Philip LaRose Philip LaRose
May 06

Our June 3–5 event is fast approaching! We’ll be running games on our dedicated Discord server throughout the weekend, but we can’t do it without you. Here’s how it works.

How do I register for the event?

First, if you don’t already have an account on Discord, sign up to Discord! You will need your Discord username—it’s the one you use to log in, which ends with a hashtag (#) and some numbers—to finish the registration process on Eventbrite. You can get a free Discord account on the Discord registration page; see Discord’s Getting Started page for more help.

Next, register for Go Play NW 2022 on Eventbrite at:


  • Tickets for this event are available on a pay-what-you-will model, with a suggested donation of $12 each day for Saturday and Sunday and also a free option. 
  • The Friday evening social gathering (“lobby con”) is included with all ticket options at no extra cost.
  • To provide the best experience possible, attendance at this event is limited to 80 people on Saturday and 80 people on Sunday. A waiting list is available if the event sells out.

Important: the email address you use when registering on Eventbrite will be the one where we contact you with further updates, and it will be your account username on our website, which you’ll need to sign up for any games!

Where do I find the game schedule and sign up for games?

Once you’re registered through Eventbrite, we’ll send you an email with a link to sign in to the Go Play NW website and your temporary password. Once you have signed in and changed your temporary password, you’ll get access to our scheduling page where you can post a game to run, sign up to join a scheduled game, or sign up to participate in a pickup game session, which we call “the donut”.

(Note: at the time of this blog post, we’re just finishing setting up this process, so it may be a few days before you get an email if you register soon (or already did). Once we’re ready, new registrations should get an email within a day.)

How do we organize games?

At Go Play NW, all of our games are run by our guests (you). We’ll have two options on offer for players and facilitators/GMs: scheduled games and the donut. 

  • Scheduled games are games that facilitators/GMs post in advance on our website, and players can sign up in advance to join.
  • The donut lets us organize games at the start of each session during the event. The donut is a muster in which all people who want to play and/or facilitate gather in a voice channel (or stage, if there are a lot of folks) on our Discord server to pitch games together. We’ll ask for enough facilitators to allow everyone to play in a game, and once they’ve made their pitches, the rest of the group will get a chance to sign up to one of the games being offered. And then, go play!

How do I schedule a game to facilitate?

Once you have access to our scheduling page, you’ll be able to submit a game for scheduling. We’ll ask for some information such as the name and description, the number of players you can take, and content warnings. We do need to review the game submission before it’s posted, so it may take a day before it’s posted and visible on the schedule.

How do I sign up to join a scheduled game?

Once you have access to our scheduling page, you’ll be able to see a list of the scheduled games being offered each session as we post them, and put your name down for a game that has an open slot. New games may be posted each day leading up to the event, so you’ll want to return and check out the schedule more than once!

How do I sign up to join the donut?

Once you have access to our scheduling page, you’ll also see the donut listed in each session, and you can put your name down to join in any or all of them. Signing up in advance to join a donut helps us prepare to accommodate everyone who’s interested! 

Wait, can you tell me more about the donut and how it works?

Sure! For more information, see our post All about the donut.

How do I get to the Discord server for the event?

A few days before the event starts, we’ll email you a link to the server so that you can add it to your Discord app in advance, if you want. You won’t see anything there except the #welcome-desk channel until we’re ready to open check-in on Friday June 3.

What’s the schedule for the weekend?

Friday June 3 is our lobby con—a social gathering that also gives us time to be sure everyone’s properly checked in. That starts at 5:30 PM Pacific and runs at least until 8:30 PM.

Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 are the gaming days, and have the same schedule:

  • Morning session starts at 10:30 AM Pacific and runs to 2:30 PM.
  • Lunch break is from 2:30 to 3:30 PM.
  • Afternoon session starts at 3:30 PM and runs to 7:30 PM.

Let us know if you have any questions at We look forward to seeing you at the con!

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