July 2018 – Dragon Days of Summer

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Jul 25, 2018 // By:Rachael Swertfeger // No Comment

 


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July! July!
Summer is usually a time for people to relax, take a break, and enjoy some sun* Well not us! We’ve been busy this past month, from camps to family game nights, take a look below and see what we’ve been up to! Family, Friends, Games!
During June and July we ran 7 Family Game Time events at library branches throughout Orlando. We had an amazing turnout at the events and loved teaching families new games to take home and have on their tables in the future. We got to meet enthusiastic families with children ranging from 4 to 16! A big thank you to the Orange County Library System and Disney for making this program possible! Haven’t been to one yet? There’s still time! We have one more event at the Downtown Branch this Sunday, July 29th at 1:30 pm. More info here.

Warhammer Paint & Play
We are nearing the end of the painting phase of the program, and boy oh boy do those model’s look cool! Our students are looking forward to diving into battling it out with one another as we learn more about the game itself. We are also looking to the future for planning a new Warhammer program focused on the skirmish game that just released! Stay tuned for more information about this new exciting program.

Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Days
We had two fantastic all day D&D Adventure Days where we had 25 students show up to learn, play, and run D&D in all day adventures! We had an amazing turn out for the programs. We want to thank our veteran students for stepping up to assist the new students, our student DMs who took up the mantle and included the new players at their table and ran some AMAZING stories for everyone!

Dungeons & Dragons Camp
Mid-July we ran our week-long D&D Camp at the Downtown Branch. We had 24 students interested in learning to play and several students interested in learning to run their own games! After all the students were given their crash course in DMing or playing, we had each of our student DMs come up with 3 different encounters- a combat focused one, a puzzle focused one, and a role-play focused one (skills challenge, story driven, intrigue, mystery, whatever they decided). Each day students were randomly assigned to tables by drawing names from a hat and then once they’d finished at one table, they’d move to another to experience all the exciting encounters that our student DMs had created! It was a total success as each DM got to practice running their custom encounters 2-4 times, and players got to try out several different types of combat, puzzles, and role-play encounters. it was a new way to play, and a ton of fun for the students to learn.

August slows down for us a bit, but with the After-School adventures entering its 4th year, we will certainly be busy! Until then, have a great rest of your summer!

* Unless you are from Florida (TOO MUCH SUN!!!)

EVENTS!

August Events

Warhammer Paint & Play

The Warhammer Paint & Play program will be continuing on Fridays 10-12 at the Warhammer store in Winter Park (480 N Orlando Ave #122, Winter Park, FL 32789) but the focus will be shifting from the painting phase to the playing phase! Join us to learn about Warhammer 40000 and Age Of Sigmar, learn the differences and the rules for each of the two settings.

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