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FRI12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

Ace of Aces

Fighter combat using picture books. Takes just a few minutes to learn. Three games cover WWI, one game covers WWII.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Ace of Aces by Nova Games
GM: Daniel Underbakke
Event ID: 2016

Citadels and other games

Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betrayal. Each player represents one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms.
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Citadels by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4033

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night

Cars with guns, cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 8
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3024

Gladiator Wars

"We who are about to die, salute you." Test your courage as your schools gladiators battle to the death in various roman scenarios, all for the sheer enjoyment of the crowd. Custom game board, miniatures, terrain, and supplies provided. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 18
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 10
System: Gladiator Wars by Old Glory Miniatures
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by TheAgencyStar
Event ID: 3005

Gladiatorial Free-For-All

Using an easy to understand combat system, players will participate in a double elimination tourney using pre-generated combatants. Afterwards, there will be pickup fighting of player generated fighters. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Melee by Metagaming
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2051

Midimaze Housewarming and Decorating Party

It's mostly set up! It probably works! But who cares if it doesn't look cool? Bring your powers of interior decorating and open up the many, many tubs of smiley junk. Then express your muse in a loving and non-judgmental environment. Make your mark on Midimaze! Who knows, we may even play a few games after we decorate. You must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher
Sponsored by The Jerde Memorial Computer Pit
Event ID: 3504

Settlers of the Stone Age

This is a variant of Settlers of Catan. You will start the game with camp sites in Africa but they won't last long so you'll need to explore other parts of the world and establish new camp sites. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 3
System: Settlers of the Stone Age by Mayfair Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2001

Ticket to Ride

Play a rail baron building rail lines across North America. Complete routes to gain points. beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder
GM: Steve Tyykila
Event ID: 2009
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FRI14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

Age of Empires III

Designed by Glenn Drover, this boardgame version of the PC hit: Age of Empires III® from Microsoft and Ensemble Studios, allows you to revisit the age of exploration and discovery. Take on the role of a colonial power seeking fame, glory and riches in the New World. As you proceed through three ages you can launch expeditions of discovery, colonize regions, expand your merchant fleet, build capital buildings that give your nation distinct advantages, develop your economy, and if necessary, declare war. Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery features beautiful artwork from the PC game and from renowned artist Paul Niemeyer, but is a typical eurogame. Age of Empires III has hundreds of plastic figures, including ships, doubloons, colonists, merchants, captains, missionaries and soldiers. Euro Game Experience
Location: McKnight 12
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Age of Empires III by Tropical Games
GM: Joe Cappello
Event ID: 2068

Archon

In this classic chess-style game, strategy on the board is merged with action on the battlefield. Can you take over all five power points?
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Computer Game
Players: 4
System: Archon by Electronic Arts
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com
Event ID: 2060

Battle of the Denmark Strait

Famous battle between German and British naval squadrons as the Royal Navy tries to prevent the Germans from breaking out into the Atlantic.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Basic Bismark by Avalon Hill
GM: Daniel Underbakke
Event ID: 2018

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023

Games of the Middle Ages - Dice Games

So your character goes to the inn for a tankard of ale and a little dicing? Well, what were popular games in the taverns and ale-halls in the middle ages? Here's a chance to learn and play a number of distinguished medieval games of chance: Gluckshaus, Shove-Groat, Blind Dice, Hazards, etc. Beginners Welcome
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 7
System: Home Rules
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2033

Midi-eval Musketry Madness

Bored with the lightning-fast response time and vast array of high-tech weapons available in Midimaze? Now's your chance to go Medieval on that smiley! Slow reload time + big damage area + instant kill shots = comedy and tragedy all in one game! You must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher
Sponsored by The Jerde Memorial Computer Pit
Event ID: 3503

Mutant Chronicles - Initiates Exercise

You've always wanted to prove your allegiance and worthiness to your race, but you never mustered up the courage to do so. Yesterday your home city was attacked and now heavy recruiting has begun. Feeling this is the sign you were waiting for, you sign up for the initiate routine. Prepare to fight in the Mutant Chronicles! Information: This event is designed for the new Mutant Chronicles player. All the items necessary to play are provided for you. Just bring yourself, and a friend while you're at it.
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Mutant Chronicles by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4006

Nuclear War! (Basic Game)

The classic card game of world domination. Will you destroy your enemies and rule the world through superior firepower or manipulative propaganda? Beginners and long time fans equally welcome. (We will use only the basic set, but another session with the expansions will immediately follow.) Beginner/Rules Taught
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Nuclear War by Flying Buffalo
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2025

Ticket to Ride

Play a rail baron building rail lines across North America. Complete routes to gain points. beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder
GM: Steve Tyykila
Event ID: 2009
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FRI14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

Agricola

This new farming game is becoming as popular as Settlers and Puerto Rico. In this game you run your own farm. There are many things for you and your spouse to do. You can plow, plant, acquire resources, acquire animals, build fences, hire people, upgrade your house, etc., but you have only so many turns to do them. The decisions you make will determine if you win or loose. This game should not take 4 hours but I have given it a 4 hour slot because it may take some time to teach the game to new people.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Agricola by Z-Man Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2002

AT-43 Tactics

A combination miniatures and rpg game where players control individual members of a UNA squad attempting to penetrate a Therian factory to set a bomb. The game usues AT-43 scaled down to individual combat. Beginners welcome! Beginners Welcome
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: AT-43 by Rackham
GM: Richard Eichenlaub
Event ID: 3001

Attack of the Skymaster!

The Skymaster and his deadly Airmada have attacked the city, leveling the Grant Building and damaging many others. It appeared as though the Skymaster has been able to mount some sort of energy weapon on his zeppelin, the Skyfortress. Now it is up to you and your daring band of fellow adventurers to find the Skymaster and put a stop to his plans before another city falls victim to his new weapon.
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pulp Hero by Hero Games
GM: Shawn DeLoach
Event ID: 8604

EPSOM Corridor

Monty vs. the 12th SS in Normandy in 1944 15mm Skirmish Rules will be taught-
Location: McKnight 21
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Dis. Heroes & Coffin for 7 Bros. by Iron Ivan Games
GM: Aaron Loomis
Event ID: 3036

If These Walls Could Talk

Allie and Kyle Boyd have been hearing whispers in the dark. Childish prank? Or full-blown paranormal infestation? It's up to you and your team of investigators to find out. Inspectres is player-driven storytelling, rules light, with roleplaying and fun emphasized. "We fight the forces of darkness so you don't have to." Beginners welcome, rules taught
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Inspectres by Memento Mori Theatricks
GM: Heather Beecher
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8106

Learn to Play Battlestar Galactica

Assume the role of one of your favorite characters from the immensely popular show and defend humanity's last chance at survival or covertly aid the Cylons complete their ultimate plan.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4008

Learn to Play UFS

All players will be given a demo to learn the rules, and then play in a mini tournament with provided decks. UFS (Universal Fighting System) pits popular adversaries together in one-on-one combat. Players can collect, customize, and compete for supremacy in the arena using their character's moves, abilites and weapons from popular video game properties. The high level of strategy and fast-paced, hard-hitting action appeals to both casual and competitive players. UFS is a bold, in-your-face game that is not watered down for sale in the mass market. It is a hardcore game for hardcore brick-and-mortar hobby stores.
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: UFS by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4019

Taint

1790 Vietnam-Graft, racketeering, murder, prostitution, and theft; the war is only the beginning, and corruption taints everything in this godforsaken country. This your chance though, your big break to turn all the danger, all the crap, into your ticket to a better life. Take a chance and grab for the brass ring, succeed and you'll be set for life; however long that lasts. Mature players only, no rules knowledge needed.
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Joe Donaghue
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8301

The Great Zombie War- Year 2

A pandemic that almost ended civilization. A plague of living dead that brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But there were survivors. They fought back. Here are their stories.
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jon Cazares
Event ID: 8201

Tide of Iron Designer Series

The greatest minds have been assembled, the forces have been collected, the battle-lines have been drawn. The top war game designers have each been called upon to design a scenario in Tide of Iron: Designer's series. Do you have what it takes to face the works of the top minds in the field?
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Tide of Iron by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4012
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FRI14-20

Starts at 2 PM, runs 6 hours.

Clay Olympics

The Madness! The Horror! The Carnage! The Play-Doh! Design your monster, build it out of Play-Doh, and fight to the bitter end! Many awards including Bravest Monster and Most Creative insure even those destroyed will have fun. Play-Doh provided.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 14
System: Clay Olympics by Anthony Hughes
GM: Anthony S Hughes
Event ID: 8002

House Kurita vs. Godzilla

Yes, you read that right! Classic Battletech with a twist. Can the valiant warriors of House Kurita stop the big green guy? In memory of Bob "Roadkill" Aiken ~ who always played my Battletech games, and always beat me too! Knowledge of rules is required.
Location: McKnight 14
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: BattleTech by FASA
GM: Gerald Dagel
Event ID: 3009

REIGN of Rome Marathon

If you love the HBO miniseries "Rome", or are interested in trying out the "company" and power politics mechanics of the indie RPG "REIGN", this is your arena... or your forum. Create your PCs, build a company (a collegium, a legion, a Senate faction) and jump right into the dirtiest political game in the ancient world. Rules will be taught
Location: Theme Room 5
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Reign by Greg Stolze
GM: John Everett Till
Sponsored by House of Indie Gaming
Event ID: 8503

The Ruins of Undermountain

The most famous dungeon in Faerun beckons once again! Come explore the dark Underhalls beneath Waterdeep. Great fame and fortune can be yours...if you survive. Bring your own character Lever 7-9, or pregens will be provided. Minimal
Location: Tartan II 02
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos
Event ID: 5003
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FRI16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

Chinese Checkers

The idea of the game is to manipulate your marbles across the board to occupy the star point directly opposite.
Location: McKnight 11
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Chinese Checkers by Pressman
GM: Robert A Svenkerud
Event ID: 2077

Clones Get Thirsty Too

This is a LARP running from 4pm to 2am Friday Night. The Clone War is winding down. The Jedi temple is broadcasting the return to home signal. There is some confusion about clones and Jedi in conflict. Out here on Ral-tier the water world with the purest water in the galaxy there is a problem of ownership...Jedi reps, The Hutt, and Republic agents all claim the current shipment... Why are 2 million liters somehow important on a world of water???? None, setting useful.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 20
System: Star Wars by West End Games
GM: Richard Odeen
Event ID: 8001

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023

Games of the Middle Ages - Board Games

Got time? Sitting out a siege, waiting for one side or the other to starve or submit? Come and learn how nobles and peasants would pass the time when they had the time. Games include Tablero, Fox and Geese, Alquerque, Assaulto and Tafl games. beginners Welcome
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Home Rules
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2035

HyperboMidi

The CRAZIEST Midimaze tournament EVER! We'll try out some of the fun-but-misunderstood options as well as some of the horribly, horribly broken ones. We'll load up some of the dumbest mazes ever created, just to see what happens. I personally guarantee that we will crash the Midiring at least once on the pure unadulterated stupidity of this tournament alone! You must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher
Sponsored by The Jerde Memorial Computer Pit
Event ID: 3501

Learn Magic: The Gathering

Ever wanted to learn to play the longest running most successful collectible trading card game ever. Learn from the experts a step by step introduction on how to play the game, and it's FREE! Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2304

M.U.L.E.

