What we're about

Welcome to the ZürichRPG Meetup Group!

Join our Discord (https://discordapp.com/invite/r5CMgtq) server for more shenanigans.

Calling all adventurers! Let's play some Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu and many other role-playing games on a tabletop, with pen and paper and rolling dice. We started this group to meet other role-playing enthusiasts, beginner and experienced alike, to get together and play characters through endless adventures.

Dungeons and Dragons is the most popular tabletop role-playing game of all time. The game is played usually with 4 to 6 players. One person takes the role of storyteller, AKA the Dungeon Master or DM, and narrates the story in a high fantasy world filled with magic, monsters, romance, intrigue, and adventure. The rest of the players take on the roles of individual fictional characters and explore that world, often becoming the heroes of a completely interactive story. Different shaped dice are used to determine the outcome of attempted actions.

Finding players and scheduling RPG games is a little more complicated than just showing up for a game. Our goal is to make this happen for as many DMs and players as possible.

If you're new to Roleplaying Games or a seasoned player, whether you're an experienced DM or are curious but worried to try, join our group, and get in touch with our vibrant community.

Our games are primarily in English, though we mostly speak it as a second language, so don't worry about not being fluent. We run introductory games for first timers, one shot adventures (a one evening only adventure), and mini and long campaigns which can run from a few sessions to many months.

Money. Why is it always money?

In order to support our costs, we kindly ask if you could spare a few gold coins (CHF), but it's not mandatory, obligatory or anything similar. Players pay nothing to attend any session of an adventure and you're free to join them through MeetUp or our Website https://www.zurichrpg.ch (in which you will be able to donate if you're willing to). DMs donate their time and do not pay for anything. The money we collect helps us with the money we spend on DnDbeyond where we pay a monthly subscription as well as buying most RPG books in their digital form to make them available to our DMs and players. When we have money left, we do occasional giveaways to our community. If you have more questions about our pricing and spending, feel free to get in touch with our organizers.

Call for DMs

After only a few months of opening this group, we are over 180 adventurers already and most are players. Although we wish we could run games for all these players, we are quite dependent on volunteer DMs to propose games to players of our community. If you're a DM and would like to participate, please let us know. We have lots of resources we can make available to you to help you out and organize finding the players, find a venue and publish your adventure.

You've never been a DM but don't feel enough experienced yet or you just don't feel ready? We can help too. We helped several new DMs, even some who never played RPGs before, get their feet wet with a very easy adventure to run the Lost Mine of Phandelver and with beginner players to discover D&D with. It's a lot of fun.

If you want to be a DM with us, please get in touch with any of our organizers.

Upcoming events (5+)

City of Danger [D&D 5e Adventurers League]


‣ IMPORTANT This is an Adventurers League game. You must have a legal Adventurers League character of Tier 1 in order to play this game. If you do not have it or don't know how to create one, join our Discord channel and we'll gladly help you! Also, be aware that there are two cats in the location, beware people allergic to cats! The exact location will be shared with the players privately. Link to our Discord: https://discord.gg/r5CMgtq ‣ DESCRIPTION On the southern shores of the Moonsea, the residents of Mulmaster have eked out a living where others would likely have given up long ago—in a bleak city where corruption is rampant and the Church of Bane holds sway. You will travel the breadth of the City of Danger, meet its people, see its sights, and witness firsthand how the city truly has earned its ominous moniker. An introductory adventure for 1st-2nd level characters. ‣ WHAT TO EXPECT This is an adventure for new and experienced players alike. Intended to last about 5 hours. ‣ WHAT TO BRING - A printed legal Tier 1 Character Sheet. - Your own dice. - Pen/Pencil. - Snacks and Drinks would be appreciated.

Curse of Strahd - Long Campaign [D&D 5e]

• Details IMPORTANT: This is the start of a new campaign (from a newbie DM). We will play once or twice per month, dates to be decided once we've all the players • Description: You arrive in a strange and mysterious realm surrounded by thick mists. A huge castle looms in sight and a lone shadow seems to be watching your approach. You can hear your heart beating as the sun sets and the mist seems to be approaching and strange sounds begin to emanate almost out of earshot. You do not know what awaits you in these lands, but you know it will not be pretty. Welcome to Barovia. Grab your weapons, some friends and maybe some garlic and begin to unravel its mysteries. • What we'll do: We will play Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. All the game mechanics will be explained and the game is friendly for new players. Be aware that I am a newbie DM. Concerning characters: when we have all the player together we can decide if we want to use one session to create our characters together or if you want to prepare them by yourselves. • What is needed: Bring your printed level 1 character, if we do not create them together. Otherwise, bring just the printed character sheet. (http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/character_sheets) Dice if you have them. Pen and paper.

The defense of Apple Lane - A RuneQuest Glorantha Adventure

With the collapse of Lunar rule in Dragon Pass resulting from the Dragonrise, many have taken to banditry. Few bandits are more feared than the bands of Tusk Riders who pillage and murder from atop their giant boars. They set their aim toward the peaceful village of Apple Lane. Apple Lane needs you, will you save them? • What we'll do: We will play a Runequest Glorantha adventure. We will start with an introductory game in which all the game mechanics will be explained and that is friendly for new players. Pre-generated character can be provided. • Characters: I encourage you to join our discord server (https://discordapp.com/invite/r5CMgtq) where we can discuss character creation and the setting. A character generation tool can be found at: http://rq-web.herokuapp.com/ • What is needed: Dice and Pen if you have them. Snacks and drinks are available at the venue. (Please, be considerate to the venue and try to avoid bringing your own snacks).

Legend of the five rings / Introductory game

Introduction: Legend of the five is a tabletop role playing game that takes place in Rokugan, a Fantasy setting inspired mainly in the feudal Japan with other Asian influences, players take the role of samurais, courtiers, Monks or shugenjas (priests that have a special connection with the spirits that allow them to use the elements against their enemies). What to expect: We will play a short one-shot game designed to familiarize the players with the setting, and the game mechanics. This game use special narrative dices and an interesting set of rules that focus on the drama, storytelling and interpretation of the players. What do you need to know: This game is for beginners and veterans alike, for people interested in trying the setting or veterans that want to test the new 5th edition of the game. No need to bring anything else,The GM will provide the character sheets (pre-generated), dices and any other needed material. Important: REMEMBER TO JOIN OUR DISCORD CHANNEL: https://discordapp.com/invite/r5CMgtq Once you join, you can contact me there (Dserrano) and I will open a channel for the game where I will share the characters and solve all your possible questions!

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