ARC Membership

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The Adelaide Roleplaying Community Inc. welcomes new members who might like to join our various campaign games.  While anyone can come along to our special once off events, those who wish to participate in lengthier campaign games need to pay a small membership fee to assist us is ensuring quality events and appropriate levels of public liability insurance.  ARC Inc. members may also apply to run events and games with our support, and are allowed to vote in our Annual General Meetings.  Thus our members have a hand in the direction and development of our organisation.

When you first decide to join, you must select one or more campaigns you would like to play and contact us to find out if there are available vacancies.  Presuming that there are such vacancies, you must then fill out a trial membership form to obtain your first month of play free of any membership charges (though session fees may still apply).

As your trial membership requires approval from a Game Master or Committee Member, there will often be a brief interview where you will also have the opportunity to learn about our games and perhaps even start developing your character.  These interviews are friendly and informal and are more about both parties getting the chance to get to know each other.

Once you have obtained approval, you can then attend any and all ARC Inc. games that have available vacancies during your one month trial period.  Naturally you will still need to give each Game Master advance warning of your arrival to ensure that you can have an approved character to use during the game.  Alternatively you can speak to the Game Master for the opportunity to simply watch the game and see what happens and how it works.

ARC Inc. Silver Membership fees ($5) cover you for the rest of the financial year and allow you to use our public liability insurance and not for profit status when hiring venues for tabletop games.  This can sometimes allow you to obtain a regular venue for free, depending on the venues’ room hire rates.  This membership level doesn’t allow you to attend any LARP campaigns.

ARC Inc. Gold Membership allows you to attend our LARP campaigns and so is a little higher to better reflect the increased requirements of running those larger events.  These membership fees change depending on the initial month you join and they cover you for the rest of the financial year.

Annual Membership Fees
Join in July – September: $25
Join in October – December: $20
Join in January – March: $15
Join April – June: $10

Why do some games require memberships and other’s don’t?

We typically only require memberships for those who are going to play in a campaign game as it doesn’t seem fair to require a membership of someone who is only going to play once or twice in a year.  Games that run for only one or two sessions typically don’t require membership unless the event is designed specifically for our member’s enjoyment.

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