May news and events

Dive into an ocean of games in May!

Ahoy gamers! We’ve got a lot going on this month, so grab a matey or two and chart a course to a SAGA/RinCon event!

  • Friday 5/5, 6-9PM at Bookmans East (6230 E. Speedway Blvd.): SAGA/RinCon & Binary Cocoa join forces to host open board gaming.
  • Saturday 5/6, at Isle of Games (7835 E Broadway Blvd.): We’ll bring the GMs, you bring the dice.  Contact for more info or to run or play in a game.

Sunday 5/7, 12-4PM at Tucson Games & Gadgets, Tucson Mall: Premier Fundraiser RPG “This is Not the Salvage You’re Looking For.”  Support RinCon special programming with amazing GM Jim Springer. This event will feature special props and figurines to set the mood, and a swag bag and $15 in food/drink at the Short Rest Tavern for each player.  Get your ticket here!

  • Saturday 5/13, at Isle of Games (7835 E Broadway Blvd.): We’ll bring the GMs, you bring the dice.  Contact for info or to run or play in a game.

Saturday, 5/20, 10AM-10PM: Fundraiser Family Game Day at the Casino Del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road  
$5 suggested donation, and we’ll have raffles all day long. Enter the casino property from Valencia Rd., follow signs and park in the free garage.  Enter through the lobby, and the Conference Center is on your left. We’ll be getting into the nautical / aquatical theme for this year, so bring your favorite game about Atlantis, pirates, deep-sea creatures, seafaring trade, or anything else. And, as a separate event from 12-4PM, we’ll also have our second 
Premier RPG Fundraiser: a session of the pirate-themed Rapscallion from Magpie Games!  It will be run remotely by a Magpie Games Curated Play professional GM, and will include swag bags and refreshments.  Get your ticket for the RPG fundraiser event here!

  • Saturday 5/27, 6-9PM at Bookmans East (6230 E. Speedway Blvd.): Some more RPGs for us all to enjoy!  Contact if you’d like to run or play in a game.

Sunday 5/28, 2-6PM at Snakes & Lattes (988 E University Blvd,)
Board Game Triathlon: Three games, three rounds, one winner! 
Someone will go home with the prize and bragging rights around town!  Entry fee is $5, you can get your ticket here. Come have some great food and drinks, and play some award-winning games!

And don’t forget, time is running out to get your GM discount for running games at RinCon in June!  Fill out the form here and we’ll send you your discount code based on how many hours of programming you present.  Don’t like teaching or running games? You can volunteer to help out at or before RinCon, and also get a discounted or free badge.  Click here for details and to sign up to support SAGA’s non-profit, community-based, 100% volunteer-run convention.

BUY YOUR RINCON TICKETS HERE!  And don’t forget to pick up some food and beverage vouchers as well – they’ll be good at all the bars and restaurants onsite, and $30 gets you a $50 voucher!  Game the system, on us!

Important RinCon dates and deadlines:

5/21 Last day for early registration6/5 Online game sign-ups open
5/28 Last day for GM discount6/5 Last day to reserve hotel room
6/4 Last day to submit games6/18 Online ticket sales close

Visit our website for more information and updates, and keep in touch with us on Discord, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

See you around town, and then get ready to set sail for RinCon on June 23-25!

–The RinCon Crew