CREATING POWERFUL EXPERIENCES AND PERSONAL GROWTH WITH EVENTS AND NON-PROFIT COLLABORATION USING GAMES AND INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
We create fun, immersive, and educational events and programs for all members of our community. To foster inclusivity, w curate experiences for folks with different education levels, cognitive abilities, and levels of knowledge rtabletop gaming. We celebrate diversity and encourage everyone to bring their truest self.
A holiday market for geeks
and other magic folk
2817 Oak St
Eugene, OR 97405
D&D by Ivy Tower
$99/person (includes event t-shirt)
6 hour exclusive, custom,
Free snack and soft drink
Prize packs based on player count
SW Eugene, wooded views,
comfy seating, fireplace
Sundays * 8:30-Midnight
FR Commander or Newer Set: $15 play and keep
Lord of the Rings: $22 play and keep
out-of-print sets available on request
Play and hang out (no cards kept): $5
We play modern or pauper cube if we don't have enough interest for paid draft
SUGGESTED AGES 8-14
Location: The Ivy Tower in Southwest Eugene
Develop social skills, build worlds, create backstories, and learn how to be a bard!
Every Monday * 2:30pm - 5:30pm
$30 - 1 session * $110 - 4 sessions
Every Other Monday
10:30am - 1:30pm
$30 per session
Join us at The Ivy Tower in a space curated by our owner and founder. We have a large comfy couch as well as a covered, quiet, and secluded outdoor deck and patio in Southwest Eugene.
The Following Prices are Per Hour Per Person
Base Price: $10
Storytelling Producer: +$5
Digital Tabletop Flat-screen: +$2
Fully Painted Miniatures: +$2
Custom and Unique Story: Varies
These Prices are One-Time Per Person
Custom Character Portrait: +$10
Take Home Painted Miniature: +$10
BOTH FREE WITH ANY ONGOING CAMPAIGN
We offer a talented team with over 200 years of combined experience who will curate your collaborative storytelling session and create an unforgettable event with your friends and/or family. We have found that most of our one-time events have led to ongoing campaigns, however if you don't think this applies to you, keep in mind our persuasion bonuses are quite high...
$50 Per Hour
With D&D and other tabletop gaming systems increasing in popularity, more and more people are reaching out to discover how we can help folks run their own storytelling experiences. While Ivy Tower provides a premium service that draws from a deep well of talent, we also love to help people hone their storytelling and organizational skills for their home games.
Using collaborative storytelling in the workplace is a great way to improve company culture or enhance your training programs. By creating a story that your team can connect with, the camaraderie they form during our events will show up in their daily work. Companies that use our storytelling platform will see improved employee retention and a reduction of errors in the field. Contact us today to learn how we can help you grow!
(gorilla suit optional)
2024 Winter/Spring Programming and 2024 Summer Camp Sign-Up Options
Ivy Tower Owner and Chief Storyteller
Storytelling Since: 1993
Favorite System: D&D 5th Edition with the streamlined Ivy Tower house rules and template overlays
The focus of Daniel's 20 year career has been to bring education and affordable housing opportunities to as many people as possible, while also thriving in his day job as a leader in the banking industry. However he is now setting his sites on his other passion, which is bringing the magic and camaraderie of collaborative storytelling to the world. Since 1993, Daniel's passion for storytelling and gaming has taken many forms, however there has always been a focus on bringing people together. Watching a diverse group of minds working to solve a problem, or navigate a difficult social interaction in the safety of a virtual world, is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience, that he built a business around trying to expose as many people to it as possible.
Storytelling Since: 2003
Favorite System: D&D 5E
Also Loves: Feng Shui, MURPG, and Shadowrun
Goofy actor and eternal nerd. An oversimplified, but accurate, description of Hunter Briggs. Hunter has been doing character work ever since he could string his first sentence together... and that was almost 4 decades ago. Fantasy and D&D were second nature in his home of medieval enthusiasts, as was the idea of playing roles and giving them silly voices. This has led him to professional work in film, theater, radio, podcasting, and his greatest strength, improv. When your players are wild, random, or just too clever, it's good to have a storyteller that can adapt on the fly. That's this guy.
Storytelling Since: 1990
Favorite System: Storm Hollow
Also Loves: D&D 5E, Pathfinder 2E, and Apocalypse Games
Julian hasn’t stopped running games since he received his first D&D book in the 5th grade and got yelled at by a teacher for “reading during recess.” He is now a professional writer, game designer, and graphic designer who has played a dozens of RPGs over the years. Still, D&D has always remained a constant love. So much so that many themes and methodologies that he incorporated into Storm Hollow, came from his years of storytelling with D&D. When running games, Julian tries to keep everyone feeling safe, engaged, and having fun with a “Yes and…” approach to player ideas. He wants to ensure that everyone at the table gets their moment to shine, and that no one feels trampled over or forgotten. Everyone has fun and everyone goes home with a story to tell.
