Eldritch Theatre’s
Dungeons & Dragons Sword and Sorcery School
adventures for nerds and geeks

 

Winter 2023 Adventure Campaigns
for ages 11 – 16 years old

January 21st + January 22nd
1:00PM – 4:30PM
In-Person @ Red Sandcastle Theatre or Online
$40+tax ($35 for Eldritch Members) per Session
$70+tax ($65 for Eldritch Members) for both Sessions

Registration Closed

 
🎲 D&D beginners welcome!
🐉 D&D pros welcome! (Bring your books!)
 
Gather ye witches, warlocks, and knights for Eldritch Theatre’s Online Dungeons & Dragons Adventures and battle fearsome fantastical foes in a mystical realm of virtual tabletop role playing, OR in-person sessions that will include surprise magic, puppetry and improv.

 

Come for a different adventure on Saturday and Sunday, or just do a one-off with us! Your Professors for Sword and Sorcery School will be led by Dungeon Master Michael Ripley and Dark Arts Professor Eric Woolfe.

Pick Your Adventure (or both!)

Saturday January 21st  The Timorous Terror at Frosselbergen’s Toy Forge – Since the mysterious disappearance the brilliant, but eccentric, toymaker, Frosselbergen, the children of Old Bosford have begun mutating into abhorrent, blood thirsty, creatures. Can the party discover the cause of this horrific curse before they succumb to a doom too horrible to even imagine? An uncanny mystery of mayhem and madness for fifth level characters.  
*In-Person SOLD OUT for Saturday

Sunday January 22nd  The Mystifying Malfeasance of Count Moofee Moofoo and the Missing Amun Ra – Someone took the sun. For the non-vampire population of New Bosford this is a problem. For the far-thinking leaders of the vampire community, it is also bad. No sun, no food. No food, no people. No people… no blood. You and your company of vampire hunters have been hired by (yep) vampires to kill the vampires who refuse to see reason… and put the sun back. The question is, how can you tell the good vamps from the bad? And how do you know your new clients aren’t using you for some other end? So begins our adventure, The Mystifying Malfeasance of Count Moofee Moofoo and the Missing Amun Ra. 

SAFETY FOR IN-PERSON:
In-person players must be masked while inside the venue.
Four HEPA Filters will be operational throughout the session. Staff are vaccinated and masked at all times. No food or drink will be allowed in the theatre, but outside breaks for snacks or drinks at anytime.

We will be using DnD Beyond to help create a game that connects us digitally. *no fee needed, but adventures must sign up for a free membership in order to build their character, and level up after each session.

Adventurers will become wizards and warriors using theatre games, improv, and tabletop role playing. Each day we game and level up in sessions of Dungeons and Dragons.

FOR ONLINE GAMERS:

Please keep in mind that this activity requires the participant to be an active listener and able to navigate the game as well as the online video session. Gaming sessions will be conducted via Zoom.us, with D&D Beyond open in a second tab. Should you have any questions please email eric@eldritchtheatre.ca

Eldritch Theatre’s
Knight School a DnD Camp for Grown Ups

January 21st + January 22nd, 2023 Adventure Sessions
In-Person at Red Sandcastle Theatre 922 Queen St E Toronto or Online

Ages: 16 years to Undead
Level: All players welcome
Session Fee: $40 + tax ($35 for Eldritch Members)
*only 6 players per game

SOLD OUT January 21st @ Red Sandcastle Theatre 6PM – 9:30PM Dungeon Master Eric Woolfe 
January 21st ONLINE: 6PM – 9:30 Dungeon Master Michael Ripley
SOLD OUT January 22nd @ Red Sandcastle Theatre 6PM – 9:30PM Dungeon Master Eric Woolfe
SOLD OUT January 22nd ONLINE: 6PM – 9:30 Dungeon Master Michael Ripley

Registration Closed

One night of questing event for everyone who complained our Sword & Sorcery School was only for kids. Your wish is our command… Join us for a one-off, or both nights of adventure! 

*All Adventurers should have a DNDbeyond.com login (it’s free to register), and if playing Online you will need a login for Zoom.us (it’s free as well).

