Dungeons & Dragons at Playground Coffee House

What you'll do

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.

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.

Rules of Play were running D&D nights at Playground for a year, with an intimate atmosphere and excellent range of great coffee, beer and cocktails.

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!

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What you'll do

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.

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.

Rules of Play were running D&D nights at Playground for a year, with an intimate atmosphere and excellent range of great coffee, beer and cocktails.

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!

How to get there

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Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your hosts will adhere to the current guidelines - they'll only have tables for up to six people

On the day

  • You don't need a character to join in
  • Book individually or in groups of 2-6

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Rules of Play

Allow us to introduce you to a game shop with a difference. Rules of Play believes games are for everyone, from the newest novices to the oldest experts. Their team prides itself on giving guests honest advice and help whenever needed. What's even better? Their wealth of knowledge and passion covers almost the entire spectrum of board gaming.

Rules of Play run regular, fun, organised game events that range from tournaments to drop-in days. They'll even take the time to demo games for you in the shop. They have been running their popular Dungeons & Dragons events in Bristol since 2019. Building a team of inventive and approachable Dungeon Masters who warmly welcome more people into the D&D community. If storytelling with swords and sorcery captures your imagination, in a realm where the possibilities are endless, you're in for an absolute treat.

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Your host

Mike Marshall (They/Them)

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.

What people are saying

Really fab experience for anyone who wants to try out DnD. The team were super enthusiastic and it was a really fun experience.

Beth Levi, May 2022

I've never played before but the group I joined and especially the DM were very welcoming and supportive. I really enjoyed the evening, met some great people and will definitely come again. Recommended to anyone with an active imagination and a sense of fun.

Dru M, Apr 2022

Fantastic experience! Was our first DND experience, the host was brilliant - everyone had the best time. Lovely venue with great drinks too, and some atmospheric music. Highly recommend.

Beth Levi, Jan 2022

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What people are saying

Really fab experience for anyone who wants to try out DnD. The team were super enthusiastic and it was a really fun experience.

Beth Levi, May 2022

I've never played before but the group I joined and especially the DM were very welcoming and supportive. I really enjoyed the evening, met some great people and will definitely come again. Recommended to anyone with an active imagination and a sense of fun.

Dru M, Apr 2022

Fantastic experience! Was our first DND experience, the host was brilliant - everyone had the best time. Lovely venue with great drinks too, and some atmospheric music. Highly recommend.

Beth Levi, Jan 2022
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Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
4 hrs
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.