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Dungeons & Dragons for Absolute Beginners (Teens)

This class is designed to teach the basics of D&D in a safe and welcoming environment.
Lanica Klein
53 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 45 learners
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Meets once
110 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will learn a brief history of Role Playing Games (RPG's).
Students will learn a brief history of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).
Students will be given a selection of pre-generated 5th edition D&D characters from which we will explore character abilities.
I will run a simple encounter which will allow students to role-play combat and non-combat situations. 

Students will be able to keep the characters that I have created for possible future use.
I have been playing D&D since the 1980's. I have written modules for Living Greyhawk and the RPGA Forgotten Realms settings. 
I have a MN teaching license and have taught all ages of players how to play various editions of this game and other RPG's. 
None required, but students may want to explore more on their own.
 10 files available upon enrollment
- If they already own a set of polyhedral dice they should bring them, but you don't need to buy new ones. - If they already own a D&D 5e Players Handbook (or Starter Set, or Essentials Set) they should bring them, but you don't need to buy new ones.
There is no formal assessment. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion during class.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
- Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. While my games will always have the players being on the side of good, each student makes their own decisions on what their character does during the game. Outside of Outschool, players and DM's (Dungeon Masters) may choose scenarios where their characters are not 'good' in nature. This class teaches the basic game mechanics. What your student does with this knowledge in the future is up to them. 
- Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. In this game there are large pantheons of made-up deities. This is not intended to mimic any real-world religion. Some parents may be uncomfortable with characters that 'worship' a make-believe god. If this is the case, please let your student know not to play a cleric or paladin. Also, some characters get powers granted to them by an outsider (good, neutral, or evil). In my game all outsiders will be good. If you would rather avoid this, please do not play a warlock.
Players Rules: https://media.wizards.com/2014/downloads/dnd/PlayerDnDBasicRules_v0.2_PrintFriendly.pdf
Pre-generated Editable Characters: (Between 2 and 8 pages each. Feel free to download and save. Print out as needed.)


Lanica Klein
Lives in the United States
Media Specialist and Life-long Learner
53 total reviews
82 completed classes

About Me


My name is Lanica Klein and I am a media specialist from Minnesota. I have several areas I love to teach...and often I teach subjects outside what you would think of as 'library' skills. As a media specialist, I have been trained to help... 
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