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Role Playing Games and Libraries

Jun - 25 - 2013
Nicole C. Engard

My hubby (Brian Engard) is running a Kickstarter for his latest role playing game. This is his first solo Kickstarter – but not his first game. He wrote an awesome post on his site about why he’s including a reward tier for libraries (yes that means your library could get in on this):

But why did I include libraries in that tier? A couple of reasons. First, my wife Nicole is a librarian. She’s given me a healthy amount of respect for libraries as repositories of knowledge and centers for community. Beyond that though, libraries are starting to become places to go game too.

Many libraries have RPGs on hand, and many also have scheduled game days when people can come in and learn how to play those games. Most of the games these libraries have are the big ones, games like D&D. That people are learning about D&D through libraries is great; it gets people into the hobby, and it’s a fun game. I want to expose those people to other games, show them that D&D, while awesome, is not the only game in town.

And librarians, if $60 is too steep, there’s nothing stopping you from going in on that tier with multiple branches or libraries! Maybe you know a few librarians at other locations who want a copy for their collection.

So if you haven’t already – and your library does gaming nights – check it out and see what non-D&D Role Playing Games look like :)

One Response so far.

  1. miles says:

    When I was a kid I loved getting all kinds of RPG material from my library. Heavily used.

    thanks!


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