In this classic almost-a-board-game computer game, you are one of four people founding a colony on the planet Irata. Can you become First Founder? Beginners welcome
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Computer Game
Players: 8
System: M.U.L.E. by Electronic Arts
GM: Michael Miller
Event ID: 2061

Nuclear War! (With Expansions)

The classic card game of world domination. Will you destroy your enemies and rule the world through superior firepower or manipulative propaganda? Beginners and long time fans equally welcome. (We will play with the expansions Nuclear Escalation and Nuclear Proliferation. A session using only the basic set will immediately precede this one.) Basic game experience helpful, not required
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Nuclear War by Flying Buffalo
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2027

Pillars of the Earth (with Expansion)

Warm up your competitive skills early at COTN with this beautifully illustrated game. You'll be building a cathedral in England circa 1125-1200, gaining victory points by contributing craftsmen to the design. Now you have more options,including support to the Crusades, or selling surplus goods for export at better prices than the local market. You can even use other players' craftsmen, or increase the capacity of your own, by seeking out other cathedrals for new ideas. This game is a resource-allocation game like "Puerto Rico" but it has many unique features that let it stand on its own merits. Even better, now six can play, instead of four!
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Pillars of the Earth by Mayfair Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2022

Prize Property

Here is the classic game of land development and litigation. Feel the power and greed as you build your empire. Take a break from the Euro-Game and try an American design from the 1970's. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Prize Property by Milton Bradley
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2010

Ticket to Ride

Play a rail baron building rail lines across North America. Complete routes to gain points. beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder
GM: Steve Tyykila
Event ID: 2009

Wings of War

Dawn breaks on the forces arrayed on the outskirts of Avignon. Sunlight glints off of the goblin mercenaries weapons and the French sound the cry to charge. Choose your side in this Hundred Years War what-if, and take part in battles ripped from the pages of history!
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Battlelore by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4003
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FRI18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3022

Combat Commander: The Learning Experience

Have you heard about Combat Commander but don't know whether you'd like it or not? What kind of game do you get when you combine Squad Leader and Up Front? Can a WWII squad-level game be fun without tanks? Come find out! This will be a friendly, informative session with experienced players to teach the rules and offer advice. No pain and plenty of game! Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 18
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Combat Commander by GMT Games
GM: Paul O'Connor
Event ID: 2031

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023

Four the love of all things Midi!

Four teams of four smileys battle each other in an array of large mazes. You can't harm your teammates, but you certainly can coordinate and strategize to get more points! Can't get a team of four together? We can work it out at the game. Make new friends! You must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher
Sponsored by The Jerde Memorial Computer Pit
Event ID: 3502

Mississippi Queen

Riverboat racing on the mighty Mississippi, or a reasonable facsimilie thereof.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Mississippi Queen by Rio Grande Games
GM: Daniel Underbakke
Event ID: 2017

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2003

Spy vs. Spy

In these classic games, you battle your inverse spy trying to be the first to escape a building, an island, or the Arctic with the secrets hidden within! Use sneaky traps and the occasional baton battle to flee before both of you are doomed!
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Computer Game
Players: 4
System: Spy vs. Spy by First Star Software
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com
Event ID: 2063

Survive!

Can your ten people survive the sinking island before it blows up entirely. Swim and row to safety, Oh...did I mention sharks, whales, and sea serpents looking for lunch. Oh my! Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Survive by Parker Brothers
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2011
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FRI18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

Arkham Horror

Arkham Horror is a board game in which players work together to defeat the ultimate evil. I have all the expansions, we can add them in or not (players' choice).
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Arkham Horror by Chaosium
GM: Wendy Seidl
Event ID: 2056

AT-43 Tactics

A combination miniatures and rpg game where players control individual members of a UNA squad attempting to penetrate a Therian factory to set a bomb. The game usues AT-43 scaled down to individual combat. Beginners welcome! Beginners Welcome
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: AT-43 by Rackham
GM: Richard Eichenlaub
Event ID: 3001

Combat Diplomacy

Sir Flux and company returned to Albion to find the Dragons there ahead of them. The party found and killed Lord Verdred, but now they need to bring the various peoples of Albion together to fight the Dragon threat. Diplomacy encouraged, combat inevitable. 8th to 10th level characters provided.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King
Event ID: 5011

Games Workshop Bring and Battle

Bring your painted Warhammer 40K or Fantasy army, grab an opponent and spend the evening battling on themed tables provided by Terrain Specialties. You can join in this event at any time throughout the evening and play one-on-one, multiplayer mega-battles or Apocalypse games. A great pportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 27
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 16
System: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop
GM: Dan Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3015

Grace Under Pressure

The RSV Wallaby, a prototype ocean-floor exploration habitat, is making its final test dive in the South Pacific. Surely, mankind will benefit from these wonderful advances in science! Don't miss this classic, immersive scenario from Pagan Publishing.
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Don Coatar
Event ID: 8202

Ground Pounding HeroClix 400 pts

Each 400 point team can contain only 1 version of any single character. No Flyers or TK will be allowed. Prize LEs will be awarded. Basic HeroClix Knowledge
Location: McKnight 20
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: HeroClix by Wizkids
GM: Paul Woida
Event ID: 3027

Haunting at Village Vanguard

Having achieved lifetime goals, six Olympian friends are relaxing in NYC. A local friend brings you to the most notorious Jazz dive in the city. Supposedly at midnight, a beautiful jazz pianist ghost will play, along with missing girls & martinis. Prepare for the most amazing time of your life... See www.choy.net/haunting.html
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Feng Shui - by Atlas Games
GM: Albert Choy
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8103

Learn to Play Cthulhu

All players will be given a demo to learn the rules, and then play in a mini tournament with provided decks. In the Call of Cthulhu LCG, Players take on the roles of intrepid investigators and unspeakable horrors, trying to succeed at their dangerous misisons while opposed by the forces of their opponents.
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Call of Cthulhu CCG by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4018

Napoleonic Wars

That upstart Corsican has had the gall (Gaul?) to crown himself Emperor of the French! Now you, as one of the five great powers of Europe, have the excuse--er, that is, the opportunity--to benefit all of mankind by bringing a greater number of peasants under your beneficent (cough) rule. But, you'll have to play your cards carefully, as the other powers have similar ideas.... (This is a card-driven wargame.) Please read the rules as www.gmtgames.com before this event begins. Please read the rules as www.gmtgames.com before this event begins.
Location: McKnight 16
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Napoleonic Wars by GMT Games
GM: Thomas Arndt
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 3030

Not Your Average Ordinary Everyday Superheroes!

Mega City needs heroes, sadly the good ones are gone. That leaves you and your friend to deal with a threat to the safety of Mega City. The other heroes never took you and your friends serious, but it is time for you to show them. Can you save Mega City from certain destruction at the hands of Lord Yesterday? A light-hearted super hero game, in the vein of Mystery Men.
Location: Tartan II 07
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Wild Talents by Arc Dream Publishing
GM: Joshua Rensch
Sponsored by Arc Dream Publishin
Event ID: 5032

Pirates: Prison Island Scenario

Arrr, ye Captain be locked away on prison island, and it is your job to break him out! This is a fun scenario using rules from the Pirates Pocketmodels game created by Wizkids. Bring a constructed fleet of 30 points with NO CREW. Also bring exactly 15 points of crew to be placed on Prisoner island. The person who takes back to their island 15 points or more of crew wins! Knowledge required
Location: McKnight 12
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Pirates Pocketmodels by WizKids
GM: James Spurrier
Event ID: 3029

Sex, Lies and Ultraspies: Ministry Q

It's the 60's. Everyone is trying not to think about nuclear devastation, women are liberated and wearing leather catsuits, and someone is stealing defectors right from under the noses of Britain's finest! Your characters are members of a secret organization for agents with "special" talents. The X-Men meet the Avengers (not those Avengers!) in this roleplaying game of espionage and superpowers.
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: QAGS Roleplaying Game by Hex Games
GM: Robert McCabe
Sponsored by Hex Games
Event ID: 5005

The Giant's Saddle or Along the Bridle Path

Four people find themselves on the road from Suame. Four people, alone in mind, yet together in body. All destined for The Giant's Saddle. An adventure of mystery, role-playing, and combat. Low-level characters of both genders provided. Experince helpful, but not required. Beginners welcome.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: David Lowery
Event ID: 5100

Through the Portal

*We tracked the evil sorceress, Dar Shari the Dark Maiden, to her tower. Her black magic has killed thousands, including many good friends. Now, we'll finally rid the world of her wickedness. She'll not escape.* The party storms the altar of their nemesis as she dives into a portal to an unknown location. She must be followed and destroyed. But who knows what strange country lies beyond this magic? A d20/D&D 3.5 scenario for five 10th level PCs. Experience preferred. Characters provided. Experience Preferred.
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Nick Floyd
Event ID: 5022

Tribune

Rise from Plebian to the rank of a Tribune to gain the favor of the Gods! A game of prosperity and power in ancient Rome, designed by Karl-Heinz Schmiel.
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Tribune by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4017

World of Warcraft Adventure Game

Legends begin somewhere, and in the lands of Azeroth, fledgling adventurers are taking their first steps on the path to glory. Choose from 4 unique characters and battle your way through murlocs, monsters, and madmen in your quest to become a legend!
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: World of Warcraft Adventure Game by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4009
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FRI18-02

Starts at 6 PM, runs 8 hours.

A Game of Thrones Melee Tournament

A multiplayer standard format tournament for A Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betraual. Each player representns one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 24
System: A Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4032

All Flesh Must Be Eaten Zombie RPG

Good news bad news time. Good news; that Michigan-sized asteroid that should have wiped out life on Earth got nuked out of the sky. Bad news; three days after the last of the debris burned up in the atmosphere the recently dead are back with an appetite. You've been on the run since dawn and have finally found a place to hole up for awhile. So have five other people. Will you all work together to survive or will you turn on each other and all be lunch? All materials provided, Free Swag!
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: All Flesh Must Be Eaten by Eden Studios
GM: Bob Wagner
Event ID: 5010

Clones Get Thirsty Too

This is a LARP running from 4pm to 2am Friday Night. The Clone War is winding down. The Jedi temple is broadcasting the return to home signal. There is some confusion about clones and Jedi in conflict. Out here on Ral-tier the water world with the purest water in the galaxy there is a problem of ownership...Jedi reps, The Hutt, and Republic agents all claim the current shipment... Why are 2 million liters somehow important on a world of water???? None, setting useful.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 20
System: Star Wars by West End Games
GM: Richard Odeen
Event ID: 8001

King Maker

Refight the wars of the Roses with A/H's classic "kingmaker". This game is for experienced and novice alike with the initial distribution of nobles, offices, and titles slightly modified to assure all an equal opportunity to crown the King of England.
Location: McKnight 10
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Kingmaker by Avalon Hill
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2070

Starcraft: Brood War

Bring order to a universe in chaos! StarCraft: Brood war sees the rise of powerful leaders, new units, and epic heroes.
Location: Fantasy Flight 8
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: StarCraft: the Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4025
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FRI20-22

Starts at 8 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3022

Carcassone

Carcassone: You know it, you love it. Lay tiles, build stuff, score points. Sounds simple, right? But your opponents have their own best interests in mind, and you need to plan your strategy carefully.
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Carcassonne by Rio Grande
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2030

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023

Gladiator Wars

"We who are about to die, salute you." Test your courage as your schools gladiators battle to the death in various roman scenarios, all for the sheer enjoyment of the crowd. Custom game board, miniatures, terrain, and supplies provided. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 18
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 10
System: Gladiator Wars by Old Glory Miniatures
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by TheAgencyStar
Event ID: 3005

Kremlin

With the resurgence of Russia flexing its might in Chechnya, Georgia, and elsewhere, younger people may not fully understand the people of the old Soviet Union, now once again just Russia. Old habits die hard. The Hymn of the Soviet Union is back, though the words have changed -- again. And despite the excitement of the early 1990s, there's something about the country's psyche that makes one figure if they wouldn't actually prefer a Catherine, Peter, or Josef. Well, take heart, revolutionary comrades! Simulate the Soviet Politburo like no other game. Send the Agriculture Minister to Siberia for creating another grain famine while you sit comfortably in the sanitarium, recovering your health. It is, after all, very tiresome to stand in the chill of an early May Day in Moscow, waving at passing Soviet military vehicles. From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs! And, Comrade Sports Minister, I think you NEED to support my Afghanistan proposal, or age 10 years worrying about the wife and children!
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Kremlin by Avalon Hill
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2023

M.U.L.E.

