Winter Quarter 2019

Here you’ll find info on the upcoming campaigns for Winter 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 a 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 Hannah Renea Bumgarner

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*
1-2 Quarters

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features

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

HR’s Campaign Description

You and your team man a courier ship, where your job is to bring packages and parcels to and from planets in the galaxy. Your ship is almost ready to set out to the next destination, New Phnom Penh, and is making its last preparations on the planet Vimoldara, when a cargo truck rushes over and stops you. It has a crate and the truck drivers says it must reach New Phnom Penh as soon as possible. The crate weighs 110 lbs and its label has two words: OBSIDIAN. FRAGILE. The drivers say the receiver will be waiting when your ship docks, they’ll be driving a cargo truck with a magpie logo painted on the side. Your mission is simple: deliver the goods safely to New Phnom Penh.

Notes

This campaign will be taking place in space but will use traditional 5e races and classes. While the characters are a crew, you don’t necessarily know one another. Management just assigned you to this ship.

Though the campaign is more linear plot-wise, there’s a bit of a nebulous way you can solve problems.

Talk to me about who your character is, I might be able to give you a “home planet” that you’ll have more knowledge of!


DM Kylie Dillinger

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features

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

Kylie’s Campaign Description

We’re going on a dragon hunt! You’ve been contacted from your home village by someone from the town of Jamesville to assist in their problem of a dragon terrorizing them. All is definitely not as it seems, though. How will you all handle this problematic mystery?


DM Cory Vandenberg

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Exodus – Survivor’s Guide
Version 1.5

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 4

Features

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

Cory’s Campaign Description

In this Fallout-like campaign, you will explore the destroyed post-nuclear war ruins of St. Louis. Will you help bring back peace to a post-nuclear wasteland? Will you become the very raiders you try to kill? If you’ve ever wanted to do something in Fallout that the game just wouldn’t let you, you can do it in this open world Post-Apocalyptic Campaign.

Notes

I want players to be invested in the role-play. This is technically not Fallout, don’t expect it to be Fallout – just similar. While I have DM’d a lot of DnD this will be my first time using this rule-book, so be ready for all of us to be learning the system together.


DM Andrew Neel

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 2

Scale: 2

Features

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

Andrew’s Campaign Description

The Sea of Teeth is a dangerous place, but that was a risk you were willing to take if it meant getting to The Ruby Empire faster. Unfortunately, things did not go well for you and now you and your companion are stuck in an isolated swampland commonly known as The Sha’gran Lowlands. Nearly untouched by civilization, many dark and dangerous things lurk here. There are a thousand ways to die out here if you aren’t careful. But maybe things aren’t all bad there are rumored to be many treasures in the area. Do you think you have what it takes to survive The Sha’gran Lowlands?

Notes

No races with a swim speed or that can breathe underwater, no races with innate flying, and no variant human. Dark vision will be modified to low light vision.


**DM Julian Rosales

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*
2 quarters

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features

  • World-Focused
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • High Mortality-Rate
  • Open World

Julian’s Campaign Description

The islands of T’Zara were once a single continent, years ago, before the Break. During this time ancient civilizations developed, benefitting in part to their trade or rivalries. After the Break, separated by treacherous waters, powerful sea creatures, and set upon by onslaught that is the draconic horde, many of the strongholds and cities of the past were destroyed and lost to the ages. The new seven islands are growing and developing their own ways to combat these harsh times. Your adventuring group is set up on these ages, either rising with the tides or sinking to the sea. You will decide.

Notes

More campaign description by request. Character creation at first session.


(FULL) DM Mary Marcontell

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 2

Features:

  • Rules-Heavy
  • World-Focused
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Low Mortality-Rate
  • Open World

Mary’s Campaign Description

This is a returning pirate campaign! Causing chaos on the high seas and looking good while doing it – this game explores a fantasy setting out on the ocean, so brace yourselves for new monsters, adventures, and maybe a little scurvy. It’s a pirates life for us!

Notes

We use guns and other renaissance weapons in this game, and do not allow PVP. Even though we’re pirates, we still have a no-backstabbing code to preserve the fun for all the players


(FULL) DM Nathan McGuire

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Saga of Heroes
Version 6.1

*Returning Campaign*
3+ Quarters

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features:

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

Nathan’s Campaign Description

How are you faring in this nightmare of yours? As the Pillars of reality smash to pieces, the thousand gleaming eyes of God are revealed above. They stare down in fury, passing judgment on the wretched below. May He have mercy on your broken souls.


