The short block gives an opportunity for people to try out new systems and different styles, try gaming with different people, and generally experiment. The short block gives variety throughout the year as well as offering a break for long term GMs. The short block is also a good time for new members to visit the club before they're expected to commit to a long block game.
Roleplaying games in a Short Block last only 1–3 weeks. Board and card games are also often played, depending on the whim of participants.
- Games for a short block are pitched online at any time prior to the block.
- Games are pitched in person on week 7 of the preceding long block.
- Ad-hoc games can also be offered on the evening.