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ALL CON

Runs throughout the convention.

Crossfire

Multi-player graphical adventure game based in a medieval fantasy world. Available all weekend, no sign-up necessary. FREE! For more information, visit the Crossfire Website. Rules will be taught.
Location: Board Room 331
Time Slot: ALL CON
Type: Computer Game
Players: 5
System: Crossfire by crossfire.real-time.com
GM: Rick Tanner
Sponsored by Real-Time Enterprises

Computer Room

Life got you frustrated? Want to test your strategy? Need to frag something to relieve some stress? Stop by and play games such as Unreal Tournament, StarCraft, Quake II, Flat Out and others.
Location: St. Paul I
Time Slot: ALL CON
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Various
GM: Mike DeLosier and John Trierweiler

Con of the North 2011 Painting Contest

Show off your painting skills and enter your favorite painted gaming figures in the contest! Even if you won't be entering, be sure to stop by and vote for your favorites.
Location: Outside McKnight Ballroom
Time Slot: ALL CON
Type: Miniatures
Players: Many
System: Special
GM: Kathy McCarty

Lost City of Barakus

An Avatar of Set is trying to escape from the Plane of Shadow through a portal that has opened up beneath the Temple of Solanus. PCs are searching for the Papyrus of Creation to seal the portal. Could it be in the strange building in the center of the ancient lakebed? Or in the ziggurat currently rising from the swamp? Work together to solve the mystery! Some rules knowledge helpful, characters provided.
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: FRI19-02 SAT14-02 SUN12-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 16
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Burl S. Zorn
Sponsored by Source Comics and Games

FRI12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

Ace of Aces

World War I fighter combat using picture books. The game takes five minutes to learn and then players pair up and start fighting.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Ace of Aces by Nova Games
GM: Daniel Underbakke

Anima The Card Game

In this stand-alone card game, players will form a party of brave and powerful adventurers to explore the wondrous world of Giai and defeat a hated foe. It is a race among players to find out who can form the best party and defeat the enemy first.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 5
System: Anima Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games

Axis & Allies Board Game

The classic board game of World War II. Can you take on the role of Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, Hitler or Tojo and alter the course of history? We will be playing one of the newest editions with more pieces, a more detailed map and additional victory conditions. Come check it out and test your skill!
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Axis and Allies by Avalon Hill
GM: Village Games

Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures

Recreate the legendary naval battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what ifs", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Aircraft, subs and massive capital ships - they are all here so come see if you are the next Nimitz, Fletcher or Spruance! No experience is necessary, and all miniatures are provided!
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Citadels

Citadels is a game of scheming nobles in a medieval city racing for dominance. Players must carefully balance their choice of roles, as well as their flow of gold and districts, to build the city of their dreams, the fastest!
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Citadels by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Dominion with Expansions

Come and play! If you have never played, I will teach. If you played before, I have all the expansions and promotional cards to mix it up.
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: April L Snyder

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

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 crowds. Custom game board, miniatures, terrain and supplies provided. Beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 10
System: Gladiator Wars by Old Glory Miniatures
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by The Agency Star

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Midilifluous

The rigorous demands of rendering the highly-detailed graphics and massive frame-rates of Midimaze resulted in one of the saddest compromises in video game history. There is no background music as you play. Help us remedy this by bringing your favorite mazing hits in CD or MP3 (on a USB stick or SD card) format. Warning: King Midi may try to make the options available match your music.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher

Normandy Maze

In the early morning light of June 6, 1944, US paratroopers are caught in a life or death struggle with the German Wermacht behind the Normandy beaches. Confusion abounds as units weave in and out of the maze-like network of farm fields, hedgerows and sunken roads. Will the Americans be able to evade the Germans and capture their objectives in time, or will the Germans be able to stop them? Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! Note: This event will run for four hours. No Rules Knowledge Required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Skirmish Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games

Pivo Quest

Bands of warriors enter the ancient dungeon in search of the fabled elixir Pivo. Ageless undead and foul demons stand in their way. Can your band recover the elixir before anyone else?
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Song of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

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. If you know Settlers of Catan I can teach this variant to you.
Location: McKnight 07
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.

Silent Death Astro Smash

Fast-paced miniatures game of space combat. Easy to learn and fun to play. Uses a simple tournament structure with a ship miniature as a prize for the winner. Note: This event will run for four hours. No Knowledge Required
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Silent Death by ICE
GM: Village Games

Ticket to Ride (North America)

Build track, complete ticket routes, get the most points, and have fun right off the bat at the convention. Beginners Welcome!
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder
GM: Steve Tyykila

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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FRI14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures

Recreate the legendary naval battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what ifs", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Aircraft, subs and massive capital ships - they are all here so come see if you are the next Nimitz, Fletcher or Spruance! No experience is necessary, and all miniatures are provided!
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Eggs for the Major

May 1805. Your company has been scouting for French forces for days without contact. Your commanding officer has been growing bored, and when he gets bored, he gets hungry. He orders you to gather a few men and get him some fresh eggs. Of course that is when you run in to the French...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Song of Drums and Shakos by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

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?
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Computer Game
Players: 4
System: M.U.L.E. by Electronic Arts
GM: Michael Miller

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Midigaze

Invisible Smileys! Soap bubbles! Team play with random monitor blackouts! Blindfolded team Midimaze where one player plays the role of seeing-eye dog for the other! Stupid? Sure! Fun? Probably. The variety of vision-bending variants of classic Midimaze is sure to make you look twice.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher

Nightmare House

Ghost hunters enter Darkholm Manor to banish an evil entity. The evil entity resists. No knowledge required
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Nightmare House by TSR
GM: Daniel Underbakke

The Vampire's Lair

In the Hungarian town of SzörnyÜsötet a pack of vampires have been terrorizing the villagers. Vampire hunters have been called in from Germany to destroy the infestation and have tracked the vampires to their subterranean lair for the final showdown. Will the brave hunters be able to vanquish the forces of evil?
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Fear and Faith by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Ticket to Ride (Europe)

Build track, complete ticket routes, get the most points, and have fun right off the bat at the convention.
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Ticket to Ride Europe by Days of Wonder
GM: Steve Tyykila

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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FRI14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

Across the Somme 1, The Battle for France 1940

After the Allied evacuation at Dunkirk, the German army was reorganized for the second phase of the campaign in France, known as the Battle for France. The French and British divisions prepared for the coming assault by using several formidable river lines as points of defense. One of these was the Somme river. On the German right flank was von Bock's Army Group B, with the 5th and 7th Panzer Divisions. The French lacked mechanized forces to counter the expected panzer attack, so changed their defensive posture into a series of strong points. Some of the first troops engaged by Rommel's 7th Panzer Division were the tough soldiers of General Sechet's 5th Colonial Division.
Location: McKnight 021
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer WWII by Games Workshop
GM: Aaron Loomis
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

First Do No Harm

As the Separatists grow bolder, the Republic must continue to provide for the welfare of its citizens. A plague has broken out on Falleen. The Republic and the Separatists race to provide medicines in the hopes of winning the loyalty of the system. You have been sent by the Jedi Council to acquire the medicines and deliver them to Falleen. 5th level characters provided. some d20
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Star Wars Saga Edition by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King

Imperial Entanglements

You were really excited about finally joining the Rebel Alliance until they gave you your first mission. You wanted adventure and excitement, but you got stuck with escort duty for some ancient noble instead. Now you're sitting in his parlor while he finishes packing wondering how long it will be before you see any real action. The answer may be sooner than you think since alarm klaxons seem to be going off all around you.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Star Wars by West End Games
GM: Shawn DeLoach

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Oppression of the Unknown

Anima Tactics is a skirmish miniatures game where resource management is more important than rolling dice well. In this round, the Inquisition of the church has been dispatched to a nearby region to "silence" a small uprising of supernatural warriors from the Samel faction. Will the church succeed in their mission, or will you help the agents of Samel stop the repression of their people?
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Anima Tactics by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games

Safety in Grand Detour?

