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Friday, October 10
 

12:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palo Verde

12:00pm

Vendor Room
Friday October 10, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Granada

1:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palo Verde

2:00pm

Charon Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

In the year 2288, off-world mining is now controlled by a few mega-corporations. It is no longer just people or nations that are subject to exploitation, but entire planets and moons. As the CEO of one of these mega-corporations, in Charon, Inc. you will vie against CEOs of other corporations as you exploit the planet’s resources and colonize Charon, the largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto. You will stake claims to the various mining regions of Charon, acquire resources for building facilities, use special actions (fair and unfair) to gain advantages over other CEOs and build your empire to achieve victory in this fast-paced game of planetary domination! 45-60 minutes. 2-5 players. Best with 3.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BG08

2:00pm

The Palaces of Carrara
Limited Capacity seats available

In The Palaces of Carrara, players want to buy the marble from this famous region of Italy as cheaply as possible – but any reduction in price will benefit opponents as well. Maybe you'll find it profitable to instead invest in the buildings created from this marble? Maybe it'll be more worthwhile to grab the expensive raw material when bigger buildings in town turn out to be not so lucrative?

The game includes two levels of play: beginner and advanced. Co-designer Wolfgang Kramer says, "To understand the game, it's important that players play the beginner version to learn the game mechanisms and how they mesh together."


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BG11

2:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palo Verde

2:00pm

Legendary Encounters (Aliens)
Limited Capacity full

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game - New GenCon release

Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game, based on the four movies of the Alien series, is a fully cooperative game with original art. While based on the Marvel superheroes version of Legendary, the two games will be compatible but cannot be fully integrated.

Legendary Encounters is a deck-building game in the same family as Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game, but now players must cooperate in order to survive against hordes of aliens. Taking on the role of protagonists such as Ripley, Dallas, Bishop and Corporal Hicks, players take turns recruiting cards for their deck from a central selection in order to improve their deck and defeat Xenomorph cards that are added to the central game board.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BG12

2:00pm

Kemet
Limited Capacity full

In Kemet, players each deploy the troops of an Egyptian tribe and use the mystical powers of the gods of ancient Egypt – along with their powerful armies – to score points in glorious battles or through invasion of rich territories.

Gameplay is similar to conquest/area control games like Risk, but with an action-selection mechanism and customization via a technology tree. Game duration (with rules explanation) will be about 2 hours.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG09

2:00pm

Russian Railroads
Limited Capacity seats available

Russian Railroads is a worker placement game, building track to Russian cities.

GMs
avatar for Scott Perger

Scott Perger

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user DrDash. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG04

2:00pm

Casual Magic: The Gathering Intros
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to Play! Get a Deck! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card!

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CCG

2:00pm

Krosmaster: Arena
Limited Capacity seats available

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Please allow 40 minutes for each session.]

Become master of of the Krozmos! Krosmaster: Arena is a player-vs-player, tactical card game with anime-style miniatures that offers the craftiest tacticians among you the chance to challenge other players to heated battles in arenas scattered around Hormonde. Equip your team with spells, weapons and other items adapted to their requirements, then utilize their various talents and abilities to create a powerful fighting force.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MINI

2:00pm

Terra Mystica
Limited Capacity full

"In the land of Terra Mystica dwell 14 different peoples in seven landscapes, and each group is bound to its own home environment, so to develop and grow, they must terraform neighboring landscapes into their home environments in competition with the other groups.

Terra Mystica is a game with very little luck that rewards strategic planning. Each player governs one of the 14 groups. With subtlety and craft, the player must attempt to rule as great an area as possible and to develop that group's skills. There are also four religious cults in which you can progress. To do all that, each group has special skills and abilities.

Taking turns, the players execute their actions on the resources they have at their disposal. Different buildings allow players to develop different resources. Dwellings allow for more workers. Trading houses allow players to make money. Strongholds unlock a group's special ability, and temples allow you to develop religion and your terraforming and seafaring skills. Buildings can be upgraded: Dwellings can be developed into trading houses; trading houses can be developed into strongholds or temples; one temple can be upgraded to become a sanctuary. Each group must also develop its terraforming skill and its skill with boats to use the rivers. The groups in question, along with their home landscape, are:

Desert (Fakirs, Nomads)
Plains (Halflings, Cultists)
Swamp (Alchemists, Darklings)
Lake (Mermaids, Swarmlings)
Forest (Witches, Auren)
Mountain (Dwarves, Engineers)
Wasteland (Giants, Chaos Magicians)
Proximity to other groups is a double-edged sword in Terra Mystica. Being close to other groups gives you extra power, but it also means that expanding is more difficult..."


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm
BG15

2:00pm

Dungeon World: The Castle's The Key
Limited Capacity seats available

A fresh take on dungeons, and dragons, with quick mechanics that offer hard choices. Your party will struggle together to accomplish amazing things, exploring a player-created world, slaying monsters and recovering ancient treasures. Playing Dungeon World is all about finding out what happens when your characters encounter dangerous and exciting monsters, strange ruins, and unusual people on their quest for gold and glory.

No experience required, we'll make characters together in a few minutes. Kid-friendly rules.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Firefly: the board game
Limited Capacity full

Based on Joss When's classic. Includes the Breakin' Atmo and Pirates and Bounty Hunters expansions.

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm
BG05

2:00pm

Munchkin Quest
Limited Capacity seats available

Kill the monster, grab the treasure, stab your buddy. That's what it's all about. Now, Munchkin comes to the board game.
This Event is being ran by an Official Steve Jackson MIB.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Steve Jackson MIB
A Steve Jackson MIB and Purveyor of Awesome Extraordinaire.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
BG06

2:00pm

All Quiet on the Martian Front Demo
Limited Capacity seats available

All Quiet on the Martian Front is a 15mm battle game in miniature set during the second Martian War, circa 1910.  After their first defeat a few years earlier at the hands of stiff British resistance and unexpected environmental factors, the Martians have returned.  This time they have started their invasion from the New World and they established themselves well before surging forward in an unstoppable tide of destruction.  The game begins on the Mississippi Defense Line, with America desperately trying to hold back the Martian advance.  Super weapons by Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are being rushed to the front.


GMs
RK

Richard Knowles

I have been involved in gaming for many years. I played my first Avalon Hill board game in 1973 and my first RPG in 1977. I have also been involved in the retail aspect of gaming since 1978. I used to spend my summers going to a different science fiction convention and selling games at them. I got involved in the computer industry in 1985 and have worked in it ever since. I am currently a Computer Aided Drafter mainly in the residential field.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
MINI

2:00pm

Broken Earth
Limited Capacity seats available

Using the Pathfinder core rules, this post-apocalyptic game takes place in a bombed-out United States. If you're familiar with d20 or PF rules and you're interested in a great adaptation to a classic setting, sign up...I'll give you a free mutation!


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Case of The Walking dead contagion
Limited Capacity full

It was New Years when an undiscovered Supervillian release a deadly virus! It's true effects were not discovered until much later when the dead both Super villians, Heroes and normals began to turn into the walking dead!
The Government has quarantined all of Century station with those trapped seeking survival and escape while those dead seek the flesh of the living!


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Castles and Crusades
Limited Capacity seats available

I'll be running a "D&D style" game using the rules lite SIEGE engine of Castles and Crusades. I got a round of applause last year, so hope to have equally happy players again this year. Pre Gens will be offered.

GMs
avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

I like RPG's, Rock Hounding, some Board Games and card games.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Fiasco: In A Nice Southern Town
Limited Capacity full

Come and join the RinCon tradition, and experience the award-winning story game Fiasco!

In A Nice Southern Town, big ambitions, desperate needs and dumb plans collide as you and your fellow players spin a tale of bad mistakes and raw emotions. Prior RinCon Nice Southern Towns have included drug dealing, sex tapes, blackmail, murder, and other wholesome pursuits. You don't need to know how to play and you will make your character at the table!

Beyond misfortune...past catastrophe...there is always a Fiasco.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society 6-05
Limited Capacity full

A new release for character levels 1-5.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society Scenario 6-05
Limited Capacity full

A new release for character levels 1-5


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS 6-03: The Technic Siege (Levels 5-9)
Limited Capacity seats available

When the Pathfinder Society acquires a copy of A Thread of Silver, a written survey of some of Numeria's most closely guarded sites, the Technic League dispatches its own agents to the Pathfinder lodge in Nantambu to recover the text and make an example of those who would investigate Numeria's otherworldly secrets. Can the PCs prevent the League from stealing this valuable tome and destroying the Society's foothold in the Mwangi Expanse? For levels 5-9.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

The Searing Sands of Sacraban
Limited Capacity seats available

The legendary river of gold spans kingdoms, continents, and even planes, a trade route culminating in the glorious and terrible city of brass. When the key way-point city of Sacraban on the material plane falls into chaos and the flow of gold falters, the Grand Sultan decrees a deadly competition for the lost fiefdom.

Those who bring him the scepter of the fallen sheikh of Sacraban shall inherit the fiefdom of Sacraban, its riches, and its segment of the river of gold. Competition will be fierce, as cunning and formidable regional powers vie for dominance. When the sandstorm clears, will your party be the last ones standing?

This adventure is for 11th level Pathfinder characters. Munchkins welcome. Pre-gens will be provided, but players may also bring their own characters. Character generation uses the cheese grinder rules found here:http://www.thecheesegrinder.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=2

Yes, this means you can test out your cheese grinder characters (see Saturday's Cheese Grinder event) first on the Searing Sands of Sacraban!

GMs

Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

The Shab Al-Hiri Roach
Limited Capacity seats available

From Jason Morningstar & Bully Pulpit Games, creators of Grey Ranks, Fiasco, and Durance, play an early forerunner of Fiasco.

The Shab-al-Hiri Roach is a dark comedy of manners, lampooning academia and asking players (who play the part of ruthless, social-climbing professors) to answer a difficult question – are you willing to swallow a soul-eating telepathic insect bent on destroying human civilization?

No?

Even if it will get you tenure?

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

A World of Dew w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity filling up

A WORLD OF DEW is a samurai noir game inspired by Japanese chambara films like THE SEVEN SAMURAI, SANJURO, and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. You play characters that can be dastardly yakuza, cunning geisha, jaded police detectives, or gaijin smugglers in noir cities with rain slicked streets and bodies floating in the gutter.

The storytelling system you use is fast, with a razor sharp wit, and can kill just as quickly as ronin can draw his sword or the gaijin can shoot you. Your world is brought alive with a unique City Creation System where you design your own city in Old Japan and in doing so create your very own gritty and down in the gutter campaign.

A world of dew
And in every dewdrop
A world of struggle

-Issa

GMs
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Shaintar: Justice and Life w/Creator
Limited Capacity full

"It's like Lord of the Rings meets Die Hard!"
Between the Crimson Crusade, the Godstrike Tempest, and incursions from beyond the Veil, Grayson's Grey Rangers are decimated and in desperate need of new blood. You've signed on, and after rushing through the most intense training of your life, you're already hitting the field as threats close in on all sides. The Wildlands are well named, and they need you!
This campaign ties directly into the ongoing "living" style campaign Sean Patrick Fannon and game masters all around the world are running at conventions, home tables, and online via Roll20 and Google Hangounts. You can learn more at (http://www.shaintar.com/?q=JusticeAndLife). You can make your own character, or use one of the many pre-gens I will have on hand.
The events that happen at RinCon 2014 will be unique to this show, individual experiences for each and every player that become canon in the official Shaintar setting. Each event at each table is a unique experience, though they will all tie together into the overall story arc told at the con.
The Shaintar Revolution in Epic High Fantasy gaming for Savage Worlds is underway, and you are welcome to become a permanent, heroic part of it.

GMs
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Owner, Evil Beagle Games
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

Twilight Imperium Third Edition is an epic empire-building game of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression.


Friday October 10, 2014 2:00pm - 11:00pm
BG17

3:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palo Verde

4:00pm

King of Tokyo
Limited Capacity seats available

DESTROY!


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BG02

4:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palo Verde

4:00pm

A Study in Emerald
Limited Capacity full

A Study in Emerald is a game for two to five players based on the award-winning short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman. In this stylistic mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft, the worst has already happened and the world is now ruled by the Old Ones. However, a secret war is being fought to free mankind from their servitude. The game A Study in Emerald fleshes out this core idea by including historical figures from the late nineteenth century, most being persons involved in the anarchist movement of the time.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG07

4:00pm

Francis Drake
Limited Capacity filling up

Follow in the footsteps of the great pirate Sir Francis Drake and lead you crews on plunders of the Spanish empire. You begin by gathering your supplies and crew for each of the three voyages and then you sail off to the new world to attack Spanish galleons, forts, or towns. If you are the most successful pirate then you gain the favor of the Queen and your fame will spread through all of England.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG11

4:00pm

Marvel Dice Masters
Limited Capacity full

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Allow about 20 minutes per session.]

In Marvel Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the action of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you'll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DEMOAD

4:00pm

Monsters Menace America
Limited Capacity filling up

As a giant monster, stomping cities is what you do. But now, other giant monsters are moving in on your turf - and you have to put a stop to that. Through a bizarre twist of fate, a branch of the military has decided to focus all its firepower on the other monsters. While your rivals are busy trampling tanks and swatting fighter jets, you'll be out there growing in power and infamy - getting ready for the Monster Challenge. In the end, when the dust settles and the radiation fades, the last creature standing will be crowned King of the Giant Monsters!

Each player is one of six Giant Monsters, stomping across a map of the USA in search of cities to destroy. The monsters run the gamut from the classic (enormous lizards and gargantuan apes) to the slightly more unconventional (giant walking eyeball), and each has its own set of attributes and powers.

