Calendar of Games & Activities

We update our calendar weekly! Explore the different types of activities we offer, including regular game days, events and tournaments, role-playing games, social events, and free classes for newbies.

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  • SG: Warhammer 40k Gaming Group (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 2, 2018

    A Warhammer 40k game in progress

    Warhammer 40k is a dystopian, sci-fi-themed miniature wargame set in the far future. This group meets every Thursday night for informal play. We suggest you post what armies you’re playing on our Facebook Group page (you must join to see all posts!).

    The group is a great way to practice, especially if you’re a newbie. It’s also a way to test your armies for the Warhammer 40k League, as well as tournaments. Want to learn how to play? Schedule a demo with Joe!

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  • SG: Friday Flight Nights (6-11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 3, 2018

    Blood Red Skies game for Friday Flight Nights

    Feel the Force Fridays will return in September. This Summer, come in to enjoy FRIDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS! Every Friday night from late June through the end of August, we’re playing games with a flying theme. These include X-Wing Miniatures, Wings of Glory, and the newest game from Warlord Games — Blood Red Skies. Got another “winged” game that you’d rather play? No prob! Bring it along. We suggest you also post in our Ogre’s Denizen Gamers Group Page on Facebook to see who might like to play.

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  • SA: Lass & Lady Gamers (1-3pm)
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    August 4, 2018

    women playing a role-playing game

    For the month of August, we’re meeting on the FIRST SATURDAY instead, and it’s a FIELDTRIP! Please reserve your spot with Rosie if you’re interested in going to Quandary Escape Rooms in Roseville! Cost is $20 per person, and there are 5 spots open, with the possibility of 2 more if there is a lot of interest. Contact Rosie by 7/27 if you’re interested. Payment will be required by then.

    What’s an Escape Room? In a nutshell, you and your group of friends are “locked” into a room that’s set up to reflect a certain scenario/story. The goal is to “escape” by gathering clues collectively and solving them using the group’s wits and logic.

    General Group Info: The “Lass & Lady Gamers” welcomes girls, teens, and ladies from ages 12 to “nunya business”, and is perfect for tabletop gaming newbies, or those looking to game more regularly. The group meets the second Saturday each month (unless otherwise stated), from 12-3pm. Attend as you’re able, no commitment is required.

    We rotate through different types of games/activities each month, focusing on board games, card games, and role-playing games. Join The Ogre’s DENizens Facebook Group for the next game announcements!

    Questions? Contact Rosie directly via email: rosie@theogresdengaming.com.

  • SG: Traveller — Wasteland Space RPG (FULL) (6 – 11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 4, 2018

    This group is now full and closed.

    Imperial Year – 1125

    Civil War has destroyed what was once whole. Where once a single Emperor ruled over
    an 11,000 world Imperium, there are thousands of worlds hanging on to one another by
    the slenderest of threads. Gone are the massive trade mains where Imperial Fleets
    protected enormous freighters and liners. Communications throughout Charted space
    has collapsed.

    Warlords, Pirates, Free Traders and Refugees struggle to survive among the ruins of the
    Third Imperium. The Hard Times have just begun and a band of Travellers find
    themselves on a world in the heart of Wasteland Space.

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  • C: Gaming 101 – Intro to D&D (and RPGs) (Cancelled – Next class in October!)
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    August 5, 2018

    new gamers learning how to role-play

    No sign-ups this month, so this class is canceled. Please sign up for the next one, on October 7th!

    This is an introductory class to learn how to play role-playing games (RPGs), with D&D (5th edition) as the main focus. Learn the basics — from game etiquette and mechanics, to character creation, types of dice, and more! This class is perfectly geared for those who have never played an RPG, have little experience, need a refresher, or would like to learn the 5th edition of D&D. Topics covered include:

    • Understanding DM vs. player roles
    • Basic rules of role-playing
    • How to play as your character
    • Character creation
    • The nuts and bolts of gameplay
    • How to use your character stats

    It is helpful to have a copy of the D&D Player’s Handbook, a set of polyhedral dice, and pen and paper to take notes.

    You must call to reserve a spot! There is a max of 5 people per class. Deadline to sign up is the Thursday before the class.

  • SG: Naval Battles (closed group) (12 – 5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 5, 2018

    Naval battles is a closed group.