The year is 1923. You moved to the out-of-the-way small town of Grand Detour, Illinois several years ago with the hope of keeping your past a secret. Enemies are searching, so you have kept a low profile. You have managed to make a few good friends in town and hopefully they would help if trouble came your way. Until that time arises, you must keep your secrets to yourself.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Mark Hinterthuer

School's Out Forever!

In the Clifton building, employees of the offices there are seeing ghosts of children. It's up to you and your team of investigators to find out why. Inspectres is player-driven storytelling, rules-light, with roleplaying and fun emphasized. "We fight the forces of darkness so you don't have to."
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Inspectres by Memento Mori Theatricks
GM: Heather Beecher

Settlers of America: Trails to Rails

This is a variant of Settlers of Catan. Those of you who like Settlers and those of you who like train games will like this game. It is Settlers of Catan in the American West. You'll turn in your commodities to build covered wagons. You'll move them to places you want your towns. You'll build trains and rail lines to move your produce to other towns. If you know Settlers of Catan I can teach this variant to you
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 3
System: Settlers of America by Mayfair
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Stomp, Crunch, and Mangle

Be prepared to unleash your inner child with giant, radioactive, plastic monsters attacking Tokyo. Each player will get a monster and a section of Tokyo to defend. The object of the game is to survive, defeat the other monsters, smash the rest of Tokyo, and avoid Kenny! Three dimensional chaos and fun!
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Stomp, Crunch, and Mangle by Gerald Dagel
GM: Gerald Dagel

The Beast of Paris

A strange wolf-beast wreaks havoc on the streets of 17th Century Paris! Can you and your company of Musketeers track down this horror before everyone flees Paris? A fast-paced game of swashbuckling action and horror. Rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: All for One: Regime Diabolique by Cubicle7
GM: John Everett Till

Warlords of Europe

A simple system that borrows slightly from games like Axis & Allies and Risk, yet has enough character to stand as a great game. Using Knights, Archers, and other pieces, try to conquer Europe. Pope cards add a lot of flavor and fun to the game and keeps each game different.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Warlords of Europe by Conquest Gaming
GM: Village Games

Whispers on the Wind

Part 3 of 'The Avatar's Glory'. Having found a second artifact deep beneath Omashu, our heroes travel to the Eastern Air Temple, hoping to learn more about them. As usual, however, nothing is as it seems. Knowledge of setting required.
Location: Room 212 (Winona RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Big Eyes, Small Mouth 3rd ed. by ArtHaus Games / White Wolf
GM: Richard L. Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
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FRI14-20

Starts at 2 PM, runs 6 hours.

Clay Olympics

The best spectator sport at the Con returns. Build a Play-Doh monster and have it fight to the non toxic death. Last creation standing wins, but there are also prizes for Bravest Monster, Creative Design and Most Artistic. Join the mayhem at one of CotN's longest running events. Play-Doh provided.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Clay Olympics by Anthony Hughes
GM: Anthony S Hughes

Magic the Gathering: Elder Dragon Highlander

Casual format. Uses Elder Dragon Highlander rules. Required materials: please bring your own Elder Dragon Highlander format deck. (99 cards, only 1 copy of any card except basic lands, 1 general, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 05
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Jason Horning
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Magic the Gathering: Legacy Constructed

Officially sanctioned tournament. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum + optional 15 card sideboard). Please check www.wizards.com for current legal cards for deck or see judge the day of the tournament. Moderate rules knowledge required. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: FRI14-20
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt McMillan
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest
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ALL-CON

Starts at 2 PM, runs 8 hours.

Lost City Of Barakus

An Avatar of Set is trying to escape from the Plane of Shadow, through a portal that has opened up beneath the Temple of Solanus. PCs are searching for the Papyrus of Creation to seal the portal. Could it be in the strange building in the center of the ancient lakebed? Or in the ziggurat currently rising from the swamp? Work together to solve the mystery! FRI 7PM-2AM SAT 2PM-2AM SUN NOON-10PM Some is helpful, characters provided.
Location: Tartan II 04
Time Slot: ALL-CON
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 16
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Burl Zorn
Sponsored by The Source Comics and Games
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FRI16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

A Daring Rescue

France, 1942. The Germans hold a French partisan for interrogation at a small farm. Fellow members of the resistance plan a daring night raid to free their comrade. The partisans will have to use stealth and guile to defeat the brute force of the Wermacht.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Flying Lead by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Axis & Allies Miniatures

Recreate the legendary land battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what if's", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Tigers, Spitfires and Shermans - they are all here so come see if you are the next Montgomery, Patton or Rommel! All miniatures are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Battle of the Denmark Strait

British and German naval squadrons meet in one of the most famous battles of WWII. Game will be taught.
Location: McKnight 017
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Advanced Basic Bismarck by Avalon Hill
GM: Daniel Underbakke

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

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?
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Computer Game
Players: 4
System: M.U.L.E. by Electronic Arts
GM: Michael Miller

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

NHRA Drag Racing

"Live your life a 1/4 mile at a time!" Light up the tires and test your racing skills as you rocket down the drag strip in your very own Top Fuel dragster while competing in a 16 car Eliminator event. Enter the world of "NHRA Drag Racing". Custom game board, miniatures, terrain, and supplies provided. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 012
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Vallco Professional Drag Racing by Self-published
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by TheAgencyStar

Normandy Maze

In the early morning light of June 6, 1944, US paratroopers are caught in a life or death struggle with the German Wermacht behind the Normandy beaches. Confusion abounds as units weave in and out of the maze-like network of farm fields, hedgerows and sunken roads. Will the Americans be able to evade the Germans and capture their objectives in time, or will the Germans be able to stop them? Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! Note: This event will run for four hours. No Rules Knowledge Required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Skirmish Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games

Pivo Quest

Bands of warriors enter the ancient dungeon in search of the fabled elixir Pivo. Ageless undead and foul demons stand in their way. Can your band recover the elixir before anyone else?
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Song of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

UNO Rummy UP

The fun of Rummy Tiles w/the magic of UNO.
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Uno Rummy UP by Mattel
GM: Robert A Svenkerud

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Wizard Kings

Wizard Kings is an exciting fantasy battle game utilizing armies of mythical elves, dwarves, orcs, undead, and three different human forces - feudal, barbarian and amazon! Customize your army and lead them to victory as you seize control of strategic cities strewn across the pastoral landscapes. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: FRI16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games
GM: Village Games
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FRI16-20

Starts at 4 PM, runs 4 hours.