Ingeniously, everyone also controls an arm of the military, which can be used to attack and weaken the other monsters on the board. It's a losing battle for the militia -- monsters can wipe out military bases and reduce the total number of forces available to each player -- but you can get a few good licks in early in the game.The battle escalates until the 20th city is reduced to rubble. At that time, all the monsters duke it out in a free-for-all, mano-a-clawo Monster Challenge; when the dust settles, the last monster standing is declared the winner.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG04

4:00pm

Pandemic x2 (one plus exp)
Limited Capacity seats available

"In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! The players are disease-fighting specialists whose mission is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of four plagues before they get out of hand.
"


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG16

4:00pm

Kobble w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

Kobble is a card-drafting and dice-rolling game about establishing a criminal empire in a twisted fantasy city. Two gangs engage in a series of quick and bloody fights for control over territory within a neighborhood. In the end, the gang that wins more fights gains undisputed control of that neighborhood, and the other gang is forced out of the neighborhood forever. Kobble can be played cooperatively or competitively with 1-6 players and takes about an hour to play.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG13

4:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra Double-Header
Limited Capacity seats available

Take down Two Hydras! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CCG

4:00pm

Hard Vacuum - Learn to play
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to play Hard Vacuum. Blast space Nazis with Tesla rays. Simple but accurate vector mechanics make your rocket fly like a spaceship, not like an airplane. Everything you need to play will be provided.

GMs
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Owner/Designer, Frameworks Games
Game designer (Hard Vacuum) and freelance writer (Savage Worlds, Ninja Crusade, Torg)


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
MINI

4:00pm

Trajan
Limited Capacity full

Set in ancient Rome, Trajan is a development game in which players try to increase their influence and power in various areas of Roman life such as political influence, trading, military dominion and other important parts of Roman culture.

The central mechanism of the game uses a system similar to that in Mancala or pit-and-pebbles games. In Trajan, a player has six possible actions: building, trading, taking tiles from the forum, using the military, influencing the Senate, and placing Trajan tiles on his tableau.

At the start of the game, each player has two differently colored pieces in each of the six sections (bowls) of his tableau. On a turn, the player picks up all the pieces in one bowl and distributes them one-by-one in bowls in a clockwise order. Wherever the final piece is placed, the player takes the action associated with that bowl; in addition, if the colored pieces in that bowl match the colors shown on a Trajan tile next to the bowl (with tiles being placed at the start of the game and through later actions), then the player takes the additional action shown on that tile.

What are you trying to do with these actions? Acquire victory points (VPs) in whatever ways are available to you – and since this is a Feld design, you try to avoid being punished, too. At the Forum you try to anticipate the demands of the public so that you can supply them what they want and not suffer a penalty. In the Senate you acquire influence which translates into votes on VP-related laws, ideally snagging a law that fits your long-term plans. With the military, you take control of regions in Europe, earning more points for those regions far from Rome.


Friday October 10, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
BG14

5:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Palo Verde

6:00pm

RPG Design Panel
Want to start creating your own RPGs or simply interested in learning more of the process behind the games? Listen to our diverse panel of RPG designers (the minds behind games ranging from Savage Worlds, to Houses of the Blooded, to Our Last Best Hope, to World of Dew, to Epillyion) discuss tips and tricks for creating your own RPG.

Guests
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marabella

6:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palo Verde

7:00pm

Survivors
Limited Capacity seats available

That inevitable zombie apocalypse has finally come, and you find yourself fleeing the city with a ragtag band of survivors. You've heard rumors of a safe house out in the countryside, but chances are not all of you will make it. Work with the other members of your group to survive, but when the time comes you may have to make a choice: do you run away and leave them for dead, or do you stay true to your word and risk being betrayed yourself?

Survivors is a semi-cooperative card game in which players face a series of encounters where zombies try to eat your brains. At the start of each encounter you will discuss with your group how to get through it, but when the time comes to play cards the only thing holding you to your word is your conscience. After all, you don't win as a group; you only win if you yourself survive. But if you are betrayed and fall victim to the zombies, you may rise again and attempt to eat the brains of your betrayers.

GMs
avatar for Jon Ruland

Jon Ruland

Producer, Designer, Spider-Goat Games
Co-designer and producer for Martial Art and Gangster Dice.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BG07

7:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Palo Verde

7:00pm

Shadows Over Camelot
Limited Capacity filling up

Complete the Arthurian quests to save Camelot from enemies within and without.

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
BG06

7:00pm

Dungeon Roll Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

The Dungeon lies before you; you’ve assembled your party of hearty adventurers and have a few tricks up your sleeve. How far will you go to seek glory and fame? Will you risk losing everything?

In Dungeon Roll the player's goal is to collect the most experience points by defeating monsters, battling the dragon, and amassing treasure. Each player selects a Hero avatar, such as a Mercenary, Half-Goblin, or Enchantress, which provides them with unique powers. Then players take turns being the Adventurer, who boldly enters the dungeon seeking glory.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG16

7:00pm

Francis Drake
Limited Capacity seats available

Play the award-winning Francis Drake from Eagle Games. Return to a bustling Plymouth Harbour in 1572 as an aspiring Elizabethan captain making preparations for three exciting voyages to the Spanish Main in search of fame and fortune! As such captains, players will have to plan their missions and provision their ships accordingly. This is a race to see who can set sail and reach the Spanish Main first. The riches of the Aztec and Inca Empires await these swashbuckling captains. 90-120 minutes. 3-5 players.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG08

7:00pm

Snowdonia
Limited Capacity filling up

In Snowdonia players represent work gangs providing labour for the construction of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Unlike other train games you will have to excavate your way up a mountain side, as well as make and lay the track, construct viaducts and stations. All this in competition with the weather of the Welsh mountains (and the game itself)!

This is a worker placement euro-style game. Rules explanation and gameplay will be about 90-120 minutes.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG09

7:00pm

Kobble w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

Kobble is a card-drafting and dice-rolling game about establishing a criminal empire in a twisted fantasy city. Two gangs engage in a series of quick and bloody fights for control over territory within a neighborhood. In the end, the gang that wins more fights gains undisputed control of that neighborhood, and the other gang is forced out of the neighborhood forever. Kobble can be played cooperatively or competitively with 1-6 players and takes about an hour to play.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG13

7:00pm

Casual Magic: The Gathering Intros
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to Play! Get a Deck! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card!

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CCG

7:00pm

Game Design Workshop (Process, Design, & Play Testing)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an idea for a new board or card game or do you want to learn how to design a game? Learn 
this process by play testing designs from attendees and a published game designer; a process that has 
been used by thousands of students across the country. All prototype materials are provided except 
dice.

Guests
DN

David Niecikowski

David Niecikowski is a published game designer and recognized expert on using traditional games with families and students. Since 2000 over two dozen of his board games, role-playing supplements, books, and articles have been published. David has also worked as a freelance marketing and event consultant with scores of industry companies such as Alliance Game Distributors, Gen Con, Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Mayfair, Rio Grande, AEG, and... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

Letters from Whitechapel
Limited Capacity seats available

Get ready to enter the poor and dreary Whitechapel district in London 1888 – the scene of the mysterious Jack the Ripper murders – with its crowded and smelly alleys, hawkers, shouting merchants, dirty children covered in rags who run through the crowd and beg for money, and prostitutes – called "the wretched" – on every street corner.

GMs
avatar for Manny Duran

Manny Duran

Organizer, South West Area Gamers


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
BG11

7:00pm

Power Grid
Limited Capacity seats available

The object of Power Grid is to supply the most cities with power when someone's network gains a predetermined size. In this new edition, players mark pre-existing routes between cities for connection, and then bid against each other to purchase the power plants that they use to power their cities.

However, as plants are purchased, newer, more efficient plants become available, so by merely purchasing, you're potentially allowing others access to superior equipment.

Additionally, players must acquire the raw materials (coal, oil, garbage, and uranium) needed to power said plants (except for the 'renewable' windfarm/ solar plants, which require no fuel), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes.

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
BG04

7:00pm

Dungeon World: Slave-Pit of Drazhu
Limited Capacity full

A fresh take on dungeons, and dragons, with quick mechanics that offer hard choices. Your party will struggle together to accomplish amazing things; exploring a player-created world, slaying monsters, and recovering ancient treasures. Playing Dungeon World is all about finding out what happens when your characters encounter dangerous and exciting monsters, strange ruins, and unusual people. This is a quick demo scenario about escaping a Lich's slave-pit! You can play a hero or a grovelling peasant, at your option.

No experience required, we'll make characters together in a few minutes. Kid-friendly rules.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
RPG

7:00pm

Fortune and Glory
Limited Capacity full

Play like Indiana Jones in this game of Adventure and Intrigue!!! Your intrepid explorer competes against the other players and against the enemy in a race against the clock!!! Can you bypass the traps and fight the fights to get to the treasures before everyone else and gain the most fortune!!!

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen

Drew Kallen

Store Manager, Isle of Games


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
BG05

7:00pm

Fiasco
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy a wild Fiasco!


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

#5-99: The Paths We Choose (Levels 3-7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The failure of Mendev's wardstones set in motion not only a new crusade but also catalyzed a change in the Pathfinder Society's various factions. As the Pathfinders prepare to march on the Sky Citadel Jormurdun, members of the various factions scramble to consolidate their gains and neutralize their enemies. "The Paths We Choose" is a special event designed to highlight the changes in each faction over the course of Season 5, The Year of the Demon, and the adventure is different for each group depending on which factions are represented at the table. Content in "The Paths We Choose" also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Andoran, Cheliax, Osirion, Qadira, Sczarni, and Taldor factions. This adventure kicks off Season 6, The Year of the Sky Key and is for character levels 3-7.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Fiasco-Pick Your Playset
Limited Capacity full

Join Host Stuart Dollar as we have a night of powerful ambition and poor impulse control in Fiasco.

We will feature several playsets, which you will choose as a group, including a couple of originals: Star Wars-I've Got a Bad Feeling About This, and ConCrud, along with a few other favorites.

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

PFS #0-06: Black Waters (Levels 1-5)
Limited Capacity full

The Pathfinder Society seeks the ancient ruby ring of the salamander and it falls to a team of Pathfinders to find it. Last seen in the Tri-Towers Yard, a once elite academy for the youth of Absalom, the ruby ring is now lost in the Drownyard, all that remains of Tri-Towers after it was destroyed a decade ago in the great quake. The Pathfinders must risk the strange black ichors and salty brine to find their prize—will they risk their very souls as well?


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

PFS #5-99: The Paths We Choose
Limited Capacity seats available

The failure of Mendev's wardstones set in motion not only a new crusade but also catalyzed a change in the Pathfinder Society's various factions. As the Pathfinders prepare to march on the Sky Citadel Jormurdun, members of the various factions scramble to consolidate their gains and neutralize their enemies. "The Paths We Choose" is a special event designed to highlight the changes in each faction over the course of Season 5, The Year of the Demon, and the adventure is different for each group depending on which factions are represented at the table. Content in "The Paths We Choose" also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Andoran, Cheliax, Osirion, Qadira, Sczarni, and Taldor factions. This adventure kicks off Season 6, The Year of the Sky Key and is for character levels 3-7.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

PFS #5–25: Vengeance at Sundered Crag (Levels 7-11)
Limited Capacity seats available

Two foes of the Pathfinder Society race toward the dwarven Sky Citadel Jormurdun, aiming to snatch away the Pathfinders' prize. The Society dispatches its best agents to intercept the duo. Can the PCs prevent their enemies from ruining the expedition and put an end to the threat posed by these villains?


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Star Wars: Rebel Scum
Limited Capacity full

The Rebellion needs you! On the eve of a mssive operation, one of the Alliance's top planners has gone missing, and it's up to your team of operatives to track him down before vital information can be leaked. Like it or not, the job is yours, and the clock is ticking...


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Accursed w/Creator
Limited Capacity full

Play with 
Light has failed, darkness is ascendant. Only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope; they must learn to embrace their curse or fight against it, and find some way to rid themselves forever of their Witchmark.

GMs
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Savage Worlds - East Texas University - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Play with creator Shane Hensly! 
 No experience necessary, characters provided or you can bring your own!
The Thing at Wilson's Quarry: A young lady has gone missing at the old quarry where everyone goes to swim, cool off, and recover from all those tough finals. A picture on Instagram purports to show tentacles in the water, but they could be PhotoShopped. And besides, the Sheriff dredged the pond and found nothing. But you've been around. You've seen a few things that shouldn't be, and you and your study group know something bad has awakened at Wilson's Quarry. But what? And how could it hide in such a small space? Run by Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. 

Guests
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Urban Shadows w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

The city of Baltimore has many names: Charm City, Mobtown, The City of Firsts. Yet for the supernatural creatures that haunt The City that Bleeds, B'more is a vibrant ecosystem of debt and violence ruled by The Bird: Ravenstown. Everyone who lives here, every vamp, every wolf, every wizard, owes The Raven... no exceptions. What do you owe? And what will the Raven demand from you this time?

GMs
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →

Guests
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Urban Shadows w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

The city of Baltimore has many names: Charm City, Mobtown, The City of Firsts. Yet for the supernatural creatures that haunt The City that Bleeds, B'more is a vibrant ecosystem of debt and violence ruled by The Bird: Ravenstown. Everyone who lives here, every vamp, every wolf, every wizard, owes The Raven... no exceptions. What do you owe? And what will the Raven demand from you this time?

GMs
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Wield - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

You are an ancient and powerful magical artifact...... and those who wield you believe themselves  heroes...... but they are nothing more than disposable pawns.

WIELD: Chronicles of the Vatcha is a new "Little Game" from the creators of Wicked Fantasy, Gillian Fraser and John Wick. 

Each player in WIELD takes on two roles: an ancient artiact and a wielder (for another player's artifact). At first, the vatcha are reluctant to give their wielders too much power, but in order to accomplish their goals, they must surrender some of it to those who wield them. For in truth, an artifact without a wielder is powerless. It needs human hands to channel its magic. Otherwise, it is just another ring or just another sword sitting in a desert or at the bottom of a lake, waiting for some fool to pick it up.

