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Labyrinth’s Youth D&D Program: Guild of Heroes Explained

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles has been teaching children and adults how to play Dungeons and Dragons since 2010. D&D is a role playing game about storytelling in a world of swords and sorcery. It shares many similarities with pretend play or make-believe, but the game’s rules add structure to the stories. Rolling dice provides a way to determine consequences for the actions players choose within the fiction. At Labyrinth, our stories are created and led by our staff, but the players (and the dice) will determine the outcome.

One of the key tenets of Labyrinth’s youth D&D program is that all players belong to a Guild of Heroes. In the fiction, the Guild of Heroes is an organization of brave adventurers and explorers dedicated to helping those in need and bettering the world around them. Outside of the fiction, it’s the structure that helps us introduce new players to the game, create characters, and level up.

Our goal is to give young players opportunities for independence and responsibility. As they play with us they have a chance to develop expertise on the rules of the game and what being a hero means to them. Each session requires math, teamwork, strategy, and communication. They will also use their creativity and problem solving skills.

How to Play

Joining the Guild of Heroes is easy! Start by signing up for any Kids’ or Teen D&D event. All events are listed on our events calendar. No prior knowledge of the game is required, our staff will teach new players the rules as we play. 

In their first session, players will use a character that we provide. They should imagine these level 2 characters as trainees interested in joining the Guild. During the game players will need to roll various sizes of polyhedral dice. It is best to have physical dice at home, which you can purchase from our online store for pickup or shipping here

At the end of the session, heroic players will receive an invitation to join the Guild of Heroes! This means they can create a custom character with our help and level up over time. 

FAQ

Is there a fee to join the Guild of Heroes?

No, there is no additional charge for Guild membership. 

Can I play a custom character I made at home?

No. For fairness and to ensure all players have access to the same options and abilities, we create all characters through the same standardized process.

How can I make sure I play with my friends?

Email [email protected] about booking a private D&D session for your group. 

Can we play an extended campaign, less heroic characters, or a different system than D&D?

Definitely! Email [email protected] about booking a custom session or campaign.