Having a copy of the Player's Handbook (available at Fair Game) or the D&D Basic Rules (which are available for free) will be helpful, though far from necessary.
Usually, participants who have participated in the program before have been able to use the same characters as in previous seasons. For the summer season, characters will need to be
These sessions will be hosted at the La Grange location
These sessions will be hosted at the Downers Grove location.
All materials, including pregenerated characters sheets, rulebooks, pencils, and dice will be provided during the first session.
During subsequent weeks, players must bring back their dice and character sheet to each session.
Players are invited to bring other materials with them, including sketchbooks, miniatures, copies of
Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition rulebooks, and other materials, though this not necessary. All materials needed to play the game will be provided by the store.
Additional registration info, including Zoom codes for the meeting, character information, and additional instructions will be provided the week of the first session. (Usually this is the day before.) If you have any questions in advance of the first session, please reach out to [email protected]
You will need a pencil and printed character sheet for each session. It will also be helpful, though far from mandatory, to have a set of polyhedral dice.
If you want to play the game on your phone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom teleconferencing app (though you won't need to create an account.) You can download Zoom through the Apple Store or the Google Play store.
If you want to run the game on your laptop or desktop, you can either run the game using your browser or, for the ideal experience, you can download the application.
The device you use will need to have microphone and audio capability. We also strongly recommend enabling a webcam or phone camera so we can make sure that all of the players are present and paying attention to the game. A headset with mic is also strongly recommended.
Please make sure that you have a dedicated space free from distractions and external sounds during your scheduled time slot. Doing so improves the experience for all players.