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.

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!

We Have a Club!

We are pleased to report that Ye Honorable Guild of Tabletop Roleplaying Gamers of NASA Langley Research Center in Solidarity Freely Assembled (also known as the LaRC Tabletop RPG Club) has officially been created! This week, we received formal approval from the NASA Langley Office of Chief Counsel and the Langley Exchange Activities Council to join the many existing sports and clubs available to the employees, contractors, families, and guests of our workplace.

Learn more about the Club and Membership!

Our Articles of Constitution were formally adopted on August 13, 2019 by unanimous vote of those present, and the following officers elected to terms of no more than one year:

  • Nalin A. Ratnayake, High Chieftain
  • Jason T. Kirk, First Mate
  • Matt A. Simon, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • TJ Wignall, Lord/Lady of Games

Our first general meeting has been tentatively set for Wednesday, September 4th at 5pm in the NASA Langley Cafeteria. We will have some sort of sign! Details to follow soon.

The Small Council is seeking officer candidates for the following appointed positions:

  • Starship Captain for Propaganda – lead a committee for developing advertising, recruiting, banners/flags, etc
  • Starship Captain for Game Master Support – lead a committee for developing and maintaining resources / discussion / events for those who run RPG games, including those wanting to learn
  • Starship Captain for Entry-Level Experience – lead a committee for developing entry-level quick adventures, ready-to-play characters, one-page quickstart guides for games, etc

Please reach out to any of the officers above by looking us up in the NASA Langley employee directory, or if external please contact: info at larctabletoprpg dot club.