And thus, the artifact must negotiate with its wielder. Each wielder is a hero who has their own heroic Destiny to fulfill. If an artifact is to accomplish its own goals, it must deal with its wielder's Destiny... one way or another.

Guests
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.


Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

8:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Palo Verde

9:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Palo Verde

9:00pm

Rum & Pirates
Limited Capacity full

Rum and Pirates was designed by Stefan Feld and is for 2-5 players ages 9 and up and plays in 60-75 minutes.

The players take on the roles of freebooters who, back in their pirates' hideout, spend their time with all kinds of competitions - drinking, fighting, etc. All players move the main playing figure, the captain, through the alleys of the village, with the goal of gaining as much rum and reknown as possible. The end of each of the five rounds is also marked by a highly variable fight to claim the best sleeping spaces on board the ship (bed or board?). The game is a mixture of tactics, strategy, and luck. The die plays an important role in the game, but you still get the feeling of being at the mercy of fate only rarely.

On the Alea complexity scale of 1 (simple) to 10 (difficult), this game rates a 2. (Editor's Note: That is the same complexity as Chinatown, Wyatt Earp, and Edel, Stein & Reich)


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
BG12

9:00pm

Cards Against Humanity
Limited Capacity full

Every want to try Apples to Apples for horrible people? I have all the expansions and the Crabs Adjust Humidity sets. Come see how far across the line you can take it!


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
BG06

9:00pm

Kobble w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Kobble is a card-drafting and dice-rolling game about establishing a criminal empire in a twisted fantasy city. Two gangs engage in a series of quick and bloody fights for control over territory within a neighborhood. In the end, the gang that wins more fights gains undisputed control of that neighborhood, and the other gang is forced out of the neighborhood forever. Kobble can be played cooperatively or competitively with 1-6 players and takes about an hour to play.


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
BG13

9:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra Double-Header
Limited Capacity seats available

Take down Two Hydras! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Friday October 10, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
CCG

10:00pm

1st Annual RinCon 500!
Limited Capacity filling up

Racing games are always fun for larger groups, and annual Rincon race sounds like fun. This year the race features a new release from GMT, the highly regarded "Thunder Alley."

This year's race will have up to 7 players running teams (yes, you have several cars on your team) on the big "Tri-Oval Super speedway."

The winner will receive a trophy and other participants will get racing related door prizes. So join us! Only 7 spots. No experience necessary.

GMT description of the game
Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game for 2-7 players with the feel and flexibility of a card-driven simulation. Drafting, teamwork, accidents, yellow flags, pit strategy, working to lead laps, and sprints to the finish are all included and bring the feel of racing to the game. Players control not one car, but a team of 3-6 cars. Thus, each race is not only a run for the checkered flag but an effort to maximize the score for every car on your team. Winning is important, but if only one car crosses the finish line, your team might end up outside the winner's circle looking in.

The game includes four different types of movement, often with many cars moving with the play of a single card, and each type has its place and time:

Solo movement allows you to break away from the pack.
Draft and pursuit movement are best used for keeping your team of cars together.
Lead movement can create a pack of cars that moves toward the front.
Turns are fast, each play is important, and the track situation is fluid. The wrong movement in the wrong situation can be disastrous, with you possibly being left out of the draft and all alone. Experienced players will be able to identify the best type of movement for the current situation.

Cars suffer wear over the course of a race and need to take pit stops. Tire wear, suspension difficulties, fuel issues, and major engine and transmission problems are all modeled in the game. If you feel lucky, you might try to hold it together just a little bit longer in hopes that a yellow flag will come out and cause a mass rush into the pits. Waiting on a yellow that never comes can be maddening as the rest of the pack moves by your worn-out car. What's more, an events deck can make your strategy pay off or punish you for your failure to take precautions. Accidents, yellow flags, worsening track situations, and deteriorating cars are all part of the game. Could all of your perfect strategy be derailed by those incoming rain clouds?

Included in the game are four different race tracks: a tri-oval super speedway for wide-open free-wheeling racing and a short track for a tight wheel-to-wheel bumper car duel. Each track uses the same deck of racing cards but the cards that work best on one may be useless in the other. The game also includes a second board with a road course and and 3 turned (triangle) raceway.

GMs

Friday October 10, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday October 11, 2014 12:00am
BG16
 
Saturday, October 11
 

9:00am

Arctic Scavengers
Limited Capacity full

Arctic Scavengers is a deck-building game for 2-5 players set in the post-apolyptic frozen earth. Small bands of scavengers eke out an existence by finding useful tools and weapons in junk and by pooling resources to hire better "Mercenaries" and compete with other groups for survival.

Rio Grande game buried this game for several years, but is finally getting positive attention due, in part, to a glowing review by the boys at www.ShutUpandSitDown.com Now RIo Grande is considering publishing an expansion.

GMs

Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
BG09

9:00am

Slapshot Qualifier 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Slapshot is a wheeling, dealing game for hockey nuts of all ages. Each participant in Slapshot assumes the role of a team manager. The object is to skillfully manage your team into the playoffs and then win the championship. During the regular season, you will be able to improve your team with trades and drafts. Injuries and luck will play a part, but it is your skill as manager that will guide your team to victory or defeat.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
BG03

9:00am

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
BG02

9:00am

Inclusiveness in Gaming
 Want to create safe and inclusive spaces for minorities and women at your gaming table? Join us for a discussion that will help you make your campaign, convention, or gaming creation more accessible to our diverse and interesting community.

Guests
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Marabella

9:00am

Zong Shi
Limited Capacity full

In a large town in medieval China, several talented artisans – Masters in their own right – aspire to become recognized as Zong Shi: the Grand Master craftsman. You are one of these master artisans and together with your apprentice, you are competing with the other Masters to attain this elevated status in the town. To succeed, you'll have to impress the townspeople with your skills. How shall you do it? Will you acquire a specialist's mastery over certain material, or will you enlarge your workshop? Will you create a large number of smaller projects or will you build fewer, but greater, masterworks? That is for you to decide. 60-90 minutes. 3-5 players

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
BG08

9:00am

Agricola - WM Deck
Limited Capacity filling up

This event is intended for experienced players of Uwe Rosenberg's Agricola. New players are welcome but they will find themselves at a significant disadvantage.
We will be playing with the World Championship deck. This deck is split into 5 mini-decks, each consisting of 12 occupations and 12 minor improvements. At the start of the game, each player selects one of the mini-decks and then draws down to 7 occupations and 7 minor improvements. The cards in each mini-deck are designed to work together and the mini-decks are "balanced" against one another.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
BG14

9:00am

Francis Drake
Limited Capacity filling up

Follow in the footsteps of the great pirate Sir Francis Drake and lead you crews on plunders of the Spanish empire. You begin by gathering your supplies and crew for each of the three voyages and then you sail off to the new world to attack Spanish galleons, forts, or towns. If you are the most successful pirate then you gain the favor of the Queen and your fame will spread through all of England.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
BG11

9:00am

Santiago
Limited Capacity seats available

This game is about cultivating and watering fields. Players bid and negotiate to select their type of plantations, their plantation locations in the fields, and also how those plantations are watered via the canals.

Rules explanation and game play will be about 90-120 minutes.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
BG10

9:00am

Railroad Tycoon
Limited Capacity seats available

"Railways of the World (2009) is the new edition of the base game for Eagle Games' popular Railways of the World series, first published as Railroad Tycoon in 2005. It reimplements the original game with several improvements.

Revisit the early days of the Age of Steam as you begin with a locomotive (the venerable John Bull, the first locomotive to run in North America) and a vision (your Tycoon ""mission"" card). From there, build your budding railroad network into a vast empire. Connect New York to Chicago, earn the most money, develop bigger and faster locomotives and maybe even span North America and build the Transcontinental Railway!

Multiple expansions featuring different maps are available. Railways of the World is the new base game for the system and includes the engine placards, railroad tiles, train tokens, money, bonds, and other items that are needed in almost all the Railways of the World series. A gameboard depicting the eastern half of the United States is included in the base game, as well as a mounted map of Mexico.

This game is preceded by the designer's other Winsome train games: Age of Steam, Australian Railways, Volldampf, New England Railways, Veld Spoorweg, Lancashire Railways, and Ferrocarriles Pampas. Railroad Tycoon was the result of a collaboration with Glenn Drover, in which the mechanics and game-play of Martin Wallace's Age of Steam were simplified and streamlined and attractive over-produced components were added, in order to make Railroad Tycoon more appealing to less hardcore gamers and more accessible to a wider audience.

A revised reprint was published at the end of 2010 which made some component improvements, such as the addition of Railroad Operation cards for the Mexico map.

Complete series overview - The Railways of the World Series: Introducing the family members of the ideal medium-weight train game

Note: The RailRoad Tycoon board itself is gigantic (about 36x45 inches, 91x114 cm) and requires a huge table or playing on the floor."


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
BG07

9:00am

2-player tabletop game pentathlon
Limited Capacity seats available

Calling all tabletop game polymaths! Who is the best all-around gamer of them all? Play head-to-head against other would-be champions, and display your prowess in all genres. Demonstrate perception and quickness by playing Set. Then adventure in the Lost Cities, for you are a master of calculating risks and rewards. Flaunt your linguistic prowess in Bananagrams. Then on to a round of Jenga, to showcase a steady hand and nerves of steel. Last, test your mettle at a mystery abstract strategy game to be announced at the con, so no-one studies up beforehand – if you’re that good, you should be able to just pick it up and play, shouldn’t you? Who will prevail against all other combatants for the title of Tabletop Game Pentathlete Champion? Prize available for the winner.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
BG12

9:00am

ATTACK!
Limited Capacity seats available

The basic game (Attack!) is a very simple game of expansion and conflict set in the World War 2 era. It is aimed at those game players who enjoy rules that are very simple and easy to get into. The game is not intended to be a simulation of the era, but immerses the players in the flavor of the period.

Gameplay:
Each player starts with a few regions (one of which is his capital), and a few military units. Players expand their power bases by adding regions to their "sphere of influence". This may be done either through diplomacy (they join willingly), or military conquest (they join, period).

There are three major sub-games in Attack!:
1) Land Combat: A simple system where each unit has certain advantages based on its historical role.

2) Sea Combat: A simple system where each ship type (Battleship, Carrier, Destroyer, and Sub) has certain advantages based on its historical role.

3) Economic: A simple system determines production. The player starts with one card per region owned, and then gets a new one for each new region added. The cards come in four basic flavors (suites): Resources, Factories, Transport Network, and Oil. Each card has a value printed on it that represents the base economic value of that region. If the player is able to create an entire "set" (one of each suite), he doubles the printed value on those cards. There is also a fifth type of card which has a minimum value of "1" that represents a region without any special economic value (just "population").

The units include: Infantry, Tank, Artillery, and Air. These are high quality plastic minis, which come in two sizes: regular for only one unit and slightly larger for groups of five.
The map shows the world circa 1935 centered around the Atlantic (North and South America, Europe, and Africa). The expansion contains the map of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.

Expanded by:

•Attack! Expansion


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
BG06

9:00am

Robo Rally Stacked
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine that you're a supercomputer. Now imagine that you're bored. So you dream up a little contest for you and a couple of your supercomputing buddies. Your task is to move one of the stupid little robots out on the factory floor through a series of checkpoints scattered throughout the factory. The wrinkle, however, is that the factory floor is filled with all kinds of inconvenient (if not down-right deadly) obstacles located in various locations: conveyor belts, crushers, flame-throwers, pushers, teleporters, oil slicks, pits, et cetera. But the real fun comes when the robots cross each other's path, and suddenly your perfect route is something less than that...


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
BG05

9:00am

Apocalypse World
Limited Capacity full

Something’s wrong with the world and I don’t know what it is. Your hard, weird, and hot characters desperately try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, trying to carve out a little space of hope and freedom in the filth and violence. Help define the f'd-up world, and the community you find yourself in.

Hardholders stand against the screaming elements and all comers, keeping safe as many as they can. Angels and savvyheads run constant battle against there’s not enough and bullets fly and everything breaks. Hocuses gather people around them, and are they protectors, saviors, visionaries, or just wishful thinkers? Many other unique playbooks to choose from...

Get a taste of the game system that spawned a dozen hacks. No experience needed, we'll create characters together. No kids allowed, AW is R-rated for graphic violence and mature themes.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Call of Cthulhu - L A Diabolical
Limited Capacity full

Los Angeles, 1953.

Beneath Sunny California skies, Americans enjoy a new era of prosperity, industry, conformity, and leisure. The entertainment business in full swing. Movie studios churn out wholesome family entertainment, while in Orange County, Walt Disney turns orange groves into a Kingdom of Dreams.

But the bright glare of neon reflected off of glitter does little more than put in relief the darkness that lies underneath, and we're not just talking about Mickey Cohen's mob, either. As a hard-boiled detective straight out of the pages of Mickey Spellane or Raymond Chandler, you've been hired to investigate the disappearance of a Hollywood agent whose disappearance has left police baffled. Time to strap on your trusty .38 and get to work, gumshoe.

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Hulks & Horrors - The Lost Derelict
Limited Capacity full

"Of course you can pay off your spaceship loan! It won't be a problem. Either spend twenty years laboring in the dust mines on Midnight 3, sell us your firstborn child for genetic testing, or you can try your luck at obtaining mysterious artifacts from ancient, abandoned ships...the coordinates, you say? Well, of course I happen to have them right here!"

Hulks & Horrors, the science fiction dungeon crawling game, will wow you with fast character creation, challenging, old-school style adventure, and an unpredictable experience you won't find in carefully-managed challenge ratings or overly-organized adventures. It's wild and woolly on the last frontier, will you make it home or will you all die in the vacuum of space?

Come and test your skills against the Lost Derelict, but be warned, a total party kill absolutely can and might happen!


