It’s no secret that we have some stellar artists here at DUDAD. As an exec board, we strive to support our own artists and students as best as we can. One of those artists is none other than Maggie McKenna!
Whether you know her name from our graphic design contest or just because she’s an awesome person, Maggie is one of our artsy members we support.
The Emerging Digital Practices major is going to be a junior this year and has offered to work on commission, so you can have a custom illustration of your favorite DND character!
Help support some of the hard work our members produce by commissioning Maggie! Feel free to email us if you are interested and we will be able to put you in touch.
Check out more of Maggie’s work on her Instagram, Tumblr, or Twitter pages. Message her or us about inquiries!
Priority deadline ends Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11:59pm! If you want to be included in the lottery, you must sign up by this time. Otherwise, we will be putting you wherever we have room!
Note: it isn’t the end of the world if you get into a campaign with people you don’t know. One of the best parts about DUDAD is meeting new friends!
Also, super important note:
If you’re signing up for a returning campaign and you put the same DM for your first choice and both backup options, we cannot guarantee you will get into that campaign. If more people sign up than there are open spots, you will be slotted into whatever campaign has available room. Please fill in actual backup options. If you don’t get slotted into your chosen campaign, and your backups are both that campaign also, you’re essentially removed from the lottery. Email us or message us if you have any questions.
If you don’t sign up by June 2nd, you’re going to be put in on a first-come-first-serve basis. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Study Abroad Campaign
Studying abroad? We’re going to be putting together a campaign or two for the fall for all you folks that are globetrotting. Sign up here! Have questions? Message us!
If you’re having a 10th session…
Driscoll appears to be closing parts of the building this Friday. You may need to meet at someone’s place or reserve a room in the library if your campaign is meeting. Tell your DMs. Tell your players.
It goes without saying, but wherever you meet, remember to be mindful of your surroundings. Finals are almost upon us, and people get grouchy if you interrupt their study sesh!
We’ll Keep You Posted
Be sure to tune into the Facebook and website come August/September to find out about meeting spaces and who’s in what campaign. Especially on the meeting spaces thing. We won’t be able to reserve spaces until closer to fall quarter.
Look at this fine af t-shirt. We’re going to be taking orders for shirts until Fall Quarter (exact date TBD). Wanna order one? Or two? Or an entire closet’s worth and essentially be a cartoon character? Click here to order.
If you’re ordering more than one, please specify in the “comments to exec board” section.
Shoutout to Our Grads!
You will be missed. We love you. nat17 for the win.
Player signups are a thing. If you’re selecting a returning campaign, pick different DMs for your backup options, otherwise, you’re taking a risky gamble.
Sorry that it’s taken me a while to get around to getting these notes out there! Let’s get right down to it, shall we?
Next week is our last official meeting. So this Friday, May 25th, 2018 will be the last official DUDAD meeting of the 2017-2018 school year. It’s been real, y’all.
Anytime your campaign isn’t meeting for a week, feel free to host your own One-Shots! It’s the perfect opportunity to test out your DM skillz and play in different styles of campaigns and tabletop RPGs!
We had yet another fabulous OSD on Saturday night. It was a great time! Longtime DUDAD veteran Grayden Rainford was there, training newbie DMs and hanging out and generally blessing us with his presence. We also had board games and Jackbox games and generally a good time. Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed their Saturday night with us.
The Mario Kart tournament also happened Saturday night! A big thank you to Martin for hosting!
Interested in a study abroad campaign next fall? Please email us or message us to let us know! We want to know!!
Speaking of emails, DU’s emails think I (HR) am a robot. Not gonna lie, I’m a little hurt. I’ll try to work around this, but if you’d like to use a different email in the meantime, shoot us an email from a personal account to use instead. Technology hates me. I’m sorry if you have been missing something.
Either that, or enter your email on the ROLL FOR INVESTIGATION box in the sidebar. It’ll subscribe you to our stuff. It’s a good time. Stay up to date on all things DUDAD!
We’re probably going to reorder more shirts in the fall, hooray! So if you didn’t get one of our stylish t-shirts and want to fix that, it’s not too late!
Bug your DMs about sending attendance! Pretty please! Thnx.
Last meeting of the year is next Friday (May 25th)!
Do one-shots as much as you’d like to better your DND experience!
