A Little About Us
UK Games Expo 2019
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.
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.
July, We set up as a Community Interest Company, allowing us to expand and raise money for charity, as well as provide a brilliant gaming experience.
September, we launched Stratford Branch in East London.
January, we launched Archway Branch in North London.
June, we launched The Role Together charity franchise
June, Cardiff role playing club joined us and became our first Role Together charity franchise. Now called Cardiff North Branch
June, second franchise branch was launched, called Cardiff Centre Branch
August, a small role playing club in Plymouth joined the franchise, becoming our third. They called Plymouth Branch
January, we launched Hammersmith Branch in West London.
March, COVID hit the world and we was forced to close the branches for most of the year. Crowdfund was launched and successful to help keep us continuing.
September, we celebrate 10 years of The Role Play Haven
September, after being closed for over a year due to government restrictions and making sure our member are safe from COVID, The Role Play Haven opens back up.
July, third franchise branch launches. This time in Edinburgh, Scotland.