In this classic almost-a-board-game computer game, you are one of four people founding a colony on the planet Irata. Can you become First Founder? Beginners welcome
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Computer Game
Players: 8
System: M.U.L.E. by Electronic Arts
GM: Michael Miller
Event ID: 2061

Settlers of Catan

Gather resources on an unexplored island. Trade with your fellow players. Build roads and settlements with the resources you collected. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 7
System: Settlers of Catan by Mayfair Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2004

Tannhauser Novgorod

Hailing from the frigid lands of Russia, the Matriarchy takes the field in this squad based game, set in a world where WWI never ended. Will they be able to take the fight to the occult supported Reich, will they have the power to overcome the technologically advanced Union?
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Tannhäuser by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4001

The Downfall of Pompeii

Can you escape the inferno? It is the year 79A.D. and Mount Vesuvius just blew its top off. You've heard of gates of Hell...well now you are trying to escape out of the gates of hell. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Downfall of Pompeii by Mayfair Games
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2014
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FRI20-02

Starts at 8 PM, runs 6 hours.

A Den of Thieves

Lord Ebon, the greatest thief in the city and leader of your guild has been found dead. He said he was going after the biggest score in his life but wouldn't discuss it any further with anyone. Now it falls to you and the other chief lieutenants to find out what he was after, figure out why he was killed and who did it while making sure your guild doesn't splinter into pieces or get taken over by a rival guild.
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Fantasy Hero by Hero Games
GM: Shawn DeLoach
Event ID: 8605

Arkham Horror: Black Goat of the Woods

A dangerous cult has risen in Arkham! Investigators are trying to infiltrate this secret cult, but to do so will risk their sanity and their very lives. Join up and do your part to take down the Cult of the Thousand!
Location: Fantasy Flight 5
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Arkham Horror by Chaosium
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4022

Empire Builder International

Players build railroad empires in international areas using the Empire Builder system. Make your fortune in North America, Britain, Europe or India. Beginners welcome - rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 16
System: Empire Builder by Mayfair
GM: James Gallup III
Event ID: 2040

Expedition to Undermountain

Mad Archmage Halaster is dead. Undermountain is in chaos. Come and explore the changes and challenges of the updated Undermountain. Characters provided. Basic 3.5 rules knowledge required
Location: Tartan II 05
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt Seidl
Event ID: 5028

Imperial

Rewrite European History as you use financial influence to manipulate the Eurpoean powers war with each other.
Location: McKnight 11
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Imperial by Rio Grande
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2071

Keep on the Borderlands

The Yeomanry is a realm on the edge of civilization. Always the focus of evil press on her borders, seeking to expand their influence. Kendrall keep is mankind's last outpost on this frontier. You are adventures, brave souls who have journeyed to the keep in search of fame and fortune. However, beware, with great beware comes great danger. Welcome to the keep on the Borderlands. No experience necessary
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games
GM: Patrick Baumgard
Event ID: 5004

Underwhere

Magic still exists if you know where to look. In the magical underground of New York City -known as Underwhere by its inhabitants- wizards, fae, technomancers, monsters, ordinary people and fantastical creatures mingle on a daily basis. However, once a year comes Festivus, and with it the a chance to celebrate, conduct business, fulfill prophecies, break compacts and form new ones. It is the most important day of the magical year, and this year great opportunity and tragedy loom large in the shadow of missing towers.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 24
System: Home Rules
GM: Nathan Nolan
Sponsored by Peoples Republic of Lemony Fresh
Event ID: 8004
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FRI22-24

Starts at 10 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3022

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023

Movie Monsters Ravage America

Remember Zigra, Biolante, Baragon, Jet Jaguar, Mothra, Ghidora, and Megalon? Spiega the giant spider and reptilicus the giant snake? All your favorite movie monsters rampage across America until one monster reigns supreme. Play monsters Ravage America with real movie monsters! Can Gamera, Rodan, and the 50 Foot Woman take down the big boys Godzilla and King Kong? Can the army and navy stop them? CHANGE SYSTEM TO HOME RULES BY ERIK OLSRUD! Seen at least two cheesy old monster movies
Location: McKnight 12
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Monsters Ravage Amer/Home Rules
GM: Erik J. Olsrud
Event ID: 2055

Redneck Life: First Feature at the Drive-In

Where were you on August 13, 2008? If it was to Ticketmaster for Darlington Raceway passes because the Southern 500 will be returning there, clear your schedule and play this game! Earn the money for your tickets by putting your grade-school education to work as a long-haul trucker. Then when your first spouse won't give you permission to go because the yard needs mowing, get a new spouse and take 2d6 red-headed step-children named "Darryl" with you. At midnight, players will have the option to stick around for the second feature by game designers Lisa and Lori, "Trailer Park Wars," and vice-versa. Parents, please don't bring the child you named after your favorite NASCAR driver to either game, regardless of little Dale Junior's gender! This "double feature" is available both Friday and Saturday night! No children under 18! No children under 18.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Redneck Life by Gut Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2020

Trailer Park Wars: Second Feature at the Drive-In

We quote from the rules: "Players are required to attractively arrange their plastic pink yard flamingos around their trailer park, to indicate their score to other trailer park managers." We also might add: Surface to Trailer Missile? You bet! Keep the gators away from your bass pond amenity (by way of the annoying tenant living in the Cowabungalow) and be the Manager of the Month. At midnight, players will have the option to stick around for the other feature by game designers Lisa and Lori, "Redneck Life," and vice-versa. Parents, please don't expose Sparky or Channelle to this kind of lifestyle; no children under 18. This "double feature" is available both Friday and Saturday night!
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Redneck Life by Gut Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2021
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FRI22-02

Starts at 10 PM, runs 4 hours.

Agricola

This new farming game is becoming as popular as Settlers and Puerto Rico. In this game you run your own farm. There are many things for you and your spouse to do. You can plow, plant, acquire resources, acquire animals, build fences, hire people, upgrade your house, etc., but you have only so many turns to do them. The decisions you make will determine if you win or loose. This game should not take 4 hours but I have given it a 4 hour slot because it may take some time to teach the game to new people.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Agricola by Z-Man Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2002

Battlestar Galactica

Assume the role of one of your favorite characters from the immensely popular show and defend humanity's last chance at survival or covertly aid the Cylons complete their ultimate plan.
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4011

Behind the Grey Curtain: Episode - 3

You have learned that the Karotechia and Majestic 12 are both using each other towards their own vision of world domination. You need to find out which one is in control of this situation. One thing is for sure they both know that Delta Green Kappa cell is meddling with their plans and they agree; you can't play in their reindeer games anymore. CoC/Delta Green - for mature players. Minimal rules knowledge necessary
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8302

Descent Road to Legend

Take your game of Descent to the next level with Road to Legend. The heroes must work as a team to prevent the landscape of Terrinoth from falling under the grip of one of six different Overlords.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Descent: Journeys in the Dark by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4027

Penguins, Poniards and Paradox

When a visiting Archmage is found dead at a Chicago zoo, your cabal of young mages must investigate the mystery. But beware! The Windy City is riddled with villains, and the Technocracy lurks behind every corner hoping to distract a mage from her path. As your group delves deeper into the mysterious murder, you even begin to suspect each other: Is someone not what he or she appears? Knowledge of the rules helpful, but not required. Roleplaying is a must. Mature players only.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Mage: The Ascension by White Wolf
GM: Pamela J Hale, Greta Rudolph
Sponsored by Society of the Outer Edge
Event ID: 5009

Rain of Arrows: The Seige

Midevil combat, no magic, no elves. The English siege a fortified French town during the 100 Years War. Play as archers, pikemen, foot soldiers, or cavalry. begginers welcome
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Home Rules
GM: Greg Johnson
Event ID: 5043

The Great Zombie War- Year 2

A pandemic that almost ended civilization. A plague of living dead that brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But there were survivors. They fought back. Here are their stories.
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jon Cazares
Event ID: 8201
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FRI24-02

Starts at 12 AM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3022

Death Race Arena: Amateur Night (continuing)

Cars with guns. Cycles with guns. Join the royal rumble-style game of twisted metal, firepower, and carnage. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 2
System: Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3023
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SAT10-12

Starts at 10 AM, runs 2 hours.

A Midium of Exchange

You know it and love it! You want to spend your every waking hour at the Con playing it! Well, you can't – but for 2 hours at least, 16 players can engage one of the most amusing first-person shooters with there ever was. Better yet, it's running on old Ataris! And that smoke coming off the computers – well, we'll just call that 'atmosphere'. This is a single round tournament Tournament. Must be able to handle a joystick without breaking Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Computer Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin Dumez
Event ID: 3510

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Players will fight a series of battles from the movie ALIENS. After starting in the Reactor Room, any survivors can move onto the Operations Room and Air Ducts or can try to rescue any captured marines. None
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3021

Card Games, Short & Sweet

There are a lot of card games that don't take long to play and are are really fun - once or twice. Come join me and my large collection of short & sweet games and play whatever we decide until we run out of time. Bring your own if you have one!
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 5
System: Multiple Systems by Various Companies
GM: Wendy Seidl
Event ID: 2057

Citadels and other games

Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betraual. Each player representns one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms.
Location: Fantasy Flight 7
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Citadels by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4034

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Killer Bunnies & the Quest for the Magic Carrot

A fast paced, action filled card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, hilariously messy, and just plain fun! This slot will run the basic KB game for those with little or no KB experience.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Killer Bunnies...Magic Carrot by Playroom Entertainment
GM: Boyd Weiger
Event ID: 2074

Micro Mutants

In Micro Mutants, players roll dice, flip horrible little mutant bugs like tiddlywinks, and unleash devastating special powers (hopefully at the enemy!). It's the ONLY dexterity- strategy- miniatures- science- fiction- game- about- bugs worth your time!
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Micro Mutants by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4004

Ra

Bid for monuments, pharoahs, rivers, gold and other things in ancient Egypt. This is a fast-moving and entertaining game! Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ra by Rio Grande Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2005

Senji

Senji lets you don the armor of a chief of a Japanese clan in medieval Japan. Your goal is obvious: to become the daimyo whose honor imposes respect over all the other clans. To achieve your goals and to gain honor, you will have to overcome your adversaries in terrifying bloody battles, by holding in respect the other clans grace, honoring hostages or alliances. If you're familiar with typical Euro games, you'll be fine with Senji.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Area Control by Asmodea Editions
GM: Joe Cappello
Event ID: 2064
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SAT10-14

Starts at 10 AM, runs 4 hours.

Al-Qadim: The Fountain of Small Sorrows

"Seek the Fountain of Small Sorrows" gasped the cleric as the last signs of possession and life left his eyes. Taking this vital clue the agents of the Caliph's Left Hand slip into the panicked crowd and escape the chaos of the attack on the Golden Mosque. The Test of the Loregiver has revealed that powerful and hidden forces are poised to strike at the heart of Land of Fate. May Fate guide your steps.
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Gary M. Travis
Event ID: 5035

Assault and Battery

A scenario for the Godlike RPG, which blends World War II with gritty super-powers. No bright spandex or pulp machismo. In the grimmest conflict in history, ordinary men and women emerge who have the Talents their times demand - but who are still as vulnerable, and ultimately as expendable, as the ordinary troops in the foxholes. Jun 6th 1944. Operation Neptune has begun and already the invasion of Normandy has run into a serious problem. One heavily fortified coastal battery is still in operation, despite repeated bombings, and poses a significant threat to the ships at Omaha and Gold beaches. The D-Day landings are in peril, unless a hastily assembled squad of Talents can silence the guns of Longues-sur-Mer. Knowledge of the ORE system would be useful but is not required.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Godlike by Arc Dream Publishing
GM: Mark Cummins
Event ID: 5030

Block Party

Columbia Games' blocks-of-war system allows players to re-create the fog of war by concealing unit types and strengths from the opponent. Stop by to play Hammer of the Scots, Liberty, Crusader Rex, Pacific Victory, Rommel in the Desert, Athens & Sparta, or the new EuroFront II. Please bring your copy of any Columbia block game, or take a chance that I'll have a copy available. Please read the rules at www.columbiagames.com before this event begins.
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Blocks of War by Columbia Games
GM: Thomas Arndt
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2078

Combat Commander: The Tournament

Who's the best Combat Commander player at the Con of the North 2009? Let's all find out together and perhaps meet some new cannon-fodder, er, opponents. This will be a 16 player 3 round non-elimination tournament featuring up to three different scenarios per round with prizes in several different categories. You don't need to sign up for all three rounds to win the prizes but it will certainly help your odds of winning. Basic rules Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Combat Commander by GMT Games
GM: Paul O'Connor
Event ID: 2032