Campaigns

Saturday January 21st  The Timorous Terror at Frosselbergen’s Toy Forge – Since the mysterious disappearance the brilliant, but eccentric, toymaker, Frosselbergen, the children of Old Bosford have begun mutating into abhorrent, blood thirsty, creatures. Can the party discover the cause of this horrific curse before they succumb to a doom too horrible to even imagine? An uncanny mystery of mayhem and madness for fifth level characters. 

Sunday January 22nd  The Mystifying Malfeasance of Count Moofee Moofoo and the Missing Amun Ra – Someone took the sun. For the non-vampire population of New Bosford this is a problem. For the far-thinking leaders of the vampire community, it is also bad. No sun, no food. No food, no people. No people… no blood. You and your company of vampire hunters have been hired by (yep) vampires to kill the vampires who refuse to see reason… and put the sun back. The question is, how can you tell the good vamps from the bad? And how do you know your new clients aren’t using you for some other end? So begins our adventure, The Mystifying Malfeasance of Count Moofee Moofoo and the Missing Amun Ra. 

SAFETY FOR IN-PERSON:
In-person players must be masked while inside the venue.
Our HEPA Filters will be operational throughout the session. Staff are vaccinated and masked at all times. No food or drink will be allowed in the theatre, but please take outside breaks for snacks or drinks at anytime.

We will be using DnD Beyond to help create a game that connects us digitally. *no fee needed, but adventures must sign up for a free membership in order to build their character and use it in game.

FOR ONLINE GAMERS:

Please keep in mind that this activity requires the participant to be an active listener and able to navigate the game as well as the online video session. Gaming sessions will be conducted via Zoom.us, with D&D Beyond open in a second tab. Should you have any questions please email eric@eldritchtheatre.ca

Sword & Sorcery School Faculty

Michael Ripley

Michael Ripley

Dungeon Master

Also a playwright, director and actor D.M. Ripley taught for years with the Arts Express afterschool theatre and “Improv for Teens” programs. He has also taught acting for dancers at the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre’s Sundance summer school and has twice directed the Blyth Festival Theatre’s Young Company program. Other teaching credits include 2 years as a Theatre History instructor for Ryerson University’s School of Performance. His plays have appeared on stages from Sydney to Dubai to Chennai. When not making theatre Michael spends downtime playing D&D with his sons, friends and the goblin folk that live behind his furnace. His first DnD character was Baffle Cakecheek – a bard/baker bagpiper with a knack for the arcane art of philo-mancy.
Eric Woolfe

Eric Woolfe

Professor of the Dark Arts

Professor Woolfe is the artistic director of Eldritch Theatre, a company specializing in plays about the creepy and uncanny, using puppetry, live actors and parlour magic. He will be using these arcane talents as our school’s chief puppetry and magic instructor. Aside from his skills as a necromancer, he works as both actor and playwright and itinerant showman, also being one of Canada’s few Punch and Judy Professors, and the impresario of the worlds only Dora Award Nominated Flea Circus. Mr Woolfe has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1980. His first character was Amic Fenris Tesh, a halfling fighter-magic user, whose best friend was a talking Phoenix.
Emma Mackenzie Hillier

Emma Mackenzie Hillier

Divination Teacher

Emma Mackenzie Hillier is a Toronto-based producer, dramaturg, and all around nerd. She trained in acting, and upon deciding to give that up she trained in dramaturgy at Factory Theatre, Nightswimming Theatre, and at Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She continued her dramaturgical work in Toronto’s busy indie theatre community, eventually co-showrunning and co-producing the six-episode miniseries for the stage, The Numbers Game. To satisfy her need to get things done, she turned to producing, and has worked with multiple companies in Toronto, ensuring their productions came to the stage as smoothly as possible. For the last two years, she has switched gears and now works for The Walrus, the home of Canada’s Conversation, as one of their Event Planners, bringing interesting to their engaged audience. Ms Mackenzie-Hillier was asked to join the faculty as a long term occasional, after her impressive defeat of Lady Zara’s Gargantuan Fire Breathing Hamster of Death, which she slew by feeding it her Magical Immovable Rod wrapped in smoked meat, thereby freeing her now unencumbered party to unleash of volley of spells and ranged attacks.