What is Dungeons and Distancing?

Dungeons & Distancing is a free and exciting new online D&D competition presented by Arcanacon in partnership with Arkenforge. Suitable for beginners and veterans, with characters pre-generated. Our players will endeavour on a dark journey developed exclusively for the event by Ben Byrne of  Melbourne Dungeon Master.

Dungeons & Distancing will launch Saturday 16th of May, running six weeks with finals being broadcast live. Register your interest by emailing arcanacon.orgs@gmail.com with the subject line “Dungeons & Distancing”. See How to register below for more information!

The spoils

All prizes have been provided by The Quest Suppliers, with booty going to quarter finalists, semi finalists, and finalists. A grand prize will be awarded to the winner.

Every player receives a 5% off Coupon for The Quest Suppliers
Quarter finalists who don’t progress receive a $10 voucher for The Quest Suppliers
Semi finalists who don’t progress receive a $20 voucher for The Quest Suppliers
Finalists who don’t win receive an acrylic dice set and a $30 voucher for The Quest Suppliers
The Grand Prize contains an Adventuring Alchemist dice bag, a GlowCraft personalised dice tray, a metal dice set and a $100 voucher for The Quest Suppliers.

Our competition structure & schedule

Games will run at 11.00am and 3.00pm each Saturday and roleplayers will be assigned to one of these. The final will run at 3.00pm.

Round 1: 96 roleplayers will play in parties of 6 once on Saturday 16th May or Saturday 23rd May.
3 roleplayers in every party will progress.

Round 2: 48 roleplayers will play in parties of 6 on Saturday 30th May.
3 roleplayers in every party will progress.

Round 3, the Quarter Final: 24 roleplayers will play in parties of 6 on Saturday 6th June.
3 roleplayers in every party will progress.

Round 4, the Semi Final: 12 roleplayers will play in parties of 6 on Saturday 13th June.
3 roleplayers in every party will progress.

Round 5, the Final: 6 roleplayers will play on Saturday 20th June.
One player will win.

Judging

Your DM will be the judge of your party, and will announce their decision at the end of each game.
The judging will be based on general principles of good roleplaying, imagination and decency.
We have decided to keep the exact judging criteria secret to avoid roleplayers using a “play to win” style. There may be some peer based judging and online voting.
All judges’ decisions are final.

How to register

Registration is free. All characters are pre-generated.
To register your interest in becoming a participant in Dungeons & Distancing, email Arcanacon at arcanacon.orgs@gmail.com and we will send you a short questionnaire. Please include “Dungeons & Distancing” as the subject of your email.

Technical requirements

All you will need is a Discord account and microphone access

Conditions of entry and Code of Conduct

You must be 16 years or older.
By registering for Dungeons & Distancing you are agreeing to adhere to the Arcanacon Code of Conduct and play as part of a livestream. Your identity can remain secret, and you do not need to share your image.

The Dungeons & Distancing team

Dungeons & Distancing is brought to you by the team behind Arcanacon.
Scenario and DMing curated by Ben Byrne of Melbourne Dungeon Master.
Prizes provided by The Quest Suppliers.
Ingame tools and technical support provided by Arkenforge.

The Quest Suppliers are Aussies dedicated to making your next games night the best it can be. As board game & RPG enthusiasts ourselves our goal is to have very affordable prices, great customer service and a great selection of games!

What’s more, The Quest Suppliers aim to make the process of discovering new games for your group to be as painless as possible 🙂

Melbourne Dungeon Master prides itself on providing the best D&D experiences through immersive storytelling, open ended adventures, and theatrical roleplaying. If you’re new to the world of tabletop roleplaying, have a group of players but no DM, or are looking for a memorable evening of entertainment, we are here to fulfil all needs.

Arkenforge develop beautiful gaming tools that work seamlessly to make your online roleplaying come to life.

Arkenforge are a small Melbourne based company dedicated to enhancing your tabletop roleplaying experience. Started by four tabletop RPG enthusiasts, and downright egregious nerds, we took to the challenge of discovering how we could make the experience as immersive as possible.