Aug 062016

This is another weird one as it doesn’t appear specific to my own gaming group, but any gaming group. I could google to find some neat examples, but I’ll focus on my own experiences.


Most of my gaming groups have been small gatherings of friends, getting together to hang out and play games. So, banding together together to do something for the community is kind of like asking what a group of poker players did for their community. Probably not much.

I think that what game groups have done though, particularly ones that put on “open to the public” games, is offer people who are otherwise isolated and don’t have a game group an opportunity to play and get to know other gamers in their community. As such, those open games are an important service that GMs can provide to their local community.

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Justin Schmid

Justin started tabletop gaming in 1983 with Basic D&D (red box) and never looked back. He runs and plays in a wide variety of games, including Savage Worlds, Dungeon World, Trail of Cthulhu and many, many more. He also writes professionally for role-playing games, including writing and creating Night's Edge an Alternate Reality Universe for Cyberpunk 2020. He went on to write eight more adventures and sourcebooks in the Night's Edge line, adding vampires and other supernatural perils to the already dangerous world of Cyberpunk. As a freelance writer, he wrote The Bermuda Triangle for Call of Cthulhu, Shadows of the Mind, and Psi Wars for Conspiracy X and contributed to Last Unicorn's Star Trek RPG, as well as to Cybergeneration sourcebooks, and many other games. When he's not creating imaginary worlds for his daughter, he's running games for his friends and writing new adventures or designing new game systems. He currently lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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