A new on-campus event, Fellowship and Dragons, had its first group meeting in Mabee Hall on Saturday.
Attendees spend the first 30 minutes immersed in a Bible study, followed by two hours playing the game “Dungeons and Dragons.”
Weston Weast, junior music major from Oklahoma City and RA in Mabee Hall, said he created the event as a way to bring more community to the dorm.
“It’s pretty much at the core a Bible study that leads into a ‘D&D’ session,” Weast said. “As an RA, this was a way for me to bring about a program for my hall. We started it last semester and now we are continuing it this semester and it’s still doing great.”
Weast said “Dungeons and Dragons” is similar to any average tabletop game.
“Basically, it’s a role-playing game that someone would find on any video game console but you bring it to life on a tabletop format,” Weast said. “The choices that you make are decided by the dice that you roll.”
Weast said their group plays the game in a different style than most “Dungeons and Dragons” players do.
“Traditionally people have been creating the characters they play and writing information down on paper, but because ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ is a very popular game it is very electronically accessible,” Weast said. “So we just have everything we need on our computers, but essentially the game itself is an RPG tabletop.”
West said he is excited to see people making friends through his event.
“Last semester friendships were formed heavily, especially since they all had the connection or interest of playing ‘Dungeons and Dragons,'” Weast said. “It’s really interesting as the RA to see a bunch of random freshmen who live in different halls coming together to play the game and learn about the Word. That has been the most successful part.”
Brandon Denny, a freshman digital entertainment and technology major from Spring, said he heard about Weast’s event through flyers he saw around campus.
“Weston put up flyers about it everywhere and one day it just piqued my curiosity because I’m in another ‘D&D’ group and I had fun so why not join another one,” Denny said.