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Pathfinder Society 6-05
Limited Capacity full

A new Pathfinder Society adventure for levels 1-5.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Pathfinder Society Scenario 6-05
Limited Capacity seats available

A new Pathfinder Society release for levels 1-5


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #6–02: The Silver Mount Collection (Levels 3-7)
Limited Capacity full

The esteemed Blakros family—famous for their museum in Absalom—receives a large shipment of artifacts from Numeria but fears that the ever-vigilant Technic League will attack to reclaim its "stolen" property. When they request the help of Pathfinders to help guard the collection, the PCs discover that the Technic League is the least of their worries.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #6–02: The Silver Mount Collection (Levels 3-7)
Limited Capacity full

The esteemed Blakros family—famous for their museum in Absalom—receives a large shipment of artifacts from Numeria but fears that the ever-vigilant Technic League will attack to reclaim its "stolen" property. When they request the help of Pathfinders to help guard the collection, the PCs discover that the Technic League is the least of their worries.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #6–04 (Levels 7–11)
Limited Capacity seats available

A new Pathfinder Society release for levels 7-11.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Vendor Room
Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
Granada

9:00am

The Cheese Grinder
Limited Capacity seats available

Players create their biggest cheesiest 11th 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 starts Friday at 1pm and does not stop till Sunday 1pm. That’s right 48 hours non-stop.

Six (or more) players will be chosen for the finals Sunday night to fight it out in an arena of death 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. 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.



Pregens available



We will be using d20Pro (by Mindgene) 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)

Visit www.thecheesegrinder.com for details


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am - 11:00pm
RPG

10:00am

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
BG02

10:00am

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Palo Verde

10:00am

GMs' Conference
This RinCon come join our guests and local GMs for a series of short talks and discussions about roleplaying games and how to add that little extra something to your campaign!

Guests
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Owner, Evil Beagle Games
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Marabella

11:00am

For Sale
Limited Capacity seats available

Bid and bluff your way to purchase the most valuable real estate for the lowest amount of money, then turn around and sell those houses (and shacks) for cold hard cash. Be the richest mogul at the end of the game to win this Stefan Dorra classic. Considered one of the finest bidding games of all time. 20 - 30 minutes. 3 - 5 players.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
BG08

11:00am

Commander Star Game (Magic)
Limited Capacity seats available

Play Commander for Magic: The Gathering! Bring your own deck, or use one of the provided ones! Some experience preferrable. (No purchase necessary.)

Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
CCG

11:00am

Gangster Dice
Limited Capacity seats available

Things went sideways on that last job and the cops are after you. The investigator is closing in and the evidence is mounting up, but there may be a way to dodge the heat; fingering someone else!
In Gangster Dice, each player starts with a set of eight dice, 2 of each color. These dice represent the evidence against you. You win the game by getting rid of all your evidence, which usually involves pinning it on another player. To do this you will compete for control of the Investigator, the Corrupt Officer, the Lawyer and the Streets which will let you gain, lose, or otherwise manipulate the dice. But beware of losing too many dice too soon, as you may find yourself unable to lose the rest.

GMs
avatar for Jon Ruland

Jon Ruland

Producer, Designer, Spider-Goat Games
Co-designer and producer for Martial Art and Gangster Dice.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
BG18

11:00am

Slapshot Qualifier 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Slapshot is a wheeling, dealing game for hockey nuts of all ages. Each participant in Slapshot assumes the role of a team manager. The object is to skillfully manage your team into the playoffs and then win the championship. During the regular season, you will be able to improve your team with trades and drafts. Injuries and luck will play a part, but it is your skill as manager that will guide your team to victory or defeat.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
BG03

11:00am

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
BG02

11:00am

Skyline (Expansion Option) w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is being hosted by the designer: David Short

[Skyline]
City building has never been so easy: Just roll the dice, then build a building. However, each die must be selected carefully to fit the building requirements. Push your luck too far – or select carelessly – and a player may find himself demolishing his city instead of building it up. Choose each die wisely and build efficiently in order to erect magnificent skyscrapers and create the best skyline!

[Skyline: Landmarks Expansion]
The metropolis continues to grow. Its buildings are expanding and skyscrapers are rising up to define its skyline. The only thing missing is an iconographic landmark; a prominent feat of architecture that all will recognize. In this expansion to Skyline, players will erect new Landmarks for their skyline, utilizing the new Fast Track dice and Event dice to build faster and smarter.

GMs
avatar for David Short

David Short

Designer
Board game fiend and designer. I love this hobby so much.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
BG09

11:00am

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palo Verde

11:00am

Lost Legends
Limited Capacity seats available

A fantasy card game that combines a streamlined Euro game design and card drafting with an interesting fantasy theme and battle mechanic.

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
BG13

11:00am

Munchkin Cthulhu
Limited Capacity full

Munchkin Cthulhu is a stand-alone game that lampoons Lovecraft's Mythos and the horror gaming that surrounds it. This set features four Classes – including the Cultist – and a lot of classic monsters from outside reality. And they all have Stuff you can take from their twitching bodies

This Event is being ran by an Official Steve Jackson MIB.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Steve Jackson MIB
A Steve Jackson MIB and Purveyor of Awesome Extraordinaire.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
BG04

11:00am

Pulp City: Supreme Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472543693/pulp-city-supreme-edition

Pulp City is the Bockbuster miniatures game that the world has been needing. This new edition boasts streamlined rules, great minis and infinite combinations of teams. Play the Ape Revolution Commitee (Soviet Super-apes), Heavy Metal (Cyborg Heroes), The Coven (Villainous secret society), many other groups or make your own team.

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen

Drew Kallen

Store Manager, Isle of Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
MINI

11:00am

Android: Netrunner
Limited Capacity full

Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk future of Android and Infiltration, the game pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of lone runners.

Corporations seek to score agendas by advancing them. Doing so takes time and credits. To buy the time and earn the credits they need, they must secure their servers and data forts with "ice". These security programs come in different varieties, from simple barriers, to code gates and aggressive sentries. They serve as the corporation's virtual eyes, ears, and machine guns on the sprawling information superhighways of the network.

In turn, runners need to spend their time and credits acquiring a sufficient wealth of resources, purchasing the necessary hardware, and developing suitably powerful ice-breaker programs to hack past corporate security measures. Their jobs are always a little desperate, driven by tight timelines, and shrouded in mystery. When a runner jacks-in and starts a run at a corporate server, he risks having his best programs trashed or being caught by a trace program and left vulnerable to corporate countermeasures. It's not uncommon for an unprepared runner to fail to bypass a nasty sentry and suffer massive brain damage as a result. Even if a runner gets through a data fort's defenses, there's no telling what it holds. Sometimes, the runner finds something of value. Sometimes, the best he can do is work to trash whatever the corporation was developing.

The first player to seven points wins the game, but not likely before he suffers some brain damage or bad publicity.

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
CCG

11:00am

Battlestar Galactica
Limited Capacity filling up

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival…but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
BG06

11:00am

Star Wars LCG Multiplayer Challenge Decks
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the rebel alliance to stop the construction of the second Death Star, or enlist in the empire to hunt down and destroy the rebel Jedi, Luke Skywalker!

This event will have two simultaneous games of Star Wars LCG going at one time, using the Challenge Decks from the Balance of the Force expansion. Up to three players will command three separate, pre-constructed decks against a player with a single challenge deck, which is more than up to the task. New players to Star Wars LCG welcome!

GMs

Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
CCG

11:00am

Memoir '44 D-Day Landings
Limited Capacity seats available

Memoir '44 is a unique historical game where players command a horde of little plastic Army men facing-off in dozens of WWII battles on an oversize hex game board.

Each battle scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements and objectives of each army. Deploying forces through a variety of Command cards, the smart commander uses the unique skills of his units - infantry, paratroopers, tanks, artillery, commandos and resistance fighters - to its greatest strength.

D-Day Landings

Deploy your troops, call in reinforcements, take control of enemy positions to secure your advance... and make sure that your friends are covering your flanks!

70 years after D-Day, commemorate the Normandy landings with these six unique Battle Maps of the D-Day Landings. The new Extended Breakthrough format introduced in this expansion is 23 hexes deep and offers you battles on a scale and scope you've never seen before!

This game is for up to 12 players.

GMs
RK

Richard Knowles

I have been involved in gaming for many years. I played my first Avalon Hill board game in 1973 and my first RPG in 1977. I have also been involved in the retail aspect of gaming since 1978. I used to spend my summers going to a different science fiction convention and selling games at them. I got involved in the computer industry in 1985 and have worked in it ever since. I am currently a Computer Aided Drafter mainly in the residential field.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm
BG16

11:00am

DUST Tactics -- Battlefield
Limited Capacity seats available

An alternate reality WW2 miniatures game, set in the world of DUST. The year is 1947 and the war continues -- with alien technology reverse engineered by Germany and recently acquired by the Allies: lasers (Axis), phasers (Allies), Tesla coils (Soviets), and walking tanks, combine to raise the stakes and the carnage. A demo table will be on hand to introduce the game, as well as a larger battlefield where scenarios will take place throughout the day.


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm
MINI

11:00am

Pathfinder - Meat Grinder
Limited Capacity seats available

The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is a fantasy role-playing game (RPG) that was first published in 2009 by Paizo Publishing. It extends and modifies the Revised 3rd edition Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) game rules published by Wizards of the Coast under the Open Game License.

This particular game will introduce the players to an "old-school" dungeon crawl using the Pathfinder RPG rules. Players will be expected to cooperate in an adventure to explore as far as they can into a very dangerous and deadly dungeon. When a player dies, the next player waiting in the queue may take his place at the table. Temple of Elemental Evil, Tomb of Horrors, Rappan Athuk, or some other classic adventure may be used, but with updated, hi-res JPG maps that are interactive using d20pro software.

GMs
avatar for Joseph Berriman

Joseph Berriman

I'm a married, 31-year-old father of one, with a family that loves to play games. As an avid gamer, I play in several board-game and RPG groups. I've been playing and collecting table-top RPG's and board games for over 15 years, but I'm always looking for new games to play and new people to game with! | | Anyone that has played a game with me knows that I love to play fast. Sitting there for 5 minutes or more just in case there might be a... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00am - Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00am
RPG

12:00pm

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BG02

12:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palo Verde

12:00pm

Game Flea Market
One of the highlights for many gamers during RinCon, this is a great opportunity to meet up with local folks to buy, sell, or trade your games or any other gaming related gear. We will have several tables available, so bring in a pile of games priced to sell or ready for trade, or just show up with some cash and hunt for some awesome deals.

All sellers/traders are responsible for their own merchandise and sales throughout the event. Please inventory any used items ahead of time and provide accurate information regarding their condition and completeness. Also keep in mind that this event is intended for individuals selling a few items. Businesses or vendors should work with RinCon staff to reserve a vendor booth in the main hall throughout the convention. Tables are not available to reserve prior to the event so individuals primarily looking to sell are welcome to show up a few minutes early to set up their items. With that in mind, please try to be respectful of others by not taking up more table space than you need.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.

Saturday October 11, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Upper Terrace

1:00pm

Board Game Design Panel
Get the opportunity to chat with board game designers about the process of design and learn some tips for designing your own.

Guests
DN

David Niecikowski

David Niecikowski is a published game designer and recognized expert on using traditional games with families and students. Since 2000 over two dozen of his board games, role-playing supplements, books, and articles have been published. David has also worked as a freelance marketing and event consultant with scores of industry companies such as Alliance Game Distributors, Gen Con, Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck, Mayfair, Rio Grande, AEG, and... Read More →
avatar for Seth Jaffee

Seth Jaffee

Head of Development, Tasty Minstrel Games
Seth Jaffee is a published game designer and developer, but is probably best known for his affiliation with Michael Mindes and Tasty Minstrel Games. Seth was a behind the scenes supporter of TMG from the beginning and is now an official member of the TMG team, discovering games, developing them, and helping to usher them through the production process. Seth's first published title was Terra Prime, a somewhat obscure but solid euro style game... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marabella

1:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palo Verde

1:00pm

Formula DEATH!!!
Limited Capacity seats available

Play the classic racing game like you have never played it before! (unless you've played a previous Formula Death Event) We've added Missiles, Mines and Machine Guns to the basic play to make being out in front more, shall we say, exciting!!! Up to 10 racers can compete to see if

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen

Drew Kallen

Store Manager, Isle of Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
BG05

2:00pm

Slapshot Qualifier 3
Limited Capacity seats available

Slapshot is a wheeling, dealing game for hockey nuts of all ages. Each participant in Slapshot assumes the role of a team manager. The object is to skillfully manage your team into the playoffs and then win the championship. During the regular season, you will be able to improve your team with trades and drafts. Injuries and luck will play a part, but it is your skill as manager that will guide your team to victory or defeat. Ages 8+.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BG03

2:00pm

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BG02

2:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palo Verde

2:00pm

Gangster Dice
Limited Capacity seats available

Things went sideways on that last job and the cops are after you. The investigator is closing in and the evidence is mounting up, but there may be a way to dodge the heat; fingering someone else!
In Gangster Dice, each player starts with a set of eight dice, 2 of each color. These dice represent the evidence against you. You win the game by getting rid of all your evidence, which usually involves pinning it on another player. To do this you will compete for control of the Investigator, the Corrupt Officer, the Lawyer and the Streets which will let you gain, lose, or otherwise manipulate the dice. But beware of losing too many dice too soon, as you may find yourself unable to lose the rest.

GMs
avatar for Jon Ruland

Jon Ruland

Producer, Designer, Spider-Goat Games
Co-designer and producer for Martial Art and Gangster Dice.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BG18

2:00pm

Compounded w/ Chemical Chaos
Limited Capacity full

Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of luck. In Compounded, players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion. Some compounds are flammable and will grow more and more volatile over time; take too long to gather the necessary elements for those compounds and a lot of hard work will soon be scattered across the lab.

Although Compounded does involve a fair share of press-your-luck tension and certainly some strategic planning, the most successful scientists will often be those who strike a good trade with their fellow lab mates. Players are able to freely trade elements, laboratory tools, and even favors – if there is truly honor among chemists!

