Dungeons & Dragons at Playground Coffee House

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!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £15

What people are saying

Ruby Ingley
Sep 2022

A fun evening. People were so patient

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Nic
Sep 2022

Really good fun - a complex game made really accessible for a novice like me.

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Beth Levi
May 2022

Really fab experience for anyone who wants to try out DnD. The team were super enthusiastic and i...

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Dru M
Apr 2022

I've never played before but the group I joined and especially the DM were very welcoming and sup...

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How to get there

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.

You'll be hosted by

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.

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