  • SG: Age of Sigmar Gaming Group (12-5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 5, 2018

    Age of Sigmar game day

    The Age of Sigmar Gaming Group meets every Sunday from 12-5pm. Weekly games are Denizen-driven and focus on Warhammer Age of Sigmar, unless there are specific AoS Leagues or Tournaments scheduled.

    All are welcome to play, regardless of experience. If you’re new to Age of Sigmar, this group is always willing to teach new players!

    Join our Age of Sigmar Gamers Group on Facebook to communicate with fellow AoS enthusiasts, discuss aspects of the game, and find out what armies everyone will be bringing each Sunday.

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  • SA: Minis Paint Night (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 7, 2018

    Minis paint night figures

    Learn to paint your minis, or just gather with other miniature-enthusiasts for a creative night of painting. It’s a great chance to learn a new skill to add to your miniature painting arsenal and make those minis look outstanding on the battlefield!

    No need to reserve a spot for paint night. Join our Facebook group to get special announcements on hobby-related activities.

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  • SG: Starfinder – Starfinder Society (6-10pm)
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    August 9, 2018
    Starfinder RPG characters

    SFS 1-18: The Blackmoon Survey

    Character levels 1-4
    Written by Jesse Benner

    Eox’s Blackmoon region contains countless forgotten Eoxian ruins, leftovers from an apocalyptic assault on the planet. Few are allowed to dig up these sites, yet the Starfinder Society and undead bone sages maintain a joint academic venture known as the Blackmoon Excavation. When Starfinder archaeologists and undead workers begin disappearing from the site the Society sends in a team of agents to uncover why—a secret that resides in the nearby ruins!

    Released July 2018.

    This is a special preview session prior to Conquest Avalon. Only one table will be run at this time. Additional tables will be run after con.

    Sign up for this game via Warhorn!

    For info on the Starfinder Society and its activities, please contact Andrew at sacprpg@gmail.com!

  • SG: Warhammer 40k Gaming Group (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 9, 2018

    A Warhammer 40k game in progress

    Warhammer 40k is a dystopian, sci-fi-themed miniature wargame set in the far future. This group meets every Thursday night for informal play. We suggest you post what armies you’re playing on our Facebook Group page (you must join to see all posts!).

    The group is a great way to practice, especially if you’re a newbie. It’s also a way to test your armies for the Warhammer 40k League, as well as tournaments. Want to learn how to play? Schedule a demo with Joe!

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  • SG: D&D 5e – The Lost Isle of Vrom Atoll (SEATS FULL) (6pm)
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    August 10, 2018

    D&D books and a large D20 die

    This group is now full and closed.

    An adventure beginning at 1st Level. This campaign is ideal and geared for newbies and beginners to D&D 5e!

    Campaign Description: You’ve signed on as crew members of an expeditionary airship departing for the isle of Vrom Atoll. With captain Hester Stonehart an intrepid lead and entrepreneur and her crew; Jayna Harington Alchemist and medic, Tindeewizz Gearfizzle the expert engineer with his mechanical assistant S.E.G. and Shady Light the quartermaster. With the promise of coin and ancient artifact your journey begins, what secrets does the isle hold?

  • SG: Friday Flight Nights (6-11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 10, 2018

    Blood Red Skies game for Friday Flight Nights

    Feel the Force Fridays will return in September. This Summer, come in to enjoy FRIDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS! Every Friday night from late June through the end of August, we’re playing games with a flying theme. These include X-Wing Miniatures, Wings of Glory, and the newest game from Warlord Games — Blood Red Skies. Got another “winged” game that you’d rather play? No prob! Bring it along. We suggest you also post in our Ogre’s Denizen Gamers Group Page on Facebook to see who might like to play.

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  • SG: Adventures in Middle Earth RPG (FULL) (12pm – 5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 12, 2018

    This group is now full and closed.

    This RPG is set in the world of Middle Earth, as created by J.R.R. Tolkien, and in the timeframe between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

  • STE/H: Beyond the Gates of Antares DEMO (12pm)
    12:00 pm-3:00 pm
    August 12, 2018

    One of the Gates of Antares game introductory boxes

    Our resident Warlord Games Sarge, Steven Gonzalez, will be running a demonstration of Beyond the Gates of Antares. If you’ve been wondering about this game, this is a great chance to see what the game pieces are like and learn the game mechanics.

