RPG Class

This page is a resource for the Grand Rapids Christian High Winterim Class, So You Want to Slay A Dragon, a class about tabletop role-playing games.

Course Syllabus

10 Reasons Roleplaying Games are a Positive Force for Kids and Adults Alike (by Martin Ralya)

RPG Systems Presentation instructions

HW – Christian perspectives on violence in games (due Thurs.)


History of Tabletop Role Playing

History of RPGs part 1 (early wargames to 1974)

History of RPGs part 2 (mid 70s to early 80s)

History of RPGs part 3  (moral panic, growth, and the fall of Gygax)

A History of D&D in 12 Treasures (video)


The Basics

An Introduction to Tabletop RPGs (slides)

Tabletop RPGs and the Christian Life

D&D 5th Edition Character creation guide

Tips for Players

See the beginners guide to D&D for 5th edition basics (Resources tab above)


Game Mastery

My Game Master Tips and Resources

Donjon – Resources to generate EVERYTHING.  🙂

5 tips for new DMs

Tools of the Lazy Dungeon Master