Drop in and RPG Fridays

by Hawke Robinson published 2018/09/06 10:46:00 GMT-6, last modified 2019-01-04T12:19:13-07:00
We offer free role-playing game programs on Fridays 4-7 pm, open to the public ages 5+.


Each week we run free and open to the public games at a community centers, libraries, mobile locations, or other related facilities, usually open to the general public. Or we show up with the RPG Bus & RPG Trailer at a pre-announced location, such as a park, parking lot, etc. There people can drop in and join either a 1-shot RPG session, or continuing campaigns. This is also where we begin transitioning our GM trainees "into the wild". Giving them ongoing guidance and supervision, but with players other than our fellow volunteers.




1st Fridays at various mobile locations

With RPG Bus and RPG Trailer 4-7 pm

On the first Friday of each month we will be at various locations announced each month on the RPG Research News page, and updated weekly on our Twitter feed. Weather and location permitting we will be there with the wheelchair accessible RPG Bus and/or RPG Trailer. Locations are across the greater Inland Empire. Each month will be a new location (just on first Fridays).

January 4th, 2019: Corner of Sprague & Pines in Spokane Valley. Look for the RPG Bus!


2nd & 4th Fridays 4-7 pm at Spark Central Community Center


Phone: 509-279-0299


The Inlander information



3rd Fridays at North Spokane County Library

North Spokane County Library:

44 E Hawthorne Rd
Spokane, WA 99218
Phone: 509.893.8350

Website: https://www.scld.org/locations/north-spokane/




Typical Games

Game systems include (but not necessary limited to):
  • Wizards of the Coast D&D 5e (fantasy genre)
  • Cubicle 7 / D&D5e Adventures in Middle-earth (fantasy genre)
  • Cubicle 7 The One Ring RPG  (fantasy genre)
  • Hobbit Tales, from the Green Dragon Inn (cooperative story telling card game as ice breaker to RPG sessions)
  • Monte Cooke Games No Thank You Evil (children's imagination mixed genres)
  • FFG Star Wars RPG (science fiction genre)
  • Palladium Heroes Unlimited (super heroes genre)
  • Chaosium Call of Cthulhu (horror genre)
  • Cubicle 7 Doctor Who RPG (police procedural or science fiction genres)
  • Steve Jackson Games GURPS Cops (police procedural genre)
  • Kenzer & Company Aces & Eights (wild west genre) (evaluating as non-mystic Old West RPG versus GURPS Old West, Original Boot Hill and d20 3.x Boot Hill)


Other Games & Activities

We may also be running others activities and game systems/settings, some recent examples include:
  • Drum circles
  • Live-action role-playing (LARP), both non-boffer and boffer types.
  • Gumshoe system, Trail of Cthulhu (horror)
  • Top Secret, New World Order (espionage)
  • Paranoia (new) (darkly humorous sci-fi genre)
  • Hero Kids (Kids on Bikes 80s style)
  • Mutant Year Zero (dystopian / post apocalyptic)
  • The Expanse RPG
  • Cypher System RPG (Monte Cook Games)



About "Drop In and RPG" Fridays

Drop in and RPG is a free weekly event open to the public from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Anyone is welcome to join.
Availability is limited by how many of our game masters are available
that day (they have to juggle "day jobs", life, etc.). RPG Research is 100% volunteer run.

Game Systems/Settings

  • No Thank You Evil - all ages 5 years old on up.
  • D&D 5th Edition - typically 8/9 years old on up.
  • Adventures in Middle-earth - typically 10 years old on up. Either Eves
    of Mirkwood adventure or Darkening of Mirkwood campaign.
  • Star Wars RPG - typically 10 years old on up.
  • The One Ring RPG - typically 12 years old on up.
  • In the near future we are hoping to add a super hero RPG, a modern
    police procedural/mystery RPG, maybe a Western RPG, and maybe Doctor Who RPG.

Seating is basically first-come, first-served, though some groups are
recurring regular participants who may sometimes have reserved a spot
as long as they show up on time.

Seating priority is for people under 18 years of age, so if we have
full tables, and a youth wants to join, we expect adults to yield their
seat for the benefit of the youth.

Depending on our GM availability we offer between 1 to 6 tables. This
is determined by a combination of which game masters can attend that
day, how many players are attending, and by what system/setting the
players are hoping to play.




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