~ NMGS presents:  Briar Guard Heroes ~

Organized Gaming for Young Players

Briar Guard Heroes was originally founded as an organized play campaign for 5th edition Dungeons & DragonsĀ® that was focused on young players under the age of 21. The mission was to introduce young adventurers to the concept of heroism through teamwork, creative problem solving & tactical thinking. Briar Guards Heroes hosted regularly scheduled events from near the beginning of 2018 through to near the end of 2019. The admins for this campaign, Linda & Christof Deimer, along with a small handful of volunteer Dungeon Masters, coordinated and ran games for up to 50 kids and their parents at a time and in the end provided a fantastic experience for hundreds of participants.

During 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic prevented in person gaming and the admins for Briar Guards Heroes focused on establishing New Mexico Gamers Society. While New Mexico Gamers Society welcomes players of all ages, we have not had many games specifically tailored for youth and there are even some that are specifically geared for adults. To that end, near the start of 2021 New Mexico Gamers Society put out the call to gauge interest and to bring in volunteers to revive Briar Guards Heroes in an online capacity at first, with an eye to in person events in the future when it becomes safe to do so. It was the idea that Briar Guards Heroes could branch out from Dungeons & Dragons to offer other types of organized gaming for youth such as board games, card games, and other roleplaying game systems.

While we would love to see Briar Guard Heroes live again, this cannot happen without dedicated volunteers stepping up to take charge. Unfortunately, while many expressed interest in participating in events, the call for volunteers received minimal response. To that end Briar Guards Heroes will remain on hiatus for the time being. If you wish to express interest in participating as a player please click on the Player link above and we will update you with any future Events that may occur. If you are interested in taking over the administration of Briar Guard Heroes or would like to volunteer to assist please click the Volunteer link above to submit your information. Of course, if you simply wish to run a game that is youth centered you can do so by going to the Events page and registering to Host a game.