In the beginning... Our story in short!
The Role Play Haven started as most RP groups tend to – we gathered at a friend’s house to play. As the number of interested people increased it became apparent that squeezing fifteen gamers around one table is something of a challenge. It was decided that a larger venue was needed, or the beloved 'Wednesday Night Roleplay', as it was known to members, would cease to be.
In 2010, a handful of the players decided to set up the Role Play Haven at The Lewis Club, behind Lewisham Hospital. Since then it has grown over the years, to over one hundred enthusiastic members. We have six or more games running each Wednesday at Lewisham and a similar amount at our Stratford branch.
In 2015 RP Haven set up as a Community Interest Company, allowing us to expand and raise money for charity, as well as provide a brilliant gaming experience.
Each branch has its own Committee which is elected each year at their ABM (Annual Branch Meeting).
This Committee is voted for by the club members, and exists for the club members. They are accountable for their actions, and members decide what happens and when it happens (within reason). Should a Committee member find that they are unable to continue in their role, another Committee Member will take on the role until a suitable replacement is found, voted in by you. All committee positions are held for a maximum of one year. If you wish to stand.
In August 2011 we were approached by SKY TV to take part in a show called "Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew". At Sky's request, we selected a group of six members of the club who had no dance experience, Anthony, Arthur, Garry, Jamie, Terry and Tom. They had no idea who would be their dance guru and how dramatically it would impact their lives! However Garry had to drop out at the start and was replaced by a new member to our club, Peter. Peter was very new to role playing and even more, new to dancing!...