Role Playing Games





Links

Playing Role Playing Games in Switzerland
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition
Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye)



Here are a few links for pen & paper role playing games:


 
Playing Role Playing Games in Switzerland


Victor's RPG Group (Role Playing Games Switzerland)
https://www.meetup.com/Roleplaying-Games-Switzerland/


For as much as I know, Victor's RPG Group was created in 2018 when he was able to take over a large preexisting group that started in the area of Winterthur and Zürich. After Alp joined his group and wanted to be part of the leadership, he and Alp didn't like each other and Victor packed his things and started a new group, together with one or several hundred members that went with him (and many eventually becoming members in both groups).

Victor's group used to be called "Zürich RPG", but had several name changes and now seems to settle with "Role Playing Games Switzerland". To this day it seems Victor is trying hard to compete with Alp for highest amount of members, or at least he used to be, although that's virtually impossible in face of Alp's (professional) ambitions and seeming professional background. Just like Alp, Victor also has a problem with opinions that do not match his own, and once he determines that you are or have been a source of such diverging opinions, he will sanction and punish you with deleting all your messages in his Discord, and instructing his team of elite soldiers (called "the Conclave") to do the same (possibly passing out chocolates among them). This regardless of what you write or what your opinion (on other things) is. For me that was the last straw, after bad experiences with Alp and his group, I quit his Discord and started my own group.

Keep in mind, this is just my experience and my take. I am not everyone and you and others will certainly make other experiences. I like to know who I'm dealing with, and I like to challenge people. I also have own ideas, opinions and ideals / principles. If you are not like that, it's quite likely that you will not make the same experiences or even notice what I did. In this sense, I challenge you to make your own experiences.



Alp's RPG Group (SwissRPG)
https://www.meetup.com/SwissRPG-Central/


For as much as I know, Alp took over several hundred members from Victor's old, preexisting group in Zürich when Victor left in 2018. And just like Victor's Group, Alp's was first just a group in Zürich and underwent several name-changes before it became "SwissRPG". If I recall correctly, it used to be "RPG Zürich". Alp is extremely ambitious, he very obviously wants to have the biggest role playing game group in Switzerland (and one day maybe the world?) and his approach is a professional one, or very much like a professional one. Not much home-made here. What he does is so professional, that I suspect he combines it with his professional work. He also wanted to charge money for his events, and actually did so for several months, supposedly to cover his costs, although he probably earned quite a bit more than what he needed for expenses. But nobody knows that because Alp is not a fan of transparency (nor of democracy in my view). Charging money for attending his events (5.- CHF per person) didn't go well with his members though, so Alp was forced to change it in favor of a more modest donation system. He now just asks everyone to donate to help him advance his ambitions.

Just like Victor, Alp doesn't like diverging opinions. In a game we played together, he dressed me down in front of everyone as being "stubborn", and when that didn't bring me in-line with his opinions and leadership at the game table (as a player, not Dungeon Master), he first made me a superficial watcher for an entire game-evening, encouraging others to make snide remarks, then had me kicked out of the campaign. After I invited some people to join an event that I was trying to hold off in my new role playing game group, he heard of it and promptly kicked me out of his group. Hard to imagine that I once made a donation to him and his group.

Keep in mind, this is just my experience and my take. I am not everyone and you and others will certainly make other experiences. I like to know who I'm dealing with, and I like to challenge people. I also have own ideas, opinions and ideals / principles. If you are not like that, it's quite likely that you will not make the same experiences or even notice what I did. In this sense, I challenge you to make your own experiences.


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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition

Here are some AD&D 1E specific links:


Dragons Foot
www.dragonsfoot.org/index1.shtml


Dragons Foot is a great resource for original Dungeons & Dragons and first (and second) edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.



Knights & Knaves
www.knights-n-knaves.com


Knights & Knaves is a classic Dungeons & Dragons Forum (Original D&D and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition).



The Acaeum
www.acaeum.com


The Acaeum is the one rule-them-all classic Dungeons & Dragons knowledge compendium (for collectors).


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Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye)

Here an important link for fans of Das Schwarze Auge:

Wiki Aventurica (Das Schwazre Auge Wiki)
en.wiki-aventurica.de/wiki/Main_Page


A (Wikipedia-like) collection of articles about the world of Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye).


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