DM Zach Stevens

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 2

Scale: 5

Features:

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

Zach’s Campaign Description

Welcome to Hell… or, what’s left of it. This is the Entropic Void – a place where even death may die. Where the nature of reality becomes frail, and desolation looms over all. However, exploring this deadly realm can be unimaginably profitable. So what say you, adventurers? Unravel the mysteries of the impending doom corroding the universe… or watch as your very existence unravels before you.

Notes

If you die in-game, your character sheet will be destroyed FOREVER. Also, you’ll start at level 5.


DM Ashton Foster

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Pathfinder
1st Edition

*New Campaign*
Campaign length to be determined

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features

  • World-Focused
  • Plot-Focused

Ashton’s Campaign Description

You and your party must undertake a katabasis, journey through the underworld, and face your character’s greatest flaws to retrieve whatever you have lost to the merciless hands of death.
This is a once in a lifetime chance but be warned, if you die here there is no afterlife.

Notes

All characters must start with one fatal flaw in their character and one thing they wish to retrieve from the underworld (remember it has to be worth risking everything for).


**DM Marcus McGuire

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 3

Features:

  • Rules-Light
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • Linear World

Marcus’s Campaign Description

There is a great evil awaking in the darkest depths of the ocean, knowing this the high council of the land of Geftarr has drafted an elite team of specialists to board the Leviathan: a massive magical and mechanical undersea vessel with the sole intent of silencing this evil before it brings its wrath to the world above. Unfortunately, due to a network error, they grabbed you, hapless misfits, instead, good luck!

Notes

Any class/race is welcome from any book. This campaign is a sort of “modern fantasy” setting so there is modern technology so guns/computers are present I will send out individual rules for how those are handled when players are assigned.


**DM Kate O’Donnell

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 3

Features:

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

O’Donnell’s Campaign Description

You, a valiant and brave adventurer, have been invited to the event of the year in respect for your great deeds. Donna Apollonia Gaetani-Rossetto, daughter of the famed mob boss Don Salvatore Rossetto, is getting married to the dashing and ambitious Piersilvio Canova. However, the beautiful night promised to hold wonder and decadence descends into madness when a rival family gate-crashes, and you, dear Adventurer, find yourself pulled deeper into the chaos as the Don himself makes you a deal you can’t refuse…

(Fantasy mobsters, swords & shields & shitty Italian accents).

Notes

No guns, no PvP (for the first few sessions at least!). Full fantasy setting, so all classes/races from the core rulebooks allowed… but a lot more suits and pasta than normal.


**DM Makenzie Day

Likelihood of Running

Definitely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*Returning Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 5

Features:

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

Mak’s Campaign Description

The political climate across Asgoroth is unsettled at the best of times. The Great War reached an uneasy peace nearly a century ago, but the ruling families of the five new nations have not let go of their blood feuds. Hatred and suspicion run through the veins of the land like a poison, and many suspect that the peace between the five kingdoms will not last much longer. The land is full of opportunities for adventuring companies to leave their mark in history or make their fortunes, but there are many dangers as well. There are monsters, mysteries, and political intrigue, but there could be something larger than kings and queens at work. There have been a series of strange disappearances, and none have stepped in to help. Will you be the first?

Notes

For the sake of my campaign, elvish races are not playable


**DM Brittany Cariou

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
Campaign length to be determined

Silliness Index: 2

Scale: 3

Features

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

Brittany’s Campaign Description

For countless generations, this nameless place 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.

Find the Secret of the Land before it consumes you.

Notes

I plan to have solo sessions with each player before the first meeting.


**DM Camille Abelanet

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition, Adapted for world-building purposes

*New Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 4

Features:

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

Camille’s Campaign Description

“Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished…”

Imagine a world where our beloved Aang didn’t make it out of the Southern Air Temple. A world where the Avatar cycle continued 100 years sooner than it should have. You are a band of adventurers from all nations (although a very compelling backstory will have to accompany Fire Nation or Air Nomad players, and the DM has the right to veto any and all ideas) searching for the next Avatar. All you know is that they will be a waterbender. Will you find the Avatar and help them on their way to defeating the Fire Nation, or will the Avatar cycle have to rotate again?

Notes

  1. I am using a very adapted version of DND with 5e as its base, and I have adapted previous Avatar DND editions to fit my vision. It’s set during Firelord Azulon’s reign.
  2. The first session will be a session zero, where you will create your characters (I’m also using a character sheet I adapted from previous versions). You can create an idea/backstory if you want to beforehand though. The more backstory you give me, the more I can incorporate your characters’ backstories into the game.
  3. No. You may not play the Avatar. You may play a bender or a non-bender, and once players are sorted, I will send out some world information and basic info on how the schematics of the game will work. Like I said in the description, a very compelling case must be made if you wish to play a Fire Nation or Air Nomad character.

