Open Games Day 2016

As de facto High Heid Yin for the Open Roleplaying Community (ORC Edinburgh), I thought I’d mention we decided to try and get more folk in to play RPGs. We’re open to anyone who wants to play RPGs in Edinburgh, but not everyone can get into a game. Also a number of GMs would like to run – or play – games but never get the chance to. So we (ORC) decided to try and attempt to run a day of RPGs, not only for the GMs but also for folk that have never played an RPG before. We’ve always prided ourselves on being welcoming to gamers of every age (which is why I’m face-palming myself for forgetting the Kilderkin in an over 18 only bar).

We’re having an Open Games Day on 23th January!

Open Roleplaying Community (ORC) Edinburgh are having an Open Games day where people can sit down and play an RPG (or two) with some of the ORC GMs.

We’ll be in the back room of the Kilderkin pub on the Royal Mile from Midday until late on Saturday 23rd of January. Some of these games will be running at 12pm and 6pm – others may be drop in or out!. Games on offer include (for some games, GM availability is limited):

  • Pathfinder (from 12pm)
  • Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars/Dragon Age (from 6pm)
  • Mutant Chronicles/Achtung! Cthulhu (Call of Cthulhu) – both 12pm & 6pm
  • Mordheim RPG (Warhammer)
  • D6 Star Wars/Dark Heresy/Saturday Morning Cartoon Hour/Shadowrun/Mutants and Masterminds
  • Paranoia
  • Dungeons & Dragons (5th ed Lost Mines of Phandelver)
  • Trail of Cthulhu
  • Call of Cthulhu/Savage Worlds

Where multiple games are offered it depends on what the majority want to play!

Interested? Then come along – all welcome, especially those that have never played an RPG before. For more information on ORC, visit the ORC website at

Published by Bill Heron

Wannabe game designer and would-be author. I've been playing RPGs for over 25 years and have recently started creating my own RPG called Mandragora: Ashes of Freedom. I also run a number of RPGs: Cthulhutech, Call of Cthulhu, WFRP, and D&D. I'm active in the Edinburgh RPG community at and regularly play RPGs.