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Our annual one-day conference, Damage Camp 2019, is happening November 30! Submissions are open now. More info.

GMing Club 04: Dungeon World

Tuesday, Oct 15 • 6:00pm

Always wanted to run a tabletop RPG? Come learn a new game with the DMG community!

Haunted Homecoming

Wednesday, Oct 16 • 6:30pm

Save the date on behalf of your spooky teen monster!

Writing Text-Based Horror Games

Thursday, Oct 24 • 6:30pm

Kaitlin Tremblay and Natalie Zina Walschots will discuss what you need to know to write and design games that will scare the crap out of players.

Tabletop Game Night 04: Dungeon World

Wednesday, Oct 30 • 6:30pm

Join us for fun night of roleplaying with our freshly minted Dungeon World GMs!

Wearable Game Controllers: Halloween Edition

Wednesday, Oct 30 • 6:30pm

Come make wearable game controllers out of vampire capes, witches’ hats, and zombie bandages!

Intro to Typography for Indie Games

Thursday, Nov 7 • 7:00pm

In this practical and info-packed lecture, designer Nate Davis will demystify typography and typesetting for games.

November Speaker Social

Saturday, Nov 9 • 5:00pm

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

December Speaker Social

Saturday, Dec 14 • 5:00pm

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

January Speaker Social

Saturday, Jan 11 • 5:00pm

Join us for our monthly speaker social and hear about cool new games by members of our community.

Recent Events

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night

Always wanted to try playing a roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons? Come enjoy a relaxed, beginner-friendly night of gaming, with DMG members facilitating and running rpgs, gm-less storytelling and worldbuilding games, and more!

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019

Open RPG Gaming Night

Always wanted to try playing a roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons? Come enjoy a relaxed, beginner-friendly night of gaming, with DMG members facilitating and running rpgs, gm-less storytelling and worldbuilding games, and more!

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

Broadcasting Play: A Panel on Podcasting and Streaming RPGs

Join local RPG streamers and podcasters as they discuss the shift of tabletop gaming to the public realm, and how the worlds of theatre and gaming are colliding to create new forms of performance and play.

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019

Storytelling Game Night

Join Shel Kahn for an evening spent playing Night Forest, a ritual game of candles and gentle storytelling prompts.

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019

Sunday Sundae Social

Our summer social is ice-cream soaked.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

Hiring Professional Voice Performers for Your Game

Interested in how you, as an indie creator, can engage professional voice performers?

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019

Grant-Writing Info Session for Media Artists

DMG is excited to welcome Peter Kingstone, Visual & Media Arts Program Manager at the Toronto Arts Council, back to DMG for a workshop and discussion about applying for project grants as a media artist (hey, that’s you!).

Thursday, Jun 13, 2019

Love's Secret Domain LARP Playtest

Love’s Secret Domain is an experimental live-action game with dance elements themed around the music of Coil. It follows the lives of a group of queer noise musicians and hangers-on as they contemplate love, death, and the crushing socioeconomic pressures of heteronormativity while approaching middle age.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

Intro to Clip Studio & Krita

Thinking of making the switch from Photoshop to the more wallet-friendly illustration and painting tools? This is the workshop for you.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Writing Dialogue For Games

Learn the fundamentals of writing dialogue for games, the different types of dialogue and how to successfully craft purposeful and effective dialogue for your projects.

493+ Past Events

Open RPG Gaming Night • Open RPG Gaming Night • Broadcasting Play: A Panel on Podcasting and Streaming RPGs • Storytelling Game Night • Sunday Sundae Social • Hiring Professional Voice Performers for Your Game • Grant-Writing Info Session for Media Artists • Love's Secret Domain LARP Playtest • Intro to Clip Studio & Krita • Writing Dialogue For Games • Killing Cyberpunk Exhibition • Modular Building with 3DS Max & UE4 • May Speaker Social: Later Alligator! • Open RPG Gaming Night • Killing Cyberpunk Showcase • Intro to Unreal Blueprints • April Speaker Social: Horror Games of the 2000s + visceral VR • Intro to the Unreal Material Graph • Intro to Arduino • Intro to Unity Particles and VFX • Body-Centric Game Controllers • DMG GDC Offsite 2019 • Building Safety, Inclusivity and Trust at the Table • Freelance Negotiations for Artists and Contractors • Adventure Jam • Feb Fatale 6: Killing Cyberpunk • Budgeting for Indie Games • Tiny 2D Point and Click Adventures in Unity • Tabletop Game Night 03: Monsterhearts 2 • Annual General Meeting • GMing Club 03: Monsterhearts 2 • Open RPG Gaming Night • Performance Optimization in Unity • Intro to Unity • Dames Playing Games #7 • Intro to Textile Game Controllers • Tabletop Game Night 02: Apocalypse World • Are You Afraid of the LARP? • Intro to Live-Action Roleplay • GMing Club 02 • CREEPIN-IT-REAL 2018 • Intro to Zbrush 2 • LARP Night: Juggernaut • Intro to Zbrush 1 • VVV Jam • Tiny 2D Point and Click Adventures in Unity • October Speaker Social • Microscope Game Night • Party Party Party! Jam • August Speaker Social • Tabletop Game Night: Dungeon World • GMing Club • July Speaker Social • Intro to Tabletop Roleplaying Games • VR Dames July Meetup • VR Dames June Meetup • Game Dev Book Club Spring 2018 #3 • Game Dev Book Club Spring 2018 #2 • Intro to Game Design • May Speaker Social • Wearable Tech Studio • No Tokens - May Edition • Game Dev Book Club Spring 2018 – Week 1 • VR Dames May Meetup • DMG GDC Offsite 2018 • POSTPONED: Annual General Meeting • DMG VR Social: A look back at SPF 90 FPS • November Social • Build Your Own Dating Sim • Halloween Party: Scary-oke Edition • October Social • Intro to WebVR • Damage Camp • Damage Camp Opening Party + SPF 90 FPS Showcase • Creating Appealing Character Narratives • Inclusive Podcast Workshop with Katie Jensen • Inclusive Podcast Workshop with Katie Jensen • No Tokens: People of Colour August Game Social • Writing Romance Games Part 2: Writer's Group • Writing Romance Games Part 1: Talk & Discussion • July Speaker Social • Writing Horror Games • Intro to Substance Painter • Intro to Maya: Rigging and Animation • Intro to Maya: Texturing and Rendering • Intro to Game Design • Intro to Zbrush • Intro to Maya: Modeling • Diversity and Decolonization in Video Games (presented by aluCine) • No Tokens: People of Colour June Game Social • Writing Non-Linear Games • June VR Social: Work + Play • Artist Talk: Zeesy Powers • Interactive Fiction and Narrative Games Writing • May VR Social: Social VR and Virtual Theatre • Unity VR Roadshow & Certified Developer Exam • Transgression Arcade • Intro to Zinemaking Workshop • Designing Escape Rooms • No Tokens: People of Colour Game Social

And many more…