So what's a Phenomenon anyway?
Phenomenon offers a wide range of exciting, creative, imaginative, and fun roleplaying games for your enjoyment. Pheno aims to extend the roleplaying community in Canberra – to provide a place where you can relax, chat, make new friends, play games both familiar and unfamiliar, and otherwise do stuff you wouldn't normally do on a weekend.
Phenomenon has a focus on games written by local designers (Canberra and all over Australia).
Sometimes, these games will use a familiar system like Dungeons and Dragons, World of Darkness, PbtA, or Fate. Sometimes, these games will present a less well-known or indie published system. Sometimes, these games have custom systems written specially just for that one game. And sometimes, these games have almost no system at all.
Many of these games are prepared specifically for Phenomenon and are not published elsewhere. This can mean that our games can be very different to those at other conventions.
Ok, so what's a Phenomenon Labs then?
Phenomenon is organised and presented by Phenomenon Labs Inc, a registered association under ACT law. Phenomenon Labs' purpose is to support safe, diverse and creative spaces to build the ACT roleplaying and gaming community. Find out more about our team on Crew & writers, or take a look at our Values.
Phenomenon Is Only The Beginning
Thinking about running a games day, a monthly LARP campaign, or a tournament?
Phenomenon Labs is keen to offer organisational assistance to all kinds of gaming in our region. We can help you find venues, promote your event, and our insurance coverage is available by negotiation. Contact Pheno if you want to find out more.