Who we are
The Role Play Game Society sets up gaming groups to play a variety of pen and paper role playing games, including but
not limited to Dungeons & Dragons, Radiance, Dark Heresy and some other specialist games. We have a big collection
of books you can borrow to help you write or run a game.
We also play board games on campus every Wednesday at 6pm (exact location announced on Facebook and Discord
weekly. We currently also have a society visit to Dice & a Slice board game cafe every month, free to attend for society
members, thanks to the generous folks there.
A card game group is also set up at the beginning of the year for members that like to play Magic: the gathering, and
other card games as the members desire.
The first general meeting of the year is where all members have the opportunity to sign up to games for the year (most games run through all 3 terms). All Dungeon masters or story tellers who want to run a game will pitch their game to the other members and this is where you have the opportunity to join any number of games (provided you have the time). Most dungeon masters or story tellers run one session a week in the evening from 6pm-11pm or 7pm-midnight. If a new member would like to run a game as well we do encourage it. You can join a game after the general meeting takes place, though it may be more difficult to find a game with spaces remaining. Don't forget to pay for your membership! All new members receive their own 7 piece set of polyhedral dice, as well as receive other benefits.
Our regular activities nights will be on wednesdays throughout the term. Please check the facebook and discord for room announcements and times, as not all activities will be listed here. We will have weekly tabletop nights, which will also include magic and other TCGs. We will also be holding larger social games nights, including games such as Werewolves.
Please check social media to find which room we are in, as we are in two different rooms throughout the term for this.
If you have any concerns about the conduct of other members of the society, please let us know immediately, and if relevant, provide supporting evidence if possible. This will help us to resolve this in the best way possible.
There is a ‘homebrew’ campaign called Athesia that runs throughout the year. This is a long running campaign that is now in its ninth and final year. The campaign has approximately 20 players and always welcomes new comers. There are usually two weekend ‘sessions’ that take place throughout the year where all the players are present and 2-3 smaller sessions a year with a limit of 5 players.
Come and Try
If you have never played any of the above games and would like to learn, feel free to join, most of the members will be happy to help newcomers learn and enjoy all the games. On a side note, most of the RPG Soc members are also videogamers, as such we may host some collaborations with the videogame society.
Information for GMs
- If you plan to pitch a game for the AGM, try to let us know before October 7th. If you decide last minute to run a game, that's okay, but knowing before this date really helps us to help you.
- If you plan to run a one shot or extra sessions, and need a room booking outside of the typical mass booking, please try to give us ten days' notice, as the university can take up to 10 days to approve these. Approvals can be done within a couple days, but this is not guaranteed. Contact Ian Oakley for this.
- If you have players drop out of a game and need spaces filling, let us know, and we can advertise these spaces for you.
- We have some books in the society locker. If you want to borrow these, you can! That's what they're there for. You will be held responsible for the book while you have it, however, and if it is lost, or damaged either intentionally or beyond use, you must replace it (this will be reviewed case by case).