Players create their biggest cheesiest 9th level Pathfinder character, using our rule set and are thrown into a dungeon of death to see how long they can survive.   

This is a round robin style play tournament. Six players sit down and play begins.  When one character is killed, the next player takes that person's seat at the table and play continues. The party will change often. One minute a balanced party, the next all bards (but who takes a bard to The Cheese Grinder?).  You may last 10 hours you may only last 10 seconds.  The Cheese Grinder usually starts the first day of the con and keeps on cranking out for two 12 hours Sessions over two days.  

Six (or more) players will be chosen for the finals (after the two 12 hour runs) to fight it out in an arena of death (a couple hours) to see who will be crowned the King of Cheese.  It could be you! 

Prepare yourself to fight creatures of legend.  80%+ of room will be combat this year and many of the rooms have been updated to surprise even the saltiest verterans!  Stumble through traps of true brutality.  Wrack your brain on puzzles, riddles and questions that would try any hero young and old.  So brush up on your tactics, ready your reflexes and prepare for insanity.


To learn how The Cheese Grinder works please review the Game Play Rules and Character Generation Rules.


Pregens available

We will be using d20Pro Virtual Table Top software to help speed up game play.  If players know the system they are welcomed to use as much as they want.  By default it will be used as a map tool only.  Players not familiar with d20Pro are encouraged to roll their own dice.

Please feel free to create your character ahead of time and bring them with you on CD or a thumb drive. (We need the Herolab .por file and a d20Pro export of the creature as well)

Upcoming Events:



The Cheese Grinder DragonCon

Held at: DragonCon September 1st- 4th, 2017

DragonCon 2017 Information Page


Recent Events:

The Cheese Grinder DragonCon

Held at: DragonCon September 2nd - 5th, 2016


The Cheese Grinder PensaCon

Held at: Pensacon Febuary 19th - 21st, 2016


The Cheese Wedge @ Bobe's Hobby House

November 14th, 2015 10am - 10pm

No Arena Combat finals just regular Game Play