Monday Night games archive and community wiki
We are a loose community of role-players centered around Seattle, Washington. The club started aggregating in the late 1990s as Seattle Gamers Assemble!, and eventually solidified in 2000 when its mailing list was transferred to Yahoo! Groups. By 2007, the traffic devoted to the weekly open-game events and other initiatives had become so abundant that a split was decided to be necessary: SGA would continue as a Web-based discussion of gaming topics while the Emerald City Game Feast list would organize events such as weekly games, workshops, LARPs, and get-togethers. Both lists are places where people can drop in to look for fellow gamers and active games.

We're lucky here in Seattle to have a thriving gaming community. It's not actually that large in absolute terms; other metropolitan areas have comparable number of gamers. But we have a few factors helping; some of them are outside our direct control (we can't make game publishers settle in one city rather than another), some we can only nudge (we can't force gaming store owners to be helpful but we can make it worth their while). But there are things we have some control over: organizing and cross-linking the gaming community.

We like to think we're a factor in the healthy state of gaming in Seattle. We put together this wiki section to serve as an archive of our activities and to share what we've learned with the larger gaming community.


  • We holds weekly meetings where members take turns running one-off or short-run games in indie, oldie, or oddball systems. The Gaming Night Archive gives an overview of the games we've played.
          • We also hold a monthly luncheon, held on the second Saturday of every month, and have occasional get-togethers.
          • One of our recent successes was the Emerald City Gamefest.
          • Other weekly games are sometimes run on the East Side and in the North End.

How-To: Lessons Learned

After several years of operations, we thought it might be nice to share what we've learned about setting up a gaming community and running games.

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