Club Membership Administration

Hello everyone! We are currently doing a little bit of administrative work on the club's U of I website. In this process, we need to make our official member list! (<>) If you would like to be listed as a member on the site (which would make us very happy), please either PM me your U of I email address so I can invite you to membership, or visit the website and request membership. Thanks so much, and have a wonderful afternoon!

Fall Metacon 2018

Get ready, nerds, because it's almost that time of year again! That's right, our first Metacon is almost upon us! Fall Metacon will be taking place on September 29th and 30th this year in the English Building Atrium.

Club Discord!

Hello everyone! We are starting a club discord server this year! If you would like to join, here's a link:


Ice Cream Social 2018

Welcome to our new members, and welcome back to the returning ones!

The ice cream social will be this coming Wednesday (August 29) in the English Building atrium. We'll be starting around 7pm. If you have games you want to play, bring them; we do have a large library of board games and people familiar with them.

The Club Campaign GMs will be there to talk about their games if you have questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!


End of the year picnic April 14th

Hey guys!

For those who didn't know or who missed the announcement, at the end of every year we host a club picnic as both a time to relax before finals and a time to host elections for the club's officer core for the next year. The picnic is usually scheduled much closer to finals, but due to high demand from clubs around that time, we have a history of getting booked over. So, we will be hosting our club picnic a few weeks earlier in hopes of avoiding that problem. This year's club picnic will be taking place this coming Saturday, April 14th in the English Building atrium. We'll be starting around noon and going until people feel like leaving.

The club picnic is a little different from our usual events. We will of course have the usual board games available, but we will have some outdoor activities as well during the early parts of the day. We will also be collecting club dues. Club dues contribute to the money we use to make sure the club can get up and running smoothly next year. Club dues must be paid to participate in the elections, paying your club dues will also get you dinner at the picnic (we usually get a bunch of food from Biaggis). Club dues this year will be $3, they can be paid at any time leading up to elections. Food will be served around 6pm and elections will happen shortly after. If you're interested in running for an officer position all you have to do is announce your candidacy at the beginning of the elections.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Spring Metacon 2018

Hey nerds!

It's that time of year again! Spring Metacon will be taking place on the 10th and 11th of February this year.

For those who either weren't around or weren't paying attention last semester, Metacon is the Metagamers' biannual, weekend long convention. Aside from the usual game night shenanigans, club members will be hosting one-shots to introduce people to new systems as well as to just have some fun. There will be pizza, soda, and baked goods for cheap to fuel these gaming adventures. For more information, please see the forum post here . We hope to see you all there!


A Metagamers Halloween

Greetings ghosts and ghouls.

It is finally properly fall and our annual Halloween festivities are fast approaching! To get into the season, we'll be taking a trip to Curtis Orchard this coming weekend (Saturday the 21st  Sunday the 22nd). We'll be picking pumpkins and likely getting some fall related sweets, as well as just having fun around the orchard. We'll be organizing transportation for people, so if you're interested please go the the forum post here for more info!

We will also, of course, be having a proper Halloween celebration, complete with costumes, candy, and pumpkin carving. Our Halloween game night takes place on October 28th in the english building atrium, starting at 6pm. Please look here for details!

I hope you're all enjoying the fall weather, and I wish you a happy Halloween!

GM boot camp

Correction: The first session of GM boot camp will be taking place next Sunday (9/17) at 2pm. We will be meeting in the English Building atrium. For more info, see the forum post here .

Fall Metacon 2017 (and other announcements)

Hey guys,  

Fall Metacon this year will be taking place on September 30th and October 1st in the English Building atrium.

For those who don't know, Metacon is our club's biannual, weekend long convention. Along with the usual game night fare, club members will be hosting one-shots to introduce people to new systems as well as to just have some fun. There will be pizza, soda, and baked goods for cheap to fuel these gaming adventures. For more information, please see the forum post here and the calendar entry here .We hope to see you there!

On an unrelated note, if you are going to be involved in club campaign please keep a close eye on the forums as there may be some upcoming changes.


Forum accounts

Hey team,

A lot of you have been registering for accounts on the site, which is great! We'd love to see you on the new members forum. You may remember from the ice cream social that we have to manually approve forum accounts to keep us safe from spam bots. Thanks for all your messages indicating that you aren't bots! They really help us out and also I get a laugh.

I've been trying to approve all acounts within a day or less, and as of today have approved or rejected all of the new accounts. After we approve your account, you will get an email from the site that will prompt you to log in and set your password. If it's been a couple days since you registered and you haven't gotten that email, check your spam folder. A lot of our site's email gets sent to spam inboxes. If you can't find the email there, then you can try resetting your password manually or contacting us. We're always happy to help you get connected to the forums!

- Eli


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