Breakout 2017 has ended
Breakout 2017 is offering a ton of events for you to participate in! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided. This is a great chance to try a game for the first time, test out a new system or sign up for an old favourite! 

Events at Breakout 2017 require an admission pass for the day of the event. Admission passes can be purchased in advance on the Breakout website or on the day of at the convention. Signing up for an event and not purchasing a pass will result in your seat being assigned to another attendee.

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Saturday, March 11


Being A Great Player

A great GM can only craft an amazing tabletop RPG experience with the help of great players. A discussion of how to be one of those players, improving the at-table experience for both yourself and everyone else. Includes discussions on roleplaying technique, communal storytelling, and how experienced players can help welcome new players into the hobby.

With Emily Griggs, Jason Pitre, Moyra Turkington, Chris Chung and moderator Corey Reid 

Saturday March 11, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Allure Hall


Getting Kids into Games

We love role-playing games! Regardless of the game system, the storytelling, dice rolling, teamwork, and creative thinking involved in all tabletop RPGs have had a profound impact on our lives. But how do you introduce families and children to the imagination, storytelling, empowerment, and cooperation involved in gaming? Find out how to lay the groundwork for future, more complicated RPG sessions with your kids and family!

With Daniel Kwan, Rachel Kahn, Sean Munro and moderator Pieter van Hiel 

Saturday March 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Allure Hall


Art in Games!
Demystifying the process of how art gets created for games — how to get commissions, how the process works, and what art can do for a game besides look great! The art that surrounds a game greatly influences how the game gets played, and inspires the players at the table. Join Anna Kreider, Rachel Kahn and Emily Griggs as they discuss the role of art in gaming.

With Anna Kreider, Emily Griggs, Rachel Kahn and moderator Corey Reid 


Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Allure Hall


GM Troubleshooting

Solve your toughest GMing problems with the aid of our masterful panelists.

With Robin Laws, Matt McFarland, Anna Kreider, Emily Care Boss and moderator Fraser Ronalds

Saturday March 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Allure Hall


Sex and Romance in RPGs
From the Ramayana to Romeo and Juliet, love and passion are at the heart of some of the most timeless stories ever told. So, how do we explore these themes in roleplaying games? How do we as players and GMs help each other have fun and stay safe? What systems bring sex and romance to the forefront? What's that thing larpers are doing with their hands? Your panelists will answer all these questions, and many more.

With Emily Care Boss, Alex Roberts, Jacqueline Bryk and moderator Emily Griggs


Saturday March 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Allure Hall


Creating Horror in Games
Like ghosties, ghoulies, long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night? Join us for a panel on how to incorporate gothic horror tropes into your project or campaign!

With Michelle Lyons-McFarland, Epidiah Ravachol, Jonathan Gilmour, and moderator Jacqueline Bryk


Saturday March 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Allure Hall


What’s Up In Tabletop Gaming?
Bombard our panelists with questions about tabletop gaming and the many directions it's headed in.

With Robin Laws, Jonathan Gilmour, Eric Lang, Michelle Lyons-McFarland and moderator Jonathan Lavallee


Saturday March 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Allure Hall


Breaking Into Board Game Design
Want to design a board game? Have no idea how to get into the industry? Join our wonderful set of panelists to talk about how to enter the board game design world, do some playtesting, and get your game published.

With Pam Walls, Tim Brown, Eric Lang, Sen-Foong Lim and moderator Daryl Andrews

Saturday March 11, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Allure Hall