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Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent:
Episode 16

June 23, 2024 • Start: 6:00 PM

Trivia Night:
Music Trivia Night

June 23, 2024 • Start: 5:00 PM
Six-Mile Ordinary Distillery • 700 Fay St, Columbia, MO 65201

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent

Four mix-matched adventurers traverse the realm of Lawbrand: a gritty, industrialized world where heady religion and ancient magic are in constant contention…  all the while, the Auroboros writhes just beneath the surface, biding its time.

Episode 16

June 23, 2024 • 6:00 PM


Detect Nerd is a group of friendly nerds dedicated to encouraging community among other friendly nerds with a general but not exclusive focus on tabletop gaming. Detect Nerd presents live-on-stage gameplay, a streaming adventure campaign, outreach events to encourage new gamers, and social meetups for nerdy people.

We include game players and game managers, plus audiences who enjoy entertaining and improvisatory performance, creative artists and collaborators, and anyone who just wants to feel comfortable being around other nerds.

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March 1, 2023
Excellent Detect Nerd profile in the Columbia Tribune

Thank you to Aarik Danielsen for the very thoughtful and accurate profile of Detect Nerd. And check out Dani Mondloch's great photos, too!

"Detect Nerd is casting a benevolent spell on Columbia... Forged around common interests — namely, Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop games — the local collective takes its preoccupations public. Detect Nerd hosts live-streamed campaigns, movie meet-ups and in-person events that, to hear its founders' descriptions, take the form of a real-time trust fall, involving a delightful alchemy of storytelling, improv comedy and community-building."

View the full article at https://www.columbiatribune.com/story/lifestyle/things-to-do/2023/03/17/enter-the-world-of-detect-nerd-a-columbia-gaming-collective/70007989007/

January 9, 2023
Detect Nerd featured on KBIA

Here's a nice, brief public radio feature on what we do:


Thank you to Abigail Ruhman for the crack reporting!

Coming Soon!

Murder Mystery:
Death in the Desert: An Atomic Age Mystery

June 30, 2024 • Start: 5:00 PM
Six-Mile Ordinary Distillery • 700 Fay St, Columbia, MO 65201


Six-Mile Ordinary and Detect Nerd presents another murder mystery event! It is 1953 in New Mexico. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory is having a “beach” party celebrating corporate America with its employees and their family members — that’s you! The bash will take place at our employee clubhouse on campus. Light up the atomic grill and jiggle that jello, let’s have a ball!
Test out your investigative and roleplaying abilities at this one-of-a-kind event. Character assignments will be given out when you arrive. Grilled picnic foods, along with sides, are included.
----> Tickets are $50 and spots are limited! There are only 40 tickets available. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
*Pay a $25 deposit now - pay the rest when you get to the event!*


Trivia Night:
Sports Trivia Night

July 21, 2024 • Start: 5:00 PM
Six-Mile Ordinary Distillery • 700 Fay St, Columbia, MO 65201

Tiny Dungeon:
Wild Flurry III

August 23, 2024 • Start: 7:00 PM

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