An adventure gaming weekend held at the Phoenix Hilton Airport. Two days of scheduled RPG’s from Pathfinder and D&D to indie RPG’s. 3-4 rooms limited to no more than 5 tables in each room will create intimate environments to run and play RPG’s. And this year we are also introducing BOARD GAMES!
WE ARE PROUD TO HOST OUR GUESTS OF HONOR!
WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT OUR INDUSTRY GUESTS:
Justin Sirois is a writer and game maker living in Baltimore, Maryland. His most recent books include Beneath The Inverted Church, So Say the Waiters, MLKNG SCKLS, Falcons on the Floor, and The Last Book of Baghdad written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy as well as the forthcoming Two Girls (winner of a Kindle Scout publishing contract). Justin has received five individual Maryland State Art Council grants and a Baker "b" grant in 2011.
You can play Beneath The Inverted Church and add on a copy of his game for only $32!
Michael Eskue is a board game designer living in Show Low, AZ. He has enjoyed all types of games since an early age and would often attempt to modify games or design his own scenarios. design became a bit of an obsession and Michael was determined to get one of his designs published. Eventually, he signed For The Win with Tasty Minstrel games. A few years later, Council of Verona was published by Crash Games and then Darkrock Ventures was published by Gamelyn Games and Magic Meeple games. Michael recently co-designed Trash Pandas with his wife, Lisa.
Crit Hit will become home to an entire new page of programming. Board games have become a large part of the overall gaming scene by and large and Crit Hit wants to bring them in a big way!
Learn to Play
Want to try out a game but dont know how to play? Look for games marked Learn To Play! GM's will share with you the basics of how to play a particular game. Everyone has to start somewhere!
Play to Own
Play the game. Win. Take the game home! The gauntlet has been thrown.
Games on Demand where you can sit with a GM of your choice and start up a game right then and there.
Scheduled GamesFor longer, games with lots of 'crunch', we will have scheduled games so you can plan to finally getting around to playing that long form game!
Tournament WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE? Do you want to crush your enemies? See them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their significant others or life partners? Come and sign up for the tournament games we have set up. Tournament play will be for experienced players, if you new you can try, but nobody is going to pull punches on the n00b!
Late Night Casual Party Games
Want to let your brain cool down after a full day of raiding dungeons and harsh competition? Unwind with some easy, light and often inappropriate casual games!
Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder Rooms.
Dedicated rooms to the two powerhouses in the gaming world. Organized play will return to Crit Hit, with two big rooms!
Crit Hit showed the valley that there is a huge following of indie games. Games off the beaten path made up a significant portion of our gaming programing last year and this year we expect it to be even bigger!
VIP GamesGame with the some of the industries greatest legends. Private games run by game creators and industry insiders! Many of these games will be very limited and in a private board room.
The Game Buffet
In the Game Buffet you can experience short encounters that highlight a system’s mechanics. A perfect chance to try out a game and see what makes it special.
Crit Hit G.O.D.s (Games On Demand)
Game on Demand tables set aside for GM’s will offer a ‘menu’ of games that the players who show up can vote on playing. A great way to meet new people and experience new games.
DICE TALKS, hear GM’s and Players share tips and insights in these TED TALK style presentations.
Games that highlight feminist, LGBTQ or minority issues. Because gaming should be inclusive to everyone! There are a lot of RPG's that dont just deal with combat and leveling up. We hope to highlight some of the games that look at minority issues. (This one did get off the ground last year, I will work harder to make this happen this year. Crit Hit is about taking risks and doing things that may be new, I believe this is the right thing at the right time.)
Badges, we dont need no...
Crit HIt will once again use a keychain for a badge. Because we think it's pretty cool if you have a souvenir to take home. :)
Crit Hit Messenger Bag: 2017 Edition
IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE 15 EARLY BIRD SPECIALS, YOU MAY ADD AN EXTRA BADGE FOR THE SAME PRICE OF $26! (THIS OFFER IS ONLY FOR THE EARLY BIRD BACKERS)
BENEATH THE INVERTED CHURCH by Justin Sirois
"I've never seen anything like this on an RPG level and I think it's fucking rad." Full Metal RPG / Podcast
A serialized, mature tabletop module/campaign with 37+ maps and unique mechanics for low to mid level characters. BENEATH can be played with almost any existing RPG system. Beneath ancient ruins lies the UnDungeon, a "paradise" of unspeakable horrors. The Inverted Cupid, a demon of great power, is luring the local townspeople of CragLeee into the UnDungeon to create a master race of “…one race, one sex, one tongue". Only a band of brave adventurers can stop it. Follow Hannah, a fighter and resident of CragLee, as she guides you deeper into the UnDungeon to find her lost brother. Treasure can be found if you are willing to seduce your way through mirrorDoors or witness the atrocities inside The Invert.
The official player’s handbook for the Beneath series. This guide lists weapons, has an index of CragLee, illustrates and explains enemies from The Inverted Church, and has a 50 page side quest full of loot and insane NPCs. The random dungeon generator on the back of the book mimics the Dungeon Dealer card system. This is a key mechanic in the side quest. All maps match 24"x30" dry erase mats and/or the Dungeon Dealer tiles/walls. The side quest, Siblings of the Sea, is a brutal crypt crawl where you'll meet Heinrich, the Bastard Giant and Val, the Necrophile. Horror and treasure awaits.
2017 Handmade Limited Edition Dice Boxes
Get these beautiful hand crafted, limited edition dice boxes. Only 10 will be produced and you can get them for only $25! (your number will be based on the order you up your pledge $25. I will message you what your number is)
Risks and challenges
We are returning for our 2nd year and we expect this go at least as well as we did on our first year.
This year we are expanding our footprint at the venue to take up the entire floor. We also had the rates increased at the hotel, but we still believe it's a fantastic location. Although we reserve the right to change venues if we can find a hotel that is would give us a better deal.
We have a venue and I will be using the same vendors from last year for the rewards. As with all projects, some guests may not be able to make it due to emergencies or other unforeseen events.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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