Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)

Our resident Collector Con DMs and are ready to return to face-to-face events, guiding you through a D&D adventure with up to 5 other players.

Whether you are a seasoned player, or this is your first time, you are welcome to participate. Characters will be generated by DMs so players are all on the same level (1-5). 

Date: Sunday 27 March 2022
Time: Select from either the morning session 9.30am – 12noon OR the afternoon session 1.00pm – 3.30pm.
Location: Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, 30 Herbert Street, Cambridge Park NSW
Registration: If you would like to play a D&D adventure, pre-purchase your entry tickets to Collector Con.

Our DMs are currently prepping the adventures. Where will you be transported to? An archaeological dig site, a tower to recover lost inheritance, a festival, or a classic dungeon…time will tell… 

Adventures

To give you an idea of the types of adventures available, here are some from our past events:

  • Digging to Great Depths. While the archaeological site had initially been plagued with problems (a few monsters, a few missing academics), those problems are behind you. Until the newest site started flooding. With the nearest water source miles away. And then strangers started to turn up and set up camp nearby. And then people started to fall into nightmare states, unable to wake. Then came a mysterious call – some people at the site heard a voice in their mind, calling them to come into the water… An adventure containing role play, combat and puzzles set in the world on Orbis Mirrens.
  • The monster in the Shia woods – It’s the dark woods and you and your adventuring group are settling down after a long day of travel until you see a figure in the dark, just watching you. As the light is eaten away and the air grows cold and thin there’s a smell of blood in the air. Will you survive the Shia woods or for come to the monster that calls the woods home.
  • The Haunting of Silvyr Tower. The journey began with a simple fetch quest- your noble patron’s request to recover her inheritance, an ancient Staff rumoured to have the power to control dragons- but everyone you’ve talked to on the way speak in hushed tones about the ruined tower the staff is rumoured to rest, and that anyone who’s been there have never returned… A ghost story / Ravenloft inspired for a party of level 3 adventurers. Adapted from a scenario by Shacknews writer mlev.

Feedback from our players

Our resident DMs are experienced in the art of storytelling, are enthusiastic in the adventures they run and are also really good at improv, because as much as one can prepare an adventure, there is always a surprise, or two, that awaits! But you don’t need to believe us, here is what players are saying about our resident DMs.

Our resident DMs

Thea

The very first set of dice I owed came with the DnD Basic set and you had to colour in the numbers with a crayon. Since those heady primary school days I’ve played and DM’d on and off my whole life, although completely skipping 4th edition (oops). Digital DnD has let me expand my empire…. I mean, enjoy sharing this game with even more enthusiasts all over the world. I like to think of myself as a storyteller more than anything else, and DnD is a path to building collaborative stories with so many amazing people.

DM style: A mix of role play, combat, puzzles and above all storytelling.
Advice for New DnD Players: Ask questions, experiment, play. Everyone should be there to have fun and support each other. If a group doesn’t work for you, or doesn’t play the kind of game you want to, it’s ok to tell them and if you have to leave and find a new group, that’s ok too.
Find me at: Collector Con, Hall of Heroes Campbeltown, online (I AM in the computer!), Campbelltown Library DnD, and streaming on Twitch!

Ian

I’ve played and DM’d role-playing games for over 30 years. I’m a theatre-maker and educator for 20 of those years, now blessed to be working in my home town Penrith at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. I’ve enjoyed experiences with all 5 editions of D&D and have played / ran a bunch of other rig’s in that time. I recently established Role Play Experience to run RPG’s and workshops for friendship groups and organisations, in order to develop creativity, build collaboration skills and create memorable experiences in the community.

DM style: Structured multi-path storyline encouraging player driven storytelling choices & improv, RP & teamwork important, mix with combat and explore based on the style of game.
Advice for New DnD players: Dive in and learn through play – be creative, ask questions, try things. A great group will guide you and help you learn the rules as you go.
Find me at: CollectorCon, Penrith Library games (ages 12-16), Role Play Experience games / workshops and on Facebook at Role Play Experience.

Paul

I was a complete nerd in the 80s, a shy teen who discovered I could escape the real world within the game of Dungeons and Dragons. I have played all editions of the game except fourth edition. During my life I have backpacked the world, trained as an actor and singer, run a small film production business, worked in numerous jobs, sometimes four at a time, become a Justice of the Peace, wrote a film script, and now fight my disabilities whilst writing a fantasy novel. All that life experience and training goes into DMing my D&D games in a way that is hopefully fun for all involved.

DM style: Some structure, lots of Improv
Advice for new players: Don’t worry so much about the rules, we will let you know those. just have fun
Find me at: at the D&D Overlord desk at Collector Con events and in the D&D NSW Facebook group.

2022 Events: Collector Con – Penrith

We will return to face-to-face events on Sunday 27th of March 2022. Our first event for the year will be in Penrith and we will have 8 tables of D&D running throughout the day. If you would like to join us, find out more and pre-purchase your entry tickets online via Eventbrite.

See you online on
Sunday 27 March 2022