The Nationals are an annual two-day charity event where universities around the UK compete in roleplaying, wargaming and card games. For 2012 the Nationals are taking place at Cardiff University on Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15.
However, this year, the organisers are coming up about 10 short on the number of registered Gamesmasters, and the event is only a month away.
If you think you can help, please send an email to GM Co-Ordinator, Kieran Harwood, at: kyrionus AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk
The roleplaying games should aim to run with six players and take around five hours playing time. The same game is run each day with a different set of players. You’ll need to make pre-generated characters unless character creation is quick and/or integral to play.
Details of what each category means can be found at this link but the event is mainly looking for people to run games in the following genres:
- Doctor Who
- Myths and Legends
- Star Wars
- True Random
- Urban Fantasy
- Victoriana & Steampunk
- Weird and Wibbly
- (Old) World of Darkness
- (New) World of Darkness
Lianne says: "As a GM you will also have access to the social side if you wish, with a large get-together of players, organisers and GMs on the Saturday night. The players pay an entry fee for the event, but GMs get in free to the whole weekend. You’ll also get a free Nationals t-shirt and some free and unique dice. We may even be able to subsidise your travel or accommodation expenses.
"Further details, including some available accommodation in Cardiff and more information about the Nationals themselves can be found in our info pack.
"Please remember that this event will raise money for a very worthy charity, so you'll be helping a great cause by lending your time!"