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Who Are We?

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League (MelbDDAL) is an organised play community group based in Melbourne, Australia.Our aim is to be able to cultivate an open and welcoming local community that allows people to be able to easily play D&D Adventurers League regardless of their experience or how often they can commit to playing.We strive to create a welcoming and accessible community for D&D enthusiasts from all walks of life to be able to play the game we all love and enjoy.

What We Do

We offer weekly games on a drop-in basis with open sign-ups at our various venues as well as online over discord. Our games are primarily run as one-shots and not "fixed group" ongoing campaigns to cultivate a community feel rather than small groups of players.Our games are open to anyone and everyone, as long as they follow our community rules and guidelines to make sure things stay fun for everyone.We also host special events such as Epics, Game days, Social Activities, and Workshops!

Adventurers League

D&D Adventurers League (AL) is the official Organised Play format for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. Adventurers League games focus on portability, which allows you to bring your AL character to any AL game in the world.This works by following AL’s shared rules, most notably:+Adventurers League follows rules as written (RAW).
+ You must have an Adventurers League legal character that meets the module's requirements.
+ You should keep a record of your characters' progression and the games you’ve played.

Get started with Adventurers League

Since Adventurers League (AL) is a structure that is played all across the world, there are a few things about AL that you need to know and specific rules than need to be adhered to.You can begin by downloading the following documents:
Adventurers League Player Guide (13.0)
Adventurers League DM Guide (13.0)

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How do I join?

The primary place to hang out with other members of MelbDDAL is at our Discord server, or at our venues.Joining the discord is not a prerequisite to play at our games, and you can find signups to our in-person game sign-ups on our Warhorn page.

I want to DM

We're always happy to welcome folk who wish to DM Adventurers League games for us!Whether you want to run a game online or at one of our weekly venues, you can either join our Discord server to get in contact with us or shoot us an email.



Weekly games

Our volunteer organisers & DMs run weekly games across Melbourne and Online! Below, you can find a list of the regular venues you can find us at and what days our public games are being run.

  • Our games are generally open to everyone. If there are specific conditions to entry to a game, it will be noted on the game listing on Warhorn.

  • For weekly games, players should be 18 and above. If you are under 18, or would like to bring someone under the age of 18 to one of our games, please contact us first as we require our DMs to have Working with Children Checks, and some DMs may not be comfortable running for minors.

  • Adventurers League rules must be followed at the table. This means you may only play Adventurers League legal characters and abide by the general rules of organised play on top of our Community Code of Conduct. If you are unfamiliar with Adventurers League, you can read up on it here.

If you are a game store, organisation or any such venue located within Melbourne and would be interested to collaborate, please read more about what we're looking for down below!

How do I join?

We organise our In-person games via Warhorn and our Online games via Discord.The primary place to hang out with other members of MelbDDAL is at our discord server. We post regular updates on when all game signups go live and can answer any questions you might have! Joining the discord is not a prerequisite to play at our games, and you can find signups to our in-person games on our Warhorn page.If you need help check out our quickstart guide (coming soon)!

Melbourne CBD

Plenty of Games

Tuesdays, 6:00PM - 10:00PM
L1/278 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Wheelchair Accessible via Elevator
Gender Neutral Toilets

Fitzroy

Maze of Fitzroy

Friday, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
323-327 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068

$3/player table fee (Paid to Cashier)
Ground-Level, wheel chair accessible
On-Street parking

Braybrook

Topdeck Games

Friday, 6:30PM - 10:00PM (Irregular)
2/1 Hillary St, Braybrook VIC 3019

Ground-Level, wheelchair accessible
On-Street parking

Footscray

Half Naked Almost Famous

(Formerly known as Chips Loft)

Thursdays, 7:00PM - 11:00PM (Irregular)
116a Hopkins St, Footscray VIC 3011

18+ Venue (Alcohol Served at this location)
Second Floor, venue only has stairs
No outside food allowed

Ormond

Rhystic Nostalgia Gaming

Wednesday, 6:30PM - 10:00PM (Irregular)
2/433 North Rd, Ormond VIC 3204

$4/player table fee (Paid to Cashier)
Second Floor, venue only has stairs
On-Street parking

Maribyrnong

Legends & Collectables

Friday, 6:30PM - 10:00PM (Irregular)
120, Shop 6205/200 Rosamond Rd, Maribyrnong VIC 3032

Located in Highpoint Shopping Centre
Ground-Level, wheelchair accessible
No outside food allowed

Collaborate with us!

organisers & DMs

Are you a DM who would like to run Adventurers League at a venue not listed above?

