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DraftRPG

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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  • David Z.

    A quick note: Due to several factors, the next DraftRPG will be held in March. I will post an event here when that gets officially scheduled (in the next few days hopefully). For all the latest and greatest, please check in with the Chicago Game Lovers meetup as that is where this event is native. Thanks!

    February 4, 2013

    • wizard

      the link above leads me to a popup ad. Didn't see mention of DraftRPG on Game lovers site. When will next meeting be?

      February 4, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Monday the 4th should be good for me but won't now for sure until my wife gets her schedule.

    January 20, 2013

  • wizard

    Got the place, but no time indicated, yet. I'll bring background info for my AD&D game.

    January 18, 2013

  • wizard

    when is next meeting, and where? Eager to be there

    January 11, 2013

    • David Z.

      As noted below, the next one is on February 4th. It will be at the same location. A new event will be getting posted here shortly, once I have a chance to coordinate with your head organizer. Hope to see you there!

      January 11, 2013

  • David Z.

    Hey everyone! Thanks again for attending. We're about to schedule the next one for February 4th, but we're looking for some feedback. So we're doing a contest. A random participant can snag some pizza and drinks on us as we discuss your experience and how it went well and what we can do to improve it. Email my co-host, Matt Wolff, at [masked] today, and we'll pick a random winner tonight. The dinner will be in the city on the north side at a bar and grill at 7pm tomorrow, Wednesday.

    Thanks again to everyone that came and hope to see you soon!

    January 8, 2013

    • wizard

      you forgot to say where

      January 9, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Good times.Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · December 24, 2012

  • James K.

    A meet up that was very much needed. Attendance was better than I expected. The organizers were proactive, making sure that everyone was interacting instead of splitting into sub groups. I think it went well.

    1 · December 18, 2012

  • Cliff E.

    It was a great kickoff event! I med a lot of great gamers and I look forward to rolling some dice with them in the future!

    1 · December 18, 2012

  • John A.

    I'm new, I hope I can make it and find a game willing to take a newbie.

    December 15, 2012

    • wizard

      I have no problem with newbies. What I need is players willing to play on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, so my dependance on public transport won't interfere.

      December 17, 2012

    • John A.

      I prefer the weekends

      December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got anyone coming in from the 'burbs?

    December 17, 2012

    • David Z.

      No idea. That's not something that's easily tracked. Best thing to do is come and find out!

      December 17, 2012

  • David Z.

    Between Chicago Game Lovers and the 10 we have here, we are at 30 people now. Should be an excellent crowd!

    December 16, 2012

  • wizard

    I ran an AD&D game for 19 years, and probably had as much fun as the players. I'd like to restart it, so I can show others all the interesting parts of my world.

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Steve L.

    I have been interested in getting back into gaming for a while. Looking forward to meet some new people.

    1 · December 11, 2012

  • Cliff E.

    This sounds pretty awesome. I've been looking for some players for my Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay sessions.

    December 10, 2012

    • David Z.

      Perfect, Cliff. We look forward to see you there!

      December 10, 2012

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