May 26, 2010
We’re celebrating Free RPG Day next month and wanted to get the word out to you as soon as possible. In order to host a great day of gaming, we’re on the lookout for any GMs who would like to run a one-shot game at the event, so if you’ve got something you’d like to show off, give us a yell soon and we’ll get you a table and some players.
For the fourth year running, summer heralds one of our favorite days of the year: Free RPG Day! If you’ve not heard of it nor seen it in action, it’s a total blast. The kind folks at Impressions Advertising have seen it fit to petition a huge number of role-playing publishers to create exclusive product to hand out to our local gaming community on Saturday, June 19th. We’re supporting it by holding one-shot, convention-style role-playing sessions in the store all day long, and you get to reap the rewards by running or playing and being a part of the festivities.
If you’ve ever been a part of our GRPA gaming events, you have a good idea of what Free RPG Day will be like. Even now, we’re taking submissions from a talented stable of GMs for games to be run during the day. We’ll be posting our lineup of games very soon right here, and all you have to do is sign up when they’re posted. No previous experience is necessary, so it’s a great chance to try out a system you’ve been eyeing for a while. Once you’ve got a confirmed spot, show up on June 19th, take home some of the free product, and have a blast with the other gamers who will be here!
The list of sponsors this year is impressive, including Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf, Goodman Games, Fantasy Flight, Lone Wolf, Chessex, and a bunch more. Each of these publishers has created a special gaming book or item for the event, and they’re all free for you to enjoy. And while we can’t break out the goodies until the 19th, we can tell you that a couple of the highlights include an introductory adventure for the forthcoming D&D Dark Sun setting and a unique Pathfinder adventure from Paizo. Cool stuff!
Keep your eyes here and to our website for more as it comes, and if you’ve got a game you’d like to run, send in an abstract and we’ll review it for submission to the event. Don’t forget to keep Saturday the 19th free – for Free RPG Day!
Please note that Free RPG Day 2010 will replace our regular June GRPA event, normally scheduled on the last Monday of the month.
Free RPG Day 2010: Saturday, June 19th 12-6pm
Where: Gamescape North, San Rafael