Storytelling Since: 1998
Favorite System: Vampire the Masquerade 5E
Also Loves: D&D 5E, Shadowrun 5E, World of Darkness
Andy Smith is a competition gamer, a Karaoke punk rocker, and his passion for gaming was forged in the crucible of Gygaxian era D&D. Andy’s Professional life consists mostly of presenting and selling technology to influential corporate decision-makers, a skillset that he puts to good use with his players when they make the mistake of confidently telling him why something is "not going to work". We have seen him take a panicked and dysregulated group of stressed players from the edge of defeat to heroic victory on many occasions. Andy’s brother, Eric Smith, is largely responsible for introducing him to D&D and currently owns a board game store called Knights of Leone in Veneta, Oregon.
Storytelling Since: 1998
Favorite System: D&D 5E
Also Loves: Mutants + Masterminds and The One Ring
Bryce has been playing Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop role-playing games since he was twelve, starting with one of the original D&D 2nd Edition box sets. Aside from D&D, he gained an appreciation for learning and trying out different game systems to find new and entertaining ways to tell stories. In his 20 years of storytelling, he has a wide array of experience with both new and experienced players. In addition to being well versed in Ivy Tower’s adaptive and dynamic approach to rules systems, he is adept in many different established rule-sets and is also comfortable learning or adapting to any rules system your gaming group might want. Bryce also has the honor of being our resident sci-fi and superhero gaming system aficionado.
Storytelling Since: 2008
Favorite Systems: AD&D 2E and Pathfinder
Althea is our first of what we hope will be many apprentice storytellers. She was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons at a young age, thanks to her creative and nerdy family. Her first ever character was a druid in 2nd Edition AD&D (although her favorite so far has been a 1E illusionist that loved to play the pipe organ!). With 15 years of experience and counting, she has immersed many others into the world of tabletop role-playing. Althea is currently working towards a Bachelor's of Science with an emphasis on communication and education, but always makes time for her D&D sessions!
Storytelling Since: 2018
Preferred System: D&D 5E
As a high school social studies teacher, Geoff's love for storytelling and gaming has always been an integral part of his life. However, when he discovered the world of role-playing games, it was as if a whole new universe unfolded before his eyes, or really, in his mind! From sneaking away during lunch breaks in his high school to indulge in games like Star Wars and Magic the Gathering, to his chance encounter with Daniel, who introduced him to the captivating realm of Dungeons and Dragons, his destiny was forever sealed. Now, alongside Daniel and Ivy Tower, he is beyond excited to share his passion by creating thrilling and inclusive D&D experiences for all.
"Hey Daniel, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the effect that ivy tower had on our household. [He] brought home an entirely new attitude. He got his siblings role playing non-stop. Everyone has a smile on their face and we've experienced a drastic improvement in Discipline, attitude, and over all well being in our household. Thank you so much!"
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"Our ten year old daughter is attending the D&D summer camps and absolutely LOVES it, so much that she now dislikes the weekends because she can't attend. We are very impressed with Daniel and his team's ability to create a fun and inclusive space for such a wide range of kids and teens. We already signed her up for all of the remaining weeks of the camp!"
"[she] suffers from extreme social anxiety and her therapist suspects possible autism spectrum issues. She loves reading, writing, drawing and is gifted in those areas. Up until last year she couldn't even go into a grocery store or look a stranger in the eye. D&D is one of the few things we found that she will even try to participate in, so we are trying to find ways for her to keep at it. I know it may not seem like she is enjoying herself but trust me she comes home raving about how much she loves it and can't wait to go back. We have been trying for ages to find a way for [her and her brother] to join a campaign, so appreciate the important work you are doing. I love that uses raw imagination and gets them away from screens."
"That is so wonderful Daniel. What you are doing is invaluable. I am so glad we found you and hope that we can continue in the fall. [He] is also ND, he has a very intense form of ADHD."
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"[He] is able to mask/ blend in pretty well most of the time. This is his first camp since before the pandemic. He didn't feel safe to go until recently, and has been wearing a mask in public until just about a month ago. Even after he was fully vaccinated he just wasn't ready to be around groups and had/has anxiety that shows up as breaking out in a cold sweat. [He] really likes the camp so far and is excited to tell us all about it when we pick him up. Thank you for creating a space for kids to enjoy imaginative play."
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