Critical Massive Adventure: D&D Tournament

On August 17, 2019, Port Hope-based not-for-profit arts organization, Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art will be celebrating Role-playing Games with their Critical Massive Adventure, an epic full-day festival, complete with a live Dungeons & Dragons performance, public showcase and exhibit of post-festival mini publications, collectible ‘zines, artist panel & talks, and a fun and inclusive community D&D team tournament. Rebel Joy is partnering with Critical Mass to organize and run the tournament, and we want you to play!

When & Where

August 17, 2019 from 2pm to 6pm in Memorial Park in Port Hope, Ontario!

Tournament Format

This will be a timed, points-based tournament using Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. Pre-assembled teams of players will earn points based on their accomplishments — exploring locations, finding treasure, and progressing through this specially-written, “Port Hope Themed” adventure.

Player Characters will be pre-generated and will be chosen before the tournament clock starts. Additional rules and procedures will be explained before the tournament begins, and registered players will receive a brief adventure background in advance.

At the end of the allotted time (whether the adventure has been completed or not!), potions of healing will be chugged, points will be tallied, and the team with the most points will be declared the victor!


Players must be 9 or older to play. Additionally, players under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This adult can either register as a player or just spectate as a non-player.


Teams for the tournament will be made up of 4 to 6 players per table. You can register as a solo player, and be assigned to a team based on your age and experience. If you already have some (or all) members of a team ready, you will be able to indicate their names in the form below.

Learn to Play

In addition to tournament play, players new to D&D will have the opportunity to play in a points-free version of the adventure. Players at this table will be given the same pre-generated characters as competing players, have the basic rules and concepts explained, and have the opportunity to play through a simplified, non-scored, version of the tournament adventure.


Registration in the tournament is $10 per player.

To register as a player, please fill out the form below. Clicking “Submit & Pay” at the end of the form will redirect you to Paypal to pay the fee. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment has been received!

Registration will be open until August 16, 2019 at 7 pm ET. 

Online registration is currently closed.

Check at the Rebel Joy booth at the Critical Massive Adventure on August 17 before noon to see if there’s any space available!

Players, please check in between 1:30 and 1:45 to choose your character and go over tournament guidelines with your Dungeon Masters. We’re looking forward to seeing you on August 17!