Crit Hit! is a tabletop gaming retreat held July 5th-7th at the Four Points by Sheraton South Mountain. From Role Playing, Board, and Card Games, to panels and night time entertainment, Crit Hit is a weekend of adventure and fun! We are also Arizonas's only 18+ gaming event!
While we like to have games from every genre represented, we always pick out one to highlight. This year, we are summoning the darker creatures of the night, The Old Ones, and the deep-down trauma hounds that have such sights to show you. From Lovecraftian horror and vampires to all things that go bump in the night. Let us celebrate the time when the stars are right and the monsters come out to play!
MORE IS NOT BETTER.
Last year we had double the amount of attendees we had planned for, while this was impressive to us, it did create a few strains on our infrastructure. In an effort to maintain quality, Crit Hit has committed to capping our events at 500 total attendees for 2 years. This will help ensure that we bring you the best possible experience. This means that getting your badge through the Kickstarter is more important than ever before.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
At Crit Hit we have a simple, 3 word ethos that we strive for:
Meet. Learn. Play.
- Meet new players and GMs; socialize; maybe find a new game to join after the event is over; even enjoy a panel or other social event at Crit Hit! Join our ever-growing and active online community and find like-minded gamers. Make new friends, go on new adventures.
- Learn about some of the best indie RPG and Board Games around, from award-winning designers to highly experienced GMs, you will walk away from Crit Hit having learned about something new in our hobby! We also feature OSR games and, of course, we have Dungeons & Dragons.
- Play games, enjoy yourself, and consider Crit Hit your gaming retreat. Life is hectic, and finding time to game is difficult. Set a side 3 days to do what you love!
You and others who attend Crit Hit are passionate about tabletop role playing games, and so are we. That's why we strive to have a wide selection of games for you to choose from and play. We want to provide the best possible experience when you play an RPG, so that's why we have the majority of our RPGs being played in a private living room suite.
Here you can craft adventures in a quiet environment, free from distraction.
If games are not in a suite, we try to limit the number of tables in a space, to help create the best possible environment. Quality - not quantity - is our goal..
Content Warnings, Tones, Lines & Veils, and the X Card: Your adventure will begin with the GM announcing what movie rating your game would get if it were a film (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17), what the tone of the game is, and what are lines that will not be crossed during the game. We will also make use of the X card.
Open Door Policy: You can also play safely knowing that no rooms will ever have closed doors. We will prop them open just a little so our Crit Sec (that's what we call our security team) can come during their routine, and discreet, check-ins. There will also be a special number you can text to reach the Crit Hit Senior Staff (where each of us will receive this text) as well as other tools to make sure you feel safe and welcome at every table.
We believe that having a quick, 2-minute discussion about what our games are helps us create the types of games we want to run, and that people who are sitting at a table can choose to play in. As long as everyone at the table is good with the above policies, you play the games you WANT to play.
The Gauntlet community has a great link that explains all of the above, if you have more questions.(Also their podcasts are awesome!)
At Crit Hit, we celebrate a legacy of adventure. From Original D&D to 5e, we love all the editions. (Yes, even THAC0.) We are proud to announce that Frog God Games and Gateway Games partnering up with Crit Hit to bring you The Lair of the Great Dragon. Like White Box style play? Then you'll want to try out Swords & Wizardry (a retro-clone of the original White Box, with cleaned up rules that are easy to read)! We are currently lining up 3rd party publishesrs of adventures as well as publishers of retro-clones to bring to Crit HIt.
Play the world's most popular RPG and find out what the hype is all about.
Board games are more popular than ever, and with that growth comes a flood of games never seen before! At Crit Hit, we will help you navigate the waters with a curated selection of games that you actually will want to play. We'll feature games that span the gamut of gaming, including thematic games and games that tell stories.
Don't wanna play a whole game? No problem - many of our games are set up for quick demos with an option to play the whole thing if you like it! We also have a host of welcoming GMs to suggest a game or help you navigate the rules, so you can get down to the business of victory!
One of the biggest pieces of feedback we received was for MORE vendors. We heard you, and we are expanding! With more than twice the number of vendors, Crit Hit is striving to become not only a great place to game, but a great place to shop! To do this we have lowered our prices on our tables and included our most requested feature, 10x10 booths! We are proud to offer 3 levels of vendor areas
- 10x10 ft inline space in our main board gaming hall, pipe and drape, 1 table, 2 chairs. 2 exhibitor passes. Logo, link on our website as well as our ConMagick app. This area will be secured after vendor hours.
- 6ft inline in our main vendor hall, 1 table, 2 chairs. 2 exhibitor passes. Logo, link on our website as well as our ConMagick app. This area will be secured after vendor hours.
- 6ft inline in our main board game hall, 1 table, 2 chairs. 2 exhibitor passes. Logo, link on our website as well as our ConMagick app. This area will be secured after vendor hours with security presence after vendor hours.
Do you have a product, service, message or just want to support us you want to get out, but can't attend? We are offering a banner program where you can get your message to Crit Hit attendees. At this level you will have a 2x5ft color banner with your company, service or message on it that will be displayed at Crit Hit 4! Crit Hit will even store your banner for possible display at Crit Hit 5!
*banner subject to approval.
With our expanded ballrooms and more suites than ever before, we are proud to partner with The Four Points By Sheraton South Mountain to bring you the best Crit Hit yet!
Located off Elliot Rd and the I-10 freeway, lots of close by places to eat as well as an excellent in-house restaurant make this a fantastic place to come spend 3 days.
RATES: Breakfast Included with the rate. July 5-7, 2019.
Single $85.00+Tax & Double $85.00 +Tax.
RESERVATION LINK WILL BE POSTED SOON FOR THESE RATES. DO NOT BOOK DIRECTLY WITH HOTEL AS WE WILL NOT GET CREDIT FOR THE NIGHTS YOU STAY. (This helps us negotiate rates for other Crit Hit events here, including Winterborn 2020.)
Every backer will get a pair of dice. We will have limited quantities available for sale at the event.
THE RETURN OF THE MESSENGER BAGS
You may add on this item to ANY PLEDGE LEVEL by adding $25 per bag, there is no limit on the quantity you may order. (example you pledged at Cultist of the Copper Sun level for $45, you would then add on $25 for 1 bag for a total of $70. If you wanted 2 bags, you would add $50 for a total of $95, etc.)
These have sold out in years past - adding on is the best way to guarantee to get in our iconic bag line! These will retail for $33 at the event, but you can save $8 by getting one here on the Kickstarter!
Risks and challenges
Hotel Contracts are signed, our merch people are aware of our dates, and we are taking every precaution to make sure that this year goes as smooth as possible. As with all supply/distribution chains, there may be some delays with merch, but we do not anticipate that to be an issue this year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (45 days)