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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

£728
pledged of £125pledged of £125 goal
125
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

No More Damsels - Launch and RPG Night!

Have you ever looked around an RPG night and thought “Gosh, there’s not a lot of women and non-binary people in here”? Because we have, and that’s why we’ve created No More Damsels. NMD is a charity that wants to improve the gender balance of the London RPG scene, and bring more women and NB players to the table!

We’re starting this project with an RPG night to celebrate our launch - the event is open to everyone and we encourage you to come along and bring a friend! In our mission to empower players, all of our wonderful GMs will be women and nb people. 

Where: Bad Moon Cafe, 159a Great Dover St, London SE1 4GZ

When: 21st September 2019 @ 7pm 

How much: £5 a ticket, with a free NMD button!

We hope to see you there! 


Why are we running this through Kickstarter? 

As we are a non-profit organisation, it helps us measure our investment against interest. This way we can increase the scale of the event, the more people we have - the more things we can do!

Stretch Goals:

Once we reach £125 every attendee will get an NMD pencil! It's mightier than the sword! 

Once we reach £250 every attendee will get one of our special NMD dice! 1d6 inspiration for all! 

What games will there be?


 A Celebration of Cruelty - Spire

The infamous General Lucciola is hosting a private party to celebrate the Liberation (ruthless occupation) of the city. Your crack team of resistance operatives have been sent to assassinate him, but can you trust your employers?

 The Night of Their Lives - D&D5e

You have been invited to a destination wedding at the peak of a remote mountain. You'd better keep an eye out, danger in this world is never far away. And have you come to celebrate the happy couple, or are you crashing this wedding?

How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes -  Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition

 A simple way to earn some money as a student, that’s what your friends convinced you, medical tests. You knew you were healthy; a bout of flu couldn’t hurt, right?  Which is why you weren’t expecting to wake up shivering and so thirsty?  

Angst Park - Darkness Among Us - World of Darkness

As part of a hunter cell from the Ashwood Abbey clan, you are tasked with protecting humanity from creatures that go bump in the night. Your cell is investigating the disappearance of a fellow hunter who is obsessed with Legion, the multi-body entity behind the world’s worst tragedies. All the clues point to an abandoned amusement park, probably a trap. In the full spirit of the most reckless hunters’ clan of all time, you will show them what you’ve got!

 A Game of Criminal Carnivores - Honey Heist

You’re a seasoned group of criminals who are about to pull off the biggest heist of your lives. The twits: the heist is at HoneyCon 2019 and you’re a group of bears thinly disguised as people. 

Dungeons and Doggos - Who let the dogs out?? - D&D5e

Ever fancied playing a loyal golden-retriever wizard? A sneaky rogue chihuahua? Or even a beagle barbarian? Well now you can! As a pack of highly-awakened woofers, help the village of Maerwald lift the curse that all their puppers seem to be under, and forever receive heroic praise that all good boys deserve.

The Booty and the Bounty! - D&D5e

Welcome to the dusky shores of the fabled SCUMM Island! The pirate festival of Plunk is in full swing and brave adventurers are welcome to join in the games, gambling, and debauchery as we embark on the quest of The Booty and The Bounty!

Fully Booked! Shopping List: Eye of Newt, Fur of Bat, Guano.... - D&D5e

You’re all trainee Mages learning your craft at the Kostian Wizards' Academy, in your second year of learning. Ever wondered where spell components come from? Well, that’s your next field trip! 

Fully Booked! Boy Problems: A Carly Rae Jepsen Heist Themed Tabletop RPG - L&F hack

Hired by an anonymous sponsor, your highly trained team will raid a well-defended location to retrieve the vault of unreleased Carly Rae Jepsen songs. You will see this heist through to its completion, but can you trust the specialists by your side?

Fully Booked! Curse of Strahd - D&D5e

You take a nice stagecoach ride into the lowlands of Ravenloft, when your coach is suddenly stopped... It's a scaled campaign based on the Curse of Strahd adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5e. (Some light horror)

Fully Booked! Fiasco: Well, Actually... - Fiasco

 Let's create a session of mind-blowing, mansplaining mayhem (put a psychotic Charlie's Angel into the set of Mad Men). During the game you will engineer and play out stupid, disastrous, hilarious situations. At the intersection of greed, fear, and lust; a total fiasco. 

