Saturday, August 6, 2016

RPGaDAY 2016 Day 6: most amazing thing done for their community

Most amazing thing a game group did for their community?

It's not a gaming group per se, but rather the local gaming store.  Each year Hometown Games does a huge event for the Ballard Center, a community organization in Lawrence, Kansas.  There are special tournaments where the entry fee is a donation, special auctions, etc.  All told their raise quite a bit of money and other donations throughout that event.  One of many reasons why I patronize that store.

In my own gaming group, several of our adolescent members have discussed starting a gaming club at their school to introduce gaming to more people and perhaps find a welcoming venue for gamers who don't have one.  Last year one of the younger members hosted a one-off event as part of a wider school function and got eight students to show up and play.  The adult members have talked about how we can support them by providing miniatures, terrain, story ideas, etc.  I hope that all comes to fruition.

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