Do you ever wish you were a character between the covers of your favorite fantasy book, ready to venture forth to experience swords and sorcery firsthand? With Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), one of the world's most popular tabletop role-playing games, you have that chance! Read on for more information about D&D and how to play along at the library, plus some recommended books for beginners and long-time fans of the game!
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Libbie Mill, Varina, and Fairfield libraries offer opportunities to play. Find them by searching "Dungeons” in our events calendar.*
This October, the Fairfield teen department is enjoying D&D all month long! Join in each week to continue the campaign, or just stop by a single session to try it out. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your own character or play with one of our ready-to-use character sheets. While the campaign is continuous through the month, both new and returning players are welcome each week.
All attendees are required to register for each evening they plan to attend. To view current health and safety guidelines for your trip to the library, visit our calendar home page.
Want to learn all about D&D before you play? Check out these helpful guide books:
Player’s Handbook by Jeremy Crawford — This book is the ultimate guide to all things D&D; it covers everything you need to know to start playing. Adult nonfiction.
Dungeon Master’s Guide by Jeremy Crawford — With your imagination and this book, you will be ready to lead your own campaign. Adult nonfiction.
Volo’s Guide to Monsters by Mike Mearls — Expand your knowledge of D&D’s most iconic monsters! Adult nonfiction.
Want to read books inspired by D&D? Try these titles:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — A band of six thieving outcasts attempt to pull off the “perfect heist” to save their world from sure destruction. Some traditional D&D elements aren’t found in this book, but the hijinks the group gets into may remind you of some of your D&D campaigns. Young adult fiction. First in a duology.
Delicious in Dungeon Vol 1 by Ryoko Kui — Laios, a young adventurer and his company find themselves under attack from a dragon! To get away from the dragon, they seek shelter in a dungeon and are without any provisions … and also realize they’ve lost a member of their company, Laios’ sister! They need to rescue Laios’ sister and save the company, but find they have lost all their supplies in their scuffle. Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: They can eat the monsters in the dungeon! You’ll find yourself intrigued by the funny recipes the company comes up with. Young adult manga. First in the series.
The Savage Beard of She Dwarf by Kyle Latino — She Dwarf believes she may be the last of her kind in existence. In the hopes she will prove herself wrong, she goes a mission to find the lost Dwarven city of Dammerung. The road there is not easy, and She Dwarf realizes to finish her journey, she might have to (reluctantly) take on an extra member. Joined by a war barbarian, the pair will face many hardships on their road to Dammerung. First in a series. Young adult graphic novel.
Homerooms & Hall Passes by John O’Donnell — In this tween book, five young adventures (a paladin, a thief, a barbarian berserker, an assassin, and apprentice wizard) find themselves transported from their role-playing game world into the human world and face their biggest challenge yet—surviving middle school! First in a series. Juvenile fiction.
*Dungeons and Dragons programs are unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.