Cosmic Encounter

Take control of one of 50 unique alien races, in this classic game of space intrigue and combat. Updated by acclaimed designer Kevin Wilson, this is one game you will want to play over and over.
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Cosmic Encounter by Mayfair Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4010

Crawl of the North 2009

The Xtreme Dungeon Crawl League returns to the Twin Cities! DJ Roadkill's devious creation has claimed a number of good teams, but you and your teammates somehow managed to make it to the finals. Can you defeat the monsters, sway the crowd to your side, plug your sponsors, and win the glory of a Crawl Championship? It's time to find out by entering the dungeon where if you die... YOU DIE! d20 knowledge helpful
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: X-Crawl (D&D3 variant) by Pandahead Productions
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8104

Defense of the Southern Air Temple

With Souza's comet hereand the recently revealed Avatar missing the Air Nomads and their allies try to defend against the Fire Kingdom
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Hero System by Hero Games
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 8606

Delta Green Case #315

Your Delta Green cell is based at the Mansion, located on the outskirts of Arkham. Your handler, Durwood, has just assigned you case number 315, so you check out any additional weapons from the armory and gather whatever governmental ids you think will be helpful and head out to investigate.
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Mythic/Call of Cthulhu by Word Mill Publishing / Chaosium
GM: Mark Hinterthuer
Event ID: 5026

Evo

The last gasp of the Dinosaurs. You control the survival and evolution of a species of dinosaurs called "Dinos." You must adapt to climate changes but all good things come to an end. It's called a comet. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Evo by Euro Games
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2013

Follow Those Chorrim, or Not

Morphin the Mad Runethane was nearly caught at his island fort. He escaped to the mainland to meet with a large force of Chorrim. You are hot on his trail for various reasons. Now a rune-marked cave also draws your attention. 7th level characters provided. some d20 necessary, some Arcana Evolved preferred
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Arcana Evolved by Malhavoc Press
GM: Kent King
Event ID: 5013

Games Workshop Open Gaming

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own army to play against other GW gamers. You can join in anytime throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer megabattlesor Apocalyopse games. This is a great opportunity to tet your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3004

Going Down to the Sea in Ships

Take to the waves and explore the vast seas of the world. Found new settlements in undiscovered territory to become the master of Catan's oceans. Rules knowledge helpful.
Location: Theme Room 4
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Settlers of Catan - Catan Seafar by Mayfair Games
GM: Richard Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
Event ID: 2052

Izium Bridgehead Offensive, May 1942

In May 1942, Soviet forces launched an offensive against the German 6th Army in hopes of breaking through to Kharkov. The 226th Rifle Division and 36th Tank Brigade met with initial success and advanced over 10km to capture the village of Nepokrytaia. However, the German counter attack was fierce, and elements of the 3rd and 23rd Panzer Divisions mounted an attack to roll back the Soviet gains.
Location: McKnight 27
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Arc of Fire by TAC Publications
GM: Matthew Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3016

Learn to Play A Game of Thrones

All players will be given a demo to learn the rules, and then play in a mini tournament with provided decks. Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betrayal. Each player represents one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: A Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4020

So, you've all met in a tavern...

Before v4, v3.5, v3, v2 or even before the A was added, there was just D&D. Return to a time when the gold pieces first glittered and owlbears first lurked around the corner. A low level D&D adventure with pre-made characters using the original rules from the first boxed set. Explore foreign lands, meet strange creatures and try to take their stuff. Beginners welcome!
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: Dungeons & Dragons by TSR
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 5017

Terrors of the Red Planet

Strange flashes stir the face of the Red Planet! In the capitals of the great powers, fears arise of a second Martian invasion! Can the pulp heroes of the Century Club use the newly discovered "Stargate" to travel to the Dying Planet and investigate? Prepare for Red Martians, Green Martians, and more! Rules will be taught
Location: Theme Room 5
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Spirit of the Century (FATE) by Evil Hat Games
GM: John Everett Till
Sponsored by House of Indie Gaming
Event ID: 8502

TFOS vs. ADGNEPSEF555: It Never Hurts To Help!

Not learning from the last time they tried this, the Big Sibling mentor program has asked the area high school to contribute to its latest plan they have decided to call Helping Helps! Can our brave volunteers survive? Will this be chalked up to another learning experience? How much damage can these kids really do?
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 20
System: TFOS / Big Eyes Small Mouth by R. Talisorian / GoO
GM: Nathan Nolan
Event ID: 8003

The Great Dungeon Challenge

*Sign up your adventuring party to compete in the Greatest Show in the Kingdom!* Using the 4th Edition D&D rules, two teams of four players each will square off in maze/arena of traps and treasures. Each team will have one character of each of the four Character Roles and be evenly matched. Work with your teammates to show your dominance as the greatest combat party in the land. *A 4th Edition combat scenario for up to 8 players. Two teams of 17th level characters provided.*
Location: McKnight 17
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Nick Floyd
Event ID: 3026

The Unit

The Unit is comprised of the best of the best from the U.S. Military. They are the ones who are called upon to complete the missions in which others have failed or can not even attempt. Do you have what it takes to be a member of The Unit? Beginners Welcome!
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jeff Rothecker, Kevin Matheny
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 5039
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SAT10-18

Starts at 10 AM, runs 8 hours.

A Game of Thrones Joust Tournament

A One on One standard format tournament for A Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betraual. Each player representns one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SAT10-18
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 24
System: A Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4031
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SAT12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

Amun-Re

Compete with other players for prestige in ancient Egypt. Build pyramids and cultivate the Nile valley. Should know the rules.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Amun-Re by Rio Grande Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2006

BattleTech 101

Never played Classic BattleTech before? Always wanted to learn? Getting rusty? Or just looking for something fun to do? Learn how to play or refresh your skills in Classic BattleTech. Then test your skills in some simple scenarios. All miniatures, record sheets, and dice provided. And of course beginners are welcome! Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 26
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: BattleTech by FASA
GM: Jeff Strating
Event ID: 3020

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Gladiator Wars

"We who are about to die, salute you." Test your courage as your schools gladiators battle to the death in various roman scenarios, all for the sheer enjoyment of the crowd. Custom game board, miniatures, terrain, and supplies provided. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 19
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 10
System: Gladiator Wars by Old Glory Miniatures
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by TheAgencyStar
Event ID: 3005

Little Green Army Men vs. Plastic Dinosaurs

The year is 1960, and it's the height of the cold war. Will your intrepid soldiers recover the top secret spy satellite or will they become a tasty snack for big sharp pointy teeth? (disclaimer: no real dinosaurs or army men will be harmed during game play)
Location: McKnight 18
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Little Green Men v. Plastic Dino by undefined
GM: Gerald Dagel
Event ID: 3008

Magnificent Midi-ocrity

Some are born to greatness, while others have it thrust on them. The rest of us just settle for stalking each other around a maze to the tender sounds of a moog while hoping that the ring doesn't crash. Come and play one of the oldest, most entertaining first-person shooters around in this free-for-all Midi-Maze round! This is no fancy tournament with their shiny trophies! We're trying to achieve midiocrity after all! Must be able to handle a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin Dumez
Event ID: 3508

Munchkin Booty

Avast ye swabs! From the dread pirate Evil Stevie it be Munchkin Booty the swashbucklinest Munchkin yet! Have a drink o' rum and square off against the Prince of Whales! Grab a Cutlass-watch out! She grabs back! And be sure ye've got your Silver Long Johns on! It be cold in Minnesota and this be Munchkin Booty! Yar! All experience levels welcome. FREE SWAG!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Munchkin Booty by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Bob Wagner
Event ID: 2043
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SAT14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Players will fight a series of battles from the movie ALIENS. After starting in the Reactor Room, any survivors can move onto the Operations Room and Air Ducts or can try to rescue any captured marines. None
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3021

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Filler-length auction games

I have a passion for shorter length auction style games. I'd like to run an event that features several of these games. I have a modest collection that I would be willing to teach and play. Games: Medici, Modern Art, High Society, For Sale, Money, Don, Felix, Scripts and Scribes, and others.
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Various Short Games by Various Publishers
GM: Matt Dodor
Event ID: 2067

Fire all phasers!

A game of starship to starship combat, you can command a Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn or Kzinti vessel as you protect your section of space from hostile incursion. Your scanners have picked up an unidentified vessel bearing down on you with shields up and weapons armed. Will you be able to out fly, out fight and out think your opponent? Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Star Fleet Battles by Task Force Games
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2049

Killer Bunnies & the Quest for the Magic Carrot

A fast paced, action filled card game, in which you must try to keep as many Bunnies alive as possible, while eliminating your opponents' Bunnies. The problem: Your opponents are armed and will stop at nothing to keep you from winning the game, which can get dreadfully vengeful, hilariously messy, and just plain fun! This slot will run the basic KB game for those with little or no KB experience.
Location: McKnight 11
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Killer Bunnies...Magic Carrot by Playroom Entertainment
GM: Boyd Weiger
Event ID: 2074

Little Green Army Men vs. Plastic Dinosaurs

The year is 1960, and it's the height of the cold war. Will your intrepid soldiers recover the top secret spy satellite or will they become a tasty snack for big sharp pointy teeth? (disclaimer: no real dinosaurs or army men will be harmed during game play)
Location: McKnight 18
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Little Green Men v. Plastic Dino by undefined
GM: Gerald Dagel
Event ID: 3008

Pieces of Eight

After defeating the British at last years COTN, Pirate Captain Santiago has set his good eye on the Spanish fleet. The two fleets have met while searching for treasure on a group of uncharted islands. There's rumored to be plenty of loot, but neither side is willing to share. Hoist the Jolly Roger! This game uses modified Pirates of the Spanish Main rules for fast and exciting fleet battles.
Location: McKnight 28
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Pirates of the Spanish Main by Wizkids
GM: Dan Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3011

Tannhauser Novgorod

Hailing from the frigid lands of Russia, the Matriarchy takes the field in this squad based game, set in a world where WWI never ended. Will they be able to take the fight to the occult supported Reich, will they have the power to overcome the technologically advanced Union?
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Tannhäuser by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4001

Team Midi-ations

Team work will be the key to victory in this one-round MidiMaze tournament. You and your cohort of two other players will try to keep the others at bay in this classic first-person shooter. Need not have a team arranged prior to the game. Bragging is strongly encouraged. You must be able to use a joystick without breaking it. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Computer Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin Dumez
Event ID: 3507

Ticket to Ride

Build railroad track across the country and try to fulfill what your destination cards tell you to do. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2007
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SAT14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

40K Rumble in the Jungle

Deep in the forbidding jungles on the death world of Karkariad lie the ruins of an ancient civilization whose secrets await those with the will to brave the deadly jungle and the strength to defeat their enemies. Participate in this king of the hill type scenario by bringing a 400 point painted force made from any unit categories. Limit of 1 HQ and 1 Elite. No model with more than 2 wounds. No bikes, jetbikes, destroyers, special characters, or anything with an armor value. Deep Strike and equivalents will not be used. Questions: conofthenorthrtt@yahoo.com
Location: McKnight 27
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Matthew Helmen
Event ID: 3031

Avatar: After Sozin's Comet

It has been a year since Avatar Aang defeated Fire Lord Ozai, but balance has not been restored amongst the four nations. Peace cannot truly come until all nations meet as equals and settle matters still left unclosed after the Fire Nations 100 years of conquest. knowledge of Avatar: The Last Airbender helpful.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 15
System: Home Rules
GM: Nathan Nolan
Sponsored by Peoples Republic of Lemony Fresh
Event ID: 8005

Bad Mojo in Port Royal

The rumors of zombies wandering the streets of Port Royal sounded ridiculous, but when you and your friends are cast on an eerie beach, your imaginations start to get the best of you. And why did those scurvy dogs hire you anyway? rules will be taught
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Heirs of the Lost World by Obsidian Serpent Games
GM: Chad Davidson
Event ID: 5016

Colosseum

You are a Roman Impresario and have been chosen to produce the closing finale. With the drop of the hand the spectacle will begin. Just remember lions love horses and Christians for their performance. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Colosseum by Days of Wonder
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2012

