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28 February, 2020
5:30 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3 NS

February 28 – March 1, 2020 Friday 5:30 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM

A weekend get-away to play tabletop roleplaying games!

A supportive, peer-led weekend to try playing and leading games for the first time. Some of the themes we explore together: how to make the move from player to game leader; how to build inclusion and community; and how to support diversity, disability, and mental health through Roleplaying Games.

This event is designed for people aged 18 and above. Minors will be considered on a case-by-case basis with parental accompaniment and/or consent.

Leadership of this retreat is a collaboration between Heroes and Adventurers and the Tatamagouche Centre, supported by a volunteer committee.

Everyone is invited to help the event happen by taking on a volunteer role during the weekend.

2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive. We seek to create safer spaces for all abilities and identities at our gaming tables!

Testimonials from 2019 participants: 

“Brave leadership – that is what I see being developed here. All ages, all abilities. thanks!”

“As a lifelong roleplayer and game player the group, the place, and atmosphere at the Tatamagouche Winter Gaming Retreat gives me more game playing joy and comfort than any other. A big reason is that it attracts people who have not been interested in these games before, and their new observation and open attitude breathes new life into the material I am otherwise familiar with. This works because the place feels so very safe and accepting. I feel comfortable taking risks here. I feel supported.”

“I had never experienced roleplaying games before. I had the best time ever! I came with my daughter and I am so glad I did. We had a blast, and we now have a new common interest”

“The Winter Gaming Retreat at Tatamagouche Centre was an incredible experience. I’ve run games for new acquaintances here a few times before, and each time I am impressed by what a welcoming, safe-feeling space they create and maintain. The facilitators did a wonderful job making sure that everyone was well supported, and that the gaming spaces were fun, comfortable, and inclusive. One of the other game runners and I discussed how much we liked running games here because it’s always such a comfortable, considerate, enthusiastic space and group of players. It’s easy to feel confident here. Thanks so much!”

Program Cost:

We work hard to make our programs accessible for low income people, while ensuring that the true costs are covered.

When we receive funding towards our programs, we are inviting those able to pay the true cost of the program. Some will be able to donate a little extra to help support others. Some need a reduced price, and some need full financial support. If you need financial support, we really would like to hear from you as early as possible. We are particularily keen to support BI-POC folks, and LGBTQ youth and elders.

Program pricing:
A request for a single room adds $50 to the overall program cost. No accomodation required (if you are staying nearby) reduces the overall program cost by $80. 

Generous Registration Cost: $350 ($100 support for another participant, tuition, meals & accommodation in double occupancy)

True Program Cost: $250 (tuition, meals & accommodation in double occupancy)

This program is full!

Add yourself to the wait list, and we will contact you when a spot opens up.

Can’t afford it?

Please register as normal and indicate “partial bursary” or “full bursary” in the payment options.

As this is a peer-led event, please also fill out this questionnaire!

Tatamagouche Centre recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

Tatamagouche Centre recognizes the support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.