I have gamed in a lot of places. Mainly they are places like bedrooms and peoples houses, the library, schools and the like. There is one place that I find the most unusual that I have ever gamed in and there is another spot that used to be my regular spot that people normally find the most unusual so first to mine.
Tasmanian Rain Forest
Being a Tasmanian this is not all that unusual for me – but role playing in this environment is. I was young (around 18) when we took a week off life to go stay in a hut that was in a ravine accessible only via a muddy little track at the time. It is now a lot more accessible (the hut was built by a scout group and they have improved it over time). We had planned to do a lot of role playing and some LARPing down there. we got to role play a lot but no real LARPing was done.
I look back at this trip now and realise that it is more than likely the most unusual or enriching place that I have ever gamed in. The privilege of being that environment was so totally lost on me at the time though. It was more about just having a laugh with friends and I think it came at the end of a school year so we were just blowing off steam. Good fun.
Service Station Lube Bay
Most of my players prior to the start of this year worked in a service station and so we used to play there. It was a thing for ease of the game as it meant the worker who finished at 7 could just shut up and then we could start gaming straight away. I have taken a few photos of the inside of the lube bay and it is probably this environment that I get the most comments from over time. So it may be unusual to play in a lube bay – but to us it was just a good space to sit down and play.
Honestly, I would love to play in a supposedly haunted house. I do not believe in ghosts or spirituality in anyway but I am Mulder – I want to believe. Holding a horror game (Dread most likely) in a haunted house by candle light would be the most awesome thing that I could think of doing! Keep rolling.