Worldwide D&D Games Day II

By on 6 May 2009

Monster Manual 2: 23 May 2009

As you probably know by now, in 2009, Worldwide D&D Game Day is being celebrated on three dates, corresponding to the release of the three “2s”—Player’s Handbook 2; Monster Manual 2; and Dungeon Master’s Guide 2. As with past WWDDGDs, each date will be a celebration of the world’s most popular RPG, complete with great activities and free stuff.

The May event celebrates the release of the Monster Manual 2, packed with new creatures and foes for your D&D game.

The event previews new monsters while pitting players against wicked fiends and dark plots. For players new to the game as well as 4th Edition veterans, this event has everything needed to embark on an all-new adventure:

Journey Through the Silver Caves – An ancient book of prophesy has been stolen, and the thief has dark plans. An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th-level characters.

Here’s the list of participating sites–as usual, there may be some tweaks in the final weeks, but this should be pretty close to final:

Aldershot: The Games Shop
Ashbourne: Dovedale Gallery
Bangor: Acme Games
Bangor: Replay Games
Birmingham: Waylands Forge
Bristol: Area 51 Comics & Cards
Burton-on-Trent: Spirit Games
Cambridge: Inner Sanctum Collectibles Ltd
Canterbury: Westgate Games
Cardiff: Cardiff Games
Chesham: Axion Comics
Daventry: Games Vault
Douglas: Island Books
Dundee: Highlander Games
Edinburgh: Black Lion Games
Exeter: Clifton Road Games
Glasgow: Static
Harlow: Marquee Models
Huddersfield: Patriot Games Limited
Hull: Archeron
Ipswich: Runik Games
Kirkcaldy: Kingdom of Adventure
Lancaster: Lancaster RPG Centre
Leeds: Travelling Man
Maidstone: Grinning Demon
Manchester: Fan Boy Three
Middlesbrough: Forbidden Planet
Newcastle: Travelling Man
North End: DM Whitfield
Norwich: Games Room
Nottingham: Forbidden Planet
Oxford: Gameskeeper
Peterborough: The Rift
Plymouth: Antics/The Model Shop
Plymouth: G I Games
Reading : Eclectic Games (headquarters site)
Redhill: The Gamers Guild Ltd
Ripley: Chimera Leisure
Saffron Walden: Game On
Sheffield: Land of Games
Sheffield: Patriot Games Limited
Shipton Bellinger: Sceaptune Games
Stafford: Too Fat Goblinz
Stevenage: Mirth, Myth, & Magic
Taunton: Krackers Taunton
Waterlooville: Pauls Hobby Shop
Yeovil: Witch Engine
Yeovil: World of Fantasy
York: Travelling Man

For those keeping track, this is a 25% increase in the number of participating sites!

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 and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at


  1. Dimitris

    8 May 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Its good to see an increase in sites, but I must say that its a total disgrace that NOT A SINGLE PLACE is running the event in London!
    There are 17 million people here for crying out loud!!!!!
    Is there no initiative by ANYONE to have an event in London???

  2. Charles Ryan

    12 May 2009 at 8:46 am

    Dimitris, there’s a thread on this in the WWDDGD forum with a few thoughts addressing the London issue.

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