Gen Con is Coming Soon! 

We're in the final stages of preparing for the convention, but we've still got some room left for more games on our schedule. So, after going through everything we've had, we're going for one last big push for recruiting to fill in the blanks!

GM Badges: We have a few GM Badges left, but we'd like to reserve them for D&D Adventurers League GMs who help us out with our AL Epic on Saturday. To qualify for one of these badges, you must run at least one 3 or 4 hour Tier 1 game at an available time on our schedule on Thursday or Friday (to give players opportunities to level up for the Epic), and run a game during the Epic. Use the link above to sign up to be an Adventurers League GM! 

Even if you don't get a GM badge, all ConTessa GMs get: 

  • Access to our Safer Space on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. 
  • Access to our game library, so you can run many types of board games without having to pack them! Just tell us you'd like to reserve the game from our library in the 'Special Requests' section. 
  • A ConTessa GM's T-Shirt - a unique design only GMs get. 
  • A GM's 'Thank You' Bag with gifts both from publishers and the organization itself, meant to inspire you. 
  • Lanyards, badge ribbons, pinback buttons. 
  • Gaming area on the field in Lucas Oil Stadium. We have: 
    • Round tables that seat up to 8 for RPGs. 
      • Each table has a 39" x 23" vinyl dry-erase game mat with a 1" grid on one side, and a 1" hex grid on the other.
    • 8' x 30" rectangular tables that seat six for card and board games. 
    • 8' x 60" rectangular tables for large board games and miniature games. 
  • We handle all the paperwork to get your game submitted and approved.  
  • We advertise your game to make sure it gets filled. 
  • The visible representation so many other people like you need to take the first step into GMing, creating, or both.
  • All you've gotta do is choose something to run, show up, and get pampered!

ConTessa HQ Schedule (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Thursday

10am-1pm Open Swim

All lanes are open for open swim! No particular theme or type of game required -  host a table of your favorite RPG, Card or Board Game!

1pm-5pm Learn to Play BIG GAMES

Bring your big ol' board games and hunker down for some dedicated play. This time is for those board games you have that are super fun but you rarely get to play since they require a substantial time commitment to learn and play. Don't have a game like that? That's fine, any board games are welcome. 

5pm-6pm Group Pictures & Social Hour

Open to all GMs, facilitators, moderators, and panelists! Stop by to socialize with other ConTessans and stick around for a group photo at 5:45!

6pm-12am Women's Game Night (RPGs full, space for Board Games)

Are you a woman? Come join and meet other women in a fun and supportive environment for our 3rd annual Women's Game Night. Host your favorite RPG, Card, or Board Game for a group of eager gamers! 

Friday

10am-2pm Dungeon Crawl Classics Battle Royale

We're hosting a Dungeon Crawl Classics Tournament! Each GM will run players through a dungeon designed for level zero characters while several bands of adventurers will take their chances completing each one. Players with surviving characters after completion of every dungeon will square off in a final challenge to determine the winner!

To help judge this event, contact Bailey at bailey@contessa.rocks!

10am - 2pm Board Game Bash

Bring a board game or borrow one of ours, and play some of your favorite board games while meeting new people! 

2pm-6pm Board Game Tournaments

Join us for some board game tournaments! 16 total players for each game (King of Tokyo, 7 Wonders, Splendor, and Tsuro) will square off for a game. The winners of those four will then square off against each other. The final winners for each game will then participate in a rock-paper-scisssors game to determine the all-around winner! Prizes TBA. 

6pm-12am ConTessans of Color Game Night

Are you a Person of Color? Inspire others through the power of representation while you host whatever RPG, board, or card game that ignites your passion for gaming at our second annual ConTessans of Color Game Night!

Saturday

10am-2pm Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League Epic: DDEP07-01 Peril at the Port

Pirates! Dastardly ne’er-do-wells have been spotted just outside of the harbor! Not content with scratching a living off of the rich port city’s scraps, pirates are making for the city by land and sea. But Port Nyanzaru is far from defenseless; pick up a yklwah, climb aboard a dinosaur, or man the wall; but whatever you do, don’t let those rapscallions into the city!

Seeking GMs for this Epic as well as some Tier 1 AL games on Thursday and Friday!

10am - 2pm Board Game Bash

Bring a board game or borrow one of ours, and play some of your favorite board games while meeting new people! 

2pm-4pm Open Swim

All lanes are open for open swim! No particular theme or type of game required -  host a table of your favorite RPG, Card or Board Game!

6pm-12am QueerTessa Pride Night

Do you identify anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum? Come be a representational powerhouse as you host whatever RPG, board, or card game you like the most in our space on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. 

Sunday

10am-4pm Open Swim

All lanes are open for open swim! No particular theme or type of game required -  host a table of your favorite RPG, Card or Board Game!