What is this place?
SAGA Inc. is the University of Canterbury’s gaming club. According to our constitution, the aim of SAGA is “to encourage the hobby of gaming, including but not limited to role-playing games, wargames, board games, and card games, and to aid its members in the pursuit of these hobbies.” SAGA is a social club where you can meet other people who share the same interests as you.
What do SAGA members do?
SAGA is mainly a roleplaying and board-gaming club, although our members are likely to be into similar hobbies such as wargaming. Twice weekly, we meet to catch up and play games. The length and scope of the RPG can vary depending on what you’re looking for, be it a fun one-off game or a campaign that takes a year or two to complete. The board games vary from 30 minutes or less to all night games.
Where do you meet?
We will be meeting in the Karl Popper building on Tuesday and Thursday nights through the year. This year our first bookings are March 3rd and 5th and our last booking is likely to be early December.
What does SAGA provide?
SAGA provides, first and foremost, an opportunity to meet up with gamers, but that’s not all we offer. The club also has a large and growing stock of role-playing and board games available for its members to either play or borrow. The committee is always open to suggestions as to new purchases, so if a particular game caught your eye last time you were in the hobby store, feel free to tell us.
How much does it cost?
SAGA’s membership fee is $5 per year. This gets you the following:
- Discounted access to SAGA’s annual convention, Buckets of Dice.
- Licence to attend any SAGA event during the year of membership. (With member fee only expected for Buckets of Dice and Phoenix.)
- Access to SAGA’s board games and roleplaying games. You may borrow these if you wish – see the committee about terms and conditions.
- A 5% discount at Comics Compulsion, Christchurch’s Friendly Local Gaming Store.
For more information on any of these deals, please talk to a member of the committee.
What events should I look forward to?
In addition to the regular nights, SAGA hosts a number of one-off events. Our annual convention, Buckets of Dice, takes place at Queen’s Birthday weekend and regularly draws gamers from all over the country.
In addition, 2012 saw the re-emergence of Mini-Cons, smaller, friendlier conventions designed mainly for SAGA members. These conventions typically take place in the Kirkwood Village as will most of the other events.
How do I keep up with the club?
SAGA Inc. is coordinated mainly through its weekly meetings and the Facebook page. You can find a link to our mailing list (as well as the various other ways we communicate with people) on our links page.
How do I get in contact with you?
See the details listed in the page about us.