Frequently Asked Questions.
These are questions that have come up at a meetup or from other members that we feel need to be addressed.
- What are your policies on behaviour at Guild events ?
We have compiled a list of easy-going policies which can be found here.
- What should I bring to a Meetup ?
While some of the games played at our Meetups may boast a small library of books and other materials, you are not expected to be 'properly equipped' to enjoy the games. Generally, bring what you think you'll need and have available. A pencil, dice, and maybe a base rulebook if you have it are advisable, and you can always contact the GM of the game you intend to play to see what else they can suggest. When it comes to food and drink, please be sure to check out the official policies on the matter.
- What is a Meetup Campaign ?
There are a number of people who have not yet found a regular group of their own via the Guild, yet who want to be able to play regularly. The Meetup campaigns were developed for exactly that reason. This is not an RPGA style Living Campaign, but a set of sessions, run by a fixed GM, over the course of a maximum of three consecutive meetups.
The three session maximum is there, because the Meetup is not a place for you to run your own monthly Campaign from. Recruit regular players from the membership for that.
- How do I run a Meetup Campaign?
If you have a story that's too big to tell in a oneshot, a Meetup Campaign is the way to go. All you have to do to run a Meetup Campaign GM is to commit to 3 consecutive meetup sessions, and contact an Organiser about the dates. Simple. We are grateful to the GMs for these efforts, as committing to three consecutive meetups can be a problem.
- How do I play in a Meetup Campaign?
First, Keep an eye out for them in the upcoming meetups, they will be announced in advance like any other game, then RSVP your preference for that meetup as the Campaign game. Players should commit to making it to three Meetups, so that the GMs can maintain some continuity of their campaigns. In return, players will be able to create their own characters and develop them during play (gain experience, level up or similar). There is some flexibility in this, so feel free to contact the individual GMs via the email function of this site or the Meetup Campaigns thread of the message board.
- Do you run a game in [insert language here]? or My English is not so good can we play in [insert language here]
No, unless you're willing to Game Master yourself, or have found a willing Game Master. Poor English is not that much of a problem, the players at your table can always help, or you can play the party barbarian or equivalent and just grunt occasionally :)
The Guild membership is from all over the globe, not just the Netherlands. The language that most of us speak, and some as natives, is English. That is not to say that we will not run games in other languages. It just means that we cater to the lowest common denominator. We are more than willing to help you organize a game in another language, if you think you can get enough players. For example: We do not want to be in the situation at a meetup where there are members who can play in English looking for a game, and a Game Master who will only play in [insert language here].
This kind of social interaction is a great way to practice your English, and as long as it does not become disruptive, poor English should not be a barrier to play.
- Do you run a game for under 18's?
Not at this time (see long answer! for the exception). The venues we organize for, are all (at the moment) Bars or Cafes, and so children are not allowed.
The venues available to us that we can afford, are all rooms in Bars, and so no one under 18 can attend without a Parent or Guardian. If you know of another venue then please contact an Organiser. There would also need to be enough interest from the members in a dedicated children's table/game. At the moment that is not the case. If you want to register your interest, contact an Organiser.
Also we do not want to turn the meetup into a daycare service! We cannot and will not legally take responsibility for you (if you are under 18) or your ward (if you want to bring an under 18 along). We want to be as inclusive as possible though, and a ward with a Parent or Guardian, may be allowed if permission is given by the Organizers beforehand. We can then make sure that the venue allows for it, and that we find mutually suitable games (and GMs!) for both of the Guardian(s) and ward(s).