Uncharted Seas - Maelstrom of Monsters

Uncharted Seas is a fast-paced action-packed game of naval tactical combat set in a world of high fantasy. Easy to learn rules allow you to wage war with squadrons of mighty warships, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. In this scenario, as two fleets prepare for battle, the situation becomes confused as a maelstrom of monsters appear and attack everything in sight. Who are they working for and will they stop you from destroying your enemy? No knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: FRI16-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Uncharted Seas by Spartan games
GM: Village Games
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FRI18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

Axis & Allies Miniatures

Recreate the legendary land battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what if's", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Tigers, Spitfires and Shermans - they are all here so come see if you are the next Montgomery, Patton or Rommel! All miniatures are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

Frag

Frag is a computer game without a computer – a "first-person shooter" on a tabletop. Move your fighter and frag your foes. Draw cards for weapons, armor, and gadgets. Move through the blood spatters to restore your own health! If you die, you re-spawn and come back shooting!
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: FRAG by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Midigating Circumstances

A team tournament with a twist: Form two, three, four, five, or six-person teams via draft and go at it in real time! Teams will form, teams will disperse, but all who are victorious will earn points towards eventual victory!
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 012
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.

Stop...Zombie Time!

A Parasol BioSolutions Inc. storage facility has experienced an "accident", exposing a suburban neighborhood to a deadly zombie virus. Members of HEPA (Humans for the Exuberant Protection of Animals) believe that animal testing occurs at the PBS Inc. facility and plan a raid. As corporate clean-up crew and HEPA members converge on the neighborhood, chaos ensues as each group sets off to do what they came to do…
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Fear and Faith by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Warhammer Fantasy Demo

Warhammer Fantasy Battles is a thrilling test of tactical skill and strategy in a world of swords & sorcery. Use your skill and ability to lead regiments of fantastical creatures and stalwart men-at-arms to victory against ferocious foes and hideous monsters. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Wizard Kings

Wizard Kings is an exciting fantasy battle game utilizing armies of mythical elves, dwarves, orcs, undead, and three different human forces - feudal, barbarian and amazon! Customize your army and lead them to victory as you seize control of strategic cities strewn across the pastoral landscapes. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games
GM: Village Games

Zombie Gauntlet

Well, our ride is trashed, we're surrounded by zombies, and the supposed safe zone is still at least a block away. Smile, it's all down hill from here! Zombie Gauntlet is back for its second gore soaked year. Can you survive the gauntlet?
Location: McKnight 024
Time Slot: FRI18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Zombie Skirmish by Helmen Brothers Home Rules
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties
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FRI18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a mission to find and kill the ALIEN Queen.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Battlestar Galactica - Original Series

Ship to Ship combat with miniatures of the original five Galactica Battlestars. What would have happened if they had been warned in time? Will the five Battlestars survive the hundreds of Cylons? Or will the outcome remain the same...
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Full Thrust by Ground Zero Games
GM: Gerald Dagel

Blessed by Poison

Renowned goblin hunter Kurk Davrip has disappeared. Now the player characters must find him. As they venture into Raven Woods, the heroes uncover a trail infested with spiders. At the end of their search they discover that Davrip is still alive, but he is no longer entirely human. Blessed by Poison is an adventure for 2nd level characters. Pregenerated characters are provided, or bring your own!
Location: Tartan III 06
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matthew J. Hanson
Sponsored by Sneak Attack Press

Boot Scootin' Boogie

It's hoedown season in the 'Verse, and the crew of Bái Lánhuā have a lot of errands to get done to maintain their status as the premier supplier of all things shindiggy - legal and otherwise... Time's running out, and the shopping list isn't getting any shorter!
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Serenity RPG by Margaret Weis Productions
GM: Amanda Myers

Burn Notice: Lion Songs and NYC

A lucky break and extra dough from their last job provided Michael Westen and friends some needed R & R in New York. Fiona's step-sister, Charlotte, is a dancer in a Broadway production of "The Lion King" and has invited them to stay with her. However, Charlotte's teenage daughter is kidnapped by a slavery ring. Fiona is on the warpath and out for blood as Charlotte becomes their latest client. Beginners welcome!
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Cinamatic Unisystem by Eden Studios
GM: Albert Choy

Dungeon Circuit - Season 2: Adventure Awaits (for only 3 payments of 29.95g)!

Season 1 was a hit with filthy peasants and mysterious wizards alike, a genre-twisting blend of humorous fantasy, crass commercialism and TV "realism." You'll dungeon-crawl through deadly new (or just weirder) monsters, traps, and treasures – while shamelessly promoting your merchandise to the home audience. Choose a pre-generated contestant; each assigned random products to hawk.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing
GM: Justin T Williams

God's Country

Professor Helms has put together a very ambitious and diverse research team and brought them to Hayes Lake State Park in Northern Minnesota. This expedition should prove to be quite educating and should help bring the different disciplines together for the benefit of all involved. Adult themes and bad language is possible. Emphasis on role playing. 18+. Rules knowledge unnecessary.
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau

India Rails with Nuclear War Variant

Build your rail empire on the Indian subcontinent. Visit strange, unfamiliar cities in far off and exotic lands with names you've never heard of before. And, you get to play with crayons. So really, it's a win-win situation. Will be using the India/Pakistan Nuclear War Variant. Beginners Welcome!
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 3
System: Indian Rails by Mayfair Games
GM: Timothy P. Moore

London Fog

You were celebrating your victory over the dragons when Prince Edmund arrived in Oxford looking frantic. He begged you to come quickly to London to save his people. You arrive in London to find surprises around every corner. Perhaps that thick fog hides the source of the bizarre things you've found. Knowledge (History) encouraged, combat inevitable. 9th to 11th level characters provided. Have some d20 experience.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King

Magic the Gathering: Quantum War

Casual format. Uses combination of Quantum Leap, Emperor and Archenemy formats. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 7
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Peacekeepers 2011: The Golden Horde

The Peacekeepers and the "League of Infamy" just defeated the robotic villain, Mechanon, in a climactic three-way battle in front of Fort Knox. The two teams are shocked to discover the completely empty gold vaults. Their best option is to set aside their differences and team up to defeat the Mechanical-menace before he uses the gold to destroy all organic life on Earth.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Jack Brown, Paul M Rubenis

Sex, Lies and Ultraspies

It's the '60s. Everyone is trying not to think about nuclear devastation, women are liberated and wearing leather catsuits, and sometimes it's tough telling friend from foe! 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 III 01
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: QAGS Roleplaying Game by Hex Games
GM: Robert McCabe

Star Trek: Pyrric Victory

Set during the DS9 Dominion War. War streaks across the stars. The Dominion has conquered the core worlds of Betazed and Benzar, leaving Andor and Vulcan vulnerable to Dominion attack. Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force are retreating on all fronts. The Romulan Star Empire stands idly on the sidelines. Casualties are in the billions and Starfleet intelligence is predicting a total collapse of the defensive lines within the year. Far from the front lines, the battered USS Cincinnatus and her crew have found a way to turn the tide of the war but can they save the Federation from ruin?
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Brad Bourn, Ricky L. Foust

Survive the Temple

Don't know how you got there? Don't know who you're with? Lost in an ancient temple. Can you get out alive. Pregenerated characters provided. Have Fun! Knowledge of roleplaying and rules helpful.
Location: Tartan III 07
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: AD&D, 1st Ed. by TSR
GM: Aaron Nelson

Survive!

Your island is sinking by a volcanic eruption. You have to get as many people you can to safety, but many dangers await you. Serpents, whales and sharks, oh my! Some players may play the Godzilla scenario.
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Survive by Parker Brothers
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Terrasque Challenge

This high-level scenario pits a group of daring heroes against one of the most dreaded monsters in the world, the terrasque. Moderate to high knowledge of system required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Warlords of Europe

A simple system that borrows slightly from games like Axis & Allies and Risk, yet has enough character to stand as a great game. Using Knights, Archers, and other pieces, try to conquer Europe. Pope cards add a lot of flavor and fun to the game and keeps each game different.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Warlords of Europe by Conquest Gaming
GM: Village Games

WHIP THE BEAST!