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG01

2:00pm

Fresco
Limited Capacity filling up

In Fresco, players are master painters, working to restore a fresco in a Renaissance church.

GMs
avatar for Manny Duran

Manny Duran

Organizer, South West Area Gamers


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG13

2:00pm

Luna
Limited Capacity full

"LUNA" is the title of the Moon Priestess, and before her very eyes, each of the up to four Orders competes for the right to decide on her successor. The players are the heads of the Orders who try to convince the Priestess of themselves. Over the course of six rounds, they need to collect as many influence points as possible by skillfully placing their novices to achieve that goal.

The players move their novices over seven islands surrounding a temple island. The novices are placed according to the "worker movement" principle, i.e. they aren't placed at the beginning of a round, but instead start where they ended the round before. Thus, novice movement is an important part of a round: Only if you're in the right place at the right time, you'll gain the deciding influence points. You'll have to build new shrines, work at the temple, and participate in the Priestess' divine services. But don't forget to recruit additional novices or win the favor of the local Priests; these are vital means to prepare and combine the diverse actions.

LUNA: In the Domain of the Moon Priestess is a challenging tactical game with strategic and interactive elements that takes about 20-25 minutes per player. The different placement of the islands and novices at the beginning of the game creates a different feeling each time you play and opens up new strategies.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG09

2:00pm

Cardfight!!
Limited Capacity seats available

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Please allow 30 minutes for each session.]

Cardfight!! Vanguard is an internationally popular Trading Card Game published by Bushiroad. Two players represent astral spirits dueling on the fictional planet Cray. The units in players' decks represent characters from Cray that players can call to the field to fight for them. Players alternate turns calling, attacking, and defending with units.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CCG

2:00pm

Casual Magic: The Gathering Intros
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to Play! Get a Deck! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card!

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CCG

2:00pm

Nothing Personal
Limited Capacity seats available

Nothing Personal is a game for 3-5 players. Players attempt to gain the most respect in five turns (five years) by amassing respect amongst the mafia through influence, negotiation, blackmail and bribery.

Players take turns playing influence cards to take control of gangsters and work them up the chain of power. Each position and gangster has their own special abilities that give players the edge they need to accrue the respect they deserve - to become the Boss of Bosses.

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm
BG04

2:00pm

War of the Roses: Lancaster vs. York
Limited Capacity filling up

Players take on the roles of Lancastrians and Yorkists in the infamous War of the Roses in England over five decades. Players attempt to gather support from major towns and powerful noble families and attempt to control the royal castles throughout the country. Ports and financial aid from the Church also assist in players in accomplishing their goals. Loyalty can also be tested through bribery. Come and try this game of deception and control.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
BG11

2:00pm

Ground Floor w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

This event will be hosted by the designer: David Short.

Economic worker placement game about entrepreneurship. Players compete to be the most prestigious business by hiring employees, selling products, investing in marketing campaigns and expanding their business with new improvements.

GMs
avatar for David Short

David Short

Designer
Board game fiend and designer. I love this hobby so much.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
BG07

2:00pm

X-Wing
Limited Capacity filling up

tar Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
MINI

2:00pm

Kagematsu
Limited Capacity seats available

It is Japan, 1572, warring factions drain their territories of able-bodied men, leaving villages populated by only women, children and the elderly. A small, nearly indefensible village is living under the horror of a dangerous Threat. Without a defender, its people are almost certainly doomed.

Enter Kagematsu, a wayward ronin. Here is a defender for the village if only he can be swayed from his meandering course. So it is that several townswomen strive to win his affections and steer him to their cause…

One player takes on the role of Kagematsu, defining his character and setting the scenes in which the other players, playing the village women, strive for his affections so he will stay and defend them. Simple role-played scenes provide a gripping story and an exploration of love, honor, and shame. Dice help decide the fate of the women based on how they have swayed the ronin.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

The Fury of Dracula
Limited Capacity full

The first edition of the classic vampire hunting game! Up to three players team up to hunt Dracula (another player) across a map of Europe, while Dracula seeks to avoid discovery long enough to hide his vampire minions throughout the continent.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
BG15

2:00pm

Conspiracy Draft
Limited Capacity seats available

Draft and play this Summer's Conspiracy Set, for Magic the Gathering! Some Magic experience preferrable. (No purchase necessary, packs provided)

Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
CCG

2:00pm

Hard Vacuum - Babylon 5
Limited Capacity seats available

The original inspiration for Hard Vacuum came from the Star Furies of Babylon 5. Now you can enjoy this hack by the original designer and square off as Earth Alliance, Minbari, Narn, or Centauri. Miniatures and materials provided. Basic familiarity with the standard Hard Vacuum rules is preferred but not required.

GMs
avatar for Darrell Hayhurst

Darrell Hayhurst

Owner/Designer, Frameworks Games
Game designer (Hard Vacuum) and freelance writer (Savage Worlds, Ninja Crusade, Torg)


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
MINI

2:00pm

#2-14: The Chasm of Screams (Level 7-11)
Limited Capacity seats available

When the Decemvirate sends the PCs on a mission into the desolate Mindspin Mountains to retrieve a much-needed alchemical reagent from a hermitic ex-Pathfinder known as the Phitoness of Axioms, the players soon find themselves deep in the mythical howling caves commonly referred to as the Chasm of Screams. Can the brave adventurers survive the harsh environment and defeat the demented thralls of the powerful, icy master of the oft-avoided cavern? Or will their cries of pain join the chorus of tormented voices that already echoes from the Chasm of Screams?


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS #56: The Jester's Fraud (Levels 5-9)
Limited Capacity full

Life in Taldor is fraught with peril, especially for the crumbling noble houses of the Taldan countryside. One such house, the Bourtze Family, has fallen on hard times and they've informed the Pathfinder Society that, in exchange for a small sum of money, they'd be willing to part with a treasure trove of lore about Qadira's Grand Campaign, the 300-year invasion of Taldor. On your arrival, things quickly turn for the worse and instead of evaluating the worth of a few scraps of historical paper, you must instead retrieve one of the most dangerous artifacts in the empire.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS #6–01: Trial By Machine (Levels 1-5)
Limited Capacity full

More than a millennium has passed since the "machine mage" Karamoss's failed siege of Absalom, and for years the Pathfinder Society has used upper reaches of his subterranean siege tower as a training ground for initiates. During a routine drill, the once-dormant dungeon springs to life, and it will take all the PCs' resourcefulness and skill to make it out alive.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS #6–01: Trial By Machine (Levels 1-5)
Limited Capacity full

More than a millennium has passed since the "machine mage" Karamoss's failed siege of Absalom, and for years the Pathfinder Society has used upper reaches of his subterranean siege tower as a training ground for initiates. During a routine drill, the once-dormant dungeon springs to life, and it will take all the PCs' resourcefulness and skill to make it out alive.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Primetime Adventures: Off-Season Pilot
Limited Capacity full

"Our network is in bad trouble. Every show we had last year was cancelled before the second episode was even done airing. We need fresh ideas and fast! You! You look like a television writer! Get over here and turn this giant pile of money into the next smash hit!"

Come and experience the award-winning Primetime Adventures, a game where you and your fellow players create and play through the next television hit. Concoct the characters, develop their Issues, map out their Screen Presence and hit your Spotlight Episode! Distribute Fan Mail when people nail a scene - and never quite know how your show will turn out!

No previous experience necessary, and we'll be using the fabled Third Edition, not yet available anywhere.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

A World of Dew w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

A WORLD OF DEW is a samurai noir game inspired by Japanese chambara films like THE SEVEN SAMURAI, SANJURO, and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. You play characters that can be dastardly yakuza, cunning geisha, jaded police detectives, or gaijin smugglers in noir cities with rain slicked streets and bodies floating in the gutter.

The storytelling system you use is fast, with a razor sharp wit, and can kill just as quickly as ronin can draw his sword or the gaijin can shoot you. Your world is brought alive with a unique City Creation System where you design your own city in Old Japan and in doing so create your very own gritty and down in the gutter campaign.

A world of dew
And in every dewdrop
A world of struggle

-Issa

GMs
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Accursed w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Light has failed, darkness is ascendant. Only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope; they must learn to embrace their curse or fight against it, and find some way to rid themselves forever of their Witchmark.

GMs
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Eypllion w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Long ago, the Dragon armies drove back the darkness and rescued the land from evil. Yet the darkness returned, creeping into the places once thought of as safe. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, the mighty rulers who need your help to investigate the rumors and discover the truth of the growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you will protect the light and discover the value of friendship. A game that draws on Spyro, Lord of the Rings, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

GMs
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Firefly w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Head out into the black as the crew of Serenity! Y'all have come back from a job on Three Hills to find a young woman waiting at the ship who claims to be Book's daughter. She's got a bone to pick with her old man, and if she don't get answers, she's hungering for a duel. Who is she? And what's she doing looking up Book after so many years?

GMs
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →

Guests
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Savage Worlds - East Texas University - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

 No experience necessary, characters provided or you can bring your own!
The Thing at Wilson's Quarry: A young lady has gone missing at the old quarry where everyone goes to swim, cool off, and recover from all those tough finals. A picture on Instagram purports to show tentacles in the water, but they could be PhotoShopped. And besides, the Sheriff dredged the pond and found nothing. But you've been around. You've seen a few things that shouldn't be, and you and your study group know something bad has awakened at Wilson's Quarry. But what? And how could it hide in such a small space? Run by Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

GMs
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Shaintar: Justice and Life w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

"It's like Lord of the Rings meets Die Hard!"
Between the Crimson Crusade, the Godstrike Tempest, and incursions from beyond the Veil, Grayson's Grey Rangers are decimated and in desperate need of new blood. You've signed on, and after rushing through the most intense training of your life, you're already hitting the field as threats close in on all sides. The Wildlands are well named, and they need you!
This campaign ties directly into the ongoing "living" style campaign Sean Patrick Fannon and game masters all around the world are running at conventions, home tables, and online via Roll20 and Google Hangounts. You can learn more at (http://www.shaintar.com/?q=JusticeAndLife). You can make your own character, or use one of the many pre-gens I will have on hand.
The events that happen at RinCon 2014 will be unique to this show, individual experiences for each and every player that become canon in the official Shaintar setting. Each event at each table is a unique experience, though they will all tie together into the overall story arc told at the con.
The Shaintar Revolution in Epic High Fantasy gaming for Savage Worlds is underway, and you are welcome to become a permanent, heroic part of it.

GMs
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Owner, Evil Beagle Games
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Wicked Fantasy - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

From John Wick, award-winning designer and author of Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, and Houses of the Blooded, comes this dramatic, new imagining of the classic fantasy races. A new world sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Wicked Fantasy re-envisions ten classic fantasy races - humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, orks, gnolls, ratmen, goblins, and kobolds - all done with a "wicked twist"!

Guests
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Ogre Miniatures
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2085 A.D., armored warfare is faster and deadlier than ever. Hovercraft speed over the battlefield. Tanks use tactical nukes. Infantry is equipped with battlesuits of incredible firepower. But they all fear one weapon . . .

The Ogre.

Since 1977, Ogre has been one of the best-loved tactical ground-combat games. The simplicity of the mechanics, the speed of play, and the sheer scale of the conflict made the game an instant classic. In 1992, rules for using miniatures were released.

NOTE this is not the recently released giant Ogre 3-d game cardboard version. This is the game Ogre played with Metal Miniatures instead.


Saturday October 11, 2014 2:00pm - 8:00pm
MINI

3:00pm

Mahta Mahti Card Game w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mahta Mahti card game is simple to learn, but tough to master.
Unique square cards are played on all four sides and when you start stacking them on the scoring board, the strategy kicks in.
Best card; best orientation; best position = best score!
For gaming interests from bright kids to social and even competitive FRP gamers.
When you play Mahta Mahti, you'll feel smarter; and you'll like it!


Saturday October 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BG02

3:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity full

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palo Verde

4:00pm

Oltre Mare
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you the Best Merchant of Venice? Find out for yourself by sailing along the courses of ancient Venetians, Oltremare, in unknown lands of Barbaria. Look for the most precious wares and the richest stocks. Exchange goods with other merchants, load your ship and sell everything at stock market. But above all, try to escape pirates and robbers, either with cleverness or strength. 60 minutes. 2 - 5 players.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BG08

4:00pm

Slapshot Championship
Limited Capacity seats available

Slapshot is a wheeling, dealing game for hockey nuts of all ages. Each participant in Slapshot assumes the role of a team manager. The object is to skillfully manage your team into the playoffs and then win the championship. During the regular season, you will be able to improve your team with trades and drafts. Injuries and luck will play a part, but it is your skill as manager that will guide your team to victory or defeat. Ages 8+.

GMs
avatar for Gregory Barnard

Gregory Barnard

President, Barnard Enterprises Technology LLC
By trade I develop mobile apps, administer databases, and program business applications. For fun I enjoy playing board games and watching hockey! I live in Tucson with my wife Pamela.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BG03

4:00pm

Planes (Preview) w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

This event is being hosted by the designer: David Short

From the rails to the air — well, hopefully. Planes puts you in the role of a group attempting to push your way through a crowded airport to reach your plane before takeoff. Other players' families or groups, as well as neutral travelers, will cause all sorts of congestion in the terminal and may keep you from boarding.

With cards that affect play and allow bonus scoring, in addition to variable airport maps, Planes is the next phase in global travel from AEG, publisher of Trains.

GMs
avatar for David Short

David Short

Designer
Board game fiend and designer. I love this hobby so much.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BG09

4:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palo Verde

4:00pm

Santiago
Limited Capacity seats available

This game is about cultivating and watering fields. To accomplish this, a number of tiles denoting various plantation types come into the game each round. The tiles are auctioned off such that each player gets one, and the tiles are then placed onto the game board along with an ownership marker that also indicates how plentiful the tile’s yield will be. Whoever bid the lowest in each round gets to be the canal overseer and decides where a canal will be built that round. The other players may make suggestions to help the canal overseer decide, and back up their suggestions with money. The final decision is always wholly up to the overseer, though.

