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You can be a highly experienced RPG gamer or have little to no experience at all to enjoy our games. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror are all presented with the whimsy, grit and improvisational openness you can expect from Adventures in Cardboard.

Through April and May you can choose games based on your favorite genre and story descriptions, on your favorite AiC counselors or by your age and preferred dates.

Players will meet with their group for 5 - 10 sessions in real time to play an entire story as characters in another world. The Game Master will serve as the player's eyes, ears and senses describing to you and your band of adventuring friends everything that is happening around you. You will make decisions and change the story based on your actions, your success, your mistakes, your failures.

Thrilling adventure, terrible risks and astounding rewards await you! If you survive and level up you can look for sequel games for your character and advance even further.

Needed to play: only a pencil, paper and your imagination! If you have a set of dice you can use them, if not your GM can roll for you. Roll20 has digital dice that look like the real thing if your GM is using that platform.

Words from our fans:

The AIC crew are incredible, some of my son's favorite people on earth. These campaigns are great for building creativity, problem solving, story telling, and camaraderie. The game masters were great at teasing out creativity and building confidence. And very patient 🙂
-Zeb

This was my boys' first experience with AiC and they absolutely loved it. I wanted to share what I found an unusual comment: they really appreciated how diligent counselors were about monitoring bad behavior and cheating. It made an enormous difference to them, and they even found that they enjoyed the company of those they'd been avoiding earlier in the week. The fact that you all can manage a "classroom" better than all of their teachers is impressive, and I want to acknowledge that and thank you!

Brenna, parent of two
"I had so much fun.  We had an innovative adventure and a great DM in Rachel. I really appreciate the effort they put into the campaign and can't wait to do it again in the future." 
- Amory, player, age 11
"My son is a huge fan of Adventures in Cardboard and was absolutely thrilled when they launched their Dungeons & Dragons series.  It exceeded his high expectations; every week he left class elated about the fun and positive forum to connect with other kids around the Twin Cities who share his passion for D&D and role playing games.  He is counting the days until the next class begins!"  - Nicole, parent
"Thank you for doing this awesome program for our kids. It's a giant bright spot for them!!"
-Jenny, parent
"We'd been searching for something like this and our son had a great experience!  He had been interested in Dungeons and Dragons, but it's tough for a 12 year old to figure out the game from books alone (and it's been 35+ years since mom played...) and find a group of similarly aged kids.  It was wonderful to have an older counselor/DM to lead a small group of similarly aged kids through the game.  It was also great to have such small groups that he really got to know the other kids.  Now he's spending time researching in books to be a more informed adventurer!
 
And... he's excited to be signed up for another game in April. "
-Janice, parent

"Our 12-year-old loved being able to connect with real friends playing a cool game while we were stuck at home. I am so happy that this is an option for him while we all stay home. I especially like that there are adults moderating so that it's not too silly. It's a great way for semi-structured socialization!"  -Amy, parent

"THANK YOU SO MUCH for this! There were some technology issues at the beginning, but once things got rolling (pun intended), the platform worked well and the dudes were loving it. Gus was beaming at the opportunity to engage with his buddies and embark on this quest. The DMs were engaging and willing to entertain all tangents and absurdity. 

Gus took his headphones off early on and had it on speaker, so I could hear most of what was going on from my desk 🙂 Loved hearing them all connecting and being themselves - and getting some practice in the important skills of listening and taking turns. 
 
Gus is currently adding a green gem to his sword, Screamsong, to boost his acid power. 
 
Looking forward to the next couple sessions!"
-Zeb, parent
 

Rachel is wonderful at keeping the game moving along throughout stalls, technical hiccups, distracted kids etc. She is a pro, and the kids loved the experience!

Anonymous

 

I loved paying so much that I started thinking about it hours before it started. P.S it was my first time playing, I will remember every part of it!
-anonymous player
Thank you for doing this! It’s my kiddos first D and D experience and her favorite part of the week.
-anonymous parent

Check here for games, click pics for details!

Check back each Sunday at 6pm for new games!

School grade ranges have been added to help you find a peer group you're comfortable with, but these are merely suggestions.  If you really love a game description, don't worry too much if you're a year or two off! Play the game YOU want to play! (Actual age restrictions are 8-15.)

 

The Open World

NEW GAME!
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: 5 PLAYERS
6 Mondays
Oct 26th-Nov 30
4-6pm CDT (CST after Nov 1st)
$90.95 (registration fee included)
D&D5E
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom

Fiasco: Cards and Chaos

NEW GAME!
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: 5 PLAYERS
6 Wednesdays
Oct 28-Dec 2
4-6pm CDT (CST after Nov 1st)
$90.95 (registration fee included)
Fiasco Game/Storytelling System
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom

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Past Games

Thanks to all the players who survived or perished in these adventures, we'll put up an epilogue blog for your comments soon!

