Termcard - Hilary 2018

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Regular Events

Aftermath - Society Game

Tuesdays 7:30pm, Magdalen College Daubeny Lab

"The first month was the hardest. Every day was a fight for resources, scavenging what we could. At night, the howls and cries of others would drift across the ruins. How did it all come to this? Maybe one day I’ll find out. For now we must look to rebuilding, in the hopes of a brighter tomorrow.”

The Society Game is and OURPGSoc tradition falls somewhere between LARP, play-by-email and tabletops. It encourages players to turn up every week during term time and have fun interacting with each other (and, usually, plotting deviously behind each other's backs) before submitting their sneaky/entertaining/heroic plans to a team of GMs, who will get back to them before the next session saying how that goes.

Aftermath is the Michaelmas 2017/Hilary 2018 Society Game for OURPGSoc.

The Michaelmas 2017/Hilary 2018 Society Game is Aftermath. Players take on the role of survivors of an unknown apocalypse, who cannot remember their own lives past a month ago. This game will be about rebuilding society, re-learning the knowledge that you've lost, and maybe even finding out how all of this came to be. For more information see the site http://aftermath.chaosdeathfish.com.

Memento Mundi - LARP

Saturdays 11am, The Magic Cafe, Magdalen Road (OX4 1RQ)

Memento Mundi is the society's ongoing LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) campaign on Saturdays where players act out their characters, battles and adventures of a brilliant fantasy setting in the beautiful Shotover Country Park. It's an excellent way to spend a Saturday afternoon, an exciting system, and always welcoming of new players to a great group.

This term will also feature playtests for potential systems to replace Memento Mundi at the end of the term.

For more information see the site mementomundi.chaosdeathfish.com or contact the LARP Organiser Tom Lear.

Tabletop Games

Sundays 2pm - 6pm, Mansfield College, exact room TBC but probably Seminar East

Various tabletop role­playing games run in weekly sessions. There will be one­shots run from a wide range of systems and genres, so just turn up and take part in a game. For more information contact the Tabletop Organiser, Matilda Tempest.

The society also has a large number of people who play and run their own tabletop games, come along to one of our events to find out more.

Special Events

Pub Crawl

Saturday 3rd Week (3rd Feb), 7pm. Route TBC.

Roll for inebriation! (Unless you don’t want to.) Join us for an evening of socialising as we tour through some of Oxford’s finest drinking establishments. A full list of pubs will be published closer to the event, but this is likely to take place around Cowley Road.

Alumni Game - Trebizond

Saturday of 4th Week (10th Feb), 10-5, St Gregory the Great School.

It is said that the great castle of Trebizond has ten thousand rooms. Its towers stretch higher than the circling crows and its cellars run deep into the mountains. The ancient stones of Trebizond are thick with moss from its miles of waterways and black with soot from the railways woven through its labyrinthine vastness.

On this day his royal majesty Leopold Trapezius, thirteenth of that name, makes known his wishes for the coming year in the form of a scroll brought to the Willow Balcony and read aloud for all to hear. This year, for the fourth year in succession, the scroll is blank and no words are spoken. So it is that rumours are once again whispered amongst the powerful and the humble alike: does the king still rule? Or has his basilisk come for him at last?

Trebizond is a large standalone game open to all current and alumni members of the society. It’s a great opportunity to meet and socialise with different generations of roleplayer. For more information, see ​http://heffalumps.org/trebizond/​.

OURPGSoc Banquet

Saturday of 7th Week (3rd March), 7pm, Portabello Restaurant

OURPGSoc’s annual formal dinner. Dress up fancy and join us for a night of delicious food and good company, accompanied by many toasts and speeches. More information will be announced closer to the time.


Sunday of 5th week at 12 noon, location TBC

The moment you’ve all been waiting for… time to vote me out of power. And also, more importantly, vote new people into power! The AGM is where we elect the committee for the next year, as well as choosing new games. If you feel like running for any position, please do! A full list of the current committee can be found at ​http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rpgsoc/committee.shtml​ - don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! Importantly, it’s also where we select the new games to be running for the next year. This always includes the Society Games that will run in Trinity and Michaelmas/Hilary, but this year also includes a new LARP system to replace Memento Mundi. The AGM will also run as any other general meeting. If there are any motions you wish to bring forward, please submit them to the secretary as he requires.