Colosseum

The Emperor has called for 100 days of spectacles to celebrate the opening of the Colosseum! You are a Roman impresario producing events in your own arena. Attract an audience to accumulate wealth and glory, allowing you to put on larger and larger events. Fight against your opponents for the most spectators and the title of Grand Impresario.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Colosseum by Days of Wonder
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2029

Combat Commander: The Tournament

Who's the best Combat Commander player at the Con of the North 2009? Let's all find out together and perhaps meet some new cannon-fodder, er, opponents. This will be a 16 player 3 round non-elimination tournament featuring up to three different scenarios per round with prizes in several different categories. You don't need to sign up for all three rounds to win the prizes but it will certainly help your odds of winning. Basic rules knowledge needed. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Combat Commander by GMT Games
GM: Paul O'Connor
Event ID: 2076

Diplomatic Mission to Baradusa

It is seventy years since the fall of the Third Imperium. The Reformation Coalition is expanding across the Old Expanses Sector, and your team has been selected to transport an envoy to the backwater planet of Baradusa. Your mission is to arrange a trade and diplomatic alliance with the local leaders.
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Traveler Hero by Comstar Games
GM: Mark Kiefer
Event ID: 8603

Dragon Repellent

The Dragons are winning their war to conquer Albion. The dwarves of Cornwall are done. Lord Balmoric's treaty holds, barely. Sir Flux and company have been asked to enlist the aid of the Druids. Legend has it that they have the key to magical dragon repellent. Working with druids encouraged, combat inevitable. 8th to 10th level characters provided.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King
Event ID: 5012

Dreamblade

Psychics using nightmare and dreams to dominate the dreamscape. Figures can be provided. some useful
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Dreamblade by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3177

Games Workshop Open Gaming

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own army to play against other GW gamers. You can join in anytime throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer megabattlesor Apocalyopse games. This is a great opportunity to tet your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3004

If These Walls Could Talk

Allie and Kyle Boyd have been hearing whispers in the dark. Childish prank? Or full-blown paranormal infestation? It's up to you and your team of investigators to find out. Inspectres is player-driven storytelling, rules light, with roleplaying and fun emphasized. "We fight the forces of darkness so you don't have to." Beginners welcome, rules taught
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Inspectres by Memento Mori Theatricks
GM: Heather Beecher
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8106

Kingsburg

Build up your realm by influencing the King in this game of wits and warfare
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Kingsburg by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4016

Last Train From Paris

As the Germans close in on Paris in June 1940, eight desperate people are offered passage on the last train to leave the city. Their benefactor is the mysterious Fiona Fae Tahlle. But when Fiona is found dead, it is clear that one of the eight is the murderer. But which one? A mystery for eight players.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: How to Host a Murder by Intuitive Marketing
GM: Daniel Underbakke
Event ID: 5001

Mall of the Dead

*T'was the night before X-mass, and all through the mall, not a creature was stirring, except for some hapless last minute shoppers and a hoard of the foul undead.* You are a shopper or mall employee caught in up in a zombie outbreak. Will you work together to spend X-mass in Hell or will you become one of the mindless undead? New characters added. *A D20 Modern scenario where ordinary people must simply survive. Easy house rules for zombie combat. Detailed characters provided.*
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D20 Future/Modern by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Nick Floyd
Event ID: 5021

Rumors, Plunder, and Treachery

A rumor stirs the seedy taverns of Port Royal - a galleon grounded on Grand Cayman! The cutthroats of the sloop Zanadoria grin - ripe fruit for the taking! But you're not the only pirates rushing to their ships. Can you out-sail, outwit, or outfight the rival pirates and their Spaniards? Can you trust each other with the loot? Non-magic D20 swashbuckling for mature role-players. Characters provided.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D20 (modified) by AEG
GM: Erik J. Olsrud
Event ID: 5007

Scarlet Fever & Yellow Sign

Gotham City's Orpheum Theater is proud to present the lost French masterpiece, "The King in Yellow." A three act play of macabre gothic horror. Brought to you by the Bierce players. This Friday at midnight- one performance only! A charity event with all proceeds going to Cassilda's School for the Blind. Sponsored by Carcosa, Inc. Tell me friend, have you seen the yellow sign?
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jon Cazares
Event ID: 8204

Search for the Emperor's Treasure

You are adventurers, searching the land for treasures to satisfy the Emperor. You will encounter flying frogs, cute bears and the occasional insane genie. Very light and silly -- a classic Tom Wham board game!
Location: Theme Room 5
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Search for the Emperor's Treasur by TSR
GM: Rachel Kronick
Sponsored by House of Indie Gaming
Event ID: 5034

Take The High Ground...

Recon elements clash in a strategic location. Your job -- take and defend the best positions in anticipation of a larger battle to follow. The results of this scenario will affect "…And Hold It" which follows. Pre-Clan. All miniatures, record sheets, and dice provided.
Location: McKnight 26
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: BattleTech by FASA
GM: Jeff Strating
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3019

The Venture Brothers

The Monarch is at it again. This time he has a new tactic and a plan. Can Brock save Dr. Venture and the boys, or will the Monarch finally know victory. Play as Dr. Venture, Hank, Dean, Brock, Dr. Q, etc. Characters provided. Beginners Welcome
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: GURPS Horror by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Greg Johnson
Event ID: 5040

Tide of Iron Normandy

Think you have what it takes to lead your troops during the fight for Europe? Enlist now to direct the Allied attack plan or dig in as the German forces and prepare to repel the invaders in Tide of Iron: Normandy campaign expansion. Be careful since changing weather will thwart the best laid plans. However, recruit your commander carefully and the battle will surely be yours.
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Tide of Iron by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4013

Wolf in the Fold

Something stalks the chancel. It's powerful enough to slay even Nobilis such as you. Where once seven served your dread Imperator, now only six remain. You must find the slayer and defeat it, or risk the ruin of all you know. Beginners Welcome!
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Nobilis by Guardians of Order
GM: Joe Donaghue, Kevin Matheny
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8304
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SAT14-20

Starts at 2 PM, runs 6 hours.

1870

Construct your own railroad empire in this popular 18xx variant set in the trans Mississippi. Players should be familiar with 18xx game play; specific rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 10
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: 1870 by Mayfair Games
GM: James Gallup III
Event ID: 2041

Dragonball Z Constructed Tournament

Power up your chi, bring 5$ and your mega powered deck and blast you opponent into submission for prizes and fame. KAMEHAMEHA!!!!!! Experience Recommended. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Dragonball Z by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2302

Magic The Gathering Legacy Constructed Tournament

Bring you biggest and baddest legacy deck and 5$ to play for prizes for the best, most abusive decks the rules will allow. Play Swiss style for prizes and prestige. Experience Recommended. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: Hallway 03
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2301

Random House

It was from here that the land was cared for, watched over. A place of learning and wisdom, great magic and great healing. It is time to restore the balance. Basic Roleplaying Experience needed
Location: Tartan II 07
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 12
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Heather Russell, Wendy Seidl
Event ID: 5027

The Seal of the Water Dragon

Part One of "The Five Dragon Scrolls". The Phoenix tell of secret incantations - prayers to the Elemental Dragons that carry unfathomable power. After nearly a year of war against the Dark God, your Emperor has given you a monumental and dangerous task. Failure is not an option. Knowledge of system and setting required
Location: Theme Room 4
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Legend of the 5 Rings by Alderac
GM: Richard Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
Event ID: 5024

XXXXXXX

Be one of the first to play a game so secret we can't even tell you its name!
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: JCorp by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4028
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SAT16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Dusk of the Dead

Fleeing the zombie outbreak, a group of survivors has run out of gas on a deserted country road. They've abandoned their vehicle and spotted a farm just off the road, but dusk is upon them and zombies are closing in. Can they reach the house and find supplies that will help them survive the night? Take control of a survivor's fate in this zombie skirmish game.
Location: McKnight 28
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Zombie Skirmish by Helmen Brothers Home Rules
GM: Dan Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3012

Frag-Webcomic Warriors

It was bound to happen. Two crews of geeks. One a hardened team of professionals, toughened by years running a gaming magazine. The other a ragtag band of misfits and oddballs surviving by their wits and determination alone. Who's mojo is mightier; The Army of Dorkness or the PVP Pistoleros? Only one way to find out- LAN PARTY! Grab a gun and pick a side as the casts of PVP Online and Dork Tower face off in first person shooter board game mayhem! Free loot to the winner(s). All experience levels welcome.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 12
System: FRAG by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Bob Wagner
Event ID: 2044

Iliade

The players will lead their Greek characters into a bold action of besieging Troy and rescuing the beautiful Helene. The first one to reach 12 points will be the winner. During the game, various stages will unfold and during these, the victory cards are put into play. As it happens, a player can make his own army stronger or weaken those of his opponents by playing the correct cards. After the siege, the strongest players will receive a victory card of their choice, all cards in play will be discarded, and a new phase will unfold with the cards remaining in each layer's hand. Each player will then receive 3 new cards and the next battle round will commence. If you're familiar with typical Euro games, you'll be fine with Iliade.
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Iliade by Asmodee Editions
GM: Joe Cappello
Event ID: 2065

Magic: The Gathering, Advanced Deck Theory

Learn from judges and tournament players on how to build the most optimized decks that push the limits of the rules of magic. This is a free seminar
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Card Game Seminar
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2305

Magnificent Midi-ocrity

Some are born to greatness, while others have it thrust on them. The rest of us must settle for stalking each other around a maze to the tender sounds of a moog while hoping that the ring doesn't crash. Come and play one of the oldest, most entertaining first-person shooters around in this free-for-all Midi-Maze round! This is no fancy tournament with their shiny trophies! We're trying to achieve midiocrity after all! Must be able to handle a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin Dumez
Event ID: 3506

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2003
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SAT18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Players will fight a series of battles from the movie ALIENS. After starting in the Reactor Room, any survivors can move onto the Operations Room and Air Ducts or can try to rescue any captured marines. None
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3021

Battlelore

Dawn breaks on the forces arrayed on the outskirts of Avignon. Sunlight glints off of the goblin mercenaries weapons and the French sound the cry to charge. Choose your side in this Hundred Years War what-if, and take part in battles ripped from the pages of history!
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Battlelore by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4002

Con of the North 2009 Speed Painting

Back This Year! Sure you can paint minis but can you do it in a half hour? Join us in the Terrain Specialties area for speed painting. The Source is providing the figures. Each contestant will have a half hour to paint their figure. There is a limit of 6 contestants at each session. You can sign up for a time slot at the painting table or show up and see if a spot is available. See page 7 of this book for times, rules, and details.
Location: McKnight 24
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures Seminar
Players: 6
System: by undefined
GM: Kathy McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3150

Dreadnought Arena

Win the coveted title of Most Dreaded! Bring a painted: Space Marine, Chaos, or Ork Dreadnought; Killer Kan Mob; Sentinel Squadron; Wraithlord or Warwalker Squad; Carnifex (max 1 biomorph); Talos; Crisis Team; or Penitent Engine Squad. No special characters or VDR. No point limit. Any codex-legal upgrades allowed. Weapons & upgrades must be modeled. Send questions to: mrtcereal@gmail.com
Location: McKnight 27
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Clay McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3007

Ingenious

Ingenious is the new abstract placement game from internationally-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. Players place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents' tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from being blocked by their opponents.
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ingenious by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4037

Midi-Term Elections 2009

The people have cried out - the cycle turns and we need a new Midi Czar for 2009. For 2 hours, 16 players can engage each other in on old Atari STs in one of the most amusing first-person shooters there ever was. In the end only the quickest and the luckiest will become the Midi Czar. No primary - winner take all in this round. Must be able to handle a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze by Hybrid Arts
GM: Darin Dumez
Event ID: 3509

Mutant Chronicles - Initiates Exercise

You've always wanted to prove your allegiance and worthiness to your race, but you never mustered up the courage to do so. Yesterday your home city was attacked and now heavy recruiting has begun. Feeling this is the sign you were waiting for, you sign up for the initiate routine. Prepare to fight in the Mutant Chronicles! Information: This event is designed for the new Mutant Chronicles player. All the items necessary to play are provided for you. Just bring yourself, and a friend while you're at it.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Mutant Chronicles by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4006