At the end of each round, players determine what the water supply situation looks like. Should a plantation not be sufficiently watered, its production drops dramatically; should it happen more than once, then that plantation may revert to fallow ground. At game’s end, naturally only the cultivated land counts. Each plantation is counted according to type – the bigger the better. But since the ownership markers play a role as well, the same plantation can give drastically different points for different players.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BG10

4:00pm

Concordia
Limited Capacity filling up

"Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire ruled the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. With peace at the borders, harmony inside the provinces, uniform law, and a common currency, the economy thrived and gave rise to mighty Roman dynasties as they expanded throughout the numerous cities. Guide one of these dynasties and send colonists to the remote realms of the Empire; develop your trade network; and appease the ancient gods for their favor — all to gain the chance to emerge victorious!

Concordia is a peaceful strategy game of economic development in Roman times for 2-5 players aged 13 and up. Instead of looking to the luck of dice or cards, players must rely on their strategic abilities. Be sure to watch your rivals to determine which goals they are pursuing and where you can outpace them! In the game, colonists are sent out from Rome to settle down in cities which produce bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. Each player starts with an identical set of playing cards and acquires more cards during the game. These cards serve two purposes:

They allow a player to choose actions during the game.
They are worth victory points (VPs) at the end of the game.
Concordia is a strategy game which requires advance planning and consideration of your opponent's moves. Every game is different, not only because of the sequence of new cards on sale but also due to the modular layout of cities. (One side of the game board shows the entire Roman Empire with 30 cities for 3-5 players, while the other shows Roman Italy with 25 cities for 2-4 players.) When all cards have been sold, the game ends. The player with the most VPs from the gods (Jupiter, Saturnus, Mercurius, Minerva, Vulcanus, etc.) wins the game."


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG12

4:00pm

El Grande
Limited Capacity filling up

Players take on the roles of Grandes in medieval Spain. The king's power is flagging, and these powerful lords are vying for control of the various regions. To that end, you draft caballeros into your court and subsequently move them onto the board to help seize control of regions.

I will be using the rules for the shorter 7-round game. Rules explanation and game play should last about 90-120 minutes.

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG14

4:00pm

Love Letter
Limited Capacity seats available

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Please allow 20 minutes for each session.]

Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette's hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
DEMOAD

4:00pm

Revolution!
Limited Capacity seats available

Blackmail the printer. Threaten the innkeeper. Bribe the priest. Welcome to Revolution! Secretly bid against your opponents to gain the support of the people, win territory . . . and collect more Gold, Blackmail, and Force for the next round of bidding!

This Event is being ran by an Official Steve Jackson MIB.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Steve Jackson MIB
A Steve Jackson MIB and Purveyor of Awesome Extraordinaire.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG15

4:00pm

Thebes
Limited Capacity seats available

Thebes is a game of competitive archeology. Players are archaeologists who must travel around Europe, northern Africa, and the Middle East to acquire knowledge about five ancient civilizations -- the Greeks, the Cretans, the Egyptians, the Palestinians, and the Mesopotamians -- and then must use this knowledge to excavate historical sites in the areas of these civilizations. Through the course of the game, expositions are revealed, and an archaeologist who has treasures from the requisite civilizations may claim the prize (this is a change from the first edition's handling of exhibitions). The archaeologist who learns the most about the civilizations, claims the greatest-valued artifacts, and collects the most exhibitions will win out over his or her colleagues.

GMs
avatar for Manny Duran

Manny Duran

Organizer, South West Area Gamers


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
BG13

4:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra and Horde
Limited Capacity seats available

Take down Rampaging Hydra and Minotaurs! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CCG

4:00pm

Star Wars LCG
Limited Capacity seats available

Star Wars: The Card Game is a two-player card game that puts one player in command of the Rebels (light side, with the factions Jedi, Rebel Alliance, and Smugglers And Spies), and one player in command of the Empire (dark side, with the factions Sith, Imperial Navy, and Scum And Villainy).

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CCG

4:00pm

Caverna
Limited Capacity full

Following along the same lines as its predecessor Agricola, Caverna: The Cave Farmers is a worker-placement game at heart, with a focus on farming. In the game, you are the bearded leader of a small dwarf family that lives in a little cave in the mountains. You begin the game with a farmer and his spouse, and each member of the farming family represents an action that the player can take each turn. Together, you cultivate the forest in front of your cave and dig deeper into the mountain. You furnish the caves as dwellings for your offspring as well as working spaces for small enterprises.


Saturday October 11, 2014 4:00pm - 6:30pm
BG06

5:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Palo Verde

5:00pm

End of Days Intro
Saturday October 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Upper Terrace

6:00pm

Kickstarter and Publishing Panel
Kickstarter has quickly become a big part of the game industry, especially for small publishers and independent creators. See what it takes to run a successful Kickstarter game project, and also what other options exist for getting your game out there.

Guests
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →
avatar for Seth Jaffee

Seth Jaffee

Head of Development, Tasty Minstrel Games
Seth Jaffee is a published game designer and developer, but is probably best known for his affiliation with Michael Mindes and Tasty Minstrel Games. Seth was a behind the scenes supporter of TMG from the beginning and is now an official member of the TMG team, discovering games, developing them, and helping to usher them through the production process. Seth's first published title was Terra Prime, a somewhat obscure but solid euro style game... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Marabella

6:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palo Verde

6:00pm

SCA Fighting Demo
Saturday October 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Upper Terrace

7:00pm

Cypher (Preview) w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

This event is being hosted by the designer: David Short.

Faced with constant hacker attacks, the corporations created an artificial intelligence that could learn from the hackers themselves. The AI, codenamed Cypher, evolved faster than its creators could have imagined. It gained sentience, went rogue, and became the ultimate hacker. Now Cypher is fighting the corporations themselves for control of the nexus.

In this micro game, players take on the role of factions gathering characters from all spheres of influence, from corporate overseers to street level hackers, in order to dominate Cypher and seize control of the nexus. The player with the most influence at the end of the game wins!

GMs
avatar for David Short

David Short

Designer
Board game fiend and designer. I love this hobby so much.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BG09

7:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Palo Verde

7:00pm

Smash Up!
Limited Capacity filling up

The ultimate geek game of pure awesomeness!

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
BG12

7:00pm

Francis Drake
Limited Capacity seats available

Return to a bustling Plymouth Harbour in 1572 as an aspiring Elizabethan captain making preparations for three exciting voyages to the Spanish Main in search of fame and fortune! As such captains, players will have to plan their missions and provision their ships accordingly. This is a race to see who can set sail and reach the Spanish Main first. The riches of the Aztec and Inca Empires await these swashbuckling captains. 90-120 minutes. 3-5 players.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG08

7:00pm

Steam
Limited Capacity full

In Steam you build railroads and deliver goods along an ever changing network of tracks and stations. You build the tracks, upgrade towns, improve your train, and grab the right goods to make the longest, most profitable deliveries. Score your deliveries and add to your income or victory points, balancing your need to invest against your quest to win the game.

Steam contains a beautiful, double-sided game board. The map on each side depicts terrain, towns, and cities at the start of the railway age. The map of the northeastern USA and neighboring Canada is ideal for 3 or 4 players. Use the map of Europe's lower Rhine and Ruhr region when playing a 4 or 5 player game. You can play Steam on any number of current and future variant and expansion maps, so we include pieces for 6 players.

The game plays very similarly to Age of Steam but with modifications to some of its mechanics and artwork. Tracks for income, train level, etc. are all printed on the board around the map such that alternate maps can be overlaid on the board and the necessary tracks will still be able to be used.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG10

7:00pm

Tobago
Limited Capacity full

Tobago is an adventure game, in which the players possess different parts of treasure maps. During the game, more and more information about the locations of the treasures are revealed, and the possible locations are narrowed down. When a player identifies the location of one of the treasures, they try to reach it as fast as possible to secure the findings.

GMs
avatar for Manny Duran

Manny Duran

Organizer, South West Area Gamers


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
BG13

7:00pm

Casual Magic: The Gathering Intros
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to Play! Get a Deck! Build a Godslayer Weapon Card!

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
CCG

7:00pm

SCA Demo
Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Marabella

7:00pm

A Game of Thrones Boardgame
Limited Capacity full

The struggle to rule Westeros begins here. You and 5 other players become the great Houses of Westeros and you play out the Game of Thrones. The game has great game mechanisms that reward skill and diplomacy over luck, making it a great group game.

GMs
avatar for Drew Kallen

Drew Kallen

Store Manager, Isle of Games


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
BG07

7:00pm

Eclipse
Limited Capacity filling up

A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.

The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory!

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
BG06

7:00pm

Zombicide
Limited Capacity full

Zombicide is a collaborative game in which players take the role of a survivor – each with unique abilities – and harness both their skills and the power of teamwork against the hordes of unthinking undead! Zombies are predictable, stupid but deadly, controlled by simple rules and a deck of cards. Unfortunately for you, there are a LOT more zombies than you have bullets

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
BG05

7:00pm

MTG Duel Deck Derby
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wanted to pit Elspeth vs. Sorin? How about Divine forces vs. Knights? Tezzeret vs. Demonic forces? Now you can! I will have every published Duel Deck available, and we'll play round robin (or multiplayer) style until your fingers break from shuffling or some other reasonable time.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CCG

7:00pm

Houses of the Blooded LARP - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity seats available

Ambition. Lust. Revenge. You cannot have one without the others. Thousands of years ago, the Ven ruled the world. They were a passionate people, obsessed with Romance and Revenge, opera and theatre, and all the forbidden delights their decadent culture provided. In the end, that which made them beautiful was also the key to their own destruction. Houses of the Blooded is a game about tragic obsession. Players take the roles of powerful characters bent on conquering their world and destroying their enemies in stories of adventure, exploration, romance, intrigue, loyalty and betrayal. 

Guests
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Upper Terrace

7:00pm

Podracing - Boonta Eve Classic
Limited Capacity seats available

Re-live the thrills and spills of the Boonta Eve Classic as podracers from across the galaxy via to take home the cup! In this, the 4th annual running of the BEC at RinCon, a new wrinkle will be added: Formule De dice!

GMs

Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
MINI

7:00pm

Delta Green Playtest Rules-No Return Ticket
Limited Capacity seats available

Join your Case Officer Stuart Dollar to playtest the NEW Delta Green rules in an original scenario built specifically for RinCon.

Aleutian Islands, Alaska, September 2013.

Jackson Davis, the anthropologist son of a US Senator and his young bride have gone missing while touring the Aleutians in a survey of Inuit tribes, and Delta Green, reformed as an intergovernmental task force organized to fight the Global War on Terror gets the call

Why is this considered an act of terrorism? Why is it nobody can tell exactly where Jackson and his wife Emily were last seen? Why are the Alaskan governmental authorities reticent to assist? And what exactly stalks the innocent amongst the Aleutians?

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

PFS #6–00: Legacy of the Stonelords
Limited Capacity seats available

At long last, the Pathfinders have reached the lost Sky Citadel Jormurdun only to find it already occupied by fiends and subterranean foes. The Society must mount an epic offense to explore the immense subterranean city while simultaneously driving off the squatters within. If they succeed, the Pathfinders may discover that the greatest prize is not the mountain fortress itself but the treasure that lies at its heart. The adventure concludes Season 5, Year of the Demon. This adventure is for levels 1-11.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Seven Goblins
Limited Capacity full

A group of dirty adventurers has come to your home village to kill and extort the villagers for money. It's your job to defend the village using the most dastardly goblin tricks you've learned in your life as goblin adventurers! Inspired by Seven Samurai, you play a team of goblin defenders on the path to victory (and loot, prisoners, and other goodies you can steal from the rotten adventurers) through dirty tricks and underhanded deeds.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle - RPG Cat Got Your Tongue?
Limited Capacity full

The romantic world of carnival workers will be the setting for this investigation into things wholly unpleasant.

GMs
MC

Marcus Coltrin

Applebee's
www.marcuscoltrin.wordpress.com | | | Living the dream.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
Limited Capacity full

Desolate and abandoned, the evil alchemist's mansion stands alone on the cliff, looking out towards the sea. Mysterious lights and ghostly hauntings have kept away the people of Saltmarsh, despite rumors of a fabulous forgotten treasure. What is its sinister secret?

This classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure has been adapted for play using the new D&D 5th Edition rules. An adventure for level 1 characters. Pregenerated characters will be provided.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

TimeWatch: A Very Different Second World War
Limited Capacity full

Arriving in Rome, 1960, for some routine historical research on the Olympic games, your team of time travelers finds Europe - and the world - a very different place than expected. Instead of tourist attractions and sports, your and your colleagues must now figure out why Germany and Japan defeated the Allied powers and were able to reshape the world in accordance with their twisted agendas.

This game will use the Jurassic Edition of the TimeWatch RPG, which is powered by the Gumshoe rules system. Pregens will be provided, along with a rules cheat-sheet for this story-focused, easy game.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Traveller
Limited Capacity seats available

I'll be using the Mongoose Traveller version,which is highly reminiscent of Classic. the Scenario will have pre gens,m and involve ship travel and planet side events.

GMs
avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

I like RPG's, Rock Hounding, some Board Games and card games.


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

A World of Dew w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

A WORLD OF DEW is a samurai noir game inspired by Japanese chambara films like THE SEVEN SAMURAI, SANJURO, and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. You play characters that can be dastardly yakuza, cunning geisha, jaded police detectives, or gaijin smugglers in noir cities with rain slicked streets and bodies floating in the gutter.

The storytelling system you use is fast, with a razor sharp wit, and can kill just as quickly as ronin can draw his sword or the gaijin can shoot you. Your world is brought alive with a unique City Creation System where you design your own city in Old Japan and in doing so create your very own gritty and down in the gutter campaign.

