Curious about playing Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know where to begin? Let Bristol’s experienced Dungeon Masters guide you through an epic adventure, whether it's your first time or you're an experienced player. Bring your friends or come and make a fellowship as you play!
Dungeons & Dragons is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. Like games of make-believe, D&D is driven by imagination. It’s about picturing a crumbling castle in a darkening forest and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to the challenges that scene presents.
Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories—a way of determining the consequences of the adventurers’ actions. Players roll the dice to determine whether their attacks hit or miss. Whether their characters can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off a dangerous task. In this fantasy world, the possibilities are limitless - it's all part of the charm.
To get you started on your quest, treat yourself to a G&T. Bristol Gin has also made a special D&D gin that you can purchase to take home to fuel your next campaign. More D&D merchandise will also be available on the night.
Rule of Play's Dungeon Masters will create your world, explain the rules of play, and guide you through a fully immersive and individual experience. It’s like being in your own action-adventure movie.
They'll be running a series of 4-hour one-shot episodes that are suitable for people of any range of experience. Your hosts will have characters ready for you to play and you’ll get a guide to your unique character’s personality, skills, weaknesses, and traits. You're welcome to bring your own level one character if you have one.
The world of D&D is summoning you - what are you waiting for!
Age restrictions: 18+
First ever go at D&D (aged 67). Good fun and will attend the next session.........especially as I...
Really well organised and run.
Great fun. The event was well run and very beginner friendly. I was supposed to attend with my pa...
This was a wonderful introduction to Dungeons and Dragons, the organizers were friendly and desig...
First ever go at D&D (aged 67). Good fun and will attend the next session.........especially as I have been asked back.
Really well organised and run.
Great fun. The event was well run and very beginner friendly. I was supposed to attend with my partner but she was unwell. The organisers allowed me to move her booking to the following month, because they were able to fill her spot quickly. I’ve booked another ticket for the next event so I can join her. I thought that was cool of them.
I had a great time, everyone made me feel welcome and my group was great. Would definitely recommend!
This was a wonderful introduction to Dungeons and Dragons, the organizers were friendly and designed an engaging campaign. The organizers talked the group through the basics clearly and answered any questions throughout. It was lots of fun, and the venue on top of it all was the perfect environment.
A great way to get into Dnd for the first time. Everyone was lovely and helpful. So much fun
A great evening with great people and fine gin.
Very playful and creative. We had a great time with fun people.
Venue was great, drinks prices so reasonable, our games master was also fab, really knowledgeable and made the night fun. We got so excited we were cheering and laughing alot. Really enjoyable night and would love to go again.
Please can we do weekly dnd nights! Had a wonderful time. Thank you to my DM
Enjoyed the experience
First time experience of playing D&D and really enjoyed it.
Great fun! Highly recommend it. Beginners and experienced
My first time ever trying d&d. Mike was a great host, and very helpful. Evening was a lot of fun. The barman at the rummer hotel was also great.
Wish we could fit more in haha
Mike has been managing Rules of Play since 2018. They seriously enjoy their work at this friendly store and sharing their passion with guests who want to get into games. Mike has been running D&D sessions since 2007. They introduce people all over Bristol to this magical collaborative game, building a community around it that happily welcomes new members.
Mike's approach as a Dungeon Master is flexible and friendly. They love seeing people's reactions when they play and being constantly surprised by everyone's different perspectives.
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