The Shadow Over Abgundriss

Game Full
Game Master: Liz Hickman Pine
Suggested Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th
Limit: 5 players
9 Sessions, Oct 3 – Nov 28
Saturdays, 12-2pm
$123.95 (includes registration fee)
D&D5E with some house rules
Hosted on Roll20

The Hunters of Crowhaven

GAME FULL
Game Master: Marc Berg
Suggested Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th grade
Limit: 6 Players
5 Sessions, 3:30-6pm
Mon-Fri, April 6 – 10
$78.95 (registration fee included)
5th Edition D&D (relaxed house rules)
Hosted on Roll20

The Golden Blades: Samurai of the Autumn Valley

Game Full
Game Master: Marc Berg
Suggested Grades: 6th -8th
Limit: 6 players
10 Sessions, July 20- July 31
Mon-Fri: 1-3pm CST
$112.95 (registration fee included)
Custom Game Rules
Hosted on Roll20

The Floating City of Nezu

GAME FULL
Game Master: Max “Chaos” Ansari
Suggested Ages: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
Limit: 6 players
8 Sessions, 3:30-5:30pm
Mondays – Thursdays, April 20 – 31
$95.95 (includes registration fee)
5th Edition D&D (house rules)
Hosted on Roll20

The Hunted of The Sahn

Game Full
Game Master: Julian McFaul
Suggested Ages: 3rd, 4th, 5th
5 Sessions, 4-6pm
Mon-Fri, April 6-10
$67.95 (registration fee included)
5th Edition D&D, (very simplified house rules)
Hosted on Zoom

Humblewood: The Great Tree

Game Full
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: 6 players
6 Sessions, Sep 21-Nov 14,
Mon & Wed 4-6pm CDT
$94.95 (registration fee included)
Dungeons & Dragons 5e
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom

The Buried Weird of a Billion Years: Extended Campaign

Game Full
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: 6 players
12 Sessions, 3-5pm CST
June 15-July 10th, Mons, Weds, Fris
$124.95 (registration fee included)
Numenéra
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom

Dragonhunters of Zarkavia

Game Full
Game Master: Marc Berg
Suggested Grades: 5th – 8th
Limit: 6 players
10 Sessions, Aug 10 – 21
Mon-Fri: 3-5pm CDT
$112.95 (registration fee included)
Custom Game Rules base don D&D
Hosted on Roll20

Gathering of Sorrow

Game Master: Max “Chaos” Ansari
Suggested Ages: 6th, 7th, 8th grade
Limit: 6 players
8 Sessions, 3:30-5:30pm
Mondays-Thursdays, April 6 – 16
$94.95 (registration fee included)
5th Edition D&D (house rules)
Hosted on Roll20

The Forgotten

Game Full
Game Master: Max Ansari
Suggested Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Limit: 6
10 Sessions, August 3-14
Mon-Fri: 12-2pm CDT
$112.95 (registration fee included)
Lancer (Giant Battlemech RPG)
Hosted on Discord with Video

Zeds of Our Time

Game Master: Brynn Berryhill
Suggested Grades: 4th – 6th
Limit: 5 players
5 Sessions, Aug 31 – Sep 4
Mon-Fri: 3:30-5:30pm CDT
$79.95 (registration fee included)
System 52
Hosted on Discord

The Lost Mage of Arvyre island

Game Full
Game Master: Justin Spooner
Suggested Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
13 Sessions, June 8 -June 26
Mons-Thurs, 10am-12pm + 1 Fri 10am-1pm (June 26)
$127.95 (registration fee included)
5th Edition D&D
Hosted on Zoom enhanced with BATTLEMAPS, BACKGROUND MUSIC, & WORLD BUILDING SOUND EFFECTS!

The Colossi of Lu’krock

Game Master: Max Ansari
Suggested Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Limit: 6
8 Sessions, June 29-July 8
Mon-Thu: 3:30-5:30pm CST
$94.95 (registration fee included)
Lancer (Giant Battlemech RPG)
Hosted on Discord with Video

The Heroes of Rubywillow: Beyond the Glade

Game Full
Game Master: Marc Berg
Suggested Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Limit: 6 players
10 Sessions, 4-6pm
May 18 – May 29, Mondays-Fridays
$112.95 (registration fee included)
Simplified House Rules, based very loosely on D&D
Hosted on Roll20

The Witch of Elder Woods

Game Full
Game Master: Bill Stevens
Suggested Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Limit: 6
4 Sessions, July 6, 8, 13 and 15
Mon & Wed: 3-5pm CST
$58.95 (registration fee included)
D&D5E
Hosted on Roll20

The Story Weavers

Game Full
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: ONLY 4 PLAYERS!
6 Sessions, 3-5pm CST
June 30-July 14th, Tues, Thus, Sats (except July 4th)
$111.95 (registration fee included)
Ironsworn
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom

The Green Haven Anomaly

Game Master: Elizabeth Hickman Pine
Suggested Ages: 7th, 8th, 9th grade
Limit: 6 players
5 Sessions, 3:30-5pm
$56.95 (registration fee included)
Mon-Fri, April 6 – 10
5th Edition D&D
Hosted on Roll20

The Rookie Run

GAME FULL
Game Master: Ben Shirey
Suggested Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th
Limit: 6 players
5 Sessions, 4-6pm
May 4 – May 8, Mondays-Fridays
$67.95 (registration fee included)
Lasers and Feelings
Hosted on Discord

The Corrupting Blight of Laricina

Game Full
Game Master: Liz Hickman Pine
Suggested Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Limit: 5 players
9 Sessions, Oct 3 – Nov 28
Saturdays, 9-11am
$123.95 (includes registration fee)
D&D5E with some house rules
Hosted on Roll20

Fiasco: Even Greater Fiascos

Game Full
Game Master: Chad Hines
Suggested Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th
Limit: ONLY 4 PLAYERS!
6 Sessions, 3-5pm CST
June 16-June 27, Tues, Thus, Sats
$111.95 (registration fee included)
Fiasco
Hosted on Roll20 & Zoom