OSD and Mario Kart were Saturday night, it was a good time
The last DUDAD meeting will be week 9, so that’s May 25th, 2018 at 7pm in Driscoll 145. Sad day, but have a great summer!
ONE SHOT DAY! WOO! Sign up to DM here. It will be Saturday, May 19th, 2-8pm in the usual zone. See you there!
We went over the survey data! Thank you so so much for helping us get that awesome data! We’re going to use it to make DUDAD the best it can be. We’re legitimately so excited about this, especially Merritt. That boy is over the moon.
We’re tossing around the idea of creating a series of campaigns for our members who are study abroad. Potentially, we’d like to pair people from similar timezones to use Skype and run a campaign or two. Please, pleaseemail us or message us if you’re interested. We need the interest to organize this, especially because it’s such a new thing.
FALL 2018 PLAYER SIGN UPS ARE HERE! Sign up here or feel HR’s wrath. Please sign up by June 2nd, and 11:59 PM. If you sign up by this time, you’ll get a higher chance of being in the campaign you want. PLUS! We’re doing a new system where, if you don’t get the campaign you want the most, we’ll have a system in place that’ll put you in a higher requested campaign in the next quarter. Still, all our campaigns are great and come with their own fun, so keep an open mind.
After the June 2nd deadline, it’s first come, first serve for all remaining spots, so best of luck! Incoming freshmen are going to be assigned the first session as well. Please read all the instructions carefully!
OSD was yesterday! Did you have fun? I know I did.
We’ve gotten some great feedback on our demographics survey! Thank you to everyone who’s participated. That info is incredibly important to us and we’re addressing your concerns and suggestions!
We recommend to DMs to have a “Session 0” to hash out character sheets and get to know everyone so we’re able to use DUDAD for it’s best purpose: making new friends! This is also an excellent opportunity for learning everyone’s names and pronouns!
We’re going to try and push a wide variety of people to DM so that we have more representation among our DMs. DUDAD has habitually had mostly white cis-men as DMs and we’re hoping to cast a wider net using our DM Workshops! If you have any more suggestions, definitely message us or leave a comment below.
The pre-game meetings are important, but we hadn’t realized they may be anxiety-inducing or uncomfortable for some of our players. We’re so sorry about that, and will be actively sending out these recap emails on Sundays following the meetings. Thanks for the heads up!
We are also sorry for not including more options in the gender portion of this survey! We will not be including other options in this survey simply because it would skew the data we’ve already received, but we will definitely be including more trans-friendly options in the future. Again, thank you!
If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the demographic survey yet, please do! We’re loving this feedback! Especially if it helps us support our members and their identities! Love y’all! ❤
Campaign Apps are due! Soft deadline is today (Sunday, May 6th) at 2pm. Please apply even if you only have a mild interest in DMing! As previously mentioned, we would love to have a large selection of campaigns and a large amount of representation among our DMs. Come one, come all!
MARIO KART TOURNAMENT! We can’t wait!! It will be held Saturday, May 19th, from 7-10pm in ECS! Questions? Message or email us, or message Martin Duarte! See you there!
ATTENTION PLAYERS: Do you get jealous when other campaigns have donut holes? Have you been craving Sour Patch Kids? Annoy your DMs to send in attendance and to give snack suggestions!
We’ve distributed almost all of our shirts. If you haven’t gotten one yet, please please message us! We still have a few reserved shirts left and we wanna make sure our members are rockin’ the latest in DUDAD fashion.
Wanna opt out of these emails? Tell Hannah Renea at the next meeting on Friday, May 11th at 7pm in Driscoll 145.
The next OSD is May 5th from 2pm to 8pm! Sign up to be a DM here!!
Are you at least 1% interested in being a DM? Fill out the campaign application for Fall 2018! We have an option now for how badly you want to DM so if you’re on the fence, we still wanna see that! Once we get the full list, we’ll contact you if you were on the fence and let you know if we’re short on DMs.
We want to know YOU! We’re collecting data in a completely anonymous, 2-minute survey. We’re curious 🙂 Click here.
BOSS Training finally happened! Woot woot! Expect another meeting in the fall (I hope).
DU Arcade and ITTD were yesterday and they were a great time! Thank you, everyone, who joined us in the celebration!