A world of dew
And in every dewdrop
A world of struggle

-Issa

GMs
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Accursed w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

Play with 
Light has failed, darkness is ascendant. Only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope; they must learn to embrace their curse or fight against it, and find some way to rid themselves forever of their Witchmark.

GMs
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Savage Worlds- East Texas University - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Play with creator Shane Hensly!  No experience necessary, characters provided or you can bring your own!
The Thing at Wilson's Quarry: A young lady has gone missing at the old quarry where everyone goes to swim, cool off, and recover from all those tough finals. A picture on Instagram purports to show tentacles in the water, but they could be PhotoShopped. And besides, the Sheriff dredged the pond and found nothing. But you've been around. You've seen a few things that shouldn't be, and you and your study group know something bad has awakened at Wilson's Quarry. But what? And how could it hide in such a small space? Run by Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group.

Guests
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Shaintar: Justice and Life w/Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

"It's like Lord of the Rings meets Die Hard!"
Between the Crimson Crusade, the Godstrike Tempest, and incursions from beyond the Veil, Grayson's Grey Rangers are decimated and in desperate need of new blood. You've signed on, and after rushing through the most intense training of your life, you're already hitting the field as threats close in on all sides. The Wildlands are well named, and they need you!
This campaign ties directly into the ongoing "living" style campaign Sean Patrick Fannon and game masters all around the world are running at conventions, home tables, and online via Roll20 and Google Hangounts. You can learn more at (http://www.shaintar.com/?q=JusticeAndLife). You can make your own character, or use one of the many pre-gens I will have on hand.
The events that happen at RinCon 2014 will be unique to this show, individual experiences for each and every player that become canon in the official Shaintar setting. Each event at each table is a unique experience, though they will all tie together into the overall story arc told at the con.
The Shaintar Revolution in Epic High Fantasy gaming for Savage Worlds is underway, and you are welcome to become a permanent, heroic part of it.

GMs
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Owner, Evil Beagle Games
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

7:00pm

Urban Shadows w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

The city of Baltimore has many names: Charm City, Mobtown, The City of Firsts. Yet for the supernatural creatures that haunt The City that Bleeds, B'more is a vibrant ecosystem of debt and violence ruled by The Bird: Ravenstown. Everyone who lives here, every vamp, every wolf, every wizard, owes The Raven... no exceptions. What do you owe? And what will the Raven demand from you this time?

GMs
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →


Saturday October 11, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RPG

8:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Palo Verde

9:00pm

Machi Koro
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You've just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

GMs
avatar for Manny Duran

Manny Duran

Organizer, South West Area Gamers


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
BG14

9:00pm

Ticket to Ride Pro
Limited Capacity filling up

A game of Ticket to Ride ideally for experienced players.We'll be using the new deluxe anniversary edition with the 1910 expansion.

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With elegantly simple gameplay, Ticket to Ride can be learned in under 15 minutes, while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

"The rules are simple enough to write on a train ticket – each turn you either draw more cards, claim a route, or get additional Destination Tickets," says Ticket to Ride author, Alan R. Moon. "The tension comes from being forced to balance greed – adding more cards to your hand, and fear – losing a critical route to a competitor."

Ticket to Ride continues in the tradition of Days of Wonder's big format board games featuring high-quality illustrations and components including: an oversize board map of North America, 225 custom-molded train cars, 144 illustrated cards, and wooden scoring markers.

Since its introduction and numerous subsequent awards, Ticket to Ride has become the BoardGameGeek epitome of a "gateway game" -- simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, and with enough action and tension to keep new players involved and in the game for the duration


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
BG04

9:00pm

Treasures and Traps the Card Game
Limited Capacity full

This fantasy adventure card game puts you in the role of the hero. Collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough right? Now throw in a two-headed troll, a maze of dangerous doors, and a few cunning thieves. You never know what might happen next. Each game is a unique journey of wild adventure never to be repeated again!

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner/Founder, Clash of Steel


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
BG03

9:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Palo Verde

9:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra and Horde
Limited Capacity seats available

Take down Rampaging Hydra and Minotaurs!Build a Godslayer Weapon Card! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
CCG

9:00pm

Asgard
Limited Capacity full

The end of days is close. Darkness and light will clash. All the Norse gods know what this means for them. Odin, Freyja, Tyr, Loki, Hel, Thor, and Baldr forge their plans and promise great rewards to the ones who will help them prevail. Ask for help at the right time and the gods will grant you their powers. You can influence which god will fight which during the final battle - Ragnarok - the outcome of which will depend on how well you strengthened their armies.


Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
BG11

11:00pm

D&D Expeditions: Shadows Over the Moonsea
Limited Capacity full

A new scourge is prowling the waters of the Moonsea: a ghost ship has been striking small coastal villages, leaving its victims whispering about the 'eye of the dracolich.' Join the adventure and learn the truth behind this threat!" A 5th Edition Adventure for 1st-4th level Adventurers League characters. Pregens available!



Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 12, 2014 4:00am
RPG
 
Sunday, October 12
 

9:00am

Nika
Limited Capacity seats available

You command a Greek city’s hoplite soldiers who must force their way through enemy lines. Your troops can push or rout those who would block their way across the narrow battlefield. Coordinate attacks with your ally to secure victory, but make sure to watch your flanks! 30-60 minutes. 2 to 4

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
BG08

9:00am

Cutthroat Caverns
Limited Capacity full

"Without teamwork, you will never survive. Without betrayal, you’ll never win."

Cutthroat Caverns is played over 9 rounds, each with a random encounter. Essentially a game of 'kill stealing'. Each round, any monster encountered will have a prestige value of 1 through 6. The player that successfully jockeys for position and lands the killing blow gets the prestige value for the encounter. Some encounters will not have a specific monster, such as a trap room for the heroes to pass through (and in this case, earning no prestige). The surviving player with the most prestige after the 9 encounters is the winner. If the players do not survive all 9 encounters, no one wins the game.

A unique combination of cooperative game play and opportunistic backstabbing.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
BG11

9:00am

Elder Sign
Limited Capacity full

Inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, Elder Sign is a cooperative game of suspense and horror.

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
BG09

9:00am

Marvel Dice Masters
Limited Capacity seats available

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Please allow 20 minutes for each session.]

In Marvel Dice Masters, two players take the role of masterminds directing the action of a team of powerful supers (represented by dice) to battle each other! Each turn, you'll roll your dice to see what resources you have available, buy dice, send your team members into the field, and then strike at the enemy mastermind.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
DEMOAD

9:00am

Hero's Path: Hydra, Horde, and Gods
Limited Capacity seats available

Save the World from Gods Gone Mad! Wield your Godslayer! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am
CCG

9:00am

Eclipse
Limited Capacity filling up

A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with.

Rules and game play will last about 30 minutes per player (likely 2-3 hours).

GMs
avatar for Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison

Find me on BoardGameGeek.com as user MikeTuna. While you're there, be sure to join the Tucson Guild at http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/214.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
BG16

9:00am

Axis & Allies: One of a Few Versions
Limited Capacity seats available

I've got the Europe, Pacific, D-Day, and classic versions of this great game. Depending on how many people show up and which one we want to play, we can choose any one of them. I'll bring all the versions I have and we'll go from there.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
BG17

9:00am

Firestorm Armada
Limited Capacity seats available

table top miniatures war game of space ship battling.

GMs
NC

Nicholas Cooper

I have been playing various table-top war games for years now but this will be my first time running one at an event and I hope to do so more in the future.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
MINI

9:00am

Escape from Sarnok X
Limited Capacity full

You were on a special operations mission for the Rebellion on Sarnok X, but now the crime lord Gideon Trask has you cornered and is keeping you prisoner so he can sell you to the Empire. Escape from Sarnok X and take out Gideon Trask in the process if you're up for a little payback!


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow Gambit (1-7)
Limited Capacity full

The Pathfinder Society sends you to Kaer Maga, the City of Strangers, where you are ordered to find a local Pathfinder associate who sent a strange letter to Venture-Captain Drandle Dreng in Absalom. When the local associate turns up dead and you find evidence linking his death to a mysterious organization called The Shadow Lodge, it's up to you to track them down and solve the man's murder.
The Shadow Gambit is the first scenario in the two-part The City of Strangers campaign arc. Pathfinder Society Scenario #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold Demise is the sequel.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #6–02: The Silver Mount Collection (Levels 3-7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The esteemed Blakros family—famous for their museum in Absalom—receives a large shipment of artifacts from Numeria but fears that the ever-vigilant Technic League will attack to reclaim its "stolen" property. When they request the help of Pathfinders to help guard the collection, the PCs discover that the Technic League is the least of their worries.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS #6–02: The Silver Mount Collection (Levels 3-7)
Limited Capacity seats available

The esteemed Blakros family—famous for their museum in Absalom—receives a large shipment of artifacts from Numeria but fears that the ever-vigilant Technic League will attack to reclaim its "stolen" property. When they request the help of Pathfinders to help guard the collection, the PCs discover that the Technic League is the least of their worries.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS 0-05: Mists of Mwangi (Levels 1-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

Pathfinder Lugizar Trantos recently returned from the Mwangi Expanse with haunted eyes and a pack full of strange idols. Absalom's famed Blakros Museum purchased his pieces and Lugizar vanished. The strange monkey idols he pulled from the misty jungles of Mwangi carry with them a fell curse, and now their power has laid claim to the museum. Can the Pathfinder Society uncover the source of the curse in time, or will the Blackros Museum be forever lost to the mists of Mwangi?


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

PFS 4-26: The Waking Rune (Levels 7-11)
Limited Capacity seats available

After a year of searching and risking life and limb, the agents of the Pathfinder Society have discovered the resting place of the Runelord of Sloth, who has been sequestered from the world at large for 10,000 years awaiting the proper time for his return. Thanks to the efforts of the sinister cult of Lissala, that time is now. In a desperate attempt to defeat this ancient evil once and for all, the Decemvirate sends its best agents, armed with relics found throughout ancient Thassilon, to foil the cult's last-ditch efforts to usher in a new era of tyranny and strife. Will the party succeed in preventing Krune's return to Golarion, or will the Pathfinder Society serve simply as a speed-bump in the runelord's path to domination over the entire region?


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Robotech Macross
Limited Capacity full

The year is 1999 and Earth is embroiled in a bloody Global War, out of seemingly nowhere an alien vessel defolds above Earth and crashes through the atmosphere, lighting up the night sky. The vessel leaves a path of destruction before finally crashing into Macross Island in the South Pacific. Stopping a world war in the process. The international scientific community spends the next ten years reconstructing the damaged ship, called the SDF-1. At the ship's launch in 2009, Join your Veritech Squadron as they prepare to hold off an incoming alien invasion of Macross island and the SDF-1 and take the battle to the stars!


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

A World of Dew w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

A WORLD OF DEW is a samurai noir game inspired by Japanese chambara films like THE SEVEN SAMURAI, SANJURO, and MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA. You play characters that can be dastardly yakuza, cunning geisha, jaded police detectives, or gaijin smugglers in noir cities with rain slicked streets and bodies floating in the gutter.

The storytelling system you use is fast, with a razor sharp wit, and can kill just as quickly as ronin can draw his sword or the gaijin can shoot you. Your world is brought alive with a unique City Creation System where you design your own city in Old Japan and in doing so create your very own gritty and down in the gutter campaign.

A world of dew
And in every dewdrop
A world of struggle

-Issa

GMs
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Epyllion w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Long ago, the Dragon armies drove back the darkness and rescued the land from evil. Yet the darkness returned, creeping into the places once thought of as safe. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, the mighty rulers who need your help to investigate the rumors and discover the truth of the growing evil in the land. Along with your fellow dragons, you will protect the light and discover the value of friendship. A game that draws on Spyro, Lord of the Rings, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

GMs
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Marissa Kelly

Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Firefly w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

Head out into the black as the crew of Serenity! Y'all have come back from a job on Three Hills to find a young woman waiting at the ship who claims to be Book's daughter. She's got a bone to pick with her old man, and if she don't get answers, she's hungering for a duel. Who is she? And what's she doing looking up Book after so many years?

GMs
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →

Guests
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Wicked Fantasy - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

From John Wick, award-winning designer and author of Legend of the Five Rings, 7th Sea, and Houses of the Blooded, comes this dramatic, new imagining of the classic fantasy races. A new world sourcebook for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Wicked Fantasy re-envisions ten classic fantasy races - humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, orks, gnolls, ratmen, goblins, and kobolds - all done with a "wicked twist"!

Guests
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.


Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 1:00pm
RPG

9:00am

Vendor Room
Sunday October 12, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
Granada

11:00am

Dragon Slayer the Dice Game
Limited Capacity full

You are the world's most fearless dragon hunters, competing to be crowned master slayer. Your brave warrior must search far and wide for these ferocious beasts, defend yourself against its attacks and be ever ready to strike them down. Even in victory your companions may challenge your courage, demanding that you prove your valor with foolhardy audacity or cower in their mocking taunts.
Dragon Slayer is a fast dice game with a twist. A great press your luck game that was recently kickstarted.

GMs
avatar for Jason Youngdale

Jason Youngdale

Owner/Founder, Clash of Steel


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
BG03

11:00am

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palo Verde

11:00am

Rococo
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to the Rococo era during the reign of Louis XV when it's safe to say that holding lavish balls is quite trendy. Important personalities wrap up in noble coats and dresses, anxious to outshine one another. As the biggest event is coming up in just a few weeks, everyone is turning to you with their requests: an elegant coat here, a stunning dress there, or a donation to fund the fireworks at the event. Soon you realize that it's not just about your dressmaking business anymore – it's about managing the most prestigous ball of the era...and now it's time to ro(c)k!

Rococo is a Eurostyle board game with an interesting take on deck-building. Each turn you play one of your employee cards and let that employee perform a task: hire a new employee, buy resources, manufacture a coat or dress, or invest in the ball's decorations. But not every employee is up to every task, so you must choose and lead your employees wisely – especially since each employee grants a unique bonus and some of these bonuses generate prestige points.

