What’s On

The Nationals

The student national roleplaying and wargaming championships are coming up on the 1st-3rd April 2016.

Have a look here for more info (or here for the one with less graphics).

We are looking into getting a coach to take people to the Nationals, either very cheap or free for you guys. If you want to go you will have to arrange your own accomodation.

If you’re interested, have a look at the info pack and pick categories of games that you’re interested in. Charlotte will be going round to get preferences in the next few weeks.

NoDDSoc Christmas Meal

We are hoping to have our annual Christmas meal on the last Wednesday of term  (16th December at 18:30) again, at Cafe Rouge by the Peace Gardens. Please let us know if you’d like to join us asap. If you have any special dietary requirements let us know that too, as we are normally able to accommodate most people no problem 🙂

Here’s a picture of the menu options:


If you want to attend the christmas meal, bring your £5 deposit today (25th November)!

If you have Facebook, we have an event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633352300248910/


NoDDSoc Live Action Roleplay

Greetings NoDDSoccers (NoDDSocians? NoDDSocites?)
The Committee have been in discussions recently over the potential of NoDDSoc holding a LARP (Live-Action Roleplay), possibly in association with some other societies (Namely Assassins or Medieval) and, whilst we are still in the early stages of assessing viability, we’d like to know the rest of NoDDSoc’s opinions on this idea.

What we’re wanting to know is:-
Would you be interested in this/happy for us to invest in it?
What would you want to get out of it?
Would you want a more social game, or more combat?
What sort setting/genre would you prefer? Fantasy, Sci-Fi? Horror? etc.
How frequently would you like us to host a game?
Would you prefer an ongoing campaign type arrangement, or different genres as one-off sessions?
How much would you be willing to pay to play? (This is largely because we will have to have insurance, equipment, props etc which may not all be covered in the funding we could get. But all “profit” would go back into the society)
And lastly, we would also be looking for people that would be willing to help out in the running/planning of the venture, whether that’s acquiring equipment, monstering, writing plot, refereeing and so forth.

Please contact us with your thoughts, either in a comment on this post, a message to one of the committee, via our NoDDSoc email, or via this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJ928ZH

The Committee

NoDDSoc Halloween Special

Ominous one offs, bloodcurdling board games and creepy card games. Come join us in the Gallery on the 1st November at 13:00 for our Hallowe’en Special! We recommend bringing your most bewitching bakes and other scary snacks to share (don’t forget to label whether they’re gluten free/contain nuts etc). Costumes aren’t compulsory but enthusiastically encouraged! Theme: Scary movie killers. Prize for the best costume and possible other prizes/quizzes etc on the day.

If you have Facebook, there’s an event on our page.

The Library

We have an extensive library of roleplaying related books and magazines for members to borrow. So if you want to run or play a game and you don’t have the rulebooks, don’t worry, as we might have a copy! Have a look at this spreadsheet to check availability.

Finally, a word from our librarian:

If you want to take a book out of the library, message me and I’ll bring it to the next meeting of NoDDSoc.
If you want to donate books, magazines, or any sort of rpg resource, please do so. A note will be made in the book and in our inventory, so that future generations can marvel at your generosity in supporting the great and noble endeavour that is NoDDSoc.
We are hoping to expand our collection (through purchases) this year, so if you have any requests or suggestions, please let me know. I’ll have some updates on this soon.

Taster Sessions and Give It A Go

We are running taster sessions! Feel free to come along and try roleplaying. They’ll be plenty of games going on of all kinds for you to join in.

  • Taster Sessions: Tuesday 15th of September (16:00 – 18:00) and 22nd of September (19:00 – 21:30)
  • Give It A Go: Sunday 27th of September at 13:00
  • All happening in Coffee Revolution in the Student’s Union.

This Year’s Games

You can find the list of games being run this year on Wednesdays and Sundays here:

2016-2017 Games List

Please remember, that games begin with our traditional one-shot session on Wednesday 28th of September, and Campaigns proper begin on Wednesday 5th of October, so you can try out a game on the 28th, and if you decide it’s not for you, move to a different one on the 5th.

(P.S. If you have a game you are wanting to run and haven’t told us yet, please email the NoDDSoc account (noddsoc [at] sheffield.ac.uk) ASAP to have it added to the list).