Arizonians – or those close enough to visit – have a unique opportunity to attend what may well be the first Gamemaster’s Conference in the history of the hobby!

Registration: 11:30-noon
Location: Columbus Library at 4350 E. 22nd Street, Tucson


Duration: Sessions run from noon to 4:45, and are organized in short (15 to 50 minute) bursts, to allow maximum topic coverage.


Admission: Free – Lunch not provided

Additional information can be found through the Tucson RPG meetup group site.

Another Gamemaster’s Conference-type session will be at RinCon in October and the next "stand alone" conference is tenatively scheduled for Spring 2010. 


Schedule and Brief Summary of Presentations

11:30 – noon – Registration. 
11:55 or so – Introductory Remarks – Jason Corley



12:00-12:25 – Berin Kinsman (of unclebear.com) – Worldbuilding 101


12:25-12:50 – Dave Martin (of the Wrecking Crew White Wolf demo team) – Compelling NPC Design


12:50 – 1:00 – Break



1:00-1:50 – John Wick (megacelebrity and hero to the masses) – Topic: Play Dirty


1:50-2:00 – Break



2:00-2:15 – Jim Myers (SAGA Board, Tucson By Night Shared Campaign) – The 3 Cs of Player Rewards


2:15-2:30 – Don Dehm (pulpgamer.com) – Pacing and Player Engagement


2:30-2:45 – Derek Rex (pulpgamer.com) – Topic TBA


2:50-3:00 Break



3:00-3:25 – Jason Corley (best GM in Tucson) – Pressures On The Party – A Campaign Design Technique


3:25-3:50 – Thomas Denagh (SAGA Board) – Low Prep/No Prep Gaming


3:50-4:00 Break

4:00-4:20 – Ron Blessing (The Game’s The Thing) – Topic TBA


4:20-4:45 – Directed Discussion – Topics: What challenges do GMs face in Southern Arizona’s gaming community? What could you share with the GM community? What topics would you like to see covered in greater detail?

The Tuscon RPG Guild Gamemaster’s Conference
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