    Beyond the Gates of Antares is a sci-fi miniature wargame, which was written by Rick Priestly who wrote for Warhammer 40k. Learn more about factions, gameplay, and Antares products, then drop in on the 12th for a live demo!

  • SG: Age of Sigmar Gaming Group (12-5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 12, 2018

    Age of Sigmar game day

    The Age of Sigmar Gaming Group meets every Sunday from 12-5pm. Weekly games are Denizen-driven and focus on Warhammer Age of Sigmar, unless there are specific AoS Leagues or Tournaments scheduled.

    All are welcome to play, regardless of experience. If you’re new to Age of Sigmar, this group is always willing to teach new players!

    Join our Age of Sigmar Gamers Group on Facebook to communicate with fellow AoS enthusiasts, discuss aspects of the game, and find out what armies everyone will be bringing each Sunday.

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  • SA: Minis Paint Night (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 14, 2018

    Minis paint night figures

    Learn to paint your minis, or just gather with other miniature-enthusiasts for a creative night of painting. It’s a great chance to learn a new skill to add to your miniature painting arsenal and make those minis look outstanding on the battlefield!

    No need to reserve a spot for paint night. Join our Facebook group to get special announcements on hobby-related activities.

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  • SG: Warhammer 40k Gaming Group (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 16, 2018

    A Warhammer 40k game in progress

    Warhammer 40k is a dystopian, sci-fi-themed miniature wargame set in the far future. This group meets every Thursday night for informal play. We suggest you post what armies you’re playing on our Facebook Group page (you must join to see all posts!).

    The group is a great way to practice, especially if you’re a newbie. It’s also a way to test your armies for the Warhammer 40k League, as well as tournaments. Want to learn how to play? Schedule a demo with Joe!

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  • SG: Friday Flight Nights (6-11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 17, 2018

    Blood Red Skies game for Friday Flight Nights

    Feel the Force Fridays will return in September. This Summer, come in to enjoy FRIDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS! Every Friday night from late June through the end of August, we’re playing games with a flying theme. These include X-Wing Miniatures, Wings of Glory, and the newest game from Warlord Games — Blood Red Skies. Got another “winged” game that you’d rather play? No prob! Bring it along. We suggest you also post in our Ogre’s Denizen Gamers Group Page on Facebook to see who might like to play.

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  • SG: Bolt Action Special Event – “Operation Husky” (12pm – 7pm)
    12:00 pm-7:00 pm
    August 18, 2018

    Operation Husky - Bolt Action Special Event flyer

    Time: 12-7pm (or until completion)

    Number of Players: 8-12

    Cost: $10 entry fee goes towards prizes.

    Register: Contact Joe at the store to register. (916) 693-6604 or email joe@theogresdengaming.com


    Requirements:

    • Each army list is 1000 points.
    • American lists should be generated from the Operation Husky list builder.
    • Axis players should use Defense of Italy, excluding Waffen or Defense of Sicily list builder.
    • British players should base your list off the Tunisia list builder, but use the generic list builder to ensure your points are added correctly. Substitute Commandos in place of Gurkhas.
    • There will also need to be a 2000 point Axis and Allied tank war list. No more than 1500 points in tanks. The remaining 500 points goes toward armoured infantry.
    • There is a 3-color paint minimum for all miniatures on the table (washes do not count).

    If you have any questions about this event, please contact Joe directly.

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  • SG: Age of Sigmar Gaming Group (12-5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 19, 2018

    Age of Sigmar game day

    The Age of Sigmar Gaming Group meets every Sunday from 12-5pm. Weekly games are Denizen-driven and focus on Warhammer Age of Sigmar, unless there are specific AoS Leagues or Tournaments scheduled.

    All are welcome to play, regardless of experience. If you’re new to Age of Sigmar, this group is always willing to teach new players!

    Join our Age of Sigmar Gamers Group on Facebook to communicate with fellow AoS enthusiasts, discuss aspects of the game, and find out what armies everyone will be bringing each Sunday.

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  • SA: Minis Paint Night (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 21, 2018

    Minis paint night figures

    Learn to paint your minis, or just gather with other miniature-enthusiasts for a creative night of painting. It’s a great chance to learn a new skill to add to your miniature painting arsenal and make those minis look outstanding on the battlefield!

