Club Highlight: Dungeons and Dragons

With all the clubs at Antioch Community High School, Dungeons and Dragon is one full of adventure and a multitude of possibilities.

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Allyssa Tanner

Dungeon and Dragons club is all about being oneself and creating one’s own story.

Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy game where the players can get lost in a whole different world. ACHS started a Dungeons and Dragons club in the fall of 2019 led by social workers Peg Larson and Brett Heintz. The purpose of the game is to tap into the player’s imagination to create a fun story and go on adventures together. 

“D and D is a game where you pick your class and your race,” sophomore Preston Michelic said. “A person knows your dungeon master, then creates a story in which you and other people enjoy an adventure where you complete a quest, defeat enemies and have fun.”

The game is one that requires a lot of steps and could take a while to learn, but may still be worthwhile to put time into.

“My favorite part of D and D is having a world that’s built up and then you slowly but surely mold it in your own way,” Michelic said. “Just to have an adventure where you meet new characters, make new friends, take down bad guys and become a mythical hero.”

Dungeons and Dragons can be seen as more than just a game. For some people, it could be a way to live a mystical life for a couple of hours and get away from the real world.

“It’s a lot of fun,” freshman Kai Wold said. “People here don’t really worry about any outside conflicts. It’s a fun way to let loose and you don’t have to be yourself, you can be whatever you want to be. I like it because it’s like an escape from reality.”

Dungeons and Dragons is not the type of club where any history of playing the game is needed; it is something that anyone can join and potentially have a good time if it is something that is of interest to them.

“I’ve been wanting to get [into] the game for a few years, but I never really got the chance until now when I heard there was a club, so I decided to join,” freshman Ozzie Zarate said. “Over here you’re not judged for playing the game; everyone can geek out and be themselves. My favorite part is having fun with a lot of people.”

Dungeons and Dragons seems to be a popular game at ACHS with numerous members in the club. The members meet twice a month on Thursdays after school until 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. It is more than just a regular game but could be seen as a way to become someone different and explore endless possibilities with each quest, making new friends along the way.