1525 TTRPG: Defenders of the Great Oak

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Imagine a Nottingham but not as we know it. For centuries, ever since the environmental collapse of the 21st century, the humans of Nottingham have sheltered beneath the protective boughs of the Great Oak. Rumors fly that the surface world is safe now – the rains are clean, the air is fresh, and new life takes root. But someone, or something, is coming. Something big that intends to tear this community apart. Is the surface world safe or does the danger lie within? Can our community survive an ordeal and come out stronger? Will our Defenders prevail? Only through playing can we know the answer.

Combining popular fantasy tabletop game ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ with world-building and cartography game ‘The Quiet Year’, you are invited to join this epic quest. Over the course of a weekend, we will design the future of Nottingham and live amongst this imagined world as defenders of the Great Oak. Conflicts will arise, be resolved, and new threats will grow. The story is not written yet; that is for you to create. The future is ours to shape and mold.

This activity will focus on gameplay, collaborative storytelling, world building, and adventure. Themes include conflict, community/chosen family, and collaboration. Prior to any gameplay, Prue (our facilitator) will run introductions to ensure you feel safe and comfortable – no experience is necessary!

This is a 2 day table top role play gaming event - please only book if you can attend both sessions. Spaces are limited so please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that someone else can enjoy this experience.

Prudence (she/they) is a community leader, writer, and avid player of table top role playing games (TTRPGs). With 10 years of experience under their belt, they have launched various digital and community projects focused on the power of table top storytelling – anything from folklore storytelling to audience driven collaborative gaming. They founded and coordinated Roll For Good, a charity initiative highlighting and playing games within the European TTRPG community and raising over £6000 for charity to date. They have released two of their own games – ranging from fun uses of physical space to emotional lyric games with a focus on self-identity. When she is not gaming, Prudence is an environmental scientist, enjoys fantasy worldbuilding, and exploring our place in the natural world as part of her gaming.

About

Sat 27th Aug 2pm – 5pm

Sun 28th Aug 2pm- 5.45pm

Online. Free. Limited capacity.

Open to all 15-25 year olds.

You will need to able to access this 2-day virtual TTRPG event via Zoom using a laptop with a stable internet connection and a pair of headphones; a link will be shared by email once a booking is made.

Live Captions will be on screen using Otter.ai. BSL will not be provided.

Rest breaks will be included on both days.

This is an interactive, collaborative space and participants are encouraged to turn on their cameras to create the best experience for each other.