"Whip the Beast!! Whip the Beast!!" the crowd chants. Your chariot is careening towards the first turn and you are already at your maximum speed. Wait, there's that loser who stuck you with his trident a moment ago. Can you slam into his chariot and still make the corner? If you whip your beast you risk the dreaded beast "frenzy" and you will surely hit the corner wall with untold amounts of damage. You may be tossed onto the track! Beast Bait!! Enjoy a "friendly race" with the spectacle of the giant colosseum, the gaudy chariots, the rampage of the beasts, the road kill... Circus Imperium in large scale. Feeling lucky? Then take the reins! Beginners Welcome!
Location: McKnight 017
Time Slot: FRI18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Circus Imperium by FASA
GM: Quentin Denzene
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FRI18-02

Starts at 6 PM, runs 8 hours.

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 or Apocalypse games. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament. This event runs until midnight.
Location: McKnight 020
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 16
System: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop
GM: Dan Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

King Maker

the war of the Roses and get your heir crowned King of England. There will be special starting conditions to assure all players have a fighting chance!
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 7
System: Kingmaker by Avalon Hill
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

The Boundary Stones

Life for an itinerant judge can be hard. You have peasants screaming at you, local lords making your life difficult, bandits on the roads, and the King even forgets you exist sometimes. What's in today's docket? A serf here claims that an evil wizard is moving the boundary stones between fields. Hmm, these superstitious peasants and their problems... should be easy to solve, right? NOTE: This game will end at midnight.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Blade & Crown by NJW Games
GM: Rachel Kronick

The Ruins of Undermountain

Join us for the adventure and excitement in Faerun's most famous dungeon! The opening adventures in what will hopefully become a fantastic convention campaign!
Location: Tartan III 08
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos, Matthew Seidl

Titan

Monsters, yay! Come and play Avalon Hill's classic fantasy wargame of movement, recruitment, and combat. Please note: This is the old "pink box" version, not the new Valley Games edition. There will be time limits on moves on both the Masterboard and Battlelands. If you don't know the terms "Masterboard" and "Battlelands" please do not sign u
Location: McKnight 010
Time Slot: FRI18-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Titan by Avalon Hill
GM: Peter Jansen
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FRI20-22

Starts at 8 PM, runs 2 hours.

A Disturbance at Dutchman's Creek

Wild West mayhem as four (maybe more!) factions go at each other in 28mm scale. Ranch hands, gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen... Emphasis on easy rules, fast action.
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Six Gun Sound by Two Hour Wargames
GM: Bill Holley

Dominion

Dominion is a card game where the object of the game is not to play the best deck, but rather to build it! You start with 10 cards and each turn you will get a chance to play and "buy" new cards to put into your deck. At the end of the game, the person who put the most victory point cards into their deck will have won the game.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Village Games

Let's Play Cards

It seems like forever since everyone knew exactly what you meant when you said, "I've got a deck of cards". I used to spend hours playing Euchre and Spades back in college, and while I love the diversity now available in card games, it occurs to me that I haven't played with a standard deck of cards in years! So…I've got a deck of cards. We can figure out what to do with it when you get here. Basic knowledge of standard card games
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 3
System: Various Card Games by persons of the Middle Ages
GM: Wendy Seidl

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Medieval Gambling Games

Imagine yourself in the time of fairy tales as a commoner gaming in a tavern, a lady in a castle hall, or a guard of the king's dungeon. Play popular dice and board games of the times. "Gold" coins provided.
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Various Board Games by persons of the Middle Ages
GM: Susan Cox

Pivo Quest

Bands of warriors enter the ancient dungeon in search of the fabled elixir Pivo. Ageless undead and foul demons stand in their way. Can your band recover the elixir before anyone else?
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Song of Blades and Heroes by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Puerto Rico with Nobles expansion

The players are plantation owners in Puerto Rico in the days when ships had sails. We will play with the Nobles expansion from the Treasure box Know how to play base game. Additional rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 3
System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande
GM: Greg Herrera

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 012
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.

Starship Troopers - Flying Lead Style!

The Mobile Infantry and Arachnid swarms meet on Klendathu for a little throw down! Models are from Mongoose's Starship Troopers. Rules are Flying Lead from Ganesha Games.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Flying Lead by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Warhammer Fantasy Demo

Warhammer Fantasy Battles is a thrilling test of tactical skill and strategy in a world of swords & sorcery. Use your skill and ability to lead regiments of fantastical creatures and stalwart men-at-arms to victory against ferocious foes and hideous monsters. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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FRI20-02

Starts at 8 PM, runs 6 hours.

A Night To Remember

The social event of the season is finally here - Her Majesty's Ball. Once again, being nobodies, you weren't invited. But this time you are going to do something about it - you are adventurers after all, and crashing a ball should be child's play for you! With a little moxie, you are successful in your efforts to crash the party; unfortunately for you so was someone else. Can you survive the night and not embarrass yourselves? A Village Adventure Guild event.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Dead Air

Two changelings have died in as many hours. The Autumn Queen has called in a favor you owe her and wants you to investigate possible fae involvement. The two apparently suffocated - in the outdoor parking lot at the local mall. Knowledge of setting and system required.
Location: Room 212 (Winona RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Changeling: The Lost by White Wolf
GM: Richard L. Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG

Death of a Star

The forces of Chaos have tried for generations to conquer the resource rich star system of Imperialis II. As they have never come close to achieving this, they are now trying a new tactic - if they can't have the system, no one gets it! A Chaos fleet has appeared near the system and is preparing to fire an exotic looking weapon at the system's star. With billions of Imperial lives at stake, can the forces of Chaos be stopped in time? No Knowledge Required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Battlefleet Gothic by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Devil's Due

On Tortuga lies the secret of the lost treasure of the infamous pirate Mortimer Black. His ship, Devil's Due, was the most feared sight in the Caribbean. Much has changed since Mortimer's disappearance, but Tortuga is still home to native islanders, ambitious Europeans, and rapacious pirates. This kid friendly game is filled with pirates, combat, treasure, and scheming. No knowledge or experience needed.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 27
System: Home Rules
GM: Joe Donaghue, Brett Johnson, Nathan Nolan
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG

Empire Builder International

Amass your fortune in North America, Europe, or India. Construct a vast rail network to meet demand and rake in the profits. This event offers many of the popular Empire Builder series of games (Empire Builder, Eurorails, British Rails, India Rails, etc.) for simultaneous play. So pick your favorite country, find some like-minded souls, and enjoy this crayon-fueled goodness. Knowledge of the Empire Builder series of games is needed. Specific rules will
Location: Hallway 03
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 18
System: Empire Builder by Mayfair
GM: James Gallup III

Friday Night Magic: Standard Constructed

Officially sanctioned tournament. Required materials: please bring your own Standard format deck (60 card minimum + optional 15 card sideboard). Please check www.wizards.com for current legal cards for deck or see judge the day of the tournament. Moderate knowledge level required. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt McMillan
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

From the High Hollows

The town of High Hollows has become gripped by a strange and malignant plague. The priest of Sarenae has asked that you acquire the tome of a long dead necromancer to aid in finding a cure. Trek through the Dark Marsh and be a true Pathfinder. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Elder Dragon Highlander

