HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WROC) — One of Rochester Institute of Technology’s most popular summer camps isn’t their most technological. Their camp teaching the seminal fantasy board game “Dungeons & Dragons” brings in a large number of campers every year.
Now, ironically, the dice-rolling game and camp that’s meant to be played in person on a physical tabletop, is going virtual.
“Camp Tiger” will offer weeklong half day camps (10am-2pm) July 9 through August 14. Camps are available for fifth through 12th graders.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but campers will need access to a computer and the Internet.
“We’re using secure platforms that allow for an interactive experience with character development and game play,” said Kraig Farrell, director of Camp Tiger at RIT’s K-12 University Center.
Each game of D&D follows the player building their own character (along with the characters’ backstory and skillset), and through a story built entirely through their own imaginations.
“The competitive gameplay is a different experience every time students play and requires strategy,” Farrell said.
Players roll a 20-sided die, which determines the efficacy of each action that they take.
Our own Dan Gross visited this camp last year.
You can find camp registration here.