Contact & About US

About The program

The Tabletop Mentorship Program was founded in May 2019 to provide a platform for experts in the tabletop industry to share their knowledge, resources, experience, and guidance with other members of the community. The goal of the mentorship program is to grow the collective knowledge, skills, and experiences of the tabletop industry. In 2024, we became a part of Unpub, the Unpublished Game Network.  

who we Are

Mike Belsole (he/him), Founder, Co-Organizer

As a game designer and member of the tabletop industry, I wouldn't be where I am today without the support and guidance of my mentors. They have had such a positive impact on me and my experiences, and I can't ever repay that kindness. I started this program because I wanted to make it easy to give that opportunity and experience to others. I wanted to pay forward what was given to me so freely and generously. This is a passion project, and the plan is to run it indefinitely as long as there is interest.

Grace Kendall (they/them), Co-Organizer

Grace is the designer of Celestial Stories (part of the Dice & Ink anthology), and co-designer of Trick or Treat: The Aftermath and Smug Owls. You'll often find Grace teaching games as booth staff at conventions. They have been co-organizing the Tabletop Mentorship Program since its second session. 

What we stand for and against

The Tabletop Mentorship Program stands firmly with the people and organizations that fight for equality in all its forms. We believe that Black Lives Matter, trans rights are human rights, reproductive rights are human rights, no person is illegal, and representation matters. We stand against white supremacy, homophobia, racism, sexism, and any kind of discrimination against those who are not in positions of power in their society. If your values are not consistent with ours, then this organization and its programs are not for you.

Our Code of conduct

Code of Conduct (Google Doc)

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, or are looking for ways to contribute, please contact us.

Mentorship Email:

Twitter: @TabletopMentor