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This is a co-sponsored event with Chicago Game Lovers.

One of the biggest hurdles in getting into Role Playing Games is finding the right group. There are so many styles of players and organizers and meshing with your fellow adventures is so important that oftentimes people get frustrated and give up because they never feel like they fit in.

Other times players will leave groups and the DM/GM is left with a void to fill but no one to fill it. Players have friends but they flake out or everyone seems to be busy that night. A campaign that was rolling with a full head of steam is suddenly dead in the water. There are Kobolds to slay, riddles to solve but the party stands idly by, seemingly helpless to do anything about it.

That's what DraftRPG is aiming to solve.

We'll be meeting once a month so that existing groups and independent players can meet and greet. You can show off your newest campaigns and recruit players, see what other people are playing and find the Role Playing Game group of your dreams. There will be demos and discussions so that you can discovered new games and systems. The idea is that RPGs are so much fun but can be intimidating to get started with, so DraftRPG is the event to get your feet wet and find out more about the games you've always wanted to play.

A sample of games that will be represented include Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, Warhammer 40k, Savage Worlds, GURPS, Vampire: The Requiem, Call of Cthulhu and more. And bring your own, too. We'll have tables set up for people to sit and talk, showing off their passions and finding people to bring into their groups. There won't be actual gameplay scheduled, but of course breakouts can occur. This is to bring people together and let them take it from there.

We'll be meeting at Mad River Bar & Grill on Sheffield, just South of Wellington. The space is huge, the food amazing and the staff very attentive. We hope to see you make it out, there's a whole world of Role Playing Games out there and DraftRPG aims to shed some light so you can attack the darkness.

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  • Chris W

    Anyone in northwest suburbs/Schaumburg area looking for something?

    February 26, 2013

    • David Z.

      Hey all, please take these discussions private so as not to spam everyone that RSVP'd to the event and has email enabled! Event forums aren't the place for offline connections. Thanks!

      March 6, 2013

    • wizard

      I agree. That's what the Discussions page is for.

      March 8, 2013

  • wizard

    Enjoyed my first meeting. llwill be better prepared nexst time

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Helios

    I liked the format and I got to meet lots of new and great people and even found some games!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Rod S.

    Just got off from a 12 hour day at work, so I won't be able to make it :(

    March 4, 2013

  • David Z.

    Just announced: Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics and epic champion for role-playing games, will be our featured speaker at Monday's event. He's going to talk about all things RPGs and about some of his current projects.

    March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone here ever play 1st or 2nd edition?

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to this, turns out I live right down the street.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too far, but thanks.

    February 8, 2013

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