Dungeon Master Workshop

Being a DM takes dedication and hard work. But you’re not alone…
Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons has more players than ever, and that means the world needs more Dungeon Masters to provide our friends and communities with a fun and enriching experience. Maybe you’re looking to take up that mantle and don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re a seasoned eternal DM who’s looking for a few tips and tricks for that extra dash of flavor in your next session. Either way, Red Castle’s got your back.

Each night of our Dungeon Master Workshop gives you a chance to dive into a particular topic of DMing. This isn’t just a lecture from one of our experienced professional DMs — lots of DMs in the room means plenty of advice so we want you to join in the conversation. Each week brings a new topic & activity and a new chance to get your questions answered.

$20 per person. 6 participants maximum. 7:00pm – 9:00pm every other Saturday at a private room in the Red Castle store. Ages 18+ only. (For young aspiring DMs, ask about our DM Academy) No books or maps required, just be ready to take some notes. You do not have to attend every session to be a better DM, though you are welcome to do so.
Our focus topics by date are:

January 8thI’m the Bad Guy: Designing and playing your best Monsters and Villains.
January 22ndZero to Hero: Pitching your campaign, setting expectations, and making player characters in Session Zero.
February 5thExplosive Encounters: Designing, adapting, and balancing dynamic Combat Encounters your players will remember.
February 19thAnd how does that make the Goblin feel?: Themes, safety, and emotional storytelling for you and your group.

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Covid precautions: All players must have a Covid vaccine and be able to provide proof of vaccination upon entering the event. Masks will be worn while inside and not actively eating/drinking. Hand sanitizer will be available and sharing of game materials may be limited.


Refund Policy: You will receive a full refund for cancellations at least 48 hours before your booking and zero refund for any time within 48 hours. This is to prevent players from canceling at the last minute which takes away the limited spots we have available for our events in the new playspace and private rooms.