Our first RPG pub meeting was a success!

Kellerkinder Some time ago, I wrote about the plans to organize a regular, RPG-themed pub meeting. Yesterday we finally had our first meeting and it was a great success. More people than we anticipated attended (we were 20 people including Mirko and me) and everyone seemed to have a great time.

But let’s start at the beginning: The preparations went pretty well until the last day. Since I wanted to talk about the Dragon Age boxed set and the free Dungeonslayers RPG I already had prepared a Powerpoint presentation that included great artwork, music and even some videos to set the mood. Alas the presentation didn’t run on my netbook, so that I had to switch to another notebook at the very last minute. After the technical issues had been solved my nervousness set back in. I felt like I was about to go though an exam or something. I have to admit I am not used to speaking in front of that many people.

We started the meeting by Mirko giving a short speech and some funny video I found on YouTube. Alas my notebook decided to crash in the middle of the movie, which really didn’t improve my mood. And then the great moment came: I had to deliver my presentation. And guess what, after a few sentences my anxiety was gone and I could share my enthusiasm for roleplaying games with the audience. Aside from a few specific questions everyone was listening quietly. Between the two presentations we had a break where everyone ordered drinks (much to the delight of the landlord). A few people approached me and asked a couple of questions about Dragon Age and some other games.

After the official part of the meeting everyone enjoyed their drinks, discussed their favorite hobby and made plans for the next meeting. We also decided to set up a discussion forum for the people attending the pub meetings. I have to admit I am more than happy with how everything turned out and I am looking forward to the next meeting in April.

For more details on the pub meeting, you can check out our German blog.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

4 thoughts on “Our first RPG pub meeting was a success!”

  1. That sounds awesome. I may copy this idea of your and try to get something similar organized in the Puerto Rico Role Players group! (Wish I could read German to read that other post… Babelfish here we go!)

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