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About Empowered

Join us each Tuesday, October through December, to play the cooperative tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons! Play as a powerful hero and use your wits or might, along with teamwork, to save the day from all manner of man and monster. Games will be beginner friendly!

Register to play for two hour-long sessions. Players will select a character class and type and receive simplified character sheets to reference during the game. All rules will be explained at the start of the adventure and our "Dungeon Masters" will guide you in playing. There will be an 8 player maximum per adventure. If you register, PLEASE be sure to attend both sessions you sign up for.

How To Join

 Every Tuesday in October, November & December

11:00 AM on Zoom

Register for your chosen dates below.

Upcoming Sessions

Each adventure will be played in two parts, with the same group of 8 registered players. Click your chosen date to register. You may be put on a waitlist if the session is full. In these adventures, the player characters are all members of the Port Perro City Watch. Their duties will involve patrolling the streets, manning the city gates, investigating crimes, and listening to their guard captain. Each adventure will have new characters to meet, problems to solve, villains to fight and people to save!

Nervous about joining? Want to just check it out and watch? That's okay! You can still join us to check it out.

  • Adventure 1: 10/3 and 10/10 
    • Panic on the Streets of Port Perro
      • You are patrolling the streets when you hear screaming, shouting, and animal noises coming from somewhere ahead of you. A wolf is on the attack! What will our adventurers do?
  • Adventure 2: 10/17 and 10/24
    • ​​​​​​​My Baby!
      • You are on duty at the north gate of the city when a young woman comes running up to you, yelling "Help! Help! My baby! It's taken Billy! Who or what took Billy and how will our adventurers save him?
  • Adventure 3: 10/31 and 11/7
    • ​​​​​​​The Nightmare
      • ​​​​​​​You are on patrol in the harbour area of the city late at night, when a sudden crashing noise and the sound of splintering wood sends you running towards the dock where the noise came from. Once there, you are surprised to see that a big wooden sailing ship bearing the name The Nightmare has crashed into one of the jetties, virtually destroying it, before coming to a stop. What could this eerie ship and its crew want? 
  • Adventure 4: 11/14 and 11/21
    • ​​​​​​​The Escape Dungeon
      • ​​​​​​​Every year, the city of Port Perro plays host to a tournament. Adventurers and would-be heroes arrive in the city to take part in a challenge to test their wits and their strength. Each group pays a bag of gold coins as an entrance fee, and the winning group takes the gold as a prize. But the organizer , a Port Perro nobleman and a talented sorcerer, seems to have something up his sleeve...
  • Adventure 5: 11/28 and 12/5
    • ​​​​​​​The Armory
      • ​​​​​​​Your patrol route takes you past a familiar building, The City Watch Armoury, where the city’s weapons, shields and armour are stored. There is normally a guard on duty outside the building, and the last time your route took you past there, about twenty minutes earlier, you had said hello to your colleague Julio. This time, however, he is not there, and his post is deserted...
  • Adventure 6: 12/12 and 12/19
    • ​​​​​​​The Curse
      • ​​​​​​​A solitary figure is spotted on the road in the distance, approaching the city on foot. As the figure gets closer, you see it is an old woman — somebody that you recognize. But she has been involved in some illegal dragon activity and must be investigated.

Adventure Log

  • We have yet to adventure!

Benefits of Playing A Role-Playing Game

While at its core it's "just a game", there's a reason why table-top RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons have become massively popular in recent years. As part of our Healthy Lifestyles Project, our "Empowered" Dungeons & Dragons sessions have many social and mental health benefits. Role-playing games (RPGs) are games in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of decision-making regarding character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a the games rules.

RPGs allow you to take the reins of your fantasy character in whatever ways you wish. You can play an idealized version of yourself, or any entirely different type of person. Your choices are your own to make. All players will get the chance to practice socializing and team building skills with each other, while using their creativity and critical thinking skills to bypass obstacles and issues. You can take a break from the stressors of everyday life by jumping into a different one. Role-playing helps to develop important life skills in language and communication, perspective-taking, self-awareness, and empathy.Things will not always go the way you expect or want them to, which also teaches the importance of taking risks and possibly failing.

No matter if you are new to the genre or already expert, we'd love to have you join adventure with us!