of this cursed land, before you too are stuck here for millennia.

Notes

This is a returning campaign. Due to story reasons, any new players will be provided with a character that has already been a part of the campaign narrative.


 

DMs Julian Rosales & Miciah Baldrey

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*

Silliness Index: 2
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Character Driven
  • Combat-Heavy
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Medium Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Open World

Julian & Miciah’s Campaign Description

Giants are terrorizing the island of Felor. Will your group be able to slay the Giants, save the citizens, and still survive? Or will the land fall under their gigantic palm?

 

DM Kylie Dillinger**

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 3
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • Plot-Focused
  • Character-Driven
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Linear World

Kylie’s Campaign Description

Congratulations! You have all been hired by the Rising Sun Initiative as anthropologists/archaeologists to do preliminary explorations and excavations of newly found ruins. These ruins had been hidden for centuries in the Alsahra’ Alghamida Desert, however, due to surprisingly powerful sandstorms in the area, the Rising Sun Initiative believes that these newly exposed structures are only the tip of a vast and interconnected temple. Nobody quite understands what this city was, who lived there, or really any part of its history. There currently are no known historical records of this city as of yet. The Rising Sun Initiative is hoping that your combined skills can unearth more knowledge about this place and its many mysteries.

Notes

There are 4 homebrew subclasses players will get to chose from. They’re based on the 4 subfields of anthropology, and each come with their own perks. PvP is allowed, and besides the subclasses, players should build their characters like normal.

 

DM Andrew Neel (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 2
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Heavy

Andrew’s Campaign Description

There’s always something happening in Ravnica. This world-spanning cityscape is dominated by ten guilds who are constantly plotting against each other and vying for power. But sometimes a threat bigger than any one guild emerges, and they all must put aside their differences to make sure the world survives to see another day. Play as agents from across the guilds and work together in order to uncover and thwart a villainous plot to destroy Ravnica. Do you think you have what it takes?

Notes

Character creation will be done all together in a Session Zero before our first official meeting, please don’t start on character creation before then. I will send out more information about the process when the time comes.

 

DM Zach Stevens (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

ᗡelta Green
Edition N/A

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 2
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Character-Driven
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Medium Mortality Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Open World

Zach’s Campaign Description

In H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Call of Cthulhu,” there’s a guy who decides to ram his boat directly into the giant squid-dragon’s head. That’s basically your job description: kill the Things We Were Not Meant To Know™ before anyone can get a chance To Know™. You’re going to die horribly, but at least you’ll take the eldritch terrors down with you… right? Well, either way, welcome to ᗡelta Green.

Notes

ᗡelta Green is essentially modern-day Call of Cthulhu but you play as the Men in Black.

I’m open-minded to new ideas & suggestions

 

DM Clint Cordova**

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Early Dark
First Edition

*Returning Campaign*

Silliness Index: 1
Scale: 2

Features

  • Rules-Heavy
  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Character-Driven
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • High Difficulty
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Linear World
  • Dark
  • Low fantasy
  • Cynical

Clint’s Campaign Description

House VonStradovich was nearly ruined when the Matron remarried, following the report that her husband was lost at sea. With forged documents in the charge of her new husband Gastephus Gramond, the family estate was sold to pay off his gambling debts in the Matron’s absence. He has long since vanished, abandoning his charge of husband and stepfather long ago like a ghost in the wind. Years later, the Matron of House VonStradovich has initiated a legal challenge to the sale of the estate. Her children, the robbed heirs of their family estate began hunting down the apparition that is their stepfather to bring to the council of banners for trial, only to find that many lesser houses have been similarly ruined under suspicious circumstances, with their stepfather in the middle of it.

Notes

My campaigns are not for the weak of heart. All themes of the human condition are more than likely in play and may induce anxiety.

 

DM Christian Anton (Backup DM)

Likelihood of Running

Probably Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

Silliness Index: 4
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • World-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • High chance of “Jumping the Shark”

Christian’s Campaign Description

Veni Vidi Vici! Come join me this Spring for a journey through the rise and fall of empires. It is the time of the Roman Empire. The world from the outside looking in seems to be rather quiet, but don’t be fooled! There are constant struggles taking place throughout the lands, with everyone and their cousin making their attempts to claim the title of emperor. Come join me for a journey to see if you can make your mark on history!

(Classical Era inspired 5e, the Roman Empire will be D&Dified”

Notes

Any officially released 5e materials will be allowed for character creation (all races, classes, spells, etc). If you wish to use homebrew materials, talk to me. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis.

 

DM Mary Marcontell**

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 4
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Heavy
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Linear World

Mary’s Campaign Description

Welcome to the all-bard campaign! Your party is a travelling band who is going to a music competition in the big city. But something isn’t quite right here…

Notes

Multi-classing is highly encouraged, so please have a good grasp of D&D’s game mechanics.

 

DM Alice Morris (FULL)

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 3
Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Medium
  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused
  • Character-Driven
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Medium Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty

Alice’s Campaign Description

Chaos fills the streets of Eldrun, your nation’s capital. The king is dead and his daughter, the only heir to the throne is missing. The Council has summoned you, a brave band of adventures, to travel to the Feywild and return the missing heiress before civil war breaks out!

 

DM Jason Ghiglieri**

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*

Silliness Index: 3
Scale: 3

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • Character-Driven
  • Combat-Medium
  • Roleplay-Medium
  • Medium Mortality-Rate
  • Medium Difficulty
  • Open World

Jason’s Campaign Description

On the fringe of the Keita Desert, an Empire begins to take shape with wealth beyond dreams. In a land such as this, opportunity abounds and many seek to find their fortunes; so what brings you here? Do you believe the vast untamed sands hide something? Perhaps you too seek great wealth? Or are you simply caught up in these changing times? Whatever your reasons, your destiny is yours to make.


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