What we're about

HOUSE RULES is a gaming group for anyone and everyone. Our game nights are hosted by nice folks in the Sacramento area with tables, chairs, and a deep love of games.

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What kinds of games do we play?

A bit of everything! From Cosmic Encounter to Codenames, from roll-and-writes to RPGs, from Monsterhearts to Misspent Youth, from Dead of Winter to D&D ... you get the idea.

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Who can join?

All are welcome! Whether you are brand new to tabletop gaming or a hardcore hobbyist, you are welcome! HOUSE RULES is actively committed to diversity and inclusion for all individuals of all backgrounds, races, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, ages, and socio-economic statuses.

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A few HOUSE RULES rules:

- Spaces are, by design, limited. Please don't RSVP if you aren't 100% sure you can commit to a full night of gaming.

- Our game nights are SAFE & INCLUSIVE spaces. Any form of oppressive/intolerant/exclusionary language, harassment, or inappropriate behavior will get you booted, because that is extremely uncool. (Shit-talking, on the other hand, is encouraged and celebrated. Sore losers take note.)

- Bring GAMES you enjoy. Be ready to teach those games with clarity and enthusiasm.

- If it is within your means, bring SNACKS & DRINKS to share.

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Interested in becoming a HOUSE RULES host? Use this Google Form to let us know! (https://tinyurl.com/HouseRulesHost)

Upcoming events (4+)

Casual Boardgames on BoardGameArena

Online event

Let's meet online to play some shorter boardgames such as Concept, Love Letter, Sushi Go, For Sale, Incan Gold, and Hanabi! If you do not know how to play a game, don't worry! We will gladly teach you.

AGES:
These are all-ages games.

TECH:
Microphone required, video camera optional.
We will be using BoardGameArena and Discord.

PREP:
1. Join our boardgame Discord server
Discord will ask you to log in or create a FREE account. Read the "read-first" channel once you have joined.

2. Please create a FREE account on Board Game Arena, found here: https://boardgamearena.com/?sp=1g35q4

If you have any games you want to play, please let us know in the comments below!

CRUNCH: The RPG Working Group

Online event

CRUNCH is a study group, workshop, discussion circle, book club, and whatever else we might like. It's for all the folks in the House Rules community who like to runners games, (GMs, DMs, MCs, Keepers, et al), design games, study games, or just talk about games.

Interested in digging into the statistical mechanics of FATE dice rolls?
Want to draft some custom moves for an obscure PbtA game? Looking for some feedback on a homebrew hack, or playtest a game you're developing? Need help wrapping your head around the first session of an OSR module? Trying to figure out how to effectively demolish the bigotry and race-inflected narratives from your D&D world? Just want to take a peek behind the screen at somebody's prep work?

Awesome. Let's get to it! (We'll probably fail, but let's try anyway.)

Bring your books, your binders, your handwritten reference sheets, and whatever else might be useful.

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EVENT DETAILS

Ages: This is an all-ages event.

Tech: We will be using the Zoom platform. A microphone and camera are recommended for active participation.

CRUNCH: The RPG Working Group

Online event

CRUNCH is a study group, workshop, discussion circle, book club, and whatever else we might like. It's for all the folks in the House Rules community who like to runners games, (GMs, DMs, MCs, Keepers, et al), design games, study games, or just talk about games.

Interested in digging into the statistical mechanics of FATE dice rolls?
Want to draft some custom moves for an obscure PbtA game? Looking for some feedback on a homebrew hack, or playtest a game you're developing? Need help wrapping your head around the first session of an OSR module? Trying to figure out how to effectively demolish the bigotry and race-inflected narratives from your D&D world? Just want to take a peek behind the screen at somebody's prep work?

Awesome. Let's get to it! (We'll probably fail, but let's try anyway.)

Bring your books, your binders, your handwritten reference sheets, and whatever else might be useful.

* * *

EVENT DETAILS

Ages: This is an all-ages event.

Tech: We will be using the Zoom platform. A microphone and camera are recommended for active participation.

CRUNCH: The RPG Working Group

Online event

CRUNCH is a study group, workshop, discussion circle, book club, and whatever else we might like. It's for all the folks in the House Rules community who like to runners games, (GMs, DMs, MCs, Keepers, et al), design games, study games, or just talk about games.

Interested in digging into the statistical mechanics of FATE dice rolls?
Want to draft some custom moves for an obscure PbtA game? Looking for some feedback on a homebrew hack, or playtest a game you're developing? Need help wrapping your head around the first session of an OSR module? Trying to figure out how to effectively demolish the bigotry and race-inflected narratives from your D&D world? Just want to take a peek behind the screen at somebody's prep work?

Awesome. Let's get to it! (We'll probably fail, but let's try anyway.)

Bring your books, your binders, your handwritten reference sheets, and whatever else might be useful.

* * *

EVENT DETAILS

Ages: This is an all-ages event.

Tech: We will be using the Zoom platform. A microphone and camera are recommended for active participation.

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CRUNCH: The RPG Working Group

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