  • Organising. DMing is a labour of love voluntarily provided by members of the community. If you are a DM and have a venue you'd like to run at, you can join us to open your Adventurers League games to our community at large. This also might allow other DMs within the community to assist you in running at the venue, although this cannot be guaranteed.

  • Help & Support. If you want to start running Adventurers League at your local venue but are unsure of how to get started, we can provide assistance and advice to help you get your games off the ground.

  • Part of the Community. Being a part of the community means you must abide by our Code of Conduct.

venue owners

Do you own or manage a venue and are interested in running D&D Adventurers League?

  • Volunteers. As a community group, our DMs and organisers are volunteers giving their time & effort to grow the community. Because of this, if there are no DMs available or interested to run at a given location, we would not be able to provide games there.

  • Perks & Rewards. As a venue, there are ways you can incentivise DMs to run at your venue, such as offering discounts on your products, but this is neither required nor would it guarantee volunteers.



Melbourne D&D Adventurers League's

Code of Conduct

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League (MelbDDAL) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free D&D experience where everyone can play D&D regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, disability, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. To that end, anyone that attends agrees to the Code of Conduct below.This code is designed to outline our values: respect, enjoyment, inclusion, and acceptance. While we hope that everyone shares our values, we understand that may not always be the case. That being said, violation of these rules can cause action up to and including expulsion from attending current and future MelbDDAL sessions and events. Our Code of Conduct may be updated as necessity arises.The long and short of it is...Make everyone feel welcome. Avoid excessively vulgar, sexual, or overly mature language and themes. We want to foster an environment of mutual respect where we can talk to each other when something that has been said might make us uncomfortable. If you find it difficult to talk to another person about their behaviour, do not feel safe approaching them, or have tried talking to them to no avail, please reach out to the Melbourne D&D Adventurers League Admins through whatever means you feel most comfortable.We want everyone to have fun, but your enjoyment shouldn’t come at the cost of other people’s enjoyment.

I. Open Table Policy

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League has a blanket Open Table Policy to all our games. This means that if you need to leave the table for any reason or feel you are unable to continue the game, you are free to do so informing the DM know. No further explanation is required and you do not have to get the DM's 'permission'.

II. X-CARD POLICY

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League makes use of the X-card system. The X-card is a player safety tool that allows players to indicate when they are uncomfortable with something about their experience during or outside of the game with respect to the game setting.The X-card may be a physical card, a verbal signal, or any other reasonably communicated gesture that can be invoked publicly, privately, or in the VTT (Virtual Table Top software). Once the X-card is put forward, the offending activity, subject matter, or course of action must be stopped and the DM should then move the game forward from that topic.Please respect the player’s right to invoke the X-card. If the player wishes to, they may or may not choose to elaborate, which is also acceptable and no further explanation is needed.Listen and incorporate the player’s response, and continue with the game. Any mocking or derisive behaviour regarding the use of the X-card will not be tolerated.

III. NO-SHOW POLICY

If a player fails to show up to a game without notifying their DM, their ability to sign up for future games may be suspended. Repeat offences may also result in harsher penalties.

IV. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League Administrators reserve the right to warn, or refuse participation of any member based on violation of any of the following:

  • Profanity – The use of excessive profane words, symbols or images is not acceptable. Excessive may be subjective but exercise common sense to the standards of what may be expected of a reasonable person. Especially be mindful of language, volume and content if you’re in a public space.

  • Violence and Gore – Given the nature of D&D, there are certainly depictions of violence and gore to be expected but that shouldn’t come at the expense of the enjoyment of the other players at your table. If someone at the table is uncomfortable either visibly or verbally, read your table and use discretion.

  • Sexual Themes – While there’s nothing wrong with sex and sexuality, not everyone is comfortable discussing it in a public setting. If your table consents to sexual themes, use discretion and monitor your own volume as people within earshot of you may not be consenting or comfortable with hearing these themes.

  • Unacceptable Activities – Harassment as described, but not limited to below, will not be tolerated. Even joking about consent, sexual assault or sexual harassment is unacceptable.

  • False Reporting – Abusing the reporting tools set in place to keep everyone in our community safe by making false claims, may result in expulsion.

Furthermore, all members are expected to adhere to the following:

  • Be respectful of the venue and of the staff that work there. – These stores have been great in working with us to provide a safe space for us all to play together.

  • You are responsible for your property. – Neither MelbDDAL , the MelbDDAL Admins, DMs or store staff are responsible for your belongings or any lost or stolen property.

  • Be respectful of others around you. – This includes, but is not limited to the following: Don’t steal, don’t talk over other players, don’t leave rubbish behind, pay attention during play, don’t be excessively on your phone when it’s not your turn, don’t be rude.