After seven rounds, the game ends with the big ball and a final scoring. Then you gain prestige points for certain employee bonuses and for coats and dresses that you rent out to guests at the ball as well as for decorations that you funded. The player who collected the most prestige points wins. 90 min. 2-5 players.

GMs
avatar for Andrew Long

Andrew Long

Western Sales Manager, Eagle Gryphon Games


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
BG08

11:00am

Munchkin
Limited Capacity seats available

Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

This Event is being ran by an Official Steve Jackson MIB.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Steve Jackson MIB
A Steve Jackson MIB and Purveyor of Awesome Extraordinaire.


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
BG12

11:00am

Hero's Path: Hydra Double-Header, Twin Gods
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop the Monsters! Save the World! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
CCG

11:00am

Krosmaster: Arena
Limited Capacity seats available

[This learn to play session will take place at the Amazing Discoveries demo table in the vendor area. Please allow 40 minutes for each session.]

Become master of of the Krozmos! Krosmaster: Arena is a player-vs-player, tactical card game with anime-style miniatures that offers the craftiest tacticians among you the chance to challenge other players to heated battles in arenas scattered around Hormonde. Equip your team with spells, weapons and other items adapted to their requirements, then utilize their various talents and abilities to create a powerful fighting force.


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
MINI

11:00am

WAR! Age of Imperilaism
Limited Capacity seats available

War! Age of Imperialism is a game of empire building, exploration, economic expansion, technological advancement, diplomacy, and tactical battles in the age of Imperialism (1830 - 1900). Players rule one of the great powers of the era as they attempt to carve out an empire. Should they build up their army or economy? Negotiate or attack? Spend on research or a new fort to protect the frontier?


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 2:30pm
BG06

11:00am

Yedo
Limited Capacity full

Play as the leader of one of the clans in Yedo (present day Tokyo) and try to gain the favor of the Shogun and achieve more fame than your rivals. You accomplish this through completing shadow missions in the city with your disciples, but beware that the city watch patrol does not arrest you. This game has some elements of Lords of Waterdeep, but with more depth such as auctioning, trading, and fateful events. Enjoy feudal Japan as you never have before.


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 2:30pm
BG13

11:00am

Dust Battlefield
Limited Capacity seats available

Dust Battlefield is set in Paolo Parente's alternate WWII history universe were the war still rages in 1947 with technologically advance vehicles enhanced with alien technology. It is a tabletop miniatures game.

GMs
RK

Richard Knowles

I have been involved in gaming for many years. I played my first Avalon Hill board game in 1973 and my first RPG in 1977. I have also been involved in the retail aspect of gaming since 1978. I used to spend my summers going to a different science fiction convention and selling games at them. I got involved in the computer industry in 1985 and have worked in it ever since. I am currently a Computer Aided Drafter mainly in the residential field.


Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
MINI

11:00am

Die Macher
Limited Capacity seats available

You've heard its name whispered in reverence, now is your opportunity to actually play it: Die Macher. The classic game of German politics. Players are in charge of national political parties, and must manage limited resources to help their party to victory.

Warning, while the game is pretty easy to learn and plays smoothly, it does take a long time. I'm planning to run the full 5 hour version.

GMs

Sunday October 12, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm
BG07

12:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Sunday October 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Palo Verde

1:00pm

Worldbuilding
While rules may make a game work, it's the setting that really makes a good game come to life. Interested in creating a brand new campaign world or adding that extra kick to your existing one? Get some tips from creators of published Savage Worlds (and other) settings on creating your own worlds, whether in advance or on the fly.

Guests
avatar for Ben Woerner

Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →
avatar for Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer with more than 50 credited titles, including work as Lead Developer for the Warhammer 40K Roleplay line and on the Accursed setting for Savage Worlds, design work on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun 5th Edition, and more. He is the host and producer of the Gamer’s Tavern podcast, and he is the Managing Director for Evil Beagle Games, publishers of the Shaintar setting for Savage... Read More →
avatar for Sean Patrick Fannon

Sean Patrick Fannon

Owner, Evil Beagle Games
Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar. | | He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hensley

Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marabella

1:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Palo Verde

2:00pm

Pandemic
Limited Capacity seats available

Pandemic is based on the premise that diseases have broken out in the world, each threatening to wipe out a region. The game accommodates 2 to 5 players, each playing one of six possible specialists: (dispatcher, medic, scientist, researcher, containment, or operations expert). The game is cooperative, rather than competitive. Through the combined effort of all the players, the goal is to discover all cures before any of several game-losing conditions are reached.

Expansion: Pandemic: On the Brink


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BG09

2:00pm

Artemis
Limited Capacity seats available

Come fly your own star ship!! Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by net- working several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the oth- ers serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a so- cial game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palo Verde

2:00pm

Capcom Street Fighter Deck Building Game
Limited Capacity filling up

In the CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game, you take on the role of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Balrog, M. Bison or one of the other well-known characters as you travel to exotic locales seeking new challenges! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many Stage Bosses as you can.

Each player starts with his own basic ten-card deck and draws a hand of five cards each turn. Power is the currency you will use to buy new, stronger cards to add to your deck. The goal of a deck-building game is to craft your personal deck into well-oiled machine, and five types of cards can be acquired: Villains, Heroes, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations. A large, central stack of cards supplies a five-card "Line-Up" from which players make their purchases. Each player will always have five cards to choose from each turn, so every turn there are new options and new surprises.

When a player has amassed enough Power, he may attempt to defeat the current Stage Boss. When a Stage Boss is attacked, it retaliates against the attacker! With Street Fighter, the action is often one-on-one. Players can defend themselves with Defense cards like Chun-Li's Bracelets and Electric Thunder. Each player also has access to a special Ultra card that is one of his character's signature maneuvers. In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his deck wins.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BG11

2:00pm

Compounded
Limited Capacity full

Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit of luck. In Compounded, players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion. Some compounds are flammable and will grow more and more volatile over time; take too long to gather the necessary elements for those compounds and a lot of hard work will soon be scattered across the lab.

Although Compounded does involve a fair share of press-your-luck tension and certainly some strategic planning, the most successful scientists will often be those who strike a good trade with their fellow lab mates. Players are able to freely trade elements, laboratory tools, and even favors – if there is truly honor among chemists!

GMs
avatar for Todd Boughn

Todd Boughn

I aim to misbehave.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BG10

2:00pm

Skew
Limited Capacity full

when we play this game we will create
a science fiction short story
a protagonist is struggling to understand
a world that is beyond understanding

The setting of the game is the real world, starting tomorrow morning. The world is exceptionally ordinary and mundane, except as we alter it through play. We will alter it considerably in different directions. One of us will figure out how it all fits together. The weirdness will escalate. The protagonist will understand or be subsumed by the weirdness, depending on our performance.

A game by Ben Lehman. No experience needed, just bring an open mind.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
RPG

2:00pm

Kingsburg
Limited Capacity seats available

In Kingsburg, players are Lords sent from the King to administer frontier territories.

The game takes place over five years, a total of 20 turns. In every year, there are 3 production seasons for collecting resources, building structures, and training troops. Every fourth turn is the winter, in which all the players must fight an invading army. Each player must face the invaders, so this is not a cooperative game.

The resources to build structures and train troops are collected by influencing the advisers in the King's Council. Players place their influence dice on members of the Council. The player with the lowest influence dice sum will be the first one to choose where to spend his/her influence; this acts as a way of balancing poor dice rolling. Even with a very unlucky roll, a clever player can still come out from the Council with a good number of resources and/or soldiers.

Each adviser on the King's Council will award different resources or allocate soldiers, victory points, and other advantages to the player who was able to influence him/her for the current turn.

At the end of five years, the player who best developed his assigned territory and most pleased the King through the Council is the winner.

Many alternate strategies are possible to win: will you go for the military way, disregarding economic and prestige buildings, or will you aim to complete the big Cathedral to please the King? Will you use the Merchant's Guild to gain more influence in the Council, or will you go for balanced development?

GMs
avatar for Mark Kadow

Mark Kadow

Tucson Games and Gadgets, Tucson Games & Gadgets


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG05

2:00pm

Munchkin Zombies
Limited Capacity filling up

Kill the Living! Eat their Brains! Braaiiinns!
It's the sickest, silliest Munchkin yet! You are zombies, kicking down doors and eating brains. The "monsters" you're attacking are people, some helpless and some hazardous, with a few rogue zombies thrown in. The armor is whatever you've blundered across during your lurching search for brains. So bravely you'll go forth, with mousetraps on your feet and a bowling trophy protecting your poor rotting head . . . to level up, or to die.

GMs
avatar for Kat Rider

Kat Rider

Steve Jackson MIB
A Steve Jackson MIB and Purveyor of Awesome Extraordinaire.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG12

2:00pm

The Stars are Right
Limited Capacity full

The Stars Are Right is a Cthulhu Mythos-themed card game illustrated by François "Goomi" Launet, best known for his comic series "The Unspeakable Vault of Doom."
In the game you'll start small, bringing ghasts and ghouls back to our reality. Invoke minor creatures to flip over a tile or push a row, creating the correct patterns to summon more and more powerful ones. Eventually, you'll build a horde of Servitors who can chain flips, pushes, and switches together; rearranging the entire grid to your whims. Change the skies, summon a Great Old One, and win! The game is won by acquiring 10 points first, which can be done by summoning many small creatures or going for Great Old Ones. Creatures which give more points tend to require more complex constellations. The night sky is represented by a 5x5 field of objects. It can be manipulated by moving a row by one object (cycling through), flipping one object (both sides have different objects), and switching two neighboring objects.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
BG04

2:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra, Horde, and Gods
Limited Capacity seats available

Save the World from Gods Gone Mad! Wield your Godslayer! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CCG

2:00pm

PFS #52: The City of Strangers—Part II: The Twofold Demise (Levels 1-7)
Limited Capacity seats available

A powerful local gang in Kaer Maga demands that you end the threat of the Shadow Lodge at once as the Lodge's very existence upsets the delicate local balance of power. Refusal means both the expulsion of the Pathfinder Society from Kaer Maga forever and your untimely deaths. The choice is yours.
The Twofold Demise is the second and final scenario in the The City of Strangers campaign arc and is the sequel to Pathfinder Society Scenario #51: The City of Strangers—Part I: The Shadow Gambit.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

A Dirty World - Love, Death, and the Red Chicken
Limited Capacity full

December 5, 1941, Hong Kong

With Japanese forces massed on the border, in a city whose population has swelled to triple its normal size in just 18 months due to Chinese refugees, Sir Richard Jonathan Sterling, Governor-General of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, is found dead in his mansion. He died of a massive overdose of heroin...and a gunshot wound in the heart...and a lethal dose of chlorophacinone (the active ingredient in a number of commercial rat poisons) in his wine.

A man whose spotless public reputation belied a deeply complex and dislikeable man in private, it's not so much a matter of who had the motive to kill the Governor General, but rather, who had the means.

Now, with the Pacific on the very edge of a war that will change the lives of Hong Kong's residents forever, and the local government thrown into chaos, it is up to you to solve the murder. And why is it up to you? Because you're a prime suspect.

GMs
avatar for Stuart Dollar

Stuart Dollar

Game Designer, GM, Gamer, Friend.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Case of the Maltese Fae
Limited Capacity full

Join an private detective Wizard as he takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette in our Dresden-verse 1940's San Fransisco.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS #6–03: The Technic Siege (Levels 5-9)
Limited Capacity seats available

When the Pathfinder Society acquires a copy of A Thread of Silver, a written survey of some of Numeria's most closely guarded sites, the Technic League dispatches its own agents to the Pathfinder lodge in Nantambu to recover the text and make an example of those who would investigate Numeria's otherworldly secrets. Can the PCs prevent the League from stealing this valuable tome and destroying the Society's foothold in the Mwangi Expanse?


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

PFS 3-21: The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (Levels 1-5)
Limited Capacity seats available

In order to learn about the esoteric faith of the Empyreal Lord Korada, the PCs are sent by the Pathfinder Society to explore an abandoned aasimar temple to the benevolent deity. But what they find there is anything but an opportunity for peaceful reflection and enlightenment.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Our last best hope w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

You are our last, best hope against a mounting Crisis that threatens Humanity with extinction. As the best that humanity has to offer, can you cancel the apocalypse? During the game, you and your friends will play through a classic disaster movie, like Sunshine, Deep Impact, The Core, or Armageddon, where your characters are the stars. Each game is unique, as your group confronts a new Crisis with a new set of characters and a new plan to save the Earth.

GMs
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →

Guests
MD

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

2:00pm

Wield - w/ Creator!
Limited Capacity full

You are an ancient and powerful magical artifact...... and those who wield you believe themselves  heroes...... but they are nothing more than disposable pawns.

WIELD: Chronicles of the Vatcha is a new "Little Game" from the creators of Wicked Fantasy, Gillian Fraser and John Wick. 

Each player in WIELD takes on two roles: an ancient artiact and a wielder (for another player's artifact). At first, the vatcha are reluctant to give their wielders too much power, but in order to accomplish their goals, they must surrender some of it to those who wield them. For in truth, an artifact without a wielder is powerless. It needs human hands to channel its magic. Otherwise, it is just another ring or just another sword sitting in a desert or at the bottom of a lake, waiting for some fool to pick it up.

And thus, the artifact must negotiate with its wielder. Each wielder is a hero who has their own heroic Destiny to fulfill. If an artifact is to accomplish its own goals, it must deal with its wielder's Destiny... one way or another.

Guests
avatar for John Wick

John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.


Sunday October 12, 2014 2:00pm - 6:00pm
RPG

4:00pm

Hero's Path: Hydra Double-Header, Twin Gods
Limited Capacity seats available

Stop the Monsters! Save the World! (Get a Deck!)

GMs
PH

Paul Hlavacek

CCG Champion, RinCon
I love sharin' me some CCGs!


Sunday October 12, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CCG