    No need to reserve a spot for paint night. Join our Facebook group to get special announcements on hobby-related activities.

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  • SG: 40k Demise of Velia IV (Hobby/Narrative Campaign – ENDS TODAY!)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 23, 2018

    Demise of Velia IV 40k Hobby/Narrative Campaign

    This is the last day for the 40k Hobby/Narrative Campaign, Demise of Velia IV!

    Players receive points for playing, painting, scenery building, and even storytelling. Ideal for all 40k players, whether you already have a painted army or are starting on a new one.

    Prizes will be awarded today and include, but are not limited to:
    1st Place: $85 Start Collecting box
    2nd Place: A box up to $50
    3rd Place: A box up to $35

  • SG: Warhammer 40k Gaming Group (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 23, 2018

    A Warhammer 40k game in progress

    Warhammer 40k is a dystopian, sci-fi-themed miniature wargame set in the far future. This group meets every Thursday night for informal play. We suggest you post what armies you’re playing on our Facebook Group page (you must join to see all posts!).

    The group is a great way to practice, especially if you’re a newbie. It’s also a way to test your armies for the Warhammer 40k League, as well as tournaments. Want to learn how to play? Schedule a demo with Joe!

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  • SG: D&D 5e – The Lost Isle of Vrom Atoll (SEATS FULL) (6pm)
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    August 24, 2018

    D&D books and a large D20 die

    This group is now full and closed.

    An adventure beginning at 1st Level. This campaign is ideal and geared for newbies and beginners to D&D 5e!

    Campaign Description: You’ve signed on as crew members of an expeditionary airship departing for the isle of Vrom Atoll. With captain Hester Stonehart an intrepid lead and entrepreneur and her crew; Jayna Harington Alchemist and medic, Tindeewizz Gearfizzle the expert engineer with his mechanical assistant S.E.G. and Shady Light the quartermaster. With the promise of coin and ancient artifact your journey begins, what secrets does the isle hold?

  • SG: Friday Flight Nights (6-11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 24, 2018

    Blood Red Skies game for Friday Flight Nights

    Feel the Force Fridays will return in September. This Summer, come in to enjoy FRIDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS! Every Friday night from late June through the end of August, we’re playing games with a flying theme. These include X-Wing Miniatures, Wings of Glory, and the newest game from Warlord Games — Blood Red Skies. Got another “winged” game that you’d rather play? No prob! Bring it along. We suggest you also post in our Ogre’s Denizen Gamers Group Page on Facebook to see who might like to play.

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  • SG: Blood Bowl League Begins (12 – 5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 25, 2018

    Blood Bowl game

    Dates: Starts on Sat 8/25 at 12pm. End date depends on how many players participate, which will reflect the total number of games.

    Fee: $10 per person. Fee goes towards prizes.

    Register: Sign up by Wed 8/22. Contact Joe at the store for questions and to register — (916) 693-6604.


    Rules:

    • This is an open ladder system, meaning there are no scheduled games. You must play at least one game a week. (You will be scheduling your games with your assigned opponents.)
    • The number of times you play an opponent depends on how many players are in the league.
    • You will need bring 2 rosters with you per game, one for you and one for your opponent. Each player (mini) must be numbered and their stats and skills must be on the roster.
    • If you are a local player, it’s preferred (and appreciated) that your games are played at The Ogre’s Den.
    • For those players coming from outside of Orangevale and surrounding cities (such as Nevada City), you will eventually need to play opponents at The Ogre’s Den.
    • All match results must be emailed to the store to leagues@theogresdengaming.com
    • Teams must be painted. We will have a separate prize for best-painted team at the end of the league.
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  • SG: Shadespire Tournament (12 – 5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 26, 2018

    Shadespire game

    Date: Sun 8/26, 12pm – 5pm

    Skill: All

    Entry Fee: $5.00 entry fee goes towards prize support

    Registration: Sign up by Thurs 8/23. Contact Joe at the store to register (916) 693-6604, or email joe@theogresdengaming.com


    Player Requirements:

    • One war band for the day.
    • The cards available for your war band are the ones that one with it, those from the starter set, and the cards from the leaders pack.
    • The war band card lists are available online.
    • You must bring a copy of your list of cards to compare with your deck.
    • Any other rules from the book and FAQ apply to the tournament.
    • Miniatures must be painted. There will be a separate prize for best-painted war bands.
  • SG: Adventures in Middle Earth RPG (FULL) (12pm – 5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 26, 2018

    This group is now full and closed.

