Fantasy Role-Playing Game Design Masterclass

- , 10.30 - 17.00
Tabletop roleplay
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Could you create the next Dungeons and Dragons on this fantasy tabletop game design course?

Be inspired by fantasy games featured in our groundbreaking exhibition, Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, and draw on ancient storytelling traditions and tropes to craft a role-play game of your own. You’ll learn how to: pair mechanics and setting together for best effect, write open-ended prompts and scenarios, make simple-to-understand rules sets, play-test your games, and carry on the grand tradition of storytelling into the future.

Read the full course outline (PDF).

This course will run across two dates:

  • Saturday 25 November, 10.30 – 17.00
  • Sunday 26 November, 10.30 – 17.00

Previous experience

No prior experience in games writing is required to take part in this course, but an enthusiasm for role-playing games in general definitely is.


Grant Howitt has written Spire: the City Must Fall, Heart: the City Beneath, and nearly one hundred one-page RPGs including Honey Heist which has been played by Critical Role, The Adventure Zone, and thousands of more tables besides. Heart won seven ENNIE awards in 2021 (including best writing and best creature design) and powered Friends At The Table’s 2022 campaign Sangfielle.

Grant’s work in live games includes summoning lost gods across Melbourne city centre, commanding a hundred-strong army of the undead in a disused Reading mall, interrogating the meaning of consciousness via of zombies at the Science Museum, and turning an Islington goth club into a nest of hungry vampires on behalf of 20th Century Fox.


When: - , 10.30 - 17.00
Price: From £157 – £185
Concessions available
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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