U-Con is nothing without our volunteer judges! Please lend a hand even if it’s just for one or two slots. To get started, contact registration to get in touch with the group lead.
We seek judges for
- Pathfinder Society
- Living Forgotten Realms
- And more.
You do not need to be a rules expert to judge an event!
Frequently Asked Questions
What events are you running?
When preregistration is open, you can browse the U-Con events. That’s the best place to go to find out exactly what’s planned at any given moment. Otherwise, contact the group’s event coordinator. If there is a specific event that you want to run, you can tell us about it.
How do I qualify to be an RPGA Judge?
You do not have to be a rules expert to judge an RPGA event. The most important qualification is enthusiasm for the game and your part in it. To judge RPGA events at U-Con you need to be an RPGA member and you need to pass the Herald Level Judge test. It is a simple test of your D&D 3.5 knowledge and it is open book so you can use your 3.5 manuals to help you answer the questions correctly.
How do I qualify to just other event types?
Contact registration to get in touch with the event lead.
Will there be slot zeroes?
Most definitely. There’s a space on the signup sheet for you to give us the info we need to help us get you into a slot zero game.
What’s a slot zero?
The best way to prepare yourself to DM an event is to play in it first. A “slot zero” is RPGA parlance for scheduled opportunities for judges to get together and play the event before the convention. Think of it as a “con before the con”. By doing this, the DM also avoids having to “eat” a module (i.e., lose the opportunity to play it because s/he’s judged it).
What are the incentives for judging?
U-Con will give a free entrance badge to anyone who judges at U-Con. In addition, if you judge five slots we’ll give you free tickets to play in two other slots.
Can I get free housing?
Unfortunately, no. U-Con is on a shoe string budget. A good way to save money on a motel room is to share it with one or more other judges. I recommend you post to the judges mailing list if you’re looking for roommate. You might also see if anyone on the mailing list who lives near Ann Arbor has crash-space.
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