Get On Board Day
Bringing the joy of D&D and board games to Sydney's homeless
When is it?
Where is it?
Why is it awesome for geeks?
Events like this give tabletop gamers a chance to meet like-minded people, share stories and have fun, whilst introducing their favourite games to young people who normally don't have access to such a luxury.
If you are a passionate D&D or board game player, and would love the chance to pass on your passion for the game to new players, sign up as a volunteer to help run games on the day.
We also need people who are willing to donate board games and RPG gear (dice, miniatures, etc) for use on the day.
Why homeless & disadvantaged kids?
I am proposing that we come together as geeks to share the love with this group of amazing kids, such that everybody comes away having had a blast, and with some of the barriers between the two groups having been dissolved. It is easy for us to sit back and be judgemental of homeless people, but I know that if we actually got over ourselves, we would find them to be an incredible bunch of people who became victims of increasingly unfortunate circumstances.
This event is a step towards compassion, understanding and bridging the gap between those of us lucky enough to have a roof over our heads and supportive home environments and those who are forced to sleep out in the cold, or who have a destructive home environment.