If you're looking for a friendly roleplaying group that's welcoming to anyone from complete novices to experienced roleplayers this is the group you're looking for.
Nearly every Friday night (sometimes Saturday or Sunday afternoon) this group will meet to play indie RPGs, which we're defining as anything that's not Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder. Most sessions will be open on a first RSVP first play basis. There will be a mix of continuing campaigns and one-shot adventures with the goal to keep mixing up genres and systems as we go forward. New players are welcome to join any session that is open to RSVP. Our approach gives you the freedom to pop into a session when real life allows and to focus on having a fun time. You need to bring nothing except enthusiasm. This group is wonderfully nice and supportive; this is tabletop roleplaying as it should be.
Since September 2013 we've played Always/Never/Now, Basic Roleplaying System, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Cinematic Unisystem), Call of Catthulu, Call of Cthulu, Conan, Cosmic Patrol, Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, Dread, Dresden Files, Dungeon World, Eclipse Phase, Fate, Fiasco, Ganakagok, Hillfolk, Icons, In Nomine, King Arthur Pendragon, Laundry Files, Legend of the Five Rings, Microscope, The Mountain Witch, Mouse Guard, Mutant City Blues, Nefertiti Overdrive, Newsies & Bootblacks, Primeval, Rocket Age, Shab-al-Hiri Roach, Star Trek (Last Unicorn Games), Star Wars (Fantasy Flight Games), Star Wars (West End Games), Wicked Lies and Alibis, Witchcraft, and Yggdrasil. Our goal is to play at least 10 new RPGs every year.
My wife (Michelle) and I (Kirk) host these sessions at our house and will provide vegetarian meals and snacks. We have three types of meetups:
Private Session: This is where a member of the group has wrangled a group for a private session at my house, with me either running the game or playing as desired. There are limited spots in my schedule for these events so arranging them early is the best bet.
RPG Gala: This involves up to 4 GMs running different RPGs. These will alternate between Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sessions. We always need volunteers to GM and these events are only possible when we have enough GMs to make it work. The number of RSVP spots will be determined by what the GMs decide is their optimum number of players.
LARP: We're going to try once every four months to run a LARP with politics, intrigue, and mystery. This will be a sci-fi fantasy setting that specific enough to frame the scenario but vague enough for you to make your character your own.
Good Enough Gaming: These are tutorials and help sessions for people wanting to learn how to GM or merely pick up some tricks on how to improve their game.
If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to message me!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What will be provided at the session? A) Some sessions will have snacks provided and some dinner, they will be labelled. Food will be vegetarian and usually there will be sodas and some snack food; hot water and an assortment of tea bags will always be provided. We also have plenty of pens, pencils, paper, notecards, and dice.
Q) What should I bring? A) A sense of fun and teamwork! No rules knowledge or prior experience is presumed. Contributions of snacks or sodas are always appreciated. Try to keep things PG-13 in tone when possible.
Q) What should I not bring? A) No alcohol or pets please.
Q) What's the parking situation? A) Parking is available in the driveway and along the street. The best location if not in the driveway is alongside the curb of the nearby park between our house and Tamarack Road.