Kenmore Role Playing Society

A Tabletop Roleplaying games group that play Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, and other games, at Kenmore Village and Kenmore Library , Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

For D&D we play open table, with multiple DMs running different areas of the same game setting. Whoever shows up gets to play if there is room. There are also dedicated tables for other games using a scheduling mechanism that ensures there is always some open table play available.

For event notification (and general chit chat), go to our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KenmoreRPS/


All session times are 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Dates for 2022

  • January 9th & 23rd
  • February 13th & 27th
  • March 13th & 27th
  • April 10th & 24th
  • May 8th & 22nd
  • June 12th & 26th
  • July 10th & 24th
  • August 14th & 28th
  • September 11th & 25th
  • October 9th & 23rd
  • November 13th & 27th
  • December 11th

Contents

New Folks

Just drop in, no booking required. Minimum age 16 or over, sorry, no exceptions.

When you first show up you will see there are several tables and each has its own dungeon master. Some games may be private but many are “open table”. The DM’s are approachable, just say hi and that you would like to join. It may be that all the tables are full to the brim, in which case you will be asked if you would like to observe for this session.

Tell the GM at an open table if you have not played before, and you will be given a very brief run down of how the game works. You don’t have to read the rule book to get started but it is useful over time if you want to become a masterful player.

For Complete Newbies

When playing you are provided with situations and you and the other players describe what your character will attempt to do. The DM will determine how that turns out. Sometimes you roll some dice according to the skill check or combat rules. Information about your characters abilities, written on your character sheet, will adjust the likelihood of getting a good result.

There is an official free version of the rules, cut down from the content available in the full book version but perfectly good for making your starting character.

Resources

Dungeons and Dragons 5e character sheet v11

The Official Dungeons and Dragons Basic Rules

Many of the open table adventure sessions have been written as session logs. You can search for them in the RPGGeek D&D 5th Ed Session forum.

2022 Kenmore Role Playing Play System

Purpose

To provide continuous opportunities to play and train up new players and game masters,

By providing simple open table play and allowing for more complex play at the sessions,

And by developing a community of RPG hobbyists in a friendly, high activity, low effort network.

Age Limit

16 years of age and older, no exceptions.

Game Types

At KRPS there are two types of game:

Open Table : D&D 5e, 3 core books only (PHB, DMG, MM), participants are whichever GM and players are around, the adventure must complete by end of the session. DMs have a region of play for their adventures. Players have characters that they may take from one region to another each session. Players use only one character in a session but may have multiple characters in existence.

Dedicated Table : Any game, any home brew or commercial, open player or select group of players, adventures as desired over as many sessions as desired.

Session Process

  1. A key holder picks up the key from the library the Saturday prior.
  2. The room is open at the set time.
  3. Everyone helps set up the room.
  4. Announcements, if any.
  5. Players organise Open Tables starting at 1pm.
  6. Session play – Open Tables only
  7. After 3pm Dedicate Tables may start.
  8. Session play – Open Tables and Dedicated Tables
  9. Session End – Everyone helps pack up and clean the room.
  10. Room locked up and key returned to the library.

Between Sessions

An admin will update the face book page with an event for the next session.

Anyone intending play or to DM an open table at the next session please leave an indication in the event that that is your intent. If you are planning to run a dedicated table you are welcome to use the event to organise your table.

If you write up a session report please place it in the appropriate space in RPG Geek, and link to it in the Facebook page.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/KenmoreRPS

RPG Geek : https://rpggeek.com

General Info & Resources : https://strangeflight.blog/kenmore-role-playing-society

Open Table Process

1 Organise Tables

Game masters and potential players organise what level of play will be at a table. This can be expressed as a range of characters levels up to 2 levels apart. e.g. 3rd to 5th. Or as Low, Medium and High (levels 1-3, 4-6, and 7-8 respectively). At least one table involving level 1 characters should be open.

2 Create New Characters

The rules for creating characters are as follows:

General Rule – D&D 5e Players Handbook (PHB) only (without exception). So Race, Class and Background as given in the PHB. Equipment as given in the PHB.

Ability scores are set using the Variant : Customizing Ability Scores on page 13 of the PHB.

All characters begin at level 1, with zero experience. The maximum level a character can achieve in the open tables is 8th.

No evil alignments choices.

The club may also provide pre generated characters for use by players new to the game, or needing a quick pick up character.

Players may have any number of open table characters. However they may only use one character in any session of play.

3 Pre Adventure Downtime Reckoning

Characters that have already been on one adventure now deal with the down time that occurred since the last session. This is fairly abstract and involves picking a life style, paying for it, and dealing with the effects, as well as handling levelling up and the crafting of magic items. The details are on separate pages: Downtime Reckoning, and Crafting Magic Items.

4 Play The Adventure

Go ahead and play.

The GM allocates XP based on defeating monsters.

The GM may also declare that there is a milestone reward for achieving one specific goal in the adventure. Its value should be 50 x the lowest character level in play. That amount is awarded to every character if the objective is achieved.

Allocated XP goes to a character’s Raw Experience total, not to their Trained Experience.

5 End Session

If the adventure runs out of time, too bad. No adventure in open table may stretch across multiple sessions. Instead the player characters magically return home, leaving things unresolved.

Behaviour Expectations

All present will treat one another with respect.

Player characters may not act against other player characters in the open tables. No exceptions.

Take heated arguments somewhere else.

Pay attention. Do your best to know the rules of the game you are playing. Help one another out. Give everyone space to have their say.

Game Masters are expected to manage reasonable behaviour at their table.

The admin group will be the final arbiter for issues arising and may require people to leave the room.

The Underdark

You can find the basic details of the Underdark structure used in the campaigns for free at my Patreon Account.

Open Table DMs

Find out more : KRPS Open Table Dungeon Master’s Guide