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Phenomenon 2008


Phenomenon 2008 is proud to offer the following games and events. These are divided into several categories:

The schedule

Go to General, RPGA and miniatures schedules...

Game ratings

Pheno uses a rating system for games to help you choose games, and to help you anticipate what the GM is looking for in a game.

Games are rated from 1 (little or none) to 5 (really important) on the following: 

The Triptych

The triptych: each year, Pheno invites three respected designers to present a systemless single session game. Each game showcases what we consider the best of Pheno roleplaying: characterisation, drama, entertainment, innovation. Each game will be judged separately, but teams competing in all three games will also be eligible for the Triptych Perpetual Trophy.


RPGA games

A Glorious Revolution of RPGA games brought to you by the RPGA. D20 and Dungeons & Dragons v3.5.

Organiser — Wes Nicholson, email

Living Greyhawk

Living Forgotten Realms — 4th Edition D&D

More RPGA game details will be posted when we have them, closer to the date of Pheno.


Living Arcanis games

Living Arcanis: how will you help shape the shattered empires of Arcanis? D20 and Dungeons & Dragons v3.5.

Living Arcanis games may be played as part of the Living Arcanis campaign or using one of a selection of pregenerated characters as a stand-alone game.

Organiser — Dean, email



Freeforms are big games for 15–30 players (or rarely, and insanely, more...) players, whose characters are collected in some kind of social gathering in which they interact, intrigue and politic with each other.


Team (tabletop) games

Team games (or tabletops) are the traditional form of roleplaying, for groups/teams of about 5 players with generally one GM. There will be character sheets; there may be dice.



War games typically played on a 4' x 6' table with painted miniatures, modelled terrain and endless camaraderie.

Special events

More fun than we can classify anywhere else.