Q: What is a pitch session?
A: Before each gaming block, anyone who has a game or event they want to run will gather in the Main Hall to give us a brief explanation of the game. This usually includes the premise, whether it’s silly or serious, any age restrictions, the maximum amount of players, trigger warnings, and any other important information. Our Chief Owlbear will designate a Pitch Master to get everyone’s attention and let you all know that the pitch session is starting. Since not all people pitching have loud voices, it’s important that all campers quiet down to hear the pitch sessions. And hey — you might hear about an exciting game that you didn’t previously know about!
Sometimes people pitch games and don’t get players. That’s okay! It’s even expected. There are always more pitches than we need, and it’s an embarrassment of riches, as they say. Don’t feel bad if no one swings at your pitch. Try again later if you want, or just go play in the other games. Putting your game on the schedule will give people an opportunity to be excited for your activity before we get to camp.
Sometimes, folks come to Camp Nerdly with a game they want to run and have already filled the spots in advance. While we like games to be open for everyone, we understand that sometimes excitement takes over before everyone gets there. If your game is already full, please don’t pitch it. We don’t want anyone to feel left out of something they would have been interested in.