Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30pm - 10:30pm
DMG Workshop • At the Toronto Media Arts Centre (32 Lisgar Street)
For folks who have always wanted to run a tabletop RPG but needed a great group, a safe space, an easy way to learn the game, or just a little encouragement, Shel Kahn is running the GMing Club, a program to help folks who want to try being a Game Master to learn a new game.
NOTE: This is a 3-part workshop on February 10th, February 24th and March 2nd. Registering on this page means you are registered for all three sessions.
This round of the GMing Club, we’ll be learning and running Ryuutama, a Japanese fantasy roleplaying game about travel, adventure, and telling a story good enough to nourish the seasonal dragons. This adorable game puts a charming spin on some crunchier game mechanics (like tracking encumbrance, food and water) with beautiful premade GMing and player aids galore.
Learn more about Ryuutama here
This workshop will run over three sessions:
February 10th: At our first meetup, you’ll play one session of the chosen tabletop RPG with Shel, asking questions, learning the system and getting a feel for the game; then you’ll go home with a book and a PDF of the game rules to learn at your own pace, with Shel, your fellow GM mentees, and the DMG #tabletop community just a click away on Slack.
February 24th: At our second meetup you’ll share the GMing seat with your fellow mentees as you run Shel and a few DMG volunteers through the game at a slow pace, and take time after to discuss the challenges and share tips and tricks with one another.
March 2nd: For the third and final meetup, arrive at DMG ready to run your own one-shot session for the larger DMG community, with Shel on hand to answer any questions or search the index for that one obscure rule for you!
Our first session has limited slots, and we would ask that folks signing up to learn Ryuutama be confident that they can attend all three sessions – Feb 10th, Feb 24th and March 2nd. Please double-check the dates to make sure you’re available for the full time allotted for each event!
Bring your preferred note-taking tools; game playing materials will be provided.
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