Settlers of Catan

Gather resources on an unexplored island. Trade with your fellow players. Build roads and settlements with the resources you collected. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 7
System: Settlers of Catan by Mayfair Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2004
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SAT18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

...And Hold It

Reinforcements arrive and the fight is on! Hopefully your recon (in "Take the High Ground") was successful. (Players need not have played in the previous scenario.) Pre-Clan. All miniatures, record sheets, and dice provided.
Location: McKnight 26
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: BattleTech by FASA
GM: Jeff Strating
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3018

A Game of Thrones Boardgame

King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the seven kingdoms brace for war. As armies gather and ravens fly, a clash of kings is inevitable. Will you lay claim to the Iron Throne, or will you watch as another ascends it?
Location: Fantasy Flight 5
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: A Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4035

A small problem with Pox

Losing contact with the outside world, city needs supplies to survive. For some reason, Rapid City has lost contact with the rest of the world for the past year. They have sent out teams, none have returned. Now, an outbreak of small pox has forced them to send out another team, can you and your team make it to one of the nearby big cities and return with the vaccine in time? Uses a Jenga tower as well as rules. Mature (adult themes) and Experienced players
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Dread by The Impossible Dream
GM: Joshua Rensch
Event ID: 5008

Breakthrough and Run

Time is of the essence. The Imperial fleet, lead by the Phantom Space Marine chapter, must run the Chaos blockade around Heizane IX to bring needed reinforcements to the already weakened ground forces.
Location: McKnight 28
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Battlefleet Gothic by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3025

Combat Commander: The Tournament

Who's the best Combat Commander player at the Con of the North 2009? Let's all find out together and perhaps meet some new cannon-fodder, er, opponents. This will be a 16 player 3 round non-elimination tournament featuring up to three different scenarios per round with prizes in several different categories. You don't need to sign up for all three rounds to win the prizes but it will certainly help your odds of winning. Basic rules knowledge needed. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Board Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Combat Commander by GMT Games
GM: Paul O'Connor
Event ID: 2076

Counterattack in Lorraine

September 1944: Elements of Patton's 4th Armored Division face a counterattack by Panzer Brigade 113. This game uses a modified version of Memoir 44 with an oversized game board and 1/72 scale tanks, infantry, and terrain. It will be played with two-player teams and it will be played twice so you get a chance to play both the Americans and the Germans.
Location: McKnight 17
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Memoir 44 by Days of Wonder
GM: Chris Johnson
Event ID: 3033

Games Workshop Open Gaming

Terrain Specialties will provide multiple tables of themed terrain and you provide your own army to play against other GW gamers. You can join in anytime throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer megabattlesor Apocalyopse games. This is a great opportunity to tet your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 22
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3004

Killer Bunnies & the Quest for the Magic Carrot

For experienced Bunny Killers, this slot will feature all KB expansions, all omega & psi series cards, and some custom cards for extra hare-raising mayhem! Players must be familiar with the basic rules for KB. Must know basic rules.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 10
System: Killer Bunnies...Magic Carrot by Playroom Entertainment
GM: Boyd Weiger
Event ID: 2075

Learn to Play Battlestar Galactica

Assume the role of one of your favorite characters from the immensely popular show and defend humanity's last chance at survival or covertly aid the Cylons complete their ultimate plan.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4008

Learn to Play UFS

All players will be given a demo to learn the rules, and then play in a mini tournament with provided decks. UFS (Universal Fighting System) pits popular adversaries together in one-on-one combat. Players can collect, customize, and compete for supremacy in the arena using their character's moves, abilites and weapons from popular video game properties. The high level of strategy and fast-paced, hard-hitting action appeals to both casual and competitive players. UFS is a bold, in-your-face game that is not watered down for sale in the mass market. It is a hardcore game for hardcore brick-and-mortar hobby stores.
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: UFS by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4019

Magic The Gathering: Booster Draft

Classic MTG booster draft. For 15$ you can enter a single elimination tournament with 3 packs of the latest expansion set. Prizes of additional packs for top winners. Experience Recommended. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2300

Massacre

Your family has done well since moving onto the lands ceded by the Sioux in the treaty of 1858. The farm is very successful, though the Sioux have been unhappy lately and some of the children appear to be sick. What happens when the members of an extended German farm family must face a terror from beyond the stars and events so horrible they can never be forgotten? This was the 2nd round of the Cthulhu Masters Tournament at GenCon 08. It contains adult themes, must be 18+.
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jim Beecher
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8102

Pirates of the Mississippi

It's time for you lazy river rats to get off your docks and into the water. Each fleet will be 40 point builds with no ship over 10 points. Crew members count as points for that ship. Trading of duplicates will be available. Pirates gaming system
Location: McKnight 19
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Pirates Pocketmodels by WizKids
GM: Paul Woida
Event ID: 3028

Rumors, Plunder, and Treachery

A rumor stirs the seedy taverns of Port Royal - a galleon grounded on Grand Cayman! The cutthroats of the sloop Zanadoria grin - ripe fruit for the taking! But you're not the only pirates rushing to their ships. Can you out-sail, outwit, or outfight the rival pirates and their Spaniards? Can you trust each other with the loot? Non-magic D20 swashbuckling for mature role-players. Characters provided.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D20 (modified) by AEG
GM: Erik J. Olsrud
Event ID: 5007

Worst in Show

Some top rate show dogs have gone missing lately and Hawkeye Private Investigations has been called in to get to the bottom of it. But time is short because Westminister Kennel club show is in less than a week. Minimal
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8305
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SAT18-02

Starts at 6 PM, runs 8 hours.

Apocalypse NOS

A unique chance to step into the warped lens of "Apocalypse Now." Join us as we journey 75 klicks abovr the Do Lung Bridge in search of Colonel Kurtz. The horror, the horror, Novus Style. Familiarity with the movie recommended.
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Don Coatar
Event ID: 8205

Prairie Silver & Gold

Minneapolis, 1930: A dark time in our city's history. The Depression has struck, Minneapolis is considered the capital of antisemitism in the US, and the agents of Cthulhu might just be acting in the shadows. How will you fight it?
Location: Theme Room 5
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Risus/Home Rules by House Rules
GM: Rachel Kronick
Sponsored by House of Indie Gaming
Event ID: 5033

The Island of Baron Wulfenbach

You are cordially invited to a weekend house party on a private island to assist the Baron with his research into Geothermal Energy. Pack your suitcase and don't forget your wrench! Steampunk Larp set in the world of "Girl Genius" by Phil and Kaya Foglio. Awards for Costume and Role-playing. Characters will be assigned at the convention or by pre-arrangement (Contact Elizabeth, mermaid@bitstream.net, for help with characters or costume) No actual characters from the comic allowed. You may bring your own props, clanks and experiments as long as they fit into a standard briefcase or carpet bag. No anachronistic luggage please!
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 24
System: Castle Falkenstein by R. Talisorian Games
GM: Gerald Dagel, Ynyr Davies, Elizabeth Sloan
Event ID: 8006

Twilight Imperium - Shattered Empire

An age of twilight shall once more spread across the galaxy. A broken empire shall once more be re-forged. Hidden powers from dark space shall come forth to make an ancient claim. War shall rage across space. Secret treaties, political whispers, and devious plots shall again echo through the halls of the imperial city on Mecatol Rex.
Location: Fantasy Flight 8
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Twilight Imperium by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4039
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SAT20-22

Starts at 8 PM, runs 2 hours.

Agricola

Every year at GenCon, Eric picks one and only one new and interesting game and brings it 600 miles to you, the Minnesota-area gamer. This German import promises to be both interesting and educational. If you thought it was tough to be a farmer today, try doing it in the 17th century! (Agricola is Latin for "farmer.") There are over 300 different occupations and improvements you can do or get to keep your growing family together and perhaps slightly improve your house from walls of reed to clay before you freeze to death. However, "space heater" and "plasma television" are not two of them!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Agricola by Z-Man Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2024

Formula De

The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break, it kills - it kills the very good, and the very gentle, and the very brave, impartially. If you are none of these, you can be sure it will kill you, too, but there will be no special hurry. From the movie "Croupier" by Paul Mayersberg.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Formula De by Descartes Editeur/Euro Games
GM: Joe Cappello
Event ID: 2066

Friedey's Double Feature

Welcome to Friedey's! You and your zombie co-workers have orders to fill, so you'd better get to work! But do you have the right ingredients? Can you make it through the lunch rush? What's up with the prickly heat lamp? And most importantly, do you need the brain right now? Lord of the Fries and Give me the Brain are two separate quick-playing card games of zombie fast food fun! Rules are easy to learn for beginners, all are welcome. Rules will be taught
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Lord of the Fries by Cheapass Games
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2028
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SAT20-02

Starts at 8 PM, runs 6 hours.

1861

Construct your own railroad empire in this popular 18xx variant set in Russia. Players should be familiar with 18xx game play; specific rules will be taught. Players should be familiar with 18xx game play;
Location: McKnight 11
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: 18xx Variants by Avalon Hill and www.18xx.net
GM: James Gallup III
Event ID: 2042

Al-Qadim: The Fountain of Small Sorrows

"Seek the Fountain of Small Sorrows" gasped the cleric as the last signs of possession and life left his eyes. Taking this vital clue the agents of the Caliph's Left Hand slip into the panicked crowd and escape the chaos of the attack on the Golden Mosque. The Test of the Loregiver has revealed that powerful and hidden forces are poised to strike at the heart of Land of Fate. May Fate guide your steps.
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Gary M. Travis
Event ID: 5035

Call of Cthulhu Tournament

A standard format tournament with some special prizes and competition. In the Call of Cthulhu LCG, Players take on the roles of intrepid investigators and unspeakable horrors, trying to succeed at their dangerous missions while opposed by the forces of their opponents. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 24
System: Call of Cthulhu CCG by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4029

Starcraft

The galaxy is yours for the taking, as one of six unique characters. Every turn your decisions shape the future for your race. Will you rule the universe, or will you become just another memory?
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: StarCraft: the Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4024

The Ruins of Undermountain

The most famous dungeon in Faerun beckons once again! Come explore the dark Underhalls beneath Waterdeep. Great fame and fortune can be yours...if you survive. Bring your own character Lever 7-9, or pregens will be provided. Minimal
Location: Tartan II 02
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos
Event ID: 5003

UFS Tournament

A standard format tournament, with some special prizes and competition. UFS (Universal Fighting System) pits popular adversaries together in one-on-one combat. Players can collect, customize, and compete for supremacy in the arena using their character's moves, abilites and weapons from popular video game properties. The high level of strategy and fast-paced, hard-hitting action appeals to both casual and competitive players. UFS is a bold, in-your-face game that is not watered down for sale in the mass market. It is a hardcore game for hardcore brick-and-mortar hobby stores. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 24
System: UFS by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4030

Villainy is Just Plain Good!

You have been offered $1,000,000 by an anonymous benefactor to pull off the crime of the century. All that stands between you and the other super-villains hired are the forces of law and order. Do you have the will to accept the job, and can you trust the other backstabbing mercenaries that have been hired?
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Jack Robert Brown, Paul Rubenis
Event ID: 8602
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SAT22-24

Starts at 10 PM, runs 2 hours.

3 Dragon Ante

Played in all the taverns of the D&D universe. Play dragon cards to build the largest horde. some useful
Location: McKnight 10
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Three Dragon Ante by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Amy Jarrel
Event ID: 3176

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Players will fight a series of battles from the movie ALIENS. After starting in the Reactor Room, any survivors can move onto the Operations Room and Air Ducts or can try to rescue any captured marines. None
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3021

Redneck Life: First Feature at the Drive-In

Where were you on August 13, 2008? If it was to Ticketmaster for Darlington Raceway passes because the Southern 500 will be returning there, clear your schedule and play this game! Earn the money for your tickets by putting your grade-school education to work as a long-haul trucker. Then when your first spouse won't give you permission to go because the yard needs mowing, get a new spouse and take 2d6 red-headed step-children named "Darryl" with you. At midnight, players will have the option to stick around for the second feature by game designers Lisa and Lori, "Trailer Park Wars," and vice-versa. Parents, please don't bring the child you named after your favorite NASCAR driver to either game, regardless of little Dale Junior's gender! This "double feature" is available both Friday and Saturday night! No children under 18! No children under 18.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Redneck Life by Gut Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2020

Trailer Park Wars: Second Feature at the Drive-In

We quote from the rules: "Players are required to attractively arrange their plastic pink yard flamingos around their trailer park, to indicate their score to other trailer park managers." We also might add: Surface to Trailer Missile? You bet! Keep the gators away from your bass pond amenity (by way of the annoying tenant living in the Cowabungalow) and be the Manager of the Month. At midnight, players will have the option to stick around for the other feature by game designers Lisa and Lori, "Redneck Life," and vice-versa. Parents, please don't expose Sparky or Channelle to this kind of lifestyle; no children under 18. This "double feature" is available both Friday and Saturday night!
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Redneck Life by Gut Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by St. Paul Area Road Knights
Event ID: 2021
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SAT22-02

Starts at 10 PM, runs 4 hours.

