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Lukc 05.05.2013 10:41

Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
It sort of comes under "free time" (of which I don't have much) ... does anybody know, is anything happening as far as role-playing games are concerned? Are there any gaming groups in Lausanne? What's the rpg scene like in this part of Switzerland?

:weirdo:

Guest 05.05.2013 11:10

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
we used to have a group in Basel, they still meet there but now we live near Neuchatel...

Lukc 05.05.2013 14:35

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Are there any website where gamers congregate in Switzerland or is it pretty much find-as-find-can?

Medea Fleecestealer 05.05.2013 21:27

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I think it's pretty much find-as-can. There used to be a pretty large group in Fribourg, but I don't know if it's still going.

The best thing to do is ask at your local gaming stores. There is at least one in Lausanne, but I can't remember exactly where.

Just googled and found this:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/9283...n-suisse-roman

Lukc 05.05.2013 21:32

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Yeah, I've seen the boardgamesgeek forum page and wasn't blown away :D

It looks like the gamers here are staying much more underground - or perhaps they're just using French. :msncrazy: Now to work out how to say "le gaming shoppe" in that language ...

Laurabeetle 05.05.2013 22:04

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I don't play myself, but I am pretty sure there is a shop just next to the Metropole theatre in Bel Air. I expect they could help.

Medea Fleecestealer 05.05.2013 22:05

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Googled again and I think this is the store I was thinking of

http://www.xenomorphe.ch/?v=accueil

Mostly Flames of War, but they do have other stuff and they might know of any RPG groups in the area.

Lukc 05.05.2013 22:11

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hmm ... Xenomorphe, yes, I've got a tab open to their store. It looks very francophone, but I'll give it a shot next time I'm around the Fresh Prince's hangout.

:)

ropeyoldtroll 13.05.2013 21:52

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
You could try http://www.enworld.org
they have a section find a game which includes gamers in Switzerland

AlfieCH 18.05.2013 15:27

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Couldn't this forum be used to organize some english-rpg games? Although a newbie, I am all for getting a 4e dnd game going, or a DnD boardgame. I haven't seen much DnD in Geneva, Warhammer seems to be the most popular thing.

Lukc 18.05.2013 16:15

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Well ... it certainly could. I know I wouldn't be able to dungeonmaster a game in any language besides English!" :) My German would be terrible:

"Ja, sie sehen ein Ork. Ja. Er ist gross und grün. Eeeh ... Er kommt für sie?"

AlfieCH 18.05.2013 17:36

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Haha... I wouldn't even know how that would go in French! I find it strange that few people are into DnD, especially with such large tradition for tabletop gaming around here. I heard there was an organized group up in Zurich, but not much else, and not around Geneva/Lausanne. The books in English are also hard to come by, unless you use Amazon. I guess the rapid turnover also makes campaigning difficult. It might be fun to run a few one-shots to see if people are interested. Are there any shops in Lausanne that lend themselves to gaming events or a Ludotheque?

Lukc 18.05.2013 18:17

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Apparently there are a few gaming shops, yes - as well as a ludotheque. Haven't managed to visit yet, but I'm thinking of starting things out with one-off and with a persistent sandbox setting, where every character does not have to be present every session.

Ideally I'd also find a backup DM, because I travel for work, so my schedule can get shot all kinds of wonky (tomorrow it's off to Frankfurt for 5 days. At 6:41 a.m. Yippee!)

AlfieCH 19.05.2013 02:41

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Wow.. Good luck on your trip. I am not far from Lausanne and I have a little experience with DMing. Maybe this post might attract a few others and we'll have a dungeoneering troupe!

Lukc 20.05.2013 00:24

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
yes, it would be pretty nifty!

For a taste of how i game, this might give a suggestion: http://cauldronsandclerics.blogspot.com/ :) my little gaming blogue.:p

scarab 24.05.2013 22:12

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I'm in Fribourg and wouldn't mind getting back into a regular game. In fact that would be awesome!

I've got a good collection of rule books ranging from basic d&d, d&d cyclopedia (my fav), d&d 3e, stormbringer, etc.

-Jacques

Medea Fleecestealer 24.05.2013 22:19

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by scarab (Post 1885623)
I'm in Fribourg and wouldn't mind getting back into a regular game. In fact that would be awesome!

I've got a good collection of rule books ranging from basic d&d, d&d cyclopedia (my fav), d&d 3e, stormbringer, etc.

-Jacques

Well, if your French is not too bad and if they're still around there used to be a group in Fribourg who played regularly in the nuclear bunker in Parking des Alpes. You could try enquiring there to see if they're still going.

scarab 25.05.2013 11:14

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My French is horrible, but thanks for tip nonetheless! :)

KonradW 02.06.2013 01:50

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If all people that replied in this topic get together, it would be a group big enough...
I joined to forum today just because of this topic, I moved to Switzerland (Lausanne) last year and didnt find a D&D group yet (didnt look for it very hard to be honest).
I was DM back home, but english is not my native language, so I am not sure how it would turn out. I have some books of D&D 3.5. My personal favorite is to play in Eberron world, but forgotten realms is nice too, or any other one.
I could be the DM, but not full time, I enjoy being the adventurer also :msngrin:

So, anyone around willing to start a new group?

scarab 03.06.2013 09:26

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
hey there Konrad,

welcome to EF! i would gladly be interested in starting/joining a new group if we have enough interest. i've DM'ed a few campaigns in home grown settings but i'm probably *very* rusty.

perhaps we should setup something on meetup.com and advertise in this thread?

cheers,
-Jacques

KonradW 03.06.2013 23:26

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I am rusty too, haven't play much in the past 2~3 years. But in a few session I should be up to speed.
I have no idea about that meetup.com, never used it, but if you know, go for it :msncool:

Anyhow, we dont need too many people, a group of 5~6 should be ok (or maybe start slow with only 4).

scarab 04.06.2013 14:31

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I'll setup something on meetup.com then. I'm flying back to South Africa today but I'll be back Tuesday next week.

