Roleplaying in South East London since 1999The Hobbits Hole Roleplaying club was founded back in 1999 in South East London when a regular group of role-players from the South East London Wargames Group (SELWG) decided to setup their own club dedicated to Roleplaying Games. Carol aka "The Hobbit" found our first venue, the Ringway Centre, in Grove Park and the The Hobbit's Hole was formed.
Ringway centre yearsFor a few years the Hobbits Hole RPG club ran several games each Friday night at the Ringway centre, usually 2 or 3 games at once each night. Games such as Palladium Fantasy, Alternity, Steve Jackson's GURPS and many other home brewed systems created by club members.
The centre was great and we continued to grow in numbers as new people joined by word of mouth and soon realised that we had outgrown the venue and needed somewhere larger. Linda, another founding member, in 2003 found a replacement hall in the Coldharbour Community Hall.
Coldharbour Community Hall yearsThe Hobbits Hole Roleplaying Club in South East London has continued to grow, at our peak we've had 35 regular members with 5 full games running each night, making for a very busy and active Friday night in SE London.
Over the years many of the club members have become firm friends, and as a result the club hosts a few social events throughout the year such as our Hobbits Hole Annual Christmas Drink Up (HHACDUP) which usually occurs in a local pub or restaurant in the run up to the festive season.
2013 saw us put on our first International Tabletop Day in support of Wil Wheaton's Popular YouTube Channel and it's mantra of "Play more Games!". We also make visits to UK Gaming Cons, in particular supporting the London based gaming events such as DRAGONMEET, SALUTE and SELWG.
COVID year(s)2020 hit us with multiple issues, resulting in founding members leaving the Hobbits Hole Roleplaying Club and financially folding the remaining club funds, and stripped us of historic assets.
Remaining members not wanting to see the club fold, voted to retain the name and created a new site and updated the logo so that they could continue, and while the UK is still in lockdown meet and play online.
So we never missed a beat while continuing to play RPGs, therefore have been the Hobbits Hole Roleplaying Club since 1999.
An Interim Committee was formed of Andrew, Freddie, Marco, Mark and Richard, this group created the new website, Discord Server, Facebook presence and the new constitution to be voted on.
New HomeWe are currently on the lookout for a venue, a new home in the South East of London.
In the past members have hosted their own events such as Summer BBQs, Pub Crawls, Zombie Flash Mobs and Birthdays and Weddings to name just a few.