About us
Crit hit!

Established in 2016, Crit Hit! has grown from a small 140 person RPG convention held in a small hotel by an airport, into momentous hub for tabletop gaming enthusiasts in Phoenix and across all of Arizona. We organize game days, workshops, charity drives, and community events and outings in addition to proudly hosting our own continously expanding convention that now offers board games, collectible card games, and live entertainment, on top of our foundation of role playing games run by some of the best Game Masters this state has to offer! Additionally, we offer support and logistics for the Tabletop Gaming Department for Game On Expo and various other conventions and retailers throughout the state. Beyond our events, Crit Hit! is deeply committed to giving back to the community. We've organized fundraisers and donation drives for various non-profits in Phoenix and beyond, using our love for gaming to make a positive impact. We plan to increase our presence as a charitable enitity in the community more in the coming year. At Crit Hit!, our passion lies in tabletop roleplaying games, with a specific focus on indie/small and medium-sized press publishers, as well as artists, writers, and content creators in the TTRPG community. So while you'll always find the staples: D&D, Pathfinder, and Call of Cthulhu, you will see much more of lesser known but amazing systems out there and have an opportunity to play them, sometimes even with the creators themselves! Moreover, we actively promote small local board game publishers and designers, providing them with opportunities to showcase their unique creations and connect with fellow gaming enthusiasts at a lower cost than most other conventions offer. We believe everyone deserves their shot at having the creations become a reality and do whatever we can to help offer that support. Our ultimate goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all tabletop gaming enthusiasts. We strive to provide safe, unique, and enjoyable gaming events that foster a sense of community and belonging for everyone involved. Join us as we embark on exciting adventures together, building connections, and sharing our love for tabletop gaming!

Our policies
Code of Conduct

Anti-Harassment Policy: 

In the Crit Hit Community, we strive to create a warm, secure, and inclusive space where everyone feels valued, whether joining us online or in person, we passionately believe in fostering an atmosphere of respect and kindness.

In our community, we uphold a strict policy against any form of harassment. This encompasses a wide range of behaviors, such as hurtful remarks, negative language, discriminatory gestures, attempts to intimidate, persistent unwanted attention, and inappropriate physical contact.

We're committed to ensuring that every member of our community feels safe and respected, and we encourage everyone to contribute to maintaining our friendly atmosphere.

We will all refrain from using language that can be considered homophobic, sexist, transphobic, racist, ableist, ageist, etc. This includes slurs on sexuality (the f-word), trans slurs (the t-word), mental disability (the r-word), and others. Such language has no place within the Crit Hit Community and will not be tolerated.

Reporting Harassment:

If you experience or witness harassment, please report it immediately to a Crit Hit Staff Member or through our social media messenger option. All reports will be taken seriously and handled with confidentiality. Crit Hit Staff have the authority to investigate and address reported incidents promptly.

Investigation and Sanctions

All reports of harassment will be thoroughly investigated by Crit Hit Staff. Sanctions for offenders may include warnings, expulsion from the event without refund, banning from future events, or other appropriate measures as deemed necessary. Crit Hit Staff will provide support and assistance to victims of harassment throughout the investigation process.

Ethics & Conduct

Participants are expected to adhere to all federal, state, and local laws, as well as Crit Hit policies and guidelines. Violations of these standards, including threatening behavior, theft, cheating, or harassment, may result in immediate expulsion from the event without refund. Crit Hit reserves the right to take necessary actions to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

Additional Considerations:

Crit Hit's Code of Conduct extends to all physical spaces under Crit Hit's control, including event venues and online platforms. Incidents of harassment or misconduct occurring outside of Crit Hit-affiliated spaces may still be subject to investigation and sanctions if they pose a risk to participant safety or contribute to a hostile environment within the community.

Community Standards

Our goal is to treat one another with respect and dignity, and to speak out when we see others engage in behavior that could damage our community. We believe GAMING IS FOR EVERYONE. Above all else, Crit Hit! exists to foster a sense of belonging in the Arizona gaming community, to grow the Arizona Gaming Community to one that is inviting and welcoming at all times. These community standards should outline basic goals for our interactions with one another to accomplish the above stated goals. We will demonstrate inclusiveness in all of our interactions with one another. We will respect any person’s pronouns and gender; if unsure please ask their pronouns in a polite manner. If a new player is interested in joining, we will take the time to either integrate them into an ongoing game or kindly direct them to a game that is accepting new players. We will respect one another enough to address things that we find offensive: We will inform someone if what they have said or done is offensive and give the person a chance to correct themselves or apologize and show grace in the understanding people make mistakes and you can come back from them. We, as a community, will make an effort to help them understand how to avoid it in the future. If necessary, we will contact an organizer to help resolve any disputes. We understand that it is not the job of marginalized groups to educate others, and we will encourage continuing education on issues related to our community members' identities. We refrain from judgement when it comes to gaming systems, game type, genre, etc. Every player has different preferences and we respect that all games are designed with a different target audience in mind. We will make an effort to engage in our local gaming communities and will encourage others to do the same. This can mean supporting Friendly Local Game Stores, attending other conventions in town, or simply inviting friends to join a game. *We would also like to thank Chaos Crew Member Robyn M. for helping us draft our policies, Robyn exemplifies the kind of great people we are thankful for and proud to have as part of our community. <3 Jim & Krystal Miller*

Conflict Resolution
Resolving Conflict with Care

In the Crit Hit Community, we understand that conflicts can arise, and your well-being is our top priority. If you find yourself in a situation of discomfort or harassment, we encourage you to take the following steps:

1.  Speak Up: If it feels safe and comfortable for you, consider addressing the individual directly. Sometimes, a respectful conversation can quickly resolve misunderstandings and improve the situation.

2.  Prioritize Your Safety: Your safety and comfort are paramount. If the situation persists or escalates, don't hesitate to remove yourself from the environment. Your well-being matters to us.

3.  Seek Support: If you need assistance or guidance, reach out to a friendly Crit Hit Staff Member or a designated authority. They're here to help and will handle the situation with care and efficiency.

4.  Emergency Assistance: In cases of immediate danger or threats to your personal safety, don't hesitate to contact local law enforcement or emergency services. Your safety is our utmost concern, and we're here to support you through any challenging situation.

Remember, you're not alone in navigating conflicts. We're here to support you every step of the way.
Badge Exchanges & Refunds

All sales for Crit Hit! events are final. No refunds. In the event of a convention or other paid event that needs to be rescheduled, tickets will be transferred to the rescheduled date.