Message from the High Chieftain

Greetings High Rollers, 

I hope you are staying safe and sane. The Small Council has been discussing how to remain of value to you, especially our club members who have contributed financially to the club, during this time of mandatory telework and stay-at-home orders. I’m happy to announce two efforts in that regard. 

Firstly, thanks to some fantastic Charisma checks made by our Starship Captain for GM Support Steve Holz, club members now have electronic access to the entire collection of DnD 5e sourcebooks and adventures on DnD Beyond. This is a huge boost to our club with an enormous amount of digital material, and is sure to keep your home games well-stocked with lore and content! The catch is that due to mandatory two-factor authentication, you do have to coordinate with Steve to log in. Members who want to take advantage of this addition to our library can email him directly or message him in the Game Master Support channel on our Teams. Thanks so much Steve!!! Sweet loot! 

Secondly, since we haven’t been able to game and socialize in-person which is a huge benefit of the club, we are deferring current membership status. If you were a current member in Spring 2020, your membership will be automatically current for whatever term we are in whenever we can resume in-person General Sessions. Also, if you were an annual member during Spring 2020, your membership will get a bonus term tacked on to account for terms that we missed.

Hope to game with you soon, and please always feel free to email us or post in the Teams with any ideas, discussion, questions, or suggestions.

In Solidarity,

Nalin.

Virtual General Session 4/15/20

On April 15, 2020 our illustrious club held its first virtual general session via Microsoft Teams in order to stay within compliance of social distancing guidelines and common sense during this time.

The agenda was as follows:

  1. Formal authorization vote for the Humble Bundle for 3D printer assets that is being discussed on the Teams. After some discussion, we have determined that for various reasons we can’t count likes on the Teams post as an actual vote per our Glorious Constitution. Since a vote in how club money is spent is one of the main benefits of being a member in the first place, and we are mindful that it is member money we are merely stewards of, we want to make sure that we are by the book and fully above-board with how we handle our finances, including this purchase authorization vote. (Vote passed)
  2. Open discussion on remote gaming, in which everyone is welcome to share success stories, tools, approaches, and questions related to RPG gaming during these times of social distancing and home isolation. If you have specific topics that you’d like to share or questions that you would like asked, please feel free to send those to me to make sure they get included. Otherwise, expect it to be pretty free-form!
  3. Keeping up connections! It will be great to hear your voices and see your faces again, even if over a screen. It’s important to stay connected.

Feel free to responsibly BYOB and/or BYO Pizza to this virtual general session! 

The virtual meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams. Those of you external to the NASA firewall should be able to join with the meeting link that will be included at the bottom of this calendar invite (it opens the Teams web app in a browser).

General Session 3/11/20

Our next general session will be next Wednesday, March 11th at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria.

Scheduled campaigns include:

  • DnD 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM: Bryce M. | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Lost Mines of Phandelver | GM: Jason K. | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Princes of Apocalypse: Elemental Evil in Eberron | GM: Richard R. | Open to: observers and new players (Session 3)
  • STA 2d20 | Star Trek Adventures | GM: Louis E. | Open to: observers and new players (Session 1)

We will also have our usual assortment of single-session / rules-light RPGs for low-overhead fun. Socializing, observing, and general nerdery are also always welcome. Training / beginner games available upon request! Simply indicate as such on the RSVP form.

We will order pizzas based on RSVPs, and Afterburners will be open for drinks.

General Session 2/26/20 RSVP

Our next general session will be next Wednesday, February 26th at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria. 

Scheduled campaigns include:

  • DnD 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM: Bryce Moran | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Lost Mines of Phandelver | GM: Jason Kirk | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Princes of Apocalypse: Elemental Evil in Eberron | GM: Richard Reksoatmodjo | Open to: observers and new players (Session 2)

Please RSVP below

General Session 2/12/20

Our next general session will be next Wednesday, February 12th at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria. 

Scheduled campaigns include:

  • DnD 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM: Bryce Moran | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Lost Mines of Phandelver | GM: Jason Kirk | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Princes of Apocalypse: Elemental Evil in Eberron | GM: Richard Reksoatmodjo | Open to: observers and new players (Session 1)

Please RSVP below

General Session 1/29/20

The RSVP Form for our next general session is below.

Currently active campaigns: 

  • DnD 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM: Bryce Moran | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Lost Mines of Phandelver | GM: Jason Kirk | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Princes of Apocalypse: Elemental Evil in Eberron | Open to: new players (Session 0)

Additional single-session games or longer terms campaigns are always welcome. Please contact the Lord/Lady of Games, TJ Wignall using the LaRC employee directory.

2019 Recap

2019 was a great year for the LaRC Tabletop RPG Club, first and foremost because we began to exist. Thanks to all the peeps who contributed planning hours, personal seed funds, and the critical enthusiasm required to get this club off the ground.

The Club ended the year with 16 members, with attendance at most General Sessions in the 20’s. Member dues have been used to purchase new common gaming equipment, such as sourcebooks/rulebooks, dice, and new games for the Club Library such as the Fate Core System, Coffee Detective, and Dread.

We ran four teaching sessions of DnD 5e, and learner campaigns of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Call of Cthulu. In addition, ongoing campaigns are in progress (or recently completed) of DnD 5e: Lost Mines of Phandelver, DnD 5e: Descent into Avernus, and Pathfinder 2e. Finally, at each general session we had several players for a medley of various and hilarious one-shot, rules-light RPGs such as Everyone is John.

Our goals for this year include:

  • continue to expand membership and engagement
  • streamline our system for tracking and planning future ongoing campaigns
  • hold more member events such as socials or coordinated trips to Sci-Fi and gaming conventions
  • continue to have fun!

We hope to see you at one of our General Sessions or events!

General Session 1/15/20

Happy New Year everyone! We are excited to announce our first General Session of 2020: Wednesday, January 15th at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria.

Currently active campaigns:

  • DnD 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM: Bryce Moran | Open to: observers
  • DnD 5e | Lost Mines of Phandelver | GM: Jason Kirk | Open to: new players and observers

Due to the recent completion of several ongoing campaigns, there are many players currently looking for an ongoing campaign. This would be a great session to solicit a new party, run a training game or planning session, or demo a single-session trial run of an idea you are working on! Please notify the Lord/Lady of Games, TJ Wignall (info at larctabletoprpg dot club, or look him up in the employee directory to contact him directly) if you intend to run or start a new game at this session.

We will also have our usual variety of fun, rules-light, single-session RPGs available for play. Friends, colleagues, and observers are always welcome to join our general sessions.

Please RSVP below for the session so that we can plan logistics:

General Session 11/20

Please RSVP below for our next general session on Wednesday 11/20 at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria. 

Currently ongoing campaigns: 

  • D&D 5e | Lost Mine of Phandelver | GM Jason Kirk
  • D&D 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM Bryce Moran
  • Pathfinder 2e | The Fall of Plaguestone | GM Ryan Bowers

And as usual, we will have a variety of one-off / single-session / rules-light games for casual tabletop gaming.

General Session 11/6

Please RSVP below for our next general session on Wednesday 11/6 at 5pm in the NASA Cafeteria.

Currently ongoing campaigns:

  • D&D 5e | Lost Mine of Phandelver | GM Jason Kirk
  • D&D 5e | Descent into Avernus | GM Bryce Moran
  • Pathfinder 2e | The Fall of Plaguestone | GM Ryan Bowers
  • Star Wars: Edge of the Empire | Escape from Mos Shuuta | GM Andrew Owens

And as usual, we will have a variety of one-off / single-session / rules-light games for casual tabletop gaming.