By on 16 February 2011

Who Are We?
iWARPUK is a Wargaming and Roleplaying Club for Gloucestershire. We are an established Club and have been based in the area for over 15 years. We have members from Cheltenham & Gloucester, but also coming from as far as Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury areas. The Club has a membership size ranging between 12 and 18 active members at one time. Our age range is also quite spread – from fathers with young sons, through teenagers and college/uni students, up to the ‘very mature’.

What We Play
The Club tends to work on a monthly rota of what games are played, changing each month to allow variation (and flexibility). Over the years we have played a large number of different games, ranging from Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder to Traveller, Warhammer Fantasy Role Play and Savage Worlds.

Whatever people want to try really…, and that someone volunteers to run! 😀

We also try to run the occasional one-off week of “Beer & Pretzel” games. This means Boardgames or Cardgames like Munchkin, Fluxx, Magic: The Gathering, Zombies!!!, Red Dragon Inn, or whatever game people bring to the table that week!

When & Where Do We Meet
The Club meets on Thursday evenings at The Gala Club (Social Club) in North Gloucester (The Gala Club, Fairmile Gardens, Longford, Gloucester, GL2 9EB). We play from approximately 7pm until late. The Gala Club has ample parking and a Bar that serves refreshments. Local buses also run along A38 Tewkesbury road (at the mouth of Fairmile Gardens) until late.

Membership is free for the first month, so why don’t you come down and check us out!

We also have our own forum here on UK Role Players: forum/viewforum.php?f=86

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.


  1. Triga

    8 May 2012 at 10:27 am

    I am starting an online group for roleplayers, and was wondering if you would have any players who would be interested. We play 4e, and have a nice light weight app to use, alongside skype.

    we are in desperate need of at least a couple of players, and we meet up on a wednesday evening.



  2. Dave McAlister

    8 May 2012 at 11:36 am

    You might be better posting in the specific Internet Games forum we have or, if it’s just gamers in Gloucester you’re looking for, iWARPUK have their own forum here as linked above.

  3. Dave Morgan

    18 July 2013 at 11:02 am


    I run an internet/pc gaming café in Cinderford. We hold a small gaming club on Sundays and have just started stocking Mantic Games products. I wondered if you’d mind if I posted some info on your boards?

    Have a look at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tricky-Gaming/230166643730658 or give me a call(01594 822589) if you want to learn any more about us.

    Many thanks

    Dave Morgan

  4. leon rook

    2 September 2014 at 3:04 pm

    hi, im based in longlevens and looking for players to join my campaign, ima fairly new dm but have great feedback from other groups. any ideas?

  5. Dave McAlister

    2 September 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Leon, your best bet is to post in the club’s forum as linked above.

  6. Malcolm White

    6 March 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I am trying to reach (not tech as my other comment said) Paul Harries who I spoke to at the Gala Club a week or two ago. The email address he gave me was incorrect

  7. Dave McAlister

    6 March 2015 at 8:59 pm

    If you post in the forum they have here he should see it.

  8. ben

    28 December 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I’m 13 and i’m thinking of starting roleplaying. are there any products i should get before going to any clubs?

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