About ConFusion

Got a question about running a game at ConFusion? Check out our GM- and facilitator-specific questions.

What's this all about?

ConFusion is a one-day tabletop roleplaying convention. It's a chance to play in a roleplaying game (or two, or three), to try out a new game or system that you haven't heard of before, or run your own game.

What's tabletop roleplaying?

Tabletop roleplaying is a story-telling game in which players (usually) assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. If you're new to the hobby, you're probably most familiar with Dungeons & Dragons, but you might have also run across computer roleplaying games like Skyrim, Fallout, or Mass Effect. Or perhaps something less epic and more pastoral, like The Sims or Stardew Valley: there's plenty of different types of roleplaying game.

Tabletop roleplaying games aren't really about winning or losing: instead, they're about telling a story together, about winning or losing as a group. If you're new to a particular system, or new to roleplaying in general, don't worry! All you need is an open mind and an active imagination: we're all willing to help you succeed.

What's a convention?

A tabletop roleplaying convention is a chance to get together and play some roleplaying games. We'll be running three sessions throughout the day, and in each session, we'll have some attendees offering to run games. These games are all one-off affairs: you'll get a little blurb to help you decide what you want to play in, but you don't need any existing knowledge of the game or the world to play.

I'm new to roleplaying! Can I attend?

Definitely! Newbies are always welcome: we hope that you'll find ConFusion a friendly and welcoming place. If you have any questions about what to expect, please feel free to contact us.

How much does ConFusion cost?

ConFusion costs $20 waged, $15 unwaged: if you have a steady source of income, we'll charge you $20, if not, entry is $15. If folks are running games, we provide a $5 discount on that price. In other words:

What does "waged" and "unwaged" mean?

If you're holding down a job that pays you money, you're waged. If you're unemployed, or depending chiefly on a benefit, allowance, or similar to make ends meet, you're unwaged.

Still in doubt? Drop us a line and we'll tell you if you qualify for the unwaged rate.

I have a question that isn't answered here.

Feel free to send us an email, or say hello on the Wellington Roleplayers Slack group.