  • Comply with our Age Policy. – Membership of MelbDDAL is for adults over the age of 18 as outlined in our Age Policy, viewable at the end of this document.

IV-B. Examples of Violations

GENERAL

  • Leaving any trash on or surrounding the tables

  • Not allowing other players to speak by talking over them

  • Being on your mobile excessively at the table (not related to your online character sheets)

  • Demanding an unfair amount of the DMs time and/or attention

  • Not being ready for your games — Be especially mindful of this when playing online as different VTTs might have different requirements.

  • Not paying attention during games or failing to be mindful of the amount of time you take up during games — For example, having a lot of summons may often be time-consuming, and it is recommended you be as efficient with all your moving pieces to not consistently take more time than your fellow players.

  • Being disruptive or playing against other players rather than collaboratively — Not every character has to get along but engaging in behaviour, even in-character, that takes away agency or causes problems for the rest of the party would be considered a violation.

UNSAFE BEHAVIOUR

  • Taking inappropriate photos of other players

  • Using racial, gender, or cultural slurs or otherwise bigoted language against another player

  • Excessively vulgar or profane language

  • Using social media, discord or VTT (Virtual Table Top) platforms to bully other players

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR

  • Tearing up another player’s character sheet

  • Throwing or breaking objects in anger

  • Threatening to hit other participants

  • Pulling out another participant’s chair, causing the player to fall

  • Intentionally turning over a table. (No Hulk smashes please.)

THEFT

  • Taking another participant’s dice without asking permission

  • Stealing another player’s certificates

  • Stealing books, miniatures, or other items

  • Stealing organiser or DM materials, such as maps and adventure documents

  • Openly discussing ways to illegally procure protected materials.

V. Harassment

IMPORTANT. If you are being harassed, see or hear someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns with regard to harassment, please contact any of the MDDAL Admins, store staff, or a DM to help resolve the issue. MDDAL Admin contact information is available at the end of this document or on the contact page.

HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED NOR TOLERATED IN ANY FORM.Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive comments and actions related to gender, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance, race, disability, ethnicity, nationality, and religion. It also includes deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography, disruption, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.If any participant, player, DM, or even one of the Admins is found to have engaged in harassing behaviour, MelbDDAL will take the appropriate action, including warning the offender or expulsion. Anyone asked to cease harassing behaviour is expected to do so immediately. Warnings for harassing activities are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the MelbDDAL Admins. Anyone conducting in harassing activity may be expelled from attending future sessions and events at the discretion of the MelbDDAL Admins.Examples of harassment may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Targeted harassment – Targeted Harassment is the act of bullying or attacking another person to the point that they no longer feel safe or welcome in the community. This includes inciting others to engage in similar behaviour. An example of this would be to engage in a dogpile on other users, whether by intent or circumstance.

  • Malicious exclusionary behaviour – Being deliberately exclusionary and eliciting or campaigning exclusionary behaviour from other members in the community intent on isolating a person to get them to leave, not sign up, etc.

This harassment policy also extends into the universe of the games that are being played. Harassment of another player is not excused because such action is “in character” or because it is part of the confines of the game rather than directly to another person. While certain actions may be permitted in-character if with the full consent of the player involved and others at the table, it should never be the focus or used as a tool to harass a player.

VI. EXPULSION & BANNING POLICY

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League reserves the right to expel, ban, permanently ban or take any other action/remedy as deemed appropriate for any player, DM or other persons for any reason deemed reasonable by a MelbDDAL Admin, from attending our events. The MelbDDAL Admin team will endeavour to apply the highest ethical standards and practices to any such decisions and that they have been made with the best intentions for the community as a whole.Allegations of improper behaviour that are brought to our attention will be taken seriously. The MelbDDAL Admins will take the following into consideration prior to taking any action:

  • If we have reasonable evidence to suggest that allowing this person to continue to attend MelbDDAL events and sessions will result in risks to the health and safety of our players

  • If any complaints about this person have been relayed to the MelbDDAL Admins directly, does the person in question have a known record with us

  • If the allegations are corroborated or supported by solid evidence (including witness testimony)

  • If the allegations are from a trusted, first-hand source as opposed to hearsay

  • If there is a pattern of inappropriate behaviour

The MelbDDAL Admins shall endeavour to produce logical and impartial decisions on a case-by-case basis.In the event that one of our players is assaulted, harassed, or otherwise mistreated, we will do our best to de-escalate the situation and ensure the safety of all parties. We reserve the right to contact emergency services and/or the police as appropriate or required by law. It is our desire that all our players have a fun and safe time playing D&D.