Fully Booked! Uncaged Anthology: Myth and Folklore - D&D5e

 You will take part in a classic, fantasy D&D adventure from the Uncaged Anthology. Each original adventure subverts tropes around a female mythological creature or monster including hags, harpies, medusas, and much, much more.

Fully Booked! What on Earth are These Dinosaurs Doing!? - Escape from Triassic Park 

You are dinosaurs in a completely non-franchised but somewhat famous park, but you've had enough and it's time to fly the coop! Prepare to tackle the human world through the eyes of a 65 million year old, resurrected lizard as you attempt to escape!

Fully Booked! Call of Cthulhu: The Haunting - CoC

You are hired to investigate an old house in 1920s Boston - rumor has it that it may be haunted! Playing the role of a steadfast investigator, you travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the night.

 Fully Booked! 10 Things I Hate About Cthulhu - D&D5e

As members of a magical law enforcement agency, you have intelligence that a secret cult is operating within an elite boarding school for the magical arts, and must go undercover to infiltrate the cult before they summon an eldritch horror!

 Fully Booked! A Night of Masks and Monsters - D&D5e

Your party is sent on an all expenses paid trip, and invited you to a masquerade at the castle of the Marquis di Maschera. Shame that mysterious hybrid man found dead in the city square is dampening the mood. Seems like someone should investigate?

Fully Booked! Batman: Into the Batty-Verse - Fate

It's night in Gotham. Streetlights illuminate wet streets, casting deep shadows on the wall. A scream is heard in the distance and suddenly the symbol of a bat illuminates the night sky. Out of the darkness step Bat... people? 

Fully Booked! Trogborts: A Game for Underperforming Witches - L&F Hack

Not all children get to go to fancy private boarding schools. Some children have to go to the local comprehensive of witchcraft and wizardry...Trogborts. Get your grubby hands into mischief without getting a Yowler sent home to your parents!

Fully Booked! The Spy Game - 5e

The Spy Game is an action and espionage roleplay game powered by Dungeons and Dragons 5e. You play world class spies delving into a word of espionage, action, and secret agents as you take on missions for your agency. On Kickstarter now!

And More!

We have more GMs waiting in the wings for you with more extravagant adventures! 

Once you have purchased your Kickstarter ticket, you'll be sent a link with full descriptions to sign up to a game, but spaces are limited so sign up quick! 

Why are we doing this? 

We want to host an event that puts the spotlight on women and NB people to demonstrate that RPGs are welcoming and accepting of everyone. If you think of a typical RPG player you're probably creating a very specific stereotype in your head, but times have changed! We love gaming and want other people to love it too, so we are trying to reduce barriers to new players who might think that they don't fit in or won't be accepted by the RPG community. Events like our all women/NB games night are a clear statement that it's a community open to everyone and that there are plenty of women and NB people who are already making great contributions to the London RPG community!


Who is NMD ?

NMD is made up of a three person board who you can read more about below, but it also consists of our great GMs, supporters and hands-on helpers!  This event is a coming-together of lots of different RPG groups - we would like to thank RP Haven, London RPG Community, Bad Moon Cafe, World Anvil and London Gaymers for being so generous in getting No More Damsels up and running.  
 

Naomi Clarke, Chair: Naomi fell in love with RPGs seven years ago, playing Monster of the Week as a teenage werewolf. Since then, she's been passionate about bringing new gamers to the hobby and ensuring that everyone has the same welcoming gaming experience as she has. When not chairing No More Damsels, she runs games for RPHaven and plays as a member of the Power Word Roll D&D podcast. 

Sarah Pipkin, Secretary: Sarah was very hesitant to start playing RPGs, but once she was dragged into a game, she was hooked and has been playing ever since. Sarah is channeling her love of advocacy into No More Damsels with the hope that more women and NB people will feel confident about gaming, without worrying about discrimination. 

Alex Pipkin, Treasurer: Alex has been playing Warhammer since he was nine years old, and more recently started playing RPGs.  As he has gotten older he has become more aware of cultural problems within the gamer community and hopes that a more diverse player base will benefit everybody. 

You can find more information about us at our website nomoredamselsrpg.org

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