WELCOME TO THE BRISTOL ADVENTURERS' GUILD
A World of Adventure Awaits
Starting in the Summer of 2018, the Bristol Adventures' Guild aims to bring the world of Tabletop Role-playing Games to life. I specialise in working with children on the autistic spectrum, but anyone is welcome to attend our after school sessions.
I run all sessions from a studio in Bristol city centre, but I am available to work from other locations on a discretionary basis.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Hi, my name is Jamie. I'm a self confessed geek, and was lucky enough to grow up reading adventure books, playing tabletop games with my friends and generally nerding out! Thankfully, I have been able to keep up with these hobbies in my adult life.
For five years I ran tabletop gaming sessions for people of all ages and abilities. To make sure I am up to date on best practice, I regularly undertake training through the National Autistic Society. I look forward to hearing from you!
ABOUT BRISTOL ADVENTURES' GUILD
What are Tabletop Role-playing Games?
Tabletop Role-playing Games (or RPGs) involve small groups of players taking on the character of a mighty hero, and playing out an exciting adventure together. Players need to use their imaginations, team work and a little bit of luck to complete their quest. You have probably already at least heard of the most popular, Dungeons and Dragons. The adventures are guided by a DM, or Dungeon Master. That's where I come in! I offer structured sessions for groups of all ages and experiences.
THE BENEFITS OF TABLETOP RPGS
Why is this a Great Hobby for Kids?
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!
Tabletop RPGs, like Dungeons and Dragons, are a great way for kids to socialise and make friends. There’s nothing like the search for lost treasure, or working together to protect a village from a fire breathing dragon to help build lasting and meaningful relationships! But there is so much more to it than having fun with your mates!
ITS A WHOLE WIDE WORLD OUT THERE!
Tabletop RPGs can help children to empathise and understand other people’s point of view. These skills allow us to understand and adapt our behaviours based on the responses of those around us. It’s important to remember that a player’s character in games such as these will likely have a very different background and viewpoint from the player themselves. By roleplaying through the different social interactions, we aim to develop the kinds of skills that will help our players in the real world. Will they bump into an angry ogre who they have to convince not to eat them in the real world? Hopefully not, but we all encounter short tempered waiters, upset colleagues and impatient friends.
WE GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT WE GET UP AGAIN!
It is important to realise that in RPGs, like in life, things don’t always go to plan. A lot of the outcomes in our games are decided with the roll of a dice. But being able to pick yourself up after a run of bad luck is a great trait to have. Some of the obstacles our players will come across simply can’t be overcome by one person, but our stories are designed to be played through with groups of three or four players, working together. Unlike traditional board games, in Tabletop RPGs players aren’t working against each other to win, but in fact take on the role of a team of heroes working together to complete a particular quest.
Mon - Fri: 11am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm