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Moving forward to 2021

Philip Philip
Sep 02

As the year churns along, we’ve been quietly working behind the scenes to figure out what we can do, what makes sense to do, in these strange times. In the wake of deciding to cancel an in-person event for the year, we put a lot of discussion and some planning toward hosting events online this year. As we went through that process, we realized we needed to do some substantial work to better support the safety and accessibility needs for online games, as well as increase the diversity of our attendees—and that work applies to in-person events as well. We were also mindful that both the pandemic and participation in the protest movement against police brutality may make it difficult for our community to participate. Consequently, we decided to poll our members via Twitter and Discord to see whether people felt that the best use of our time and effort was to continue planning some kind of online events, or to redirect that effort into improving the organization overall and preparing for (hopefully) holding an in-person event next year.

The results of that poll were largely in favor of focusing our efforts toward next year, and so that is what we are now doing. While we’re sad not to host any kind of event this year—our first break after 13 years, since starting in 2007—we believe it’s important to provide the best experience we can, and worthwhile to take advantage of these disruptive times and step back to see what we can improve for future events. We appreciate your feedback and support as we go through this process.

We apologize for being largely silent here on the website; do follow us on Twitter @GoPlayNW, where we’re more likely to post. We also have a Discord server, which we invite you to join.

We love you all, and we hope to be able to see you in person at Go Play NW in 2021! Thanks for being part of Go Play NW with us.

Important news about Go Play NW 2020

Tony Tony
Apr 10

We are officially canceling our in-person event for 2020.

The duration of restrictions on gatherings continues to be uncertain—but the necessity of keeping everyone safe IS certain.

We will, however, be organizing an online-only event for this year. We’re still working on the details, but we’ll have more news soon!

Go Play NW Dates! July 10-12, 2020

Tony Tony
Mar 02

Hello everybody, we have some dates for you!

Mark your calendars for July 10-12, 2020. See you there!

Share your stories in the Afterglow

Tony Tony
Jul 09

The afterglow forum is open!

What games did you play this year? What was the best part of Go Play for you? Any thing the organizers could have done better? Share it in the afterglow: http://www.goplaynw.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=63

Attention Gamemasters! How to finalize your games.

Tony Tony
Jul 01

Hey everybody, it’s time for gamemasters to start finalizing scheduled games!

If you have offered a game on the forums, please fill out the Go Play NW 2019 Event form BEFORE WEDNESDAY July 3. (https://forms.gle/dBqBgW2fNAdnqmMt9)

The online form is new this year, and will make things run a lot more smoothly for scheduled games.

We will be printing final forms for the convention on Wednesday. Having GM’s fill out the details for their events will helps us make sure these are accurate and will save the crew a ton of time and work. You will still be able to make adjustments to the printed sheets at the con.

Thanks for your time and for running a game at Go Play NW!

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