Making Dungeons for Dungeons and Dragons
In this highly interactive course, we will use the "5-room dungeon" model to write a short fantasy adventure together.
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The 5-room model allows for nearly infinite variations in storytelling. It has been used to great success by game designers and dungeon masters for years. We will work as a class to make an adventure where students will vote for a variety options for thematic elements as well as room details. The model is as follows: 1: Guardian/Entrance - This room contains something that bars the way to the other rooms. This could be anything from a guard to a secret entrance. 2: Puzzle / Roleplay...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn: - How to use the 5-room model to make a dynamic frame for an adventure - How to create a narrative through environmental storytelling.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Being that the aim of this course is the creation of a dungeon in Dungeons and Dragons, there will likely be some discussion of violence. Combat and peril are central to Dungeons and Dragons. For instance, there may be a monster in the dungeon that would be fought by the party (like a mummy guarding a tomb). Or there may be traps placed throughout the dungeon (such as a collapsing floor or darts shooting from the walls). However, it is not useful to the class for there to be graphic description of peril. As such, I will ensure any discussion is kept to only that which is necessary for the creation of the room in question.
Cartographer, Calligrapher, & Game Master
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
170 total reviews
267 completed classes
Hello! My name is Matthew. I am a cartographer, calligrapher and Game Master who teaches what he knows best: drawing fantasy maps and how to run/play tabletop role playing games (TRPGs) like Dungeons and Dragons. Over the years, I have taught...