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What Is Druidawn®?

Druidawn® is a highly developed fantasy world far from Earth where all non-human creatures live safely outside of the destructive reaches of humans. It’s a place locked in time and secluded from other planets, protected by a powerful Druid called the Sleeping Guardian.


The Druidawn® game is a role-playing game that utilizes character sheets, dice and maps in order to take students through imaginary quests directed by a teacher or “Legend Guardian.” Druidawn® is very different from D&D in that it’s much more narrative-based, and players level-up their game characters with the words that they write in their stories. Students learn how to structure and write stories of their own while playing through our story-adventures. 


Druidawn® was created by Miriam Darnell, M.Ed, in 1990 as a means of motivating students to overcome writing reluctance. Over the past 32 years, the Druidawn® team has helped thousands of students to find a love of writing and has created supportive communities for advanced writers and creative minds.

NOTE: We highly value the cultural/ethnic/gender/sexual/learning/etc. diversity of ALL of our students, and we honor the ways they choose to express themselves within the expectations of the content ratings of the workshops they participate in.

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