Guild Hall

by 

New York Society of Play

Ages

7 - 13 yrs

Dates

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 - Jun 25, 2021

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

Location

Online

Instructors

Alioune N., Ryan J., Taylor W., Marielle M., Whit C., Walid R., Raphael C., Will R., Evan J.

Capacity

30 students


Class Experience

When it comes to Dungeons & Dragons, there’s always an epic tale to share. In Guild Hall, kids across all of our campaigns come together to exchange anecdotes about the latest cave they conquered, villain they vanquished, or hero they helped. Our talented Dungeon Masters moderate the group, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to speak, and might even share D&D related shows or news themselves. During the social event, kids have the opportunity to make new friends, or just unwind in a fun and safe setting. The best part? Guild Hall is completely FREE to all New York Society of Play students already enrolled in a D&D private group.

Notes

Only current customers are allowed to attend New York Society of Play's free supplemental activities. New customers will be asked to participate in one of our afterschool workshops first before joining our supplemental activities.


How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.


Meet your Instructors

Alioune N.

Ryan J.

I own and operate my own events and portrait photography business in NYC. I’ve earned Masters and Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Acting from the University of California at Irvine and Ithaca College respectively. I love introducing kids to games, helping them develop healthy gaming habits, watching them meet new friends, and creating the phenomenal stories only kids can tell. I enjoy spending time with my sons, playing board games, watching movies, reading, swimming, and road trips.

Taylor W.

I was a food server and bartender for 9 years before moving into restaurant management. I was also in a touring rock band for 7 years. I chose to work in childcare because the mentors I had growing up in theater and music changed my life. Being able to provide that support to the next generation of great minds is a dream come true. Seeing the immense social and emotional progress of every student who takes part in our programming is inspiring. In my free time I love to make music and play chess.

Marielle M.

I have a B.A. in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College with a focus on Fiction. I chose to work in childcare because making a difference for a kid – in any way possible – makes all the difference. I strive to be the person that a younger me needed as a child. The kids at the NYSoP are absolutely incredible. They come up with stuff that always has me on the edge of my seat. They have boundless creativity. In my free time, I like to play video games and crochet.

Whit C.

I’ve worked in childcare since 2015, and have a BFA in Acting from Pace University. Seeing the joy kids experience while having fun, playing games, and thinking critically interests and excites me. Watching the kids take the games and systems we make and build on them their own ideas is both rewarding and inspiring. This is a dream job, and I’m so blessed and happy to be able to do it. In my free time, I like to design new games, play Magic the Gathering, play basketball, and blow the trumpet!

Raphael C.

Before and while earning a B.A. in Music and Theatre Arts from Brown University, I served in many roles with theatrical organizations. I work in childcare because imagination is something that is very strong during youth, and can remain strong throughout the aging process as long as it has a solid foundation. I enjoy helping kids embrace and cultivate their imaginations in a fun and healthy manner. In my free time, I like to play D&D, compose music, and bake.

Will R.

I have been a teacher for more than 7 years – so working with kids is a passion of mine. I have been playing D&D for more than 6 years and have been a DM for more than 4. In total, I have been playing Pokémon for almost 20 years. I love being around kids. It’s never boring, they never fail to surprise you, and seeing a kid have an ‘ah-ha’ moment is one of the most satisfying experiences imaginable. In my free time, I enjoy gaming, reading, and spending time with friends.

Evan J.

I hold a BFA from NYU in Drama with a minor in mathematics and computer science. I chose to work in childcare because I love working with kids and playing games. For me, the most inspiring part of working at the NYSoP is getting to watch students who are new to D&D discover the magic of collective storytelling. In my free time, I play an excessive amount of video games and film videos with my friends.