VII. Reporting

To report an incident, person, or make a complaint, please be sure you have as much information as possible about the incident; including the date, time, location and details, and contact either a DM or MelbDDAL Admin as soon as possible.You may request that your situation is handled by a particular Admin if you are more comfortable with this. You may also contact us after the event if you are uncomfortable doing so at the time.If this is about something that has occurred in-store, e.g. you’ve witnessed the theft of store property, please alert the store staff immediately. If you’ve witnessed the theft of personal property, please alert a DM or a MelbDDAL Admin immediately. If the incident is an emergency, please contact emergency services immediately and alert the store staff as soon as it is safe to do so.

CONTACT

Should you wish to directly bring up your concerns in person, you may bring this up with your DM at the table, or a member of the moderation team who you would find at either the admin or sign-up table at events. If looking to contact the team online, you can either refer to the full list of members from the moderation team, which can be seen on the community Discord, use our online ticketing system.The MelbDDAL Admins are the team most responsible for assisting with these concerns and feedback and are contactable for questions, feedback and reporting through the official channels or individually through the following methods:

PRIVACY

Any and all feedback submitted will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. All reports, regardless of whether or not they were shared anonymously or otherwise, are to be handled on a need-to-know basis and will not be shared unless necessary or expressly permitted. This includes any personal identifying information submitted as part of the report.The contents of reports will only be disclosed to those who would have a legitimate need to know in order to make informed decisions related to the group's operations and activities. This includes decision-making staff, organizers, or other relevant parties directly involved in addressing reported issues.Any unauthorized disclosure or breach of confidentiality will be taken seriously and will be met with administrative action.

VIII. ADMIN RESPONSE

A MelbDDAL Admin who has a code of conduct violation brought to their attention will resolve the manner as quickly and professionally as possible, but remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty and that these things may take a small amount of time. The responses given here are a guideline. If the situation calls for a more or less serious response to resolve a situation, a MelbDDAL Admin will take the appropriate action. Disruptive behaviour can be dealt with by the DM as a first resolution by issuing the participant a warning. Upon being issued a second warning, the DM should notify a MelbDDAL Admin. The DM has the right to ask a disruptive player to leave the table. If the DM is engaging in disruptive behaviour, a player should immediately inform a MelbDDAL Admin.Unsafe behaviour is more serious, and the DM or other players have the right to notify a MelbDDAL Admin or store staff immediately. The MelbDDAL Admin will issue a warning when appropriate, and remove the disruptive person or persons from the table or play area upon further infractions, or immediately when necessary.Theft and aggressive behaviour are grounds for immediate removal from the area and/or premises and should always be brought to a MelbDDAL Admin attention immediately. Legal recourse may be looked into.If you feel you have been unfairly targeted, reported or banned in error, you may contact a MelbDDAL Admin to review your case, however, we do not make these decisions lightly.

IX. AGE POLICY

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League is a group founded to facilitate tabletop gaming for adults in the greater Melbourne area. In order to be a member of MelbDDAL a person must be an adult over the age of 18.Adult members may attend MelbDDAL events with children, where the child or children are under strict supervision AND prior arrangements have been made with MelbDDAL Administrators and Volunteers.For this purpose, strict supervision means immediate and constant supervision and can include participating in a MelbDDAL event together.For children to participate in a standard MelbDDAL event, prior arrangements must be made. Arrangements must be made and approved four days prior to the event. MelbDDAL Admins reserve the right to refuse or approve arrangements based on their discretion and may take into consideration the following:

  • The age of the child.

  • The child’s attendance at other events.

  • Their satisfaction regarding the suitability of the event for children to attend, including the content of the event.

  • The availability of MelbDDAL Volunteers with active Victorian Working With Children's Check.

  • The liquor licensing of the venue.

  • The policies and preferences of the venue.

  • Any other factors the MelbDDAL Admin think is relevant to the circumstances at hand.

MelbDDAL Admin may also conditionally approve the participation of children in MelbDDAL events on an ongoing basis. MelbDDAL Admin can do so on a discretionary basis and may consider the above factors as well as the prior behaviour of the child at previous MelbDDAL events.When making a decision regarding the participation of a child in MelbDDAL events the MelbDDAL Admin must take into consideration the enjoyment of MelbDDAL events for other members of MelbDDAL. MelbDDAL Admin reserve the right to caution members based on the disruptive behaviour of children attending an MelbDDAL event with them.

