GAMERT (Gaming) Round Table

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The mission of the Games and Gaming Round Table is to provide the following:
  • A forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns surrounding games in libraries;
  • Resources to the library community to support the building and maintaining of library game collections;
  • A force for initiating and supporting game programming in libraries;
  • Create an awareness of, and need for, the support of the value of gaming and play in libraries, schools, and related learning communities.
  • Create an awareness of the value of games and gaming in library outreach and community engagement plans.
  • A professional and social forum for networking among librarians and non-librarians interested in games and gaming.
  • 1.  Wizards of the coast update

    Posted Jan 27, 2023 02:48 PM

  • 2.  RE: Wizards of the coast update

    Posted Jan 27, 2023 03:14 PM


    On the one hand, I'm glad that they listened and are responding this way.  On the other hand, I feel like I'm already moving on.  As much as I really enjoy the D&D system, I'm suddenly much more interested in other systems.  I've needed to expand my TTRPG life more thoroughly for a while and this gave me the push I need.  I'm just less interested in D&D now.  While I'm glad they're listening, for me the damage is already done.





    Joshua Newport (he/him/his)

    Math and Science Librarian – Milner 518

    Liaison for Chemistry; Information Technology;

    Kinesiology and Recreation; and Mathematics

    Campus Box 8900, Milner Library, Illinois State University

    Normal, IL  61790



  • 3.  RE: Wizards of the coast update

    Posted Jan 31, 2023 09:46 AM
    Couldn't have said it better. I've purchased the PDFs for a bunch of other TTRPGs, but haven't had the...push I guess that I needed to really give them a fair shot. Although it's great that they rolled back the changes, the door has already been kicked down, and I'm wandering through. A couple of the RPGs I've found even fix the issues my group has had with getting too rules-heavy or stuck in the planning phase, so I'm excited to see where it goes!


    Kevin Liberty
    Library Technology Specialist
    City of Mansfield
    Mansfield Public Library
    104 S. Wisteria Street
    Mansfield Texas 76063


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  • 4.  RE: Wizards of the coast update

    Posted Feb 01, 2023 10:50 AM
    Glad to see they backpedaled but I agree, the damage is already done. I'm interested to see what Paizo comes up with for their Open RPG Creative License.

    Michael Bartolomeo
    Emerging Technologies Librarian
    South Huntington Public Library
    South HuntingtonNY

  • 5.  RE: Wizards of the coast update

    Posted Feb 07, 2023 01:48 PM
    Agree -- very interested to see what happens with the Open RPG Creative License!

    Rebecca Strang
    Children's Services Librarian
    Naperville Public Library

    President, Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT)
    Chair, GameRT Game On! Grant Committee