D&D Club brought back to LHS, gaining popularity


Jude Thomas

Using pennies as game pieces, junior Noah Keaton navigates his party through a dungeon. D&D Club meets in langauge arts teacher Paul Jaycox’s room during both Mods one AcLab each week.

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While it ran unofficially last year, Dungeon and Dragons (D&D) Club has become an official club in LHS. Junior Noah Keaton is one of the club’s co-founders.

D&D is a tabletop roleplaying game based around making a character and playing through a story as that character. From a gameplay perspective, you roll dice to determine how well you do things,” Keaton said.

Keaton, along with senior James Bodnar and sophomore Blake Jaycox, all serve as the Dungeon Masters.

[D&D campaigns] are run by a Dungeon Master who controls the pace of the game and works to create the narrative that you will progress through,” Keaton said.

The same story, also called a campaign, has been running since the club’s founding.

“The campaign we play during the AC-Lab started at beginning of the school year,” Keaton said.

Bodnar, Keaton and Jaycox created the club after hearing about a previous D&D club at LHS.

“The club was created because me and some friends wanted to get together and play D&D and after hearing that there used to be a D&D club at the school, we decided to start our own,” Keaton said.

D&D Club meets in language arts teacher Paul Jaycox’s room during both mods of the second AcLab day each week. At the moment they have 20 members, however, Keaton said the influx of members has created problems for the club.

“The club originally started with just me and a few friends playing D&D during ACLab, but as word spread, we got more and more people who wanted to join. As the club grew, people continued to pour in. For us, finding people has never really been an issue, finding ways to manage all the people that want to join has been a much bigger problem, though it is one that we welcome,” he said.

Keaton hopes the club will be able to expand to help support its growth.

“I, personally, am hoping we get a chance to expand into a second classroom because we are almost out of space at the moment and are struggling to fit new arrivals,” he said.