Big Score II: Big Boss' Revenge

The City can breathe a little easier now that the greatest heroes of the 70s took down Big Boss. Problem is that not all the suckas who worked for Big Boss are going away. Seems someone's come up with a new drug called Saturday Night Fever, and it's up to our previous heroes to save the day yet again.
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Feng Shui - by Atlas Games
GM: Nathan Nolan
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8101

Missing

You travel up the Nile to join Lord Farington's archaeological expedition, but no one greets you at the dock; what do you do when friends and love ones are missing? Round one of the 2008 Cthulhu Master's Tournament. Beginners welcome Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying Tournament
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Joe Donaghue
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8306

Supernatural: Mournful Cries

Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders in the upper peninsula of Michigan, and discover an unexpected foe. Can they solve the murders, duck the cops and the FBI? Play as Sam, Dean, Bobby, or Bela. Characters provided. Beginners Welcome
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: GURPS Horror by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Greg Johnson
Event ID: 5041

Talisman

Will you be the first to claim the fabled Crown of Command? Find out in this classic game of magic and wonder.
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Talisman by Games Workshop
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4015

The Palace of Ice

Part One of "The Avatar's Glory". A ship bound for the island of Kyoshi runs afoul of a massive storm and runs aground in the deep south. Four young travelers from the Four Nations discover an ancient castle cloaked in snow and great danger locked within its icy walls. Knowledge of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" required.
Location: Theme Room 4
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Big Eyes, Small Mouth 3rd ed. by ArtHaus Games / White Wolf
GM: Richard Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
Event ID: 5023
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SAT24-02

Starts at 12 AM, runs 2 hours.

Midnight Dalmuti

Late night Dalmuti -- a Con tradition. some useful
Location: McKnight 10
Time Slot: SAT24-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Great Dalmuti by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Christian Nelson
Event ID: 3175
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SUN08-10

Starts at 8 AM, runs 2 hours.

Bootleggers- Prohibition 1921

Comeon youse lugs, da boss says dez crates a booze gotta go down to da joint. We gonna need a bigger truck, see if dem union boys got one sittin around. Watch out for dem coppers watchin da still, dey want der cut of the action. And pack some heat, ya big palookas, we gonna make sure Eddie knows da boss means business. I dun care if its Sunday morning, youse louts warnt goin to choich anyhows. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Bootleggers - Prohibition 1920's by Eagle Games
GM: Erik J. Olsrud
Event ID: 2053

Cosmic Encounter

The Sunday tradition continues! Use your alien power to conquer five bases and control the universe! There just might be donuts as well... Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 16
System: Cosmic Encounter by Mayfair Games
GM: Michael Miller, Peter Jansen
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com
Event ID: 2099

Learn Magic: The Gathering

Ever wanted to learn to play the longest running most successful collectible trading card game ever. Learn from the experts a step by step introduction on how to play the game, and it's FREE! Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2304
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SUN10-12

Starts at 10 AM, runs 2 hours.

Games of the Middle Ages - Card Games

The church decried them, the governments sought to ban them, and yet they continued to be played from the lowest to the highest social strata. Today, their ancestors are as common as hotdish at a family reunion. See where our modern card games evolved from with games such as Alouette, Karnoffel, Poch, Piquet and Noddy. beginners Welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Home Rules
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2036

Movie Monsters Ravage America

Remember Zigra, Biolante, Baragon, Jet Jaguar, Mothra, Ghidora, and Megalon? Spiega the giant spider and reptilicus the giant snake? All your favorite movie monsters rampage across America until one monster reigns supreme. Play Monsters Ravage America with real movie monsters! Can Gamera, Rodan, and the 50 Foot Woman take down the big boys Godzilla and King Kong? Can the army and navy stop them? CHANGE SYSTEM TO HOME RULES BY ERIK OLSRUD! Seen at least two cheesy old monster movies
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Monsters Ravage Amer/Home Rules
GM: Erik J. Olsrud
Event ID: 2054

Munchkin-Firefly Munchkin

Take me out/To the black/Tell em I ain't comin' back. I don't care/I'm still free/and you can play Munch-kin with me! What do you get when you combine Star Munchkin with The Good The Bad and The Munchkin? Besides a really horrid song parody, you get a pretty close to what would happen if the sick minds behind Munchkin had gotten their paws on Firefly. Strap on your steam powered bannanafanfofaser, steal a horse, sacrifice a Redshirt and beware of the dreaded Bobby Feet. Free Swag!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 12
System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Bob Wagner
Event ID: 2045

Nuclear War! (Basic Game)

The classic card game of world domination. Will you destroy your enemies and rule the world through superior firepower or manipulative propaganda? Beginners and long time fans equally welcome. (We will use only the basic set, but another session with the expansions will immediately follow.) Beginner/Rules Taught
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Nuclear War by Flying Buffalo
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2026

Uber Chrononauts

The combined card games of time travel! Use Patches, Paradoxes, Artifacts, and Gadget to fulfill your mission, get "home" to your own time stream and more. Experience preferred.
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Chrononauts by Looney Labs
GM: Peter Jansen
Event ID: 2015

Union Pacific

Build railroads across the country and try to acquire the most stock in various companies. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Union Pacific by Rio Grande Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2008

Wings of War

Dawn breaks on the forces arrayed on the outskirts of Avignon. Sunlight glints off of the goblin mercenaries weapons and the French sound the cry to charge. Choose your side in this Hundred Years War what-if, and take part in battles ripped from the pages of history!
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Battlelore by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4003
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SUN10-14

Starts at 10 AM, runs 4 hours.

A Lesson Learned

Ray Onstad, a normal kid in school, found himself wielding powers akin to a monster this morning. Ray cannot handle the power responsibly. The players must find his source of power before the meanest teacher in the school, Mr. Phillips, gets his hands on it and uses the power for nefarious reasons. Can you stop him?
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Monsters & Other Childish Things by Arc Dream Publishing
GM: Joshua Rensch
Sponsored by Arc Dream Publishin
Event ID: 5031

Battlestar Galactica

Assume the role of one of your favorite characters from the immensely popular show and defend humanity's last chance at survival or covertly aid the Cylons complete their ultimate plan.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4011

Delta Green Case #315

Your Delta Green cell is based at the Mansion, located on the outskirts of Arkham. Your handler, Durwood, has just assigned you case number 315, so you check out any additional weapons from the armory and gather whatever governmental ids you think will be helpful and head out to investigate.
Location: Tartan II 05
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Mythic/Call of Cthulhu by Word Mill Publishing / Chaosium
GM: Mark Hinterthuer
Event ID: 5026

June Bug

The Agency is led to believe that a politician is engaging in illegal negotiations with known terrorist organizations. He has a secured beach house in Miami, Florida, where suspected negotiations are taking place. Your mission is to plant an Agency issued audio bug in the meeting room of the beach house so the Agency can then monitor and gather any incriminating evidence. Beginners welcome.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Spycraft 2.0 by Crafty Games
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by TheAgencyStar
Event ID: 5002

Mutant Chronicles - On the Frontlines

Trapped in the middle of a fire-fight, you and your forces have called for reinforcements, but they are a ways off. You must hold out if you plan on surviving. Will you be the first to launch a counter-attack, or will you fall under the overwhelming force of your adversaries additional soldiers? Information: This event is designed for intermediate players of Mutant Chronicles. If you have a general understanding of the game, then sign up! Miniatures are not provided for this event. Bring a 7/7/7 army.
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Mutant Chronicles by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4007

Play Ball: The Minor Leagues

The Podunk Pipsqueaks are an average minor league team. Miss Gale is doing everything she can to get her players ready for the major leagues. You are the players, the staff, the hopeless minor leaguers. Your goal is to get the skills you need for the late season callup. Silly attitudes encouraged, puzzles inevitable. Fifth level characters provided. No special baseball knowledge required.
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King
Event ID: 5014

Serenity: All in Good Time

Mal is in trouble again. Not that it is his fault, just things seem to go bad. He's running from the Alliance when he stumbles over something valuable. Is it enough to risk his life over? will he risk escape to make a buck? Play as mal or one of his crew. Knowledge helpful begginers welcome
Location: Tartan III 07
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Serenity RPG by Margaret Weis Productions
GM: Greg Johnson
Event ID: 5042

Shatterzone: Living on the edge and dying on the brink

With a satisfying "click, fwoish." the airlock cycles. Striping off the top of your ENVI suit you move into the locker bay and light a smoke. Blowing out the blue-grey cloud covers the sweat stink. Working off your boots, you watch in slow motion as chunks of a coworker splatter against your locker. Diving behind a metal table you remind yourself, "Life in the Xenos sector is hard and then you die."
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Shatterzone by West End Games
GM: Gary M. Travis
Event ID: 5036

Sunrise

It is sunrise at the Infinite Dialysis Center and you are patients going for your daily routine of rejuvenation. On this fateful fall morning, everything is about to change in your life. Are you ready for a new sunrise?
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Albert Choy
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8307

The Secret of Scheherazade, Or, a Roleplaying Arabesque.

When the fabled storyteller of the Arabian Nights disappears from the King's bedchamber, our heroes must rescue her -- before King Shahryar awakens. Rules will be taught.
Location: Theme Room 5
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Caliphate Nights True20 by Paradigm Concepts/Green Ronin
GM: John Everett Till
Sponsored by House of Indie Gaming
Event ID: 8501

War of the Ring

Sauron fears above all that a mighty leader will emerge with the power to wield the one ring and threaten his dominion. The lord of Mordor knows that he must strike fast and hard, quickly laying waste to all resistance. The war of the ring has begun!
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: War of the Ring by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4036

With Jumpsuit, Badge, and Laser

Congratulations, Citizen! You have been chosen to join the Troubleshooters, the noble citizens who take on dangerous missions to protect everyone within Alpha Complex! Your assignment today is to have fun learning about Troubleshooting and Alpha Complex. Remember, happiness is mandatory! This is an introductory event.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Paranoia XP by Mongoose Publishing
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com
Event ID: 5038
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SUN10-16

Starts at 10 AM, runs 6 hours.

"Oh Dear! The Still Broke..."

