Protospiel North is an extension of the popular series of Protospiel game design and development conventions. Amateur and established game designers get together to test and improve game prototypes in a supportive, cooperative environment. This casual event is based on sharing experiences and insight toward a goal of making the best games.
The convention runs from Friday, November 12th to Sunday, November 14th at Beverley Halls SPK in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Protospiel North uses the same free-flowing format as the other Protospiel events. There are no schedules, formal structure, or timeslots for specific playtests. Designers and playtesters simply grab a table and play games. The event works on the premise of getting everyone's games to the table and collaboratively working to make better games and better designers.
Learn more about Protospiel events from the Tabletop.Events Protospiel page.
Tabletop.Events unfortunately does not support foreign currency. Therefore all prices are in USD instead of CAD.
Weekend EARLY BIRD - $40 USD ($55 CAD approximately)
Weekend REGULAR PRICE - $50 USD ($65 CAD approximately)
Single Day - $20 USD ($25 CAD approximately)
Weekend - $10 USD ($14 CAD approximately)
Single Day - $5 USD ($7 CAD approximately)
Only "Weekend" badges include access to the convention for all three (3) days. Early Bird pricing will end three (3) weeks before the event on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 10 pm.
Please feel free to add pictures and descriptions of the prototypes you plan to bring to the convention by selecting "Attend" at the top left and choosing "Prototypes" from the dropdown menu. On that same screen you can see all prototypes already added and let a designer know that you're interested in trying out their game at the event.
Free parking is available under Beverley Halls and across Cecil street behind the United Steelworkers building. If you park behind the United Steelworkers building make sure to grab a parking pass from the registration desk to put on your dash. Passes are limited so plan accordingly.
Please visit the following page for a copy of the Protospiel Policies and Code of Conduct.
Protospiel North will be abiding by Canadian law and it is worth noting that although there is a bar at Beverley Halls it will not be open during the event unless requested.
Please note that the organizers reserve the right to deny access and/or remove an attendee from the event for violating the above policies and code of conduct or for creating an unsafe and/or unwelcoming environment. If you are asked to leave by an organizer for the above reasons you will not be refunded.
We've confirmed with Beverley Halls SPK that with our projected numbers we are within the capacity restraints for our event. In terms of additional protocols, masks will be required at all times and all attendees will be screened for COVID-19 upon entry which includes temperature check, COVID-19 screening questions, sanitizing upon entry, and checking of vaccine passports/proof of vaccination. There will also be a separate "lunchroom" to eat snacks and meals with sanitizer available at the entrance/exit. Only waterbottles will be allowed at the gaming tables.
On the topic of vaccine passports, we are required to check for proof of vaccination upon entry of all attendees 12 and older as per the Provincial Government's guidelines. For more information on how this is being enforced and possible exemptions please click this link.