    This RPG is set in the world of Middle Earth, as created by J.R.R. Tolkien, and in the timeframe between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

  • SG: Age of Sigmar Gaming Group (12-5pm)
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    August 26, 2018

    Age of Sigmar game day

    The Age of Sigmar Gaming Group meets every Sunday from 12-5pm. Weekly games are Denizen-driven and focus on Warhammer Age of Sigmar, unless there are specific AoS Leagues or Tournaments scheduled.

    All are welcome to play, regardless of experience. If you’re new to Age of Sigmar, this group is always willing to teach new players!

    Join our Age of Sigmar Gamers Group on Facebook to communicate with fellow AoS enthusiasts, discuss aspects of the game, and find out what armies everyone will be bringing each Sunday.

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  • SA: Minis Paint Night (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 28, 2018

    Minis paint night figures

    Learn to paint your minis, or just gather with other miniature-enthusiasts for a creative night of painting. It’s a great chance to learn a new skill to add to your miniature painting arsenal and make those minis look outstanding on the battlefield!

    No need to reserve a spot for paint night. Join our Facebook group to get special announcements on hobby-related activities.

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  • SG: Starfinder – Starfinder Society (6-10pm) CANCELLED!
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    August 30, 2018
    Starfinder RPG characters

    Tonight’s Starfinder game has been cancelled! Please sign up for the next one, two weeks from today, on 9/13.

    SFS 1-19: To Conquer the Dragon

    Character levels 5-8
    Written by Matt Duval

    After much negotiating, the Starfinder Society has reached an accord to work with leaders of the Drakelands and Skyfire Mandate on the world of Triaxus. To commemorate this historic achievement, the Society intends to open a new lodge in the settlement of Cumo. However, a recent enemy intends to disrupt the event, and only the PCs stand between this hidden threat and the Society’s newest endeavor.

    Content in To Conquer the Dragon builds on story elements established in Starfinder Society #1–13: On the Trail of History, however, playing that previous scenario is not required.

    Released July 2018.

    This is a special preview session prior to Conquest Avalon. Only one table will be run at this time. Additional tables will be run after con.

    Sign up for this game via Warhorn!

    For info on the Starfinder Society and its activities, please contact Andrew at sacprpg@gmail.com!

  • SG: Warhammer 40k Gaming Group (6 – 9pm)
    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    August 30, 2018

    A Warhammer 40k game in progress

    Warhammer 40k is a dystopian, sci-fi-themed miniature wargame set in the far future. This group meets every Thursday night for informal play. We suggest you post what armies you’re playing on our Facebook Group page (you must join to see all posts!).

    The group is a great way to practice, especially if you’re a newbie. It’s also a way to test your armies for the Warhammer 40k League, as well as tournaments. Want to learn how to play? Schedule a demo with Joe!

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  • SG: Friday Flight Nights (6-11pm)
    6:00 pm-11:00 pm
    August 31, 2018

    Blood Red Skies game for Friday Flight Nights

    Feel the Force Fridays will return in September. This Summer, come in to enjoy FRIDAY FLIGHT NIGHTS! Every Friday night from late June through the end of August, we’re playing games with a flying theme. These include X-Wing Miniatures, Wings of Glory, and the newest game from Warlord Games — Blood Red Skies. Got another “winged” game that you’d rather play? No prob! Bring it along. We suggest you also post in our Ogre’s Denizen Gamers Group Page on Facebook to see who might like to play.

September

Calendar Event Categories

Orange = Regular gaming groups and game nights/days
Blue = Classes and activities
Green = Tabletop role-playing games
Pink = Special events, tournaments, and leagues
Yellow = Special store hours and events
Gray = Store closed


Get Involved!

Do you want to organize a large-scale miniatures event? Are you looking for a local spot to host your RPG group? You have the opportunity to do both!

Complete the appropriate forms, and we’ll include your event on our calendar. (Please note, all requests are subject to approval and are not guaranteed.)

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