ORC Edinburgh

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Open Roleplaying Community - Edinburgh

The Open Roleplaying Community is a free-to-join forum for people of all ages in Edinburgh (and nearby) to:

find out about roleplaying games. (RPGs) try out a roleplaying game. meet other people who are interested in playing within Edinburgh and the Lothians. get together regularly and play. provide a means for RPG players or GMs to contact other Edinburgh RPGers.

The Open Roleplaying Community is exactly that! It's not just a venue or club, it's a community of gamers in Edinburgh who play all kinds of games. We are committed to making sure everyone feels welcome - whether you're just visiting for the day, or are looking for a long-term game!

There's no membership fee and it is free to register on the ORC website. An Events calendar lists what is on at ORC Edinburgh and elsewhere (such as gaming conventions). There is a Downloads page, a Personal Messaging (PM) system that you can use to email other members of the site, extensive Forums, and an online area (ORC Chat) for registered users to chat amongst themselves.

The Introductions forum and Games/Players Wanted are the only forums readable to non-registered visitors - you can only post to these and the other forums if you're registered. Your email is not published on the site, and the ID you choose when you register is the only way you can be contacted.

Members of ORC play a variety of games, from RPGs to LARPs (Live Action RolePlaying). Whether you go the Saturday afternoons at Illegal Jack's on Lothian Road(until the Meadow bar is being refurbished 0n the 3rd of September). or want to run your own private game elsewhere, joining ORC gives you the opportunity to join a game or establish your own - whether you're a player or GM.

To learn more about ORC, check out the ORC FAQs where we currently have some information about ORC and our history, as well as how the site works. If you're having any problems with the site or just want to get in touch, use the Contact ORC option and we'll get back to you.

ORC has a long-standing tradition of people turning up to play games, whether they've just arrived in Edinburgh for the day or stay in Edinburgh longer. We've played a wide variety of games over the years and we welcome anyone who wants to be a GM or player. While we usually have one or two games on, the Meadow Bar can accomodate up to three games comfortably.

Although many members of ORC Community run games on other days at various other locations, we also meet and play RPGs every Saturday in the Meadow Bar at 42-44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh; coincidentally, it is just along the road from the Black Lion games shop. Directions can be found at this link - and here's a Google Map - under-18s are welcome, but are not allowed in the bar area.

Most people start to arrive between 12.15pm and 12:45pm with games starting at 1pm and run until 5pm. You'll find us upstairs in the function room, just look for a collection of people with rucksacks ;-).

Alternatively, come to ORC and have a chat with the folk there - new faces are always welcome!



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    1. Gaming in Edinburgh
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