Let’s start with a disclaimer… Sure, I may have added “1st Annual” to the title of this post, but I sincerely hope that’s the case.
If you’re not familiar with TableTop, it’s a show hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Big Bang Theory, Leverage) on Felicia Day‘s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel that kicked off last March. And though I may not have watched every episode, I’m darn close to catching up. Each episode focuses on playing a different game with a group of celebrities. Funny enough, I’ve picked up a few games after watching episodes and have played them with family and friends. And there have even been a couple of episodes about role-playing games (my favorite kind of game!) like Fiasco and Dragon Age.
So what’s International TableTop Day about? Why, it’s a way to bring tabletop gaming into your own lives more directly. A day where everybody gets together to spend time playing games and having fun. Do you really need to know more?
There’s a website – www.tabletopday.com – set up to offer a list of resources to help connect you to your local gaming community as well as publishers and retailers. And there’s a few weeks left to get organized and get the word out to your friends, favorite local game stores (FLGS), and family to get your own events together or join those already set up.
Interested in seeing what’s already organized around you? Check out the Events link at TabletTopDay.com.
Want to organize your own event? Be sure to check out the Facebook page for recent articles and links and grab any of the many downloads from the TableTopDay.com site to use to show your support for the day’s events!
And if you need to get in the right frame of mind, you can always watch a few episodes of TableTop over at Geek & Sundry to get you in the mood!
Personally I’m excited to see what comes of this fantastic effort and hopefully I can squeeze in a few games with my own family and friends!