The Tampa Bay Ogres are a chapter of the Organization of Gamers & Roleplaying Enthusiasts operating within the region of Tampa Bay, a large harbor area on the west coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the larger cities in the area include Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. Counties considered to be in the "Bay Area" include: Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk. Residents of all cities and counties are networked together in the regional gaming network, similar to the Gulf Coast Ogres.
The group began as a grassroots regional gaming network in 1996, and joined O.G.R.E.s on August 9th, 2011.
The chapter as a whole has won the following O.G.R.E. awards:
Chapter Member Awards
Specific members of this chapter have won the following O.G.R.E. awards:
The regional grassroots gamer network known as MsKina's Tampa Bay D&D Gamers started in 1996 from a small group of friends that discovered there was a need. Since then the Chapter Coordinator, Brenda "MsKina" Cothern, made it one of her missions to help bring people together who were just as passionate about the hobby as she was. Throughout the years Brenda has not given up on the goal to create a powerful network for the gamers of the Tampa Bay Area to connect with each other and enjoy a hobby she passionately loves. After attending Gen Con 2011, Brenda found the last piece of her puzzle, the O.G.R.E.s, with their assistance she spearheaded the formation of a new chapter, Tampa Bay Ogres, and quickly went about setting up shop. The goal she put forth on the table was to make an active community that not only assists with the hobby, but creates a culture of friends and associates to preserve the spirit of the hobby.
For more information about the Chapter Coordinator Assistants (CCA) click here.
For more information about the Senior Dungeon Master Assistants (SDMA) click
- Residential Ogre Lair Hosts
- MsKina's Ogre Lair Brenda Cothern (N. Tampa)
- Sunday Night Eternals Dominick Tascritti (S. Tampa)
- T'Ogres Tammy Mangrum (Brandon)
- Spring Hill Area Gamers T. Min Nemoy (Hernando County)