I'm based in Fribourg so we need a location in Lausanne. Any volunteers?

KonradW 05.06.2013 23:29

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One thing at a time, first we need people, later we discuss where :D

AlfieCH 06.06.2013 23:27

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Nice to see some interest again on this. I have played and DM.ed a long time ago AD&D and 3.5, and have just acquired the basic set for 4.0. I don't know what your opinions are but 4.0 seems fun. Either way, a one-shot might be a good ice-breaker for a new group to get to know each other. With pre-made characters? Are there any places or shops in Lausanne which can allow a session to take place? I am not in Lausanne, but near Nyon, so not too far.

KonradW 13.06.2013 22:30

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I never used the 4th edition, when I stopped playing it had just came out. We can give it a try. But this are lesser details, I am sure we will find some place in the middle of the way, and find out the system.
So far we are only 3, we need minimum 2 more (3 or 4 more would be better)... lets see

Lukc 13.06.2013 23:01

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Only 3? I thought there were like 4 of us who posted here. I find 4 is more than enough for a decent game to get going - 1 DM + 3 mooks ... er ... players. :)

I've DM'ed for ... hmm ... nearly 18 years, so I can pretty much run a game at the drop of a hat :D

(Oh, and setting up a meetup group might be a good idea. That's where I first searched for potential participants when I came to Lo-sahn)

KonradW 13.06.2013 23:07

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lukc (Post 1903577)
Only 3? I thought there were like 4 of us who posted here. I find 4 is more than enough for a decent game to get going - 1 DM + 3 mooks ... er ... players. :)

I've DM'ed for ... hmm ... nearly 18 years, so I can pretty much run a game at the drop of a hat :D

(Oh, and setting up a meetup group might be a good idea. That's where I first searched for potential participants when I came to Lo-sahn)

I lost the count, my bad :msngrin:

Lukc 13.06.2013 23:11

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
So ... what kind of D&D game would we run? Vanilla? Rotating DMs? Flailsnail rotating DMs? Sandbox? Drinking D&D? :P

KonradW 13.06.2013 23:34

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
I think we can rotate. Each one can have his own campaign and so we have time to prepare the next session. And each one can run its own world (exiting one or a invented one) in the sets he chooses... Gives us more freedom to try different things also. What you (and the others) think?

Lukc 13.06.2013 23:42

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
It sounds good to me. I've been raring to run some old-school gaming based loosely as heck off of the tropes in the Elric saga.

KonradW 15.07.2013 00:43

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
To whoever is still interested and not yet in a group, we were able to form a small group and will start playing soon, but there is still place for new people. Just send me a message :D

dan5 25.07.2013 19:00

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
hi,
i live in montreux and am looking for a d&d group
thanks

KonradW 25.07.2013 23:45

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hi Dan,

Send me a message with your email than I can include you in the mailing list.

Cheers!

Lukc 27.07.2013 12:38

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hi Dan,

I see Konrad caught you before me. We've set up a small group with 2 DMs, so we can play around things like work and travel.

dan5 01.08.2013 19:22

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KonradW (Post 1927358)
To whoever is still interested and not yet in a group, we were able to form a small group and will start playing soon, but there is still place for new people. Just send me a message :D

my email is...

*mod note, email edited out, please pm instead, thanks

BaldaZen 04.10.2013 14:39

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hello,

I live in Lausanne and would like to join or create a group to play the original D&D. I used to play the games like 20 years ago and want to start again. I can also be a master, if the players have some patience during the first adventures.
I read that a group has already been formed. Could I join it? Thanks!

Happy adventuring!

BaldaZen

Lukc 04.10.2013 17:13

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hi BaldaZen,

Yes, we have a little group going - though we haven't managed to meet up in the last month :). I've been running a game (and will continue to) and a second game will get going too.

I'm also going to set up a meetup group for english-language rpg gamers in this part of Schweiz.

Cheers,

Luka

scarab 07.10.2013 22:17

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hey Luka,

I tried to message Konrad but he hasn't replied. I'm back from all my travels and would love to get back into a game. Let me know if you're interested in having another player join the group.

Cheers,
Jacques

Lukc 07.10.2013 22:37

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hi Scarab,

I'll pm you and we can get in touch. Cheers!

KonradW 14.10.2013 21:28

Re: Dungeons & Dragons [Lausanne]
 
Hi guys,

sorry for my long absence, but i was in vacation for the past 3 weeks in Brazil and the week before was very busy in the office.
I think Luka managed to talk to you all, so you should be up-to-date with our little group here.

Luka, can you please send an email to us all, so we can plan the next session?


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