Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most engaging, inspiring and fun ways to spend your free time. Or at least, that’s what we think. Since getting into D&D can sometimes seem like a daunting task, we make sure it’s easy and accessible for everybody. You don’t even need to be a nerd, it’s fun for “normal” people too!
Almost all our gaming material is custom made and easy to use. All characters and adventures are created and tested by us. It’s plug & play, and we make sure our characters and adventures are engaging for both people who’re new to the game and D&D veterans.
Pub Heroes is founded by Thomas van Halteren, Cesco Homminga, and Menno Wierdsma. Together, they have over 50 years of experience in playing, running and creating Dungeons & Dragons games.
With experience as entrepreneur and event manager I make sure our Pub Heroes sessions run smoothly, and our guests are happy. I also take care of the business side, because someone has to watch over the party’s treasure!
I love running and playing games with epic mystery and ancient lore, and how world-changing events affect the common folk. Moral ambiguity is a theme that interests me greatly, and D&D is a wonderful tool to discover it. But mostly, I want to give my players a good time.
With a background in teaching and research and a love of stories, I’m interested in how we can bring tabletop roleplaying games like D&D to more people. During Pub Heroes sessions, I roam the different tables for both support and personal enjoyment: watching D&D is almost as much fun as playing it.
I enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons for the time my friends and I get to hang out, next to the obvious benefits of living through heroic adventures in fantastical realms. As a DM, I enjoy myself best when I do nothing, sit back and watch the players discuss the nuances of a particular plan or strategy, as they breathe life into a world that began with me, but is now just as much theirs.
Thomas van Halteren
With a degree in game design, I focus on the gameplay of our sessions. When you almost die to a monster or get stumped by a riddle, it is likely my doing. Additionally, I serve as a host to onlookers and get them up to speed with our fantastic events.
I make characters… a lot. My backup characters have backup characters, just in case I die… again. Seeing the cool interactions between game elements gets me really excited about Dungeons and Dragons. In my own sessions, I like to make cool and unique challenges. Custom monsters, perilous traps, and interactive surroundings; you name it, I’ll build it!
Meet our Dungeon Masters
I’m having the most fun as Dungeon Master when I can weave the incredible aspects of our world into unique fantasy scenes and settings.
For 25 years I tried to defeat the evil empires. Unable to do it alone, I gathered a party of heroes. Together we will be victorious!
I run my games to be interesting and detailed, and I try to encourage my players to use their imagination to solve problems. Or just smash the thing. As long as we’re having fun!
I love to run games where roleplay is taken to its most comical extreme. If you join me you’re in for accents, improvisation and all-out-fun!
The best part about being DM is giving life to the world through storytelling, a world in which the players take the lead. I won’t tell you “No” at my table, I will only ask you “How?”