By Reece Westfall | Web Editor
Get to know The Dungeons and Dragons Club through its president, Ethan Brooks.
Q: What do you do in Dungeons and Dragons club?
B: We usually come in and do announcements. Then, we separate off into different parties. We have two teachers and a few students who serve as dungeon masters, who also represent the party leaders. Half of them go down to Mr. Record’s room in the ALC, half of them stay here with me. After the announcements, we just play for the entire meeting.
Q: How long have you been playing Dungeons and Dragons?
B: I started a few years ago but I hadn’t played much since then. Honestly, I’m as much of a rookie as these guys [club members]. I have basic knowledge and I’ve been playing for a few weeks now, so we’re all learning together. However, we have some really advanced players. My vice president has been playing since she was three and her dad writes for another company that makes a very similar game.
Q: Why do you think the club is important in this school?
B: I think it’s important because I’ve met a ton of people before we made the club that have always wanted to play, but they couldn’t find anyone to play with. I took that and we started a club. E210 is our home, and we’re a family at this point.
Q: On average, about how many people show up to club meetings?
B: At least 30 people show up every Wednesday. Mr. Shockley has even told us that he thinks we’re the fastest growing club in the school.
Q: What do you like most about the club?
B: We’re all happy and get along. Yeah, it may be a game that has conflict in it, but in the end, we’re all just friends.
Q: Do you have any special events coming up?
B: March 24, we will be having the Adventurers League Event. We don’t have a set time yet, but hopefully we will be getting that soon. You’ll definitely see posters up around the school for that. We’re going to have our house DM’s [Dungeon Masters] lead one shot adventures at their own tables. It’s going to be $5 and all you have to do is say that you want to play and we can give you a premade character. If you show up with your own character, we’ll have the people signing you in approve of it. There’s going to be fun, there’s going to be t-shirts and there’s going to be food.
Q: If you don’t know much about Dungeons and Dragons, can you still join?
B: Yes. On Schoology, our sponsor, Mr. Heller, even made a PowerPoint on how to make a character. It’s very simple and much faster than if you were doing it on your own.
Did this Q&A pique your interest? Attend one of the club’s weekly meetings on Wednesday or stop by for their special event on March 24th.