Welcome to the Website For the Stevenage Games Club (SGC)

SGC is a non-profit-making club that exists to provide a safe, friendly and secure environment for anyone in the Stevenage and surrounding area to play games including Roleplaying, Tabletop, Boardgame, Card Games etc..

The games we are currently playing are listed on the games page , and you will also find a list of the official club dates on the calendar page .

The SGC meet in the Shephall Community Centre (see venue page for more details) on a weekly basis.

New Members

We will welcome new members to the club at any meeting. If you have any questions or concerns which have not been answered on this website, would like to introduce yourself or find out anything more, please contact us by joining the SGC Yahoo forum.

Membership Fees

We have a membership fee which is used to cover venue hire. The fee structure is currently under review but will probably amount to approximately £5 per session. Members who are under 16, unemployed and claiming benefit, full-timestudents, or receiving a state pension will only pay 50% of the normal fees.

Discrimination Policy

Subject to legal and financial constraints, the club is open to people of all ages. However, the parents or guardians of members under 18 must be aware that the games played at the club may deal with adult issues, and that some children are not ready for this content. Under 16s will be vetted by the club to ensure they have an adequate level of maturity, and must be accompanied by an adult. The club also welcomes more mature players- indeed our average age is probably currently around the mid thirties.

No form of racial, sexual, religious, disability-based or other harassment or discrimination will be tolerated by the club. Penalties for such action may include banning from certain club activities or expulsion from the club.

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To contact the Stevenage Games Club, please join the SGC Yahoo forum.

What is a Role-Playing Game?

A role-playing game (RPG; often roleplaying game) is a game in which the participants assume the roles of fictional characters. Participants determine the actions of their characters based on their characterization, and the actions succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines. Within the rules, players have the freedom to improvise; their choices shape the direction and outcome of the game.

Most role-playing games are conducted like radio drama: only the spoken component is acted. One player, the game master (GM), creates a setting in which the other players play the role of a single character. The GM describes the game world and its inhabitants; the other players describe the intended actions of their characters, and the GM describes the outcomes. Some outcomes are determined by the game system, and some are chosen by the GM.

Taken from Wikipedia

What do I need?

All you really need is a good sense of fun, some imagination and enthusiasm. A selection of polyhedral dice is useful, but we usually have more than enough to go around, and pen and paper sometimes come in handy. If you want to run any games then you will need to invest in some rulebooks. Savage Worlds is a good game to start with- for more details see the games page.