Casual format. Uses Elder Dragon Highlander rules. Required materials: please bring your own Elder Dragon Highlander format deck. (99 cards, only 1 copy of any card except basic lands, 1 general, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 05
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Jason Horning
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Oda Nobunga against the Ikko-ikki

The Buddhist-based Ikko-ikki resistance are a constant thorn in the side of Daimyo Oda Nobunaga's rule. Oda has assembled his loyal Samurai and Ashigaru with the intent of laying siege to an Ikko-ikki monastery-fortress and ridding himself of another Ikko-ikki stronghold. Come play in a 28mm skirmish game playing either on the side of Oda and his Samurai or with the Ikko-ikki and their allies.
Location: McKnight 021
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Legends of the Rising Sun by Warhammer Historical
GM: Aaron Loomis
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

On The Wrong Beach

Gathos VI: A band of unscrupulous mercenaries have set up operations at a former seaside resort on this world. Your combat team is being sent in to eradicate the nuisance. Surprise from your sudden arrival should give you the advantage needed to overcome the mercs' numerical superiority. Unfortunately when you hot drop on the resort, it isn't there. In fact, none of the terrain matches your maps - they dropped you onto the wrong beach! Worse, the mercs are now buzzing your way over the hills like angry hornets. Can you hold them off long enough to be extricated via dropship? No knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Classic BattleTech by FASA
GM: Village Games

Road Construction

Your boss has been entrusted with delivering an important package for the prince and has assigned it to you. Simple enough task - ride north over the Dagbar River and deliver the package to Lord Berrymore. As you approach the bridge over the river you find things are not as they should be - the bridge is under construction, but no workers can be seen anywhere. Is this how construction is normally handled, or is something wrong? A Village Adventure Guild event.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Strange World of Master Jack

When Master Jack's "daughter" decides she wants to see the world through her own eyes, your 1890's Caribbean vacation abruptly get more...interesting. The sunny island you're visiting mysteriously turns out to be a chain of them...the British governors may not be neither...where did those flying Prussians come from? Above all, who is Master Jack - and what does he want? VSF set in the steam Caribbean with roleplaying and miniatures. Email wildweaselwargame@comcast.net for clues once you sign up. No players under 16.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 10
System: G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. by LMW Works
GM: Larry A Frost

Super-Happy Raceway To Fun

Come test your mettle in the newest rage to hit Solaris VII, the game planet! Race your team of two mechs around the track to victory as you compete against the teams of the other Inner Sphere houses. Battle enemy mechs and other nasty surprises to reach the finish line. Glory awaits those pilots with the skills to survive and win! (Note: This event will end at midnight.) Some familiarity helpful, but not required.
Location: McKnight 026
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Classic BattleTech by FASA
GM: Jeff Strating
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Ultimate Werewolf

Werewolf is a game of pure negotiation for a large number of people. Each player is given a role to play, be it a simple peasant or a bloodthirsty lycanthrope. Every day, the werewolves hide amongst the humans hoping not to be lynched, and every night they pick another villager for a midnight snack. In this classic game, the winners are the last team standing. Bragging is encouraged. Keep an open mind and be ready to talk! Quiet people tend to end up strung up as werewolves or targeted for a late night snack. Newcomers are welcome to join the fun!
Location: LOBBY
Time Slot: FRI20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 10
System: Ultimate Werewolf by Bézier Games
GM: Lance Myxter
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FRI22-24

Starts at 10 PM, runs 2 hours.

Dragon Dice

Dragon Dice is a strategy game where players create mythical armies using dice to represent each troop. The game combines strategy and skill as well as a little luck. Each person tries to win the game by outmaneuvering the opponent and capturing terrain. Of course, eliminating your opponent completely is another acceptable way of winning...
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Dragon Dice by SFR, Inc.
GM: Village Games

Eggs for the Major

May 1805. Your company has been scouting for French forces for days without contact. Your commanding officer has been growing bored, and when he gets bored, he gets hungry. He orders you to gather a few men and get him some fresh eggs. Of course that is when you run in to the French...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Song of Drums and Shakos by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Lifeboats

The ship Santa Timea has collided with a reef and is sinking. The sailors jump into the old leaky lifeboats. As the water fills in the lifeboats, another sailor must leave the boat for a shark meal. Can you survive?
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Lifeboats by Z-man Games
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Redneck Life

If you took your last date or spouse to the White Castle on Valentine's Day for the linens and table service, this game is for you. Make the time, before Security at the Stop 'N' Rob picks you up! Scoring is based on the number of teeth you finish with but could be measured by the person with the most young'ens. Only one scheduled time slot this year, but two tables. Parents -- send little Dale Jr. and her siblings to the Bella Sara table while you play "Redneck Life." Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 12
System: Redneck Life by Gut Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by Saint Paul Area Road Knights

Run for your Life Candyman!

It is every gingerbread man for himself in a mad dash for the border. And if you have to snap a few ginger limbs to save yourself, well...that's the way the cookie crumbles. Plushy gingerbread men will be used.
Location: McKnight 012
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Run for Your Life Candyman by Smirk & Dagger
GM: Marla Moyer

Warhammer Fantasy Demo

Warhammer Fantasy Battles is a thrilling test of tactical skill and strategy in a world of swords & sorcery. Use your skill and ability to lead regiments of fantastical creatures and stalwart men-at-arms to victory against ferocious foes and hideous monsters. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI22-24
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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FRI22-02

Starts at 10 PM, runs 4 hours.

A Little Job for Draper

Draper, the god of thieves, has given one of his clerics a task. You have been hired to assist. Payment: a small flat fee and all the swag you find. It'll be easy. It's just a little job for Draper. What could go wrong? Basic roleplaying, some knowledge of HackMaster helpful. Sense of humor.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Hackmaster, 4th Ed. by Kenzer & Co.
GM: Paul Riggs

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a mission to find and kill the ALIEN Queen.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Arkham Horror

Explore the streets, woods and back alleys of Arkham while avoiding the things that gibber, slither or otherwise go bump in the night. Can your investigators close all the otherworldly gates before Arkham is overrun? *Note* This is the original version of the game, not the FFG version. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Arkham Horror Boardgame by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Timothy P. Moore

Battlestar Galactica

You can guide the Battlestar Galactica to its destination using skill and a bit of luck, while trying to avoid the pitfalls that creep up during the journey. Along the way, try to discover who among you may be a Cylon agent - or possibly awaken to the reality that you are and your job is to sabotage the Galactica.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Hansa Teutonica

Compete as a merchant in 12th century Germany. Gain prestige points by establishing trade networks and by increasing your various skills as a merchant. This new game is becoming very popular among Eurogamers. All my friends liked it when they first played it and many went on to order their own copy. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Hansa Teutonica by Argentum Verlag
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Massacre

It is 1862 in Southwestern Minnesota. The Sioux are rioting and your family of settlers has to get across the plains. But something is very odd about the children....... Ages 15+. General knowledge helpful but not necessary.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: James Spurrier

Search for Shackleton

It is 1916 and famed explorer Ernest Shackleton has embarked on a monumental journey to cross the forbidden continent of Antarctica. Word has gotten back to civilization that his ship encountered difficulties in the Weddel Sea. And your crew are just the ones to rescue them. Certainly only good could come of such a bold heroic endeavor. Adult themes and bad language is possible. Emphasis on roleplaying. 18+. Rules knowledge unnecessary.
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau

Stranded

You knew going in that this run wasn't going to be easy, but the money was too good to walk away. On the run it seemed like everything that could possibly go wrong did. Now the Johnson's dead, what's left of the team is stranded in the middle of nowhere, you have a high-powered corporate response team on your trail, and you're wondering how you're going to get out of this one alive.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Shadowrun 4th Ed. by Fanpro
GM: Shawn DeLoach

