When: Sat., Feb. 28, 2-8 p.m. and Sat., March 14, 2-8 p.m. 2015
Roll for initiative! Tabletop games are arguably more popular today than they have been in years, with Cards Against Humanity stimulating conversation at parties and Settlers of Catan getting name-checked by the Green Bay Packers. Now Acme Comics in Longwood is devoting an entire afternoon to the king granddaddy 20th-level wizard of tabletop games, Dungeons & Dragons. Not so much a competition as a large group session, this event will divide players into separate groups, all working on a piece of a bigger story. Prizes are raffled off throughout the day, so bring some extra gold. Attendees are also encouraged to cosplay, but don’t expect a bonus to your armor class. Even if you don’t know an attack roll from a difficulty check, D&D’s new fifth edition rules (aka D&D Next) help streamline the game to get your new character out of the tavern, cracking orc skulls and making racial epithets toward elves (dwarves 4 lyfe, son!) as quickly as possible.