Learn about legends, monsters, scrolls, and weapons from the actual cultures and artifacts upon which Dungeons & Dragons-style games are based. Use your imagination to bring it all to life while playing an on-going campaign in the ROM-inspired D&D world of Elaran. Create characters, strategize, and try to stay on the Dungeon Master’s good side!
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- Critical Hit: The magic of Dungeons & Dragons, Daniel Kwan
Meet the Instructor: Daniel Kwan
Daniel Kwan MSc. is a Toronto-based educator, archaeologist, blogger, photographer, and co-creator of Curiosity in Focus. As a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, his work has taken him to Turkey, London, Paris, Jordan, and China. The primary focus of his doctoral research is the relationship between the early subsistence practices and pottery technology of the Shangshan culture (11,400 - 8600 BP) in Zhejiang Province, China. He is a member of an international research team investigating the Shangshan and the origins of rice agriculture in the lower Yangtze Valley.
In addition to his studies, Daniel is a Canadian Weblog Award nominated blogger (2013 & 2014), museum consultant, photographer, and Toronto-based educator – working as a Studio Instructor at the Royal Ontario Museum. Specifically, his work strives to make meaningful and engaging educational content through the use of alternative mediums such as analog gaming. His writing and photography has been featured in The National Post, Guardian, Guardian Witness, Royal Ontario Museum blog, FutuReale Magazine, Roar Magazine, Savage Minds, and the Royal Ontario Museum ROMKids blog.
*Learn more about Daniel's professional and academic accomplishments at www.danielhkwan.com.
Date & Time
- Saturdays, April 7 - June 2, 2018, (Excludes May 19), 9 am - 12 pm (8 weeks)
Royal Ontario Museum
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