How Does Go Play NW Online Work?

Sep 1, 2023

Go Play NW Online 2023 is coming up at the end of October! let's take a moment to give you a quick rundown of how Go Play NW Online events work.

Where will Go Play NW Online take place?

We’ll be running games on our community Discord server. If you don't already have a free Discord account, you'll need to create one, and you'll want to do that before you register and buy your ticket so that we can get your Discord username on our guest list.

Create a Discord Account

Join our community Discord server

How do I register for Go Play NW Online?

Registration for Go Play NW is powered by Eventbrite, but we're managing the process directly through our website. Head over to our Register Now! page to get registered and buy your ticket.

Register for Go Play NW

How much does a ticket to Go Play NW Online 2023 cost?

Tickets for Go Play NW Onine 2023 are pay-what-you-will.

We suggest a donation of $12 per day for the event, but ultimately you should decide what you can afford based on your personal financial situation. (We offer a free option for a reason!)

How do I get into a game I want to play or run?

At Go Play NW, all of our games are run by our attendees—folks like you!

You can either sign up for a game in advance, which we call "scheduled games," or join/run a game on the day of the event by joining our pitch circle, which we call "the Donut."

Sign up for a scheduled game

Submit for the schedule a game you would like to run

Learn more about the Donut

How do I schedule a game I want to run for the weekend?

Once you're registered, you can submit a game you'd like to run from our Run a Game page.

Once your game is submitted, it will be reviewed by our event organizers before being approved and posted to our Game Schedule. In most cases the review is pretty quick, and we'll contact you if there are any clarifications we need to make regarding your game submission.

Submit a game you would like to run

How do I sign up to join the Donut?

No sign-up is necessary for participating in the Donut, but if you want to help us keep the event running as smoothly as possible and to help you manage your schedule, you can sign up for the Donut in advance on our Game Schedule.

If you don't get around to signing up, don't worry! Anyone can hop into the Donut! Once you're checked in for the event, you will see a section dedicated to the Donut on our Discord server. Simply join the Donut Stage channel at the start of the game session and we'll get you into a game.

Screenshot of Go Play NW discord server with the Donut Category highlighted

Learn more about the Donut

What’s the schedule for the weekend?

Friday, Oct 27

  • Lobby Con: 6:00 PM PDT
    We're kicking things off with our usual Friday evening social giving you time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
  • After Dark / Down Under Game Session: 11:59 PM PDT
    We're expanding our reach with a session timed to start from midafternoon in Western Australia to early evening in New Zealand, or afterhours in the Americas!

Saturday, Oct 28

  • Doors Open: 9:00 AM PDT
  • Morning Game Session: 9:30 AM PDT
  • Afternoon Game Session: 2:00 PM PDT
  • Evening Game Session: 7:00 PM PDT

Sunday, Oct 29

  • Doors Open: 9:00 AM PDT
  • Morning Game Session: 9:30 AM PDT
  • Afternoon Game Session: 2:00 PM PDT
  • Evening Game Session: 7:00 PM PDT

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