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QueerTessa Pride Night

Join us for our first ever QueerTessa Pride Night! Featuring games run exclusively by ConTessans who identify somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum! 


Panic at the Disco

GM: Crystal C System: Monsterhearts - 2nd Game Code: RPG17123419

Players take control of teen monsters full of drama and navigate the hijinks surrounding Woodcliffe High's Homecoming week. Materials provided. Monsterhearts is a game about supernatural characters struggling to find acceptance, balance their complicated lives and deal with their romantic feelings. This version of the game will play with TV tropes and allow the players to explore a story and collaborate on outcomes. This game will take place during a high school homecoming week and weekend, including the homecoming dance.

Ride of Our Lives

GM: Quinn W System: Queer Fantasy Road Trip Game Code: RPG17122641

Embark on a journey as a group of queer youths. A game with an emphasis on emotion, relationship, & the formation of identity.

Mundania: Mundane Powers, Mundane Adventures

GM: Jeremy G   System: Cypher - Modified Edition   Game Code: RPG17117491

Play out a sit-com type adventure! You want to turn in your term paper on time? ROLL. 1? Oops, you fell down an internet hole.

Where in the Worlds is Waldo Egbert III?

GM: Juanita D  System: The Strange - 1st  Game Code: RPG17122558

Programmer genius, Waldo Egbert III has avoided everyone but his online buddies and the pizza delivery guy for years, but now it seems he's vanished! With a mind like that, there's sure to be trouble!

Sirens of Stalingrad

GM: Christina S  System: Night Witches - 1st  Game Code: RPG17121887

Night Witches is a fictional game about an actual Soviet all-female night bomber regiment during World War II--the 588th. We will be pilots and navigators. We’ll be airwomen. 

"We’re playing Soviet women in an all-female Night Bomber Regiment during World War Two. Our mission is to harass the German army, which has invaded our country. The war is brutal and horrific. We fly obsolete biplanes and drop bombs or, when we don’t have bombs, railroad ties, on the Germans. Things are desperate. It is incredibly dangerous. We fly in darkness, sometimes a dozen missions each night. The Soviet army wishes we didn’t exist and nobody expects us to succeed. We are going to succeed anyway." All players are welcome in this game! However, be aware that this game focuses heavily on roleplaying over dice and mechanics and the setting frequently delves into such mature topics as death, sex, love, and oppression in a wartime environment.

Scenic Dunnsmouth Sold Out!

GM: Richard R   System: The Black Hack - 1st Edition   Game Code: RPG17108898

Whether from dark sorcery, vile cults, or human misrule, Dunnsmouth slowly dies in the swamp. Within the rot, you will find mysteries, fight evil, & encounter the forces of the Weird. Everyone knows where Dunnsmouth is, but no one in the court knows anyone who's been there. Tax collectors disappear and never return. A dark magic hangs around it in the swamps, but even those sorcerers who've gone to investigate seem to vanish in the gloomy mists. "Scenic Dunnsmouth" is a sandbox adventure setting from Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and The Black Hack is an old-school DIY system from Gold Piece Publications.

A Hilarious Evening of Horror Sold Out!

GM: Jacquie B   System: Dread - 1st Edition   Game Code: RPG17108900

Uses a Jenga tower as a resolution mechanic & requires no character sheets. This game, for adults only, will be a hilarious improv horror adventure perfect for new & experienced gamers. 

Dream Askew Sold Out!

GM: Barda R   System: Dream Askew - 1st Edition   Game Code: RPG17109787

A story game about queer community in a post-apocalyptic world. It's meant to explore themes like livelihoods, experiences of marginalization, & experiences of liberation. Dream Askew gives us ruined buildings, ruined lives, ruined faces, loaded handguns, psychic powers, heartbroken underdogs and turbulent skies, asking "What do you do next?"
Imagine that the apocalypse didn't happen everywhere at the same time. Instead, it happened in waves. It's still happening in waves. You were hit recently. You've fallen out of the society intact. You've found others who you can relate to, and you've banded together with them to form a queer enclave. Gangs roam the apocalyptic rubble, and scarcity is becoming the norm. And just beyond our everyday perception, howling and hungry, there exists a psychic maelstrom. (Official Description from the game's web page at

Learn to Play Dead Fire Sold Out!

GM: Rachelle B   System: Dungeons & Dragons - Edition 3.5   Game Code: RPG17108901

The town of Foresthall needs heroes! A black cloud is descending on the town. Will you & your team be able to discover its origins before it's too late?

The Han Cluster: The Rasitor Calamity Sold Out!

GM: Tracy S   System: Fate - Core Edition   Game Code: RPG17110665

In the year 2657, a distress signal from an unusual ship in the Han Cluster presents a golden opportunity for heroism & reward. The year is 2657. You are the crew of a trade ship in the Han Cluster. When you receive a distress signal from a storied earthen "patchwork" ship, it presents a unique opportunity for heroism, intrigue, and of course, reward! Or it might just be a fantastic way to get yourselves killed.... This is an original sci-fi setting and adventure using the FATE Core rules set. Pregens will be provided. No experience with FATE Core is required. Rules will be taught!

It's Getting a Little Crowded In Here Sold Out!

GM: Luke E   System: Headspace - 1st Edition   Game Code: RPG17108902

A cyberpunk dystopic game where all of the player's are mentally bonded, for good or for ill. Come play Mark Richardson's Headspace. A cyberpunk dystopic game where all of the players are permanently mentally bonded, which has its upsides and its major downsides. Emotional depth is encouraged in the roleplay but all efforts will be made to create a safe space for roleplay for folks of all backgrounds.

The Free Wolves Sold Out!

GM: Emily D   System: Homebrew Game Code: RPG17116869

Everything changed when 1 werewolf was caught on camera. It's up to you to navigate this strange new world. Join this homebrew creation in a world created by Emily Danvers of ConTessa and Swords and Wizardry Developer and ConTessa Head, Stacy Dellorfano. Navigate the near future where being a werewolf is very real and quickly becoming illegal. You're the member of a very public pack led by one of the oldest werewolves in the world and his husband, fighting back against those who think you're subhuman in the current political climate. This adventure will take you all over the world as you try to uncover a conspiracy and make the world a little better for your fellow werewolves.

The Legend of Tom Cruise's Thighs Sold Out!

GM: John H   System: Swords & Wizardry - 1st Edition   Game Code: RPG17113287

Princess Lily has touched the Unicorn & brought on a new era of Darkness. Join Jack & a glitter-covered cast of elfs & fairies in a quest to relive the 1980's most homoerotic fantasy film.  

Earlier Event: August 19
Tabletop RPGs 101
Later Event: August 20
Kid's Day Pajama Party