What we're about

We're a group of gamers interested in RPGs in the style of the classic D&D editions of the 70s and early 80s.

Currently we're delving into the highly-acclaimed module "Barrowmaze" using Basic Fantasy RPG rules, inspired heavily by, and compatible with, the B/X edition of D&D. We're a relaxed and family-friendly group, meeting roughly biweekly.

As an open table game, players are welcome to come just once or as often as you'd like, with no pressure to master the system or follow an ongoing story - though story there is one for those who'd like to come more frequently.

We have plenty of game books at the table and welcome all mature players as well as accompanied younger gamers.

Upcoming events (2)

Calling all Knaves! (Open Table One-Shot)

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The Event: Barrowmaze is on hiatus and Starwars has been cancelled. In lieu, I've opted to run a session of "Knave" if even a few people are interested. I will be following a similar procedure to date: arriving at 5:30, setting up, and getting everything generated so we can get a few hours of play in. The System: Knave is a very lightweight d20 game in a similar vein to Basic Fantasy RPG. In Knave, no one has a class, your only bonuses are attributes and gear, and even magic uses the encumbrance system. You are tomb-robbers, adventurers, rogues, and sell-swords. Be prepared to use your wits. Knave is available at https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/250888/Knave for a small fee. I will have a couple copies printed off on the day of. The Setting: You will be striking out from the city of Solenya into the ruin-dotted landscape at it's doorstep. These ruins are the marks of a precursor civilization commonly called The Ancients, who left behind a land ripe for settling. The Solen plateau is one of many regions bordering an inland sea that gives life to dozens of civilizations that cannot seem to stop fighting. The body of water is fittingly titled "The Verdant Sea," "The Sea of Life," or "The Middle Sea" depending on who you ask. Magic: I will be handling magic as "Artifacts" that are leftovers of that precursor civilization. No one has been able to replicate them so far, and most attempts to decode the ancient runic language on them have been fraught with disaster. These artifacts range from "Common" to "Priceless" and should you be in possession of a particularly powerful artifact, you will find much attention. As for the spell list, we'll use the Knave core for now, unless I find something different. Characters: If you would like to generate characters ahead of time, that is fine. Feel free to message me or start a conversation here about it. I doubt we'll get much into advancement, so don't worry about it too much. I will be posting up a primer on the setting before long, so keep your eyes open if you are interested!

Old School D&D Open Table at Pop Culture

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What it is: This is our Open Table delve into Barrowmaze. Barrowmaze is a modern old school dungeon filled with danger and treasure. There's an emerging story to discover, but plenty of fun to be had if you'd just prefer to show up, grab a character sheet, kick in the door and try to make it out with fortune and glory. The game rules: We are using a freely available rule set that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has played Basic / Expert D&D, or AD&D, and is easily approachable without nothing but a desire to learn for those new to fantasy RPGs. See the links to the Basic Fantasy RPG rules in the message board if you'd like to read up beforehand, and feel free to come and grab a book at the table even if you haven't (we have plenty of copies to go around). What to bring: You need bring nothing but a set of dice (we have some if you forget) and a desire to have a fun night, whether you play once or every time. There's a Subway next door and more food nearby also if you're coming from work and need to bring something to eat at the table. Misc: This will be our sixth session of the Barrowmaze delve through Meetup and we've been having a great time meeting new folks and seeing familiar faces interested in discovering or already into old school gaming!

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Old School D&D Open Table at Pop Culture

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