Five hundred fifty kilometers from any islands with technology or fresh water is not the place to hear your ships captain exclaim "Oh dear! The still broke...Ration what you have we will get no more..." Further more you are on an experimental sailing craft where the still also powers the thermal hydrodynamic thrust drive. You still have sails and the electric prop but they were not designed to deal with open seas...guess where you are.
Location: Theme Room 4
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Blue Planet - by Biohazard Games
GM: Richard Odeen, Joelle Odeen
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
Event ID: 5025

Arkham Horror: Kingsport Horror

The railways to Kingsport are finally open. Investigators find themselves beset with danger as rifts roam the streets, disgorging monsters every turn.
Location: Fantasy Flight 5
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Arkham Horror by Chaosium
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4021

Axis & Allies Tournament (round 1)

Re-fight WWII using the new edition of the (formerly Milton Bradley now Avalon Hill) Axis & Allies. There will be openings for four teams of up to two players per team. Single players will be assigned to two player teams if necessary to accommodate up to 8 players. Familiarity with the Larry Harris Tournament rules Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Board Game Tournament
Players: 8
System: Axis & Allies by undefined
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2072

Clay Olympics

The Madness! The Horror! The Carnage! The Play-Doh! Design your monster, build it out of Play-Doh, and fight to the bitter end! Many awards including Bravest Monster and Most Creative insure even those destroyed will have fun. Play-Doh provided.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 14
System: Clay Olympics by Anthony Hughes
GM: Anthony S Hughes
Event ID: 8002

Descent Tomb of Ice

Grab your sword, fill your quiver, and prepare your spells to tackle 10 different dungeons against an evil Overlord in Descent: Journeys In The Dark. Heroes find themselves beset on all sides by spectral shades, stealthy wendigos and even gigantic ice wyrms!
Location: Fantasy Flight 7
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Descent: Journeys in the Dark by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4026

Don't Drek with the Troll

Looks like a local troll gang boss needs some extra muscle to protect against some rival gang. Wonder who they ticked off? System knowledge needed
Location: Theme Room 1
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Shadowrun 4th Ed. by Fanpro
GM: Christian Nelson
Sponsored by Bob "Roadkill" Aiken Memorial Rm
Event ID: 8105

Magic The Gathering: Preconstructed Decks Tournament

For all you beginners who want to feel the thrill of a MTG tournament. With 15$ you can but one of the many theme based preconstructed decks and play like a pro. Play with other new players on even footing for prizes and the feeling of what is is to be a MTG champion. Beginners welcome! Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2303

Nelson vs. Brueys

On 1798 August 1, Admiral Nelson destroyed the French fleet under Admiral Brueys at anchor in Aboukir Bay, stranding Bonaparte's army in Egypt. But what if the French had met the British at sea? Join me as we explore this possibility! (If we have fewer than the minimum 14 players, we'll do a different battle.) Rules will be taught to any players who arrive an hour early.
Location: McKnight 13
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 20
System: Close Action by Clash of Arms Games
GM: Thomas Arndt
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2079

The Other Guys to the Rescue!

The Peacekeepers, beloved superhero protectors of River City, are missing. You and several local "heroes" have been gathered to save the city, and perhaps the world, from the super-villains that have been on the rampage since their disappearance. Are you up to the challenge?
Location: Theme Room 6
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Paul Rubenis, Jack Robert Brown
Event ID: 8601

The Ruins of Undermountain

The most famous dungeon in Faerun beckons once again! Come explore the dark Underhalls beneath Waterdeep. Great fame and fortune can be yours...if you survive. Bring your own character Lever 7-9, or pregens will be provided. Minimal
Location: Tartan II 02
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos
Event ID: 5003
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SUN10-18

Starts at 10 AM, runs 8 hours.

40K Rogue Trader Tournament

Don't miss the excitement of the 8th annual Con of the North 40K Rogue Trader Tournament, sponsored by The Source Comics & Games. This will be a 24 player, 3 game tournament using 1500 point armies constructed under the Standard Mission Organization. This tournament features trophies and prizes provided by The Source Comics & Games. As this popular tournament traditionally fills up, pre-registering is recommended. For the complete set of this year's RTT rules and guidelines see the full page listing in the Con of the North pre-registration book. For the latest CotN RTT updates and registration confirmation, visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TerrainSpecialties Email questions to: ConoftheNorthRTT@yahoo.com
Location: McKnight 19
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 24
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Matthew Helmen
Sponsored by The Source & Terrain Specialties
Event ID: 3010

Twilight Imperium - Shattered Empire

An age of twilight shall once more spread across the galaxy. A broken empire shall once more be re-forged. Hidden powers from dark space shall come forth to make an ancient claim. War shall rage across space. Secret treaties, political whispers, and devious plots shall again echo through the halls of the imperial city on Mecatol Rex.
Location: Fantasy Flight 8
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Twilight Imperium by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4039
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SUN12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3017

Games of the Middle Ages - Rithmomachia

The game played by the philosophers and the intelligentsia of the middle ages. Originally devised as a mathematical teaching aid, it quickly spread through the schools and monasteries of Western Europe. There are multiple ways to win and a moderate level of mathematical thought and ability is required. Beginners welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2037

Nuclear War! (With Expansions)

The classic card game of world domination. Will you destroy your enemies and rule the world through superior firepower or manipulative propaganda? Beginners and long time fans equally welcome. (We will play with the expansions Nuclear Escalation and Nuclear Proliferation. A session using only the basic set will immediately precede this one.) Basic game experience helpful, not required
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Nuclear War by Flying Buffalo
GM: Karen Christopherson
Event ID: 2027

Pillars of the Earth + Expansion

The Pillars of the Earth is based on the bestselling novel by Ken Follett and the 2006 game in the Kosmos line of literature-based games. At the beginning of the 13th century, construction of the greatest and most beautiful cathedral in England begins. Players are builders who try to contribute the most to this cathedral's construction and, in so doing, score the most victory points. Gameplay roughly consists of using workers to produce raw materials, and then using craftsmen to convert the materials into victory points. Workers may also be used to produce gold, the currency of the game. Players are also given three master builders each turn, each of which can do a variety of tasks, including recruiting more workers, buying or selling goods, or just obtaining victory points. Getting early choices with a master builder costs gold, as does purchasing better craftsmen. Players must strike a balance between earning gold to fund their purchases and earning victory points. Euro Game Experience
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Worker Placement by Mayfair Games
GM: Joe Cappello
Event ID: 2069

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2003

Red November

With every passing minute, something else goes horribly wrong for these gnomish submariners. Can you avoid the flooding, fires, nuclear meltdown and hungry kraken outside until help arrives?
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Red November by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4038

Time's Up

Time's up is my favorite party game. Every turn, you turn over cards and try to get your partner to guess what name is on the card. Different rounds of the game allow you to give different types of clues. This game encourages creativity and includes names from many different sources (movies, books, sports, scientists, etc.). Rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 10
System: Time's Up by R & R Games
GM: Darin Rebertus
Event ID: 2058
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SUN12-18

Starts at 12 PM, runs 6 hours.

Take Your Time, Gentlemen

Manhattan, Ny 1908. A liesurely time when women wore picture hats and did not vote, where the rich were not ashamed to live comspicuously, and the sun rarely ever set on the British flag. A romantic Golden Age of long summer afternoons, garden parties, secret societies of steam-powered engineers, fantastically enhanced super powered individuals, cunning crime lords and alien ambassadors from the distant planet Yith.
Location: Theme Room 2
Time Slot: SUN12-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jon Cazares
Event ID: 8206
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SUN14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3017

Frag-Super Frag

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a guy in tights with a grenade launcher?!? The classic Steve Jackson first person shooter board game Frag dusts off it's cape and tights, busts out the heavy artillery and sets out to prove that just because you can shoot someone with a portable nuke through a wall doesn't mean you should . Oh wait, that's exactly what it means! Snikt! Bamf! Twip! *Kaboom !* 3 or more players , all skill levels welcome, Free loot for the winner. All experience levels welcome
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Bob Wagner
Event ID: 2048

Gladiatorial Free-For-All

Using an easy to understand combat system, players will participate in a double elimination tourney using pre-generated combatants. Afterwards, there will be pickup fighting of player generated fighters. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 08
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Melee by Metagaming
GM: Timothy P. Moore
Event ID: 2050

Moto Grand Prix

Experience the thrill of high-speed motorcycle racing with Moto Grand Prix's fast, realistic, dice-based system for playing multi-lap races quickly.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Moto Grand Prix by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4005

Mutant Chronicles - Initiates Exercise

You've always wanted to prove your allegiance and worthiness to your race, but you never mustered up the courage to do so. Yesterday your home city was attacked and now heavy recruiting has begun. Feeling this is the sign you were waiting for, you sign up for the initiate routine. Prepare to fight in the Mutant Chronicles! Information: This event is designed for the new Mutant Chronicles player. All the items necessary to play are provided for you. Just bring yourself, and a friend while you're at it.
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Mutant Chronicles by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4006
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SUN14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

Agricola

This new farming game is becoming as popular as Settlers and Puerto Rico. In this game you run your own farm. There are many things for you and your spouse to do. You can plow, plant, acquire resources, acquire animals, build fences, hire people, upgrade your house, etc., but you have only so many turns to do them. The decisions you make will determine if you win or loose. This game should not take 4 hours but I have given it a 4 hour slot because it may take some time to teach the game to new people.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Agricola by Z-Man Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2002

Learn to Play A Game of Thrones

All players will be given a demo to learn the rules, and then play in a mini tournament with provided decks. Based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, A Game of Thrones is a living card game of conquest, battle, intrigue, and betrayal. Each player represents one of the six Great Houses vying for control of the Iron Throne and power over the people of the Seven Kingdoms
Location: Fantasy Flight 4
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: A Game of Thrones by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4020

Magic The Gathering: Booster Draft

Classic MTG booster draft. For 15$ you can enter a single elimination tournament with 3 packs of the latest expansion set. Prizes of additional packs for top winners. Experience Recommended. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 10
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Universe Games
Event ID: 2300

Play Ball: The Call-Up

You got the call-up to the Major Leagues! You are ready to help the Canvas City Kobolds on their drive for the pennant. When you arrive at the ballpark, you soon discover you're going on a road trip to hell! Silly attitudes encouraged, quick-thinking required. Fifth level characters provided. No baseball knowledge necessary.
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King
Event ID: 5015

Runebound "Rise of the Dragonlords"

Description: A player vs environment fantasy adventure board game using the original adventure and "Shadows of Morgath" expansion.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Runebound Second Edition by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Anthony DelVecchio
Event ID: 2019

Sex, Lies and Ultraspies: Spy Racers

It's the 60s. The cars are fast, the women are faster, and there's no better cover for an international spy ring than as flamboyant race car drivers. It's all about beating the clock, whether it's racing through a thick South American jungle or investigating rumors of stolen Nazi gold. Speed Racer meets James Bond in this role playing game of grand prix racing and high stakes espionage.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: QAGS Roleplaying Game by Hex Games
GM: Robert McCabe
Sponsored by Hex Games
Event ID: 5006

Storm Season

It's impossible. Nobody has the power to summon hurricanes, and nobody would want to do so if they could--at least, nobody sane. Speaking of sanity, why are you going to New Orleans with a hurricane on the way?
Location: Theme Room 3
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Joe Donaghue, Kevin Matheny
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG
Event ID: 8308

World of Warcraft Adventure Game

Legends begin somewhere, and in the lands of Azeroth, fledgling adventurers are taking their first steps on the path to glory. Choose from 4 unique characters and battle your way through murlocs, monsters, and madmen in your quest to become a legend!
Location: Fantasy Flight 3
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: World of Warcraft Adventure Game by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4009
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SUN16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3017
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SUN16-22

Starts at 4 PM, runs 6 hours.

Arkham Horror: The King in Yellow

A new play has gripped the heart of Arkham, and as attendance grows, the asylum is beginning to fill up. Take control of an investigator and put a stop to the madness spread by the King in Yellow.
Location: Fantasy Flight 2
Time Slot: SUN16-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Arkham Horror by Chaosium
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4023

Axis & Allies Tournament (round 2)

Re fight WWII using the new edition of the (formerly Milton Bradley now Avalon Hill) Axis & Allies. There will be openings for four teams of up to two players per team. Single players will be assigned to two player teams if necessary to accomodate up to 8 players. This is round 2 of a 2 round tournament in multiple slots. You do not need tickets for rounds after the first.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SUN16-22
Type: Board Game Tournament
Players: 8
System: Axis and Allies by Avalon Hill
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.
Event ID: 2073

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Be one of the first to play a game so secret we can't even tell you its name!
Location: Fantasy Flight 5
Time Slot: SUN16-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: JCorp by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4028
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SUN18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen

Players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a search and destroy mission to find and kill the Alien Queen.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Event ID: 3017

Battlelore

Dawn breaks on the forces arrayed on the outskirts of Avignon. Sunlight glints off of the goblin mercenaries weapons and the French sound the cry to charge. Choose your side in this Hundred Years War what-if, and take part in battles ripped from the pages of history!
Location: Fantasy Flight 6
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Battlelore by Fantasy Flight
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4002
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SUN18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

Runebound: The Frozen Wastes

The chill of winter can only be overcome with the fires of battle! Choose your hero and battle against yetis, mechanical horrors, and even the elements in the latest installment in the Runebound family.
Location: Fantasy Flight 1
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Runebound by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Fantasy Flight Games
Event ID: 4014
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