About us

The Illini Metagamers is a club for anyone who loves any game that can be played on a table [and then some]. We have a large focus on board games (such as Shadowhunters, or Sentinels, or Pandemic), card games (such as Magic the Gathering), RPGs (such as D&D or Pathfinder), and tabletop miniatures games (such as Warhammer and Warmahordes), but anyone can feel free to bring anything to play. Everything we do is very casual. We're also very new-player friendly! No experience is required for any of our games/events! There will always be someone to help you out and guide you along so that you can start having fun as quick as possible. 

Game nights are held at 7pm every Saturday in the English Building atrium on the lower floor. 

We also host a club-wide, year-long RPG campaign, run by members of the club. It's for new and experienced players alike, designed to be an opportunity for everyone to come together to play, exploring new systems and ideas. 

Our club Discord server is https://discord.gg/Am3XHFj.


Throne of Eldraine Prerelease

As you are no doubt aware [you might be one of them!], a significant number of our members play Magic: the Gathering.

If you are interested in participating in the Prerelease for Throne of Eldraine, we will be going as a group and arranging transport to the 12:00 Saturday event at Titan Games! There are normal play and 2-Headed Giant at the event; It'll be fun to compete with your friends!

Make sure to register for the event [and pay your registration fee] early, slots for these events fill quickly, and then contact us so we can plan to get people there.

  • Magic: the Gathering
  • Prerelease
  • Carpooling
posted by the Metagamers officers on Wednesday, September 18, 2019


If you enjoyed One Shot Day and want more, or even if one shots aren't really your speed and you're looking more for massive games like Axis and Allies and Imperial Assault, never fear, for METACON is on the horizon!

Metacon is our largest club event of the year, spanning two whole days of board games, roleplaying, and fun! There will be more exciting one shots, and many of the more intense board games will be brought out for their once-a-semester spin! The event will occur over the weekend of October 5th and 6th, with afternoon and evening slots for activities.

In addition, Metacon serves as our club's semesterly fundraiser in the form of a wide variety of home-made baked goods, processed food, and in the evening, pizza, for sale, the profits of which go towards paying for more events and games for you to enjoy!

Expect to see more information in the coming weeks as our GM's prepare their material and the big games are dusted off, so stay tuned!

  • Metacon
  • Baked Goods
  • Pizza
  • One Shot
posted by the Metagamers officers on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Tuesday Game Club Campaign Chargen

This is the first chargen night for Club Campaign! If you're wanting to be in Tuesday Game (run by Colin, characters being a part of the magical FBI), try and come to this chargen session. If you can't make it today, there will be more on Wednesday and Thursday! Also feel free to come if you're wanting to be a part of Wednesday or Thursday and can't make those games! There is info about chargen posted on the Club Campaign Discord if you want to get a head start. Should we finish all chargen quick enough, we may even have a short mini intro session!

  • Club Campaign
posted by the Metagamers officers on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

One Shot Night [Afternoon]

One-shots are excellent opportunities to learn about playing RPG's, experience short stories normally unsuitable for a full campaign, experiment with interesting mechanical options, and try out systems or games you might not have heard of before!

While nothing stops someone who wants to from running one shots at regular game nights, on Saturday, September 7th, we will be hosting an afternoon and evening of one-shots to introduce new members to role-playing and give experienced members new and interesting gaming experiences. Games will start shortly after noon; and will wrap up before Game Night, at which point you're either free to continue your one shot, run another one, or play ordinary board games.

The GM's who will be running game starting at 12:00 will be:
Colin: D&D, max. 6 players
Noah: D&D, max. 8 players
Brendan: Masks, max. 5 players
Dalton: Ten Candles, max. 6 players
Raghava: Trophy, max. 6 players
Owen: Monster of the Week, max. 4 players*

The GM's who will be running game in the evening, starting at Game Night [7:00], will be:
Colin: TBD, max. TBD players
Katherine: Deathwatch, max. 5 players**
Brendan: Blades in the Dark, max. 5 players

*Parties interested in Monster of the Week should contact Owen for details about character generation beforehand at 3:30pm on Friday.
**If there are more players than spaces, this will be changed to a different game in order to accommodate everybody.

  • One Shots
  • New Player
  • Game night
posted by the Metagamers officers on Thursday, August 29, 2019

First Game Night!

Held in the English Building Atrium. Bring your games and gaming spirit! 

Club Campaign will be announced again for anyone who wasn't at the Ice Cream Social. GMs will be there to answer any questions you might have! 

If you have an RPG campaign/game you would like to advertise, we will also have time for that here!

Hope to see you there!

  • Game night
posted by the Metagamers officers on Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ice Cream Social

Hello All! We will be having our ice cream social on Wednesday, August 28 at 7pm in the English Building atrium. Come eat ice cream, talk to new and returning club members, and learn more about this year's Club Campaign from our three wonderful GMs!

  • New Members
posted by the Metagamers officers on Sunday, August 18, 2019

Quad day!

Hey guys! The semester is going to start soon, which means Quad Day is just around the corner!

It's a very important day for us, since we will be on the Quad showcasing the club to new and current students. Every year we have members sign up to work the booth, talking to people about what we do, when we meet, and how they should join. We would appreciate it if some of you could help out! Here's the form.

Quad day goes from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, August 25, so we've sectioned the signup in hourly sets. We also don't know the location of our booth until we get there, so I'll be sure to post it here once we do. Also, if there's somebody you know in the club who isn't on the Discord server, we would appreciate it if you sent them the form so they could attend. Hope to see some of you guys there!

  • New Members
posted by the Metagamers officers on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Club picnic!

Hey all! Reminder that our club picnic is tonight starting at 5! There will be officer elections, stuff dipped in chocolate, and a candy land game for making the club money and officers sad. Also, tacos!

posted by the Metagamers officers on Wednesday, April 24, 2019