At DICE we do everything tabletop - roleplaying games, card games, board games and wargames. We provide a safe and welcoming space to play as well as having a large collection of games to try out!
We are a society dedicated to providing a space for tabletop gaming here in St Andrews. This includes everything from roleplaying games and board games to wargames and card games. We provide a space for people to set up games and meet fellow tabletop gamers in a safe environment. Alongside this, the society is also a game collector itself, holding a large inventory of board games, cards, models, and roleplaying books for anyone attending our events to use for free. In this way, we hope to attract newcomers and offer our regular members a chance to try something new.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at wargames@ or join our Discord server (linked as an external website)
I'm not getting emails even though I've got a membership and/or have signed up for the mailing list. What can I do?
Get in touch with us at [email protected]. Members aren't automatically added to the list, so you'll have to opt into both if you haven't already.
What does membership get me?
This year, we'll be hosting plenty of ticketed events. Membership, while not essential to come to our regular events, will get you discounts on these events. We attended the Student Nationals this year (April 2023) in Dundee and will be attending the next Student Nationals (2024) which will be held in Glasgow. Student Nationals is where all tabletop societies from across the UK come together to have a weekend of tabletop gaming. If this sounds like your kind of thing, membership is mandatory for attendance. Any and all memberships also go towards supporting the society and expanding our board game collection!
What kinds of events do you run?
This year, we'll be running an event for every week of teaching, 6-10pm in the Large Rehearsal Room of the Union. Each week might have a different theme, but we'll usually have our board game collection for free, so come along and try a new game! There's no obligation to come along to every event - come to one, come to all, whether you're a casual player or someone looking to play something new every week, we can provide for it. You can join our Discord to hear announcements every week!
Do you play D&D?
We don't tend to play too much D&D directly at events, though we do host occasional one-shot nights throughout the year. However, we offer plenty of support for new DMs to run games and for new players to find games through our group-finding events. Our Discord often has DMs offer games up, so it's the best place to find someone offering you the chance to dive into a world of fantasy! We also have several members who have extensive knowledge of other systems.
However, we do have an ongoing Lancer campaign. Lancer is a high-tech, science-fiction universe in which players are pilots of a variety of mechs. The campaign is open to anyone and is hosted in our Discord. We've even got an FAQ!
Do you do collaborations with other societies?
We co-host plenty of collaborations, from CompSci board games to events at halls. If you're someone able to offer a collaboration, please get in touch! We'd love to hear from you ^-^
Logo design by Phoebe Rickard ([email protected]).