Last edited version: v2.3 — As of May 18, 2023
Edits: Section VII (Reporting) has been expanded to include more information on Contact and Privacy Information



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Game Days

Spectacular events that bring together the Melbourne D&D Adventurers League community are what we do best. Costumes and dress-ups are entirely optional but do bring your character ready for adventure.

  • Epic - True to their name, Epics are multi-table interactive adventures that bring the game to life with the intense cooperative and competitive play on a grand scale. Epics are the highlight of organised play and have brought an entirely new way to experience and enjoy D&D.

  • One Big Table - remember that time when we ran a game with up to twenty players at one table? That was quite a handful to manage, but thanks to our experienced team, it was tears of joy and laughter that were flowing.

  • Critical Sail- Boarding the ferry from Docklands to Geelong- with a stop for lunch of course- a team of landlubbers and jelly legs hada whale of a time in a sailing-themed D&D adventure. Just watch out for the Port Phillip Bay Kraken!

Workshops

The team at Melbourne D&D Adventurers League are ready to welcome new players and budding DMs alike. If it’s new skills and guidance that you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Let us know if you’d like some help, and we can organise something for you.

  • DM Workshops - this is a chance to get together with an experienced DM and a group of fellow novice DMs to talk through the basics and fundamentals of running a D&D adventure.

  • DM Shadowing - you won’t be lurking in the shadows, but instead sharing the limelight as your mentor takes you through the steps of an actual game with players along for the fun too.

  • Improv Workshops - the masterclass of roleplaying, this is a chance to get to know the ins and outs of playing distinctive characters, and terrifying villains, and trying out a few character voices as well.

Conventions

We run Adventurers League games across most of the major gaming conventions in Melbourne, hosting a mixture of introductory games, Epics (interactive multi-table adventures), and higher-level games.

Game Store Events

Melbourne D&D Adventurers League has also worked with the local game stores to run adventures for special events, often free to play.Events we have run in the past in collaboration with our partner stores include:

  • Free RPG Day

  • Holiday Themed Game Days

  • New Season/Content Launches


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Pirates! Dastardly ne’er‐do‐wells have been spotted just outside of the harbour! Not content with scratching a living off of the rich port city’s scraps, pirates are making for the city by land and sea. But Port Nyanzaru is far from defenceless; pick up a yklwah, climb aboard a dinosaur, or man the wall; but whatever you do, don’t let those rapscallions into the city!A Three‐Hour D&D Epic Adventure for 1st‐10th Level CharactersWhen: July 16, 2023 | 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Where: 2 Miller St, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Fee: $10/person
IMPORTANT!
At the request of the venue, no nuts, or products that contain nuts be brought onto the premises.
We may also be photographing and video recording the event. If you are not comfortable with being recorded, let us know on the day.

FAQ

What do I need?
Peril at the Port is an interactive Epic Adventure for Tier 1 (level 1-4) and Tier 2 (level 5-10) characters. You will need to have an Adventurers League legal character to play, or else you will have to use one of our pre-generated characters provided on the day.

Where do I sign up?

Sign-ups are now open and being done through Warhorn! You will first need a Warhorn account in order to register. Once you have logged in to your Warhorn account, complete the following steps below!

[STEP ONE] Register for the event!
Go to the MelbDDAL's Rumble in the Jungle event on Warhorn & click [Register for Event] on the right side of the page.
[STEP TWO] Make sure to include all information.
You will be directed to another page where you will have the option to leave comments. In the comment box, please include what tier you want to sign up for and where you might be contacted about your registration. If you connect your registration to Discord on that specific field, that is enough.
This Epic is only for Tier 1 and 2, and there are limited tables available. Please note whether you are ok to be moved to another tier if your preferred tier is full. If you only put one tier and the tables are full, you will be waitlisted while we see if the tables can be further rearranged.[STEP THREE] Pay the entrance fee.
You will be taken to a summary of your registration where you will be prompted to pay the registration fee. The Epic will cost $10/per person and will be paid through Paypal.
You will not be assigned to the table until the fee is paid. Players are assigned to tables according to when they have paid. If you are not cleared within 24hrs of payment, please shoot us a message on Discord or through a form on the website.[STEP FOUR] Wait to be assigned and get ready to rumble!
You'll be assigned to your table according to your stated preference.
Once you've been assigned, you can manually move yourself to another tier should you change your mind as to which you'd like to be on, but doing so may move you down the list. So if you were guaranteed a table in one tier and tried to move to one that was full, you may be put on the waitlist instead and might not be guaranteed a spot if an additional table cannot be mustered.

Important Note:
If you can no longer attend the epic, please let us know ASAP. We will allow refunds up to 24 hours before the epic.

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