DM Clint Cordova

Likelihood of Running

Most Likely Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 2

Scale: 2

Features:

  • Rules-Heavy
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Heavy
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • High Mortality-Rate
  • Linear World
  • Includes Intense Themes

Clint’s Campaign Description

The worlds once distant have been joined by the divines who have since been silent. No longer shall they dictate the fate of mortals. The age of calamity has passed, as nations form from the ruins of entire worlds. The icy waters of the flotsam seas beckon. Your Creil beckons. Answer their call, and join the annals of fate by your own hands.

Notes

This campaign functions in a home-brew world, with some class and race restrictions. It shall be a first level campaign. Honestly, there’s far too much to go into for this space. All further questions will be answered via a session zero before the first official DUDAD session of the quarter in my home, in a brunch environment to cover all of the specifics of the campaign. The session zero will absolutely be mandatory to be involved in my campaign.


(Cancelled) DM Kate Powell

Likelihood of Running

Probably Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition?? Imma do my own thing.

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 4

Features

  • Rules-Light
  • Plot-Focused
  • Combat-Light
  • Roleplay-Heavy
  • High Mortality Rate
  • Linear World

Powell’s Campaign Description

Do you ever wonder, “could I have changed history, had I been there?”
You’re on the deck of the Titanic, and it is your job to come together and save our ship!
Are you upper class with a fancy hat and hard to pronounce name? Did you win your ticket in a poker game? Are you a member of our fearless crew?
Doesn’t matter, because you will all sink into the Atlantic unless you can solve the mysteries of the deep.

Notes

I am quite new, so be nice!


**DMs James Joseph & Christian Anton

Likelihood of Running

Probably Running

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 Quarter

Silliness Index: 4

Scale: 3

Features:

  • Rules-Light
  • World-Focused
  • Open World

James & Christian’s Campaign Description

Come join me on an magical steampunk adventure. The industrial revolution has fallen upon the forgotten realms and that is where we find our heroes. Will this ever changing world be able to handle the increased power of the industrial machine and the mystical art of magic. The fate of this world falls in your hands, or not as it’s up to you on how to approach it.

Notes

Starting at level 5, anything from the Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, and Xanathar’s Guide to Everything is allowed. If you wish to use something not from those, talk to me.


DM Lucas McLeod

Likelihood of Running

Backup DM

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
1 quarter

Silliness Index: 2

Scale: 3

Features

  • Plot-Focused
  • Linear World

Lucas’s Campaign Description

Greek gods used to be heroes of power, their stories providing inspiration, comedy, and hope to the populace. Over time, these gods sank in power and influence. Through a shrouded series of events, Hades has now assumed the throne of Olympus. You are informed by a speaker of the gods of this information, and are tasked with restoring the Greek pantheon to power. But who will take Olympus’ throne when the dust settles?

Notes

PVP is allowed. I use encumbrance. Recommend pantheon includes Greek and Nonhuman (you can use others but will not receive holy guidance/find churches of your god).


(Cancelled) DM Nicholas Bascone

Likelihood of Running

Backup DM

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
Campaign length to be determined

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 4

Features:

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

Nick’s Campaign Description

In a world where magic is slowly dying, an order of knights has been tasked with collecting magical items and persons in an effort to protect and preserve magic. Unfortunately, this is not helping, at least that’s what you, the adventurers, think. You don’t want to preserve magic, you want to bring it back to the world no matter what it takes. Travel on a perilous journey to collect enchanted artifacts before the Mystic Order and bring magic back to the world. Or not. Whatever floats your banana boat.

Notes

You can choose what you want to do. I just ask that players don’t actively try to destroy the game.


DM Nikita Adrian Roque

Likelihood of Running

Backup DM

Game System, Edition, & Stats

Dungeons & Dragons
5th Edition

*New Campaign*
Campaign length to be determined

Silliness Index: 3

Scale: 3

Features:

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

Nikita’s Campaign Description

When they threw you into the dungeons to await execution, you thought you were done for. However, the Imperial Spymaster believes you can be useful for the Holy Valeran Empire. Undertake a secret mission for the Empress and win your freedom alongside your fellow prisoners. If you don’t, the consequences will be dire…


DUDAD | Est. 2015