We want to share your games!
Pheno is built on the amazing games our writers create and present. We are endlessly grateful for the time and effort they put in. We are proud of our reputation as Canberra’s friendliest role-playing game convention.
We look for games that tell interesting stories, from diverse perspectives. Pheno is a home for all kinds of games from emotionally complex dramas to light-hearted romps, and we are always looking for innovative concepts. We host games from established systems (we’re looking at you, D&D), indie and home-brew systems, or no system at all.
Part of the reason Pheno is Canberra’s friendliest convention is because our Writer Wrangler Team is here to help you with advice at every stage as you write your game, from crafting the perfect blurb, giving feedback during the writing process, playtesting your game, and taking care of you during the convention.
Pheno welcomes and encourages new designers. There is even a shiny New Designer award.
Here is the New Designer Policy
Triptychs and Diptychs
Pheno presents showcase games each year: a trio of more serious games (the Triptych) and a duet of lighter, more humorous games (the Diptych). These games showcase what we consider the best of Pheno roleplaying: characterisation, genre, entertainment, innovation.
Traditionally, we invite respected writers to present these games, but we're trying a different approach this year. Instead of approaching writers directly, we will select these games from the submissions made. When you submit your game idea, you’ll be able opt-in for possible selection as a showcase game.