The Quiet Year

Join Randall Library and Cape Fear Games for a (gently) apocalyptic tabletop roleplaying game session (and food!) on Saturday, March 16th, 11:30-4:30! We'll be playing The Quiet Year, a game in which you work with other players to world-build in the post-apocalyptic setting of your choice. You'll be creating a map and telling the story of a community surviving just after the collapse of civilization, responding to event cards and adding to your resources to try to prepare for the end of the game--the arrival of the mysterious Frost Shepherds.
This part of the year's Big Read programming is inspired by the Big Read selection The Bear by Andrew Krivak. Participants will receive a free copy of The Bear and are encouraged to read it. At the end of the event, once everyone has shared their maps and the stories their communities went through, we'll talk about how our own in-game experiences of community, isolation, and existing in relation to the natural world aligned with the themes from the book.
Participants must register in advance, with a max capacity of 20 people.
Sign up here to save your spot, get a free copy of the book, and join us on the 16th for gaming and food!:

The Quiet Year tabletop gaming event
Saturday, March 16th
11:30 am - 4:30 pm (unless we finish early!)
Azalea Coast Room A, upstairs in the Fisher Student Union
4855 Price Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eva Sclippa ( or Sam Zelick (
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.