The Klingon Civil War - The Romulan Gambit

Two rival families locked in a struggle for wealth and power. A convoy carrying Dilithium and supplies has been pushed up against the Romulan Neutral Zone by a pursuing force. Who will take home the goods?
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Star Trek by FASA
GM: Gerald Dagel

The Village of Hammlet

The Village of Hammlet is situated near a woodland crossroads, just leagues away from the infamous temple of Elemental Evil. Although the temple was destroyed years ago, Hammlet is still plagued by bandits and strange monsters. Recently these attacks have intensified. Come join us for the classic module run C&C style. Beginners welcome!
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games
GM: Patrick Baumgard

War of the Ring

War of the Ring is a miniatures game where you take on the role of commander of mass armies in the world of Middle Earth. The goblin hoards have amassed outside of the realm of Gondor and are prepared to make their move. Gondor will not sit by while this threat looms outside of their borders, and sends out a force in response. Will you help the goblins overrun the forces of Gondor and move on to Minas Tirith or will you join with Gondor and squash the fell invaders?
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: FRI22-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: War of the Ring by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games
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FRI24-02

Starts at 12 AM, runs 2 hours.

Gloom

Ever dreamed of killing your family? Here's your chance! This game is full of dark humor while you try to make your family as unhappy as possible prior to their demise. Includes expansion. Beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 5
System: Gloom by Atlas Games
GM: Amy Jarrell

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Pirate's Dice

Arghh - never trust a pirate! The dice don't lie, but you might have to in this fun, fast-paced dice game of trickery and deceit. It's the classic bluffing game of liar's dice, as played in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean." No wagering of souls allowed, though...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Pirates' Dice by Hasbro
GM: Village Games

Warhammer Fantasy Demo

Warhammer Fantasy Battles is a thrilling test of tactical skill and strategy in a world of swords & sorcery. Use your skill and ability to lead regiments of fantastical creatures and stalwart men-at-arms to victory against ferocious foes and hideous monsters. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: FRI24-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer Fantasy Battles by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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SAT08-10

Starts at 8 AM, runs 2 hours.

Building a Pathfinder Character

This is a Seminar/workshop where we will look at Paizo's game Pathfinder. Although it looks very similar to D&D 3.5, it does have a few significant differences. This workshop will give us time to explore, develop and build character concepts. This seminar is required for all custom characters in the SAT 10am "Dealing with a Dragon."
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT08-10
Type: Seminar
Players: 10
System: by undefined
GM: Christian Nelson

Dominion with Expansions

Come and play! If you have never played, I will teach. If you played before, I have all the expansions and promotional cards to mix it up.
Location: McKnight 09
Time Slot: SAT08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: April L Snyder

Pillars of the Earth with Expansion

You've read the book or maybe you've just seen the mini-series. Now bring the game to life! The expansion allows up to 6 to play on this beautifully illustrated board. This resource gathering-type game has a new "feel" each time due to the wide variety of craftsmen available. It also has a unique turn order process that forces each player to devise a new way to win each time. The rules are simple but elegant. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Pillars of the Earth by Mayfair Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by Saint Paul Area Road Knights
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SAT08-14

Starts at 8 AM, runs 6 hours.

The Ruins of Undermountain

Join us for the adventure and excitement in Faerun's most famous dungeon! The opening adventures in what will hopefully become a fantastic convention campaign!
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SAT08-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos, Matthew Seidl
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SAT10-12

Starts at 10 AM, runs 2 hours.

"Lego" Dungeon Crawl for Children

Children old enough not to eat their figures are invited to go on a quest in my special "Lego" inspired dungeon. Bring your own figure, or use one of mine to be a knight, elf, fairy, princess, fighter, dragon, skeleton or anything else your heart desires. Mom or Dad are welcome to watch, but NO GROWN-UPs may play until the "after bedtime" game. Game System based "loosely" on D&D and Risus.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Home Rules
GM: Susan Cox

40K Capture the Flag

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war...and Capture the Flag. Stalk the arena, frag your enemies, and return their flag to your team's base to claim ultimate victory. To participate, either use a provided figure or bring your own painted 40K infantry model to represent your player. Questions: conofthenorthrtt@yahoo.com
Location: McKnight 023
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Clay McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

A Daring Rescue

France, 1942. The Germans hold a French partisan for interrogation at a small farm. Fellow members of the resistance plan a daring night raid to free their comrade. The partisans will have to use stealth and guile to defeat the brute force of the Wermacht.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Flying Lead by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

A Midium of Exchange

It's back! 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. Must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin DuMez

Demo Derby

Test your driving skills in the stadium as you smash and crash your way to victory while fans cheer you on from the grandstands. Enter the world of "Saturday Night at the Track: Demo Derby". 4'x4' custom game board, Demo Derby Hotwheels miniatures, terrain and supplies provided. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Saturday Night at the Track by Mayfair Games
GM: Michael Ysker
Sponsored by The Agency Star

Dominion

In Dominion, each player starts with an identical, very small deck of cards. In the center of the table is a selection of other cards the players can "buy" as they can afford them. Through their selection of cards to buy, and how they play their hands as they draw them, the players construct their deck on the fly, striving for the most efficient path to the precious victory points by game end.
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 3
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Zachary Herrera

Painting Workshop - Airbrushing Basics

Ever wanted to learn how to airbrush? Didn't know how to start, or what you needed? Or have you tried it, but not had much success? Then this is the seminar for you! One of Village Games' accomplished airbrush artists will walk you through the basics from selecting equipment to getting started including basic techniques, creative ideas and even clean-up and storage. No experience necessary - come and expand your horizons!
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

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 06
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Ra by Rio Grande Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Run for your Life, Candyman! & Shootin' Ladders: Frag Fest

These are your classic children's games gone horribly, horribly wrong. Rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 010
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Run for Your Life Candyman by Smirk & Dagger
GM: Wendy Seidl

Tribune-Roman Politics

Control Rome by taking over political factions: gladiators, plebians, patricians, legates, vestal virgins, praetorians, and senators. A worker-placement card-set collection game with many avenues to victory.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Tribune by Fantasy Flight
GM: Erik J. Olsrud

Wizard Kings

Wizard Kings is an exciting fantasy battle game utilizing armies of mythical elves, dwarves, orcs, undead, and three different human forces - feudal, barbarian and amazon! Customize your army and lead them to victory as you seize control of strategic cities strewn across the pastoral landscapes. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games
GM: Village Games

Zombinion

Zombinion is a "Left for Dead" re-theme of Dominion. Each player uses Bullets, Slugs and Shells to Target/buy the Aim value of cards like Fire Axe, Chainsaws and Assault Rifles. So you Mavericks come out from behind the Barricades. Grab your Shotguns, Load 1 in the Chamber, Stick Together avoid Infections get to the Higher Ground & let's kill some Zombies, More Zombies, and Even More Zombies.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SAT10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Jeffery R Sutton
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SAT10-14

Starts at 10 AM, runs 4 hours.

40K - Monstrous Arena

Bring your own single Warhammer 40K Walker, Vehicle or Creature totaling 150 points or less and duel it out in the Arena of Doom. Enhanced 40K rules will allow players to pound on one another to their hearts delight, with the last one standing being the ultimate victor! Rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will fight the first battle in the Processing Station and then any survivors will fight the battle in the Operations Room and the chase through the air ducts.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 9
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Assault on Mining Platform 45

The Klingons have launched a massive raid on a dilithium mining facility deep in Federation territory. The Federation quickly sends all available ships to defend the critical facility. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Federation Commander by ADB
GM: Village Games

Blood on the Sand

A run-in with grave robbers draws the heroes into a conspiracy that could threaten all of the Mamluk Sulinate. Moderate to high knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Coliseum

You are the owner and promoter of your own coliseum. You want to put on the best show to attract the emperor. Play the music, race the chariots, have gladiators duel to the death or feed the lions. The choice is yours.
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Coliseum by Days of Wonder
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Dealing with a Dragon

This seems simple enough. The local baron has recruit experienced adventures from far and wide to deal with a Dragon that has been disrupting the Mithral mining operation. Looks like all the extra guards haven't been enough to even slow him down, and now they have fatalities. Time to take action! Level 9 pregenerated characters will be made available, but you may bring you own level 9 if you attend Pathfinder seminar Sat 8-10AM. Experience with Pathfinder.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Christian Nelson

Descent

In Descent, up to four players will explore a dungeon and try their best to avoid the tricks and the traps of the dungeon master. If the players complete their quest, then the dungeon master loses - but if the players fail, the dungeon master has found victory! Do you have what it takes to crawl into the dark dank dungeons and defeat its foes? No knowledge required
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Descent by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

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 any time throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer mega-battles or Apocalypse games. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Intro to Pathfinder - How to Read a Map

Interested in the Pathfinder RPG? Curious about what is different from other RPG's? Come join in the fun as a group of adventurer wannabes takes on the simple task of using a map to go from here to there. How hard could that be, right? Characters provided and rules taught. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Normandy Maze

In the early morning light of June 6, 1944, US paratroopers are caught in a life or death struggle with the German Wermacht behind the Normandy beaches. Confusion abounds as units weave in and out of the maze-like network of farm fields, hedgerows and sunken roads. Will the Americans be able to evade the Germans and capture their objectives in time, or will the Germans be able to stop them? Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! Note: This event will run for four hours. No Rules Knowledge Required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Skirmish Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games

Operation Dragoon: Southern France, August 1944

During Operation Dragoon, near the French city of Montelimar, the advancing US 36th Division threatened to cut off the German retreat towards Lyon. To stabilize the situation, local German command launched counter attacks against the US forces using the 11th Panzer and elements of the 19th Army. Both sides committed increasingly larger forces to battle in an attempt to gain the upper hand.
Location: McKnight 024
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Arc of Fire by TAC Publications
GM: Matthew Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Run For Your Life Candyman

A twisted parody of a classic board game. Yours is a sugar-frosted land of confection, but underneath the candy covered veneer lies a disturbing truth. The king is selling the sweet citizens out the back door to voracious children all over the world. Now it's a mad dash for the border to save your little candy buttons. And if you have to snap a few ginger limbs to do it - well, that's the way the cookie crumbles... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Run for Your Life Candyman by Smirk & Dagger
GM: Village Games

Runebound: Mists of Zanaga

The latest big box expansion of the Runebound game. Will teach new players game before start of event. Will teach all players the expansion at start of event.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Runebound by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Richard Eichenlaub

Silent Death Astro Smash

Fast-paced miniatures game of space combat. Easy to learn and fun to play. Uses a simple tournament structure with a ship miniature as a prize for the winner. Note: This event will run for four hours. No Knowledge Required
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Silent Death by ICE
GM: Village Games

Strange World of Master Jack

When Master Jack's "daughter" decides she wants to see the world through her own eyes, your 1890's Caribbean vacation abruptly get more...interesting. The sunny island you're visiting mysteriously turns out to be a chain of them...the British governors may not be neither...where did those flying Prussians come from? Above all, who is Master Jack - and what does he want? VSF set in the steam Caribbean with roleplaying and miniatures. Email wildweaselwargame@comcast.net for clues once you sign up. No players under 16.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 10
System: G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. by LMW Works
GM: Larry A Frost

The Gardner Legacy

Paris, 1927: Your friends are a motley crew of expatriates partying your way around France's preeminent city. Lately, there have been rumors of a warehouse full of fine art (in the care of Isabella Stewart Gardner's estate) that is due to be shipped to America. A stash that big could make or break you, so you've kept your ear to the ground. Just as you're finally getting a handle on where the art is being hidden, you're summoned to Pamplona by a mutual friend who has recently gone missing. While there you discover a week-long fiesta that has more going on under the surface than the rich Spanish fields. Adults (18+) only
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jim Beecher

The Unit - Rat Patrol

You are a member of one of the most elite military units in the U.S. Army. Do you have the guts? Do you have the stamina? But most of all do you have what it takes to be a member of The Unit? Join up and find out. 18+ Mature role players.
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jeff Rothecker
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG

The Vizier's Mechanical Daughter

Be part of the birth of Ifreet-punk in this Arabian Nights-style adventure in a city (or is it TWO cities intersecting in space-time) where sand and steam collide. Rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Legends of Anglerre (FATE) by Cubicle 7
GM: John Everett Till

Tsojcanth

Pregenerated Paragon level party to explore the lost caverns of a long dead mage in search of treasure. Difficult adventure for experienced players. Experienced players only.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Troy Small

Unlikely Heroes

Snowed in for winter with no way to contact any real heroes, the only Omegas living in Trepalle will have to save the day when all the town's food stores disappear. Pulp-style superheroes in an alternate Renaissance.
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Four Colors al Fresco by The Impossible Dream
GM: Nat Barmore
Sponsored by The Impossible Dream

Vampire Musical in 3D

It's school play time, and that means time for drama, dramatic drama. The theater teacher is looking to try some more recent and popular material this year, and is opening tryouts to everyone. This play is going to be epic! Sense of humor required.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SAT10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 20
System: Teenagers From Outer Space by R. Talisorian Games
GM: Nathan Nolan
Sponsored by Peoples Republic of Lemony Fresh
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SAT10-18

Starts at 10 AM, runs 8 hours.

Vanished Into Thinnest Air

The Explorer's Society has sent you to find the ruins of the ancient city of Cymbur. History says that the city simply vanished overnight, and the craggy peaks that surround the site are home to vicious monsters. This may prove difficult. Knowledge of system helpful.
Location: Room 212 (Winona RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT10-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Rolemaster by Iron Crown Enterprise
GM: Richard L. Schreiber
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
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SAT12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

A Disturbance at Dutchman's Creek

Wild West mayhem as four (maybe more!) factions go at each other in 28mm scale. Ranch hands, gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen... Emphasis on easy rules, fast action.
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Six Gun Sound by Two Hour Wargames
GM: Bill Holley

Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery

The board game of New World colonization. As a European power, send colonists, missionaries, merchants, and soldiers to develop colonies and control resources. Gain power through trade, war, religion, or privateering. A worker-replacement, area-control game.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Age of Empires III by Tropical Games
GM: Erik J. Olsrud

Gamemaster Discussion

Bring your problems with and solutions for running an RPG. This informal discussion can cover anything from choosing an appropriate system to handling troublesome players.
Location: LOBBY
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Seminar
Players: 10
System: by undefined
GM: Mark Hinterthuer

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 use 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

Painting Workshop - Washes

Ever wondered what the deal is with washes? Everybody raves about using them; all the paint manufacturers are producing them, but why it so special? This seminar will help explain the benefits and uses of all types of washes. Wash consistency, flow and pigmentation will be discussed along with techniques such as "dipping" and glazing will also be covered. Come and find out why this painting tool can be such a lifesaver! No experience necessary.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Puerto Rico by Rio Grande
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Starship Troopers - Flying Lead Style!

The Mobile Infantry and Arachnid swarms meet on Klendathu for a little throw down! Models are from Mongoose's Starship Troopers. Rules are Flying Lead from Ganesha Games.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Flying Lead by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Wizard Kings

Wizard Kings is an exciting fantasy battle game utilizing armies of mythical elves, dwarves, orcs, undead, and three different human forces - feudal, barbarian and amazon! Customize your army and lead them to victory as you seize control of strategic cities strewn across the pastoral landscapes. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Wizard Kings by Columbia Games
GM: Village Games
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SAT14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

A Disturbance at Dutchman's Creek

Wild West mayhem as four (maybe more!) factions go at each other in 28mm scale. Ranch hands, gunslingers, outlaws, lawmen... Emphasis on easy rules, fast action.
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Six Gun Sound by Two Hour Wargames
GM: Bill Holley

Axis & Allies Miniatures

Recreate the legendary land battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what if's", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Tigers, Spitfires and Shermans - they are all here so come see if you are the next Montgomery, Patton or Rommel! All miniatures are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Axis & Allies War at Sea for Beginners

Man the turrets! Battle stations! Learn to play the collectible miniature game Axis and Allies War at Sea. Miniatures and tools will be provided. Only an interest in simulated World War II Naval Combat!!! No experience necessary. Beginners welcome.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Axis & Allies War at Sea by Wizards of the Coast
GM: James Spurrier

Dragon Dice

Dragon Dice is a strategy game where players create mythical armies using dice to represent each troop. The game combines strategy and skill as well as a little luck. Each person tries to win the game by outmaneuvering the opponent and capturing terrain. Of course, eliminating your opponent completely is another acceptable way of winning...
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Dragon Dice by SFR, Inc.
GM: Village Games

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; Penitent Engine Squad, or Soul Grinder. 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 027
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Clay McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Painting Workshop - Speed Painting

Ever sat and stared at a pile of miniatures you just bought for your new army, wondering how you will ever get it all painted? Do you fear being buried alive under mounds of unpainted lead? Fear not, for this seminar will equip you with a variety of powerful tools for finishing armies fast and yet still looking great! Techniques including production painting, speed repetition, washes as well as drybrushing and efficient basing will be covered. Come learn the secrets to painting salvation! No previous experience necessary.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Team Midi-ations

Midi-ation, as used in law, is "a form of alternative dispute resolution, and a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties." In this case, by hunting someone else down in a maze while smiling. But this time you will have a friend or two at your back. Players will be split into different teams each game and we engage "dispute resolution" on old Atari STs in one of the most amusing first-person shooters there ever was. Must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin DuMez

Zombinion

Zombinion is a "Left for Dead" re-theme of Dominion. Each player uses Bullets, Slugs and Shells to Target/buy the Aim value of cards like Fire Axe, Chainsaws and Assault Rifles. So you Mavericks come out from behind the Barricades. Grab your Shotguns, Load 1 in the Chamber, Stick Together avoid Infections get to the Higher Ground & let's kill some Zombies, More Zombies, and Even More Zombies.
Location: McKnight 07
Time Slot: SAT14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Jeffery R Sutton
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SAT14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

40K - Monstrous Arena

Bring your own single Warhammer 40K Walker, Vehicle or Creature totaling 150 points or less and duel it out in the Arena of Doom. Enhanced 40K rules will allow players to pound on one another to their hearts delight, with the last one standing being the ultimate victor! Rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Agricola

This farming game has become very popular. In this game you will 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, ect., but you have only so many turns to do them. The decisions you make will determine if you win or loose. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 06
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 9
System: Agricola by Z-Man Games
GM: Mike Backstrom
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will fight the first battle in the Processing Station and then any survivors will fight the battle in the Operations Room and the chase through the air ducts.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 9
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Assault on Mining Platform 54

The Klingons have launched a massive raid on a dilithium mining facility deep in Federation territory. The Federation quickly sends all available ships to defend the critical facility. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Klingon Armada by Majestic 12 Games
GM: Village Games

Bad Mojo in Port Royal

The reports of zombies wandering the streets of Port Royal sounded ridiculous, but when you and your mates are cast on an eerie beach, your imaginations starts to get the best of you. And why did those scurvy dogs hire you anyway? Rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Heirs of the Lost World by Obsidian Serpent Games
GM: Chad Davidson

Castle Panic

To win this game you must cooperate with the other players. You need to defend the castle, survive the panic, and maybe even become the master slayer. If you don't cooperate, everyone loses and you will become the slave of a troll, orc, or goblin.
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Castle Panic by Fireside Games
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Dungeon Circuit - Season 2: Adventure Awaits (for only 3 payments of 29.95g)!

Season 1 was a hit with filthy peasants and mysterious wizards alike, a genre-twisting blend of humorous fantasy, crass commercialism and TV "realism." You'll dungeon-crawl through deadly new (or just weirder) monsters, traps, and treasures – while shamelessly promoting your merchandise to the home audience. Choose a pre-generated contestant; each assigned random products to hawk.
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing
GM: Justin T Williams

Dungeons & Dragons For Girls and Boys, ages 6 to 12.

D & D for girls and boys. Must be enrolled in person by parent or guardian. Must provide contact information, No exceptions. Original adventure module, characters provided. Bring treats to share. Ages 6 to 12. Must be able to read some. No experience needed.
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Michael Kauper

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 any time throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer mega-battles or Apocalypse games. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Intro to Pathfinder - How to Read a Map

Interested in the Pathfinder RPG? Curious about what is different from other RPG's? Come join in the fun as a group of adventurer wannabes takes on the simple task of using a map to go from here to there. How hard could that be, right? Characters provided and rules taught. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Rights of Salvage

The distress beacon was unfamiliar - your ship's library didn't have anything like it on file. Judging from the damage to the alien ship, there won't be any survivors, which means anything you can find is yours for the taking - as long as you don't meet whatever did the damage yourself ...
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: GURPS by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Joe Donaghue, Kevin Matheny
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG

Safety in Grand Detour?

The year is 1923. You moved to the out-of-the-way small town of Grand Detour, Illinois several years ago with the hope of keeping your past a secret. Enemies are searching, so you have kept a low profile. You have managed to make a few good friends in town and hopefully they would help if trouble came your way. Until that time arises, you must keep your secrets to yourself.
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Mark Hinterthuer

Shootout at Cotton Gulch

Tensions are running high in the town of Cotton Gulch as outlaws, lawmen, vigilantes and cowboys descend on the town, each with their own agenda. Sure as shootin' there's gonna be gunfire as the groups confront each other on main street. Take control of one of the provided posses and try to stake your claim as the baddest hombres to ever set foot in Cotton Gulch.
Location: McKnight 020
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Legends of the Old West by Games Workshop
GM: Dan Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Starship Troopers Miniatures

"Come on you apes, you want to live forever?" Join the Federation as you lead a platoon of troopers on the remote planet of Klendathu with its canyon rock faces and hordes of bugs crawling about. All game boards, miniatures, terrain and gaming supplies provided. Mature Players Only (18+).
Location: Hallway 04
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Starship Troopers Miniatures by Mongoose Publishing
GM: Michael Ysker

The Crimes of Lucanor

Anima Tactics is a skirmish miniatures