June 29 – July 3 Makers (grades 4-8)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER CODER: (morning)
Meowbit: Retro Arcade
Meowbit is a card-sized graphical programming video game console designed for middle schoolers. Student will dive into web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for Meowbit. Like scratch, it can be used as a block-based coding and can easily see the javascipt they are building. We will also explore micropython to code games as well. These tools will allow students to express their creativity in game design.
MAKER GAMER: (afternoon)
Dungeons & Dragons: The Count of Beresshire
Dungeon Master: Matt Rubin
There once was a small town known as Beresshire Cache, a place tucked away in the misty woods and hills, far off from anywhere else. The legends of the droves of undead farming humans as livestock were brushed off as superstition, and even "debunked" on several occasions by parties of traveling clerics. However, late one evening, interrupting a beautiful sunset, a tremendous tower rose from out of the forest where the town of myth was said to be located, visible from settlements all around. At first, there was panic, which slowly began to subside over the following weeks as seemingly nothing of note followed. Then, mayors and members of the local nobility began to receive letters, delivered by unknown couriers that would arrive by night, containing disturbing and threatening messages, all signed by one Count Azzera of the County of Beresshire. And then, the disappearances began. Adventurers, once seen as reckless mercenaries at best, and wanton vagabonds at worst, are suddenly becoming more and more appealing to the defenseless citizens of the Meramor Region.
Count of Beresshire is a homebrewed campaign for Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. It takes place in a medium-magic, high-fantasy, "Nobledark" setting that takes heavy inspiration from the gothic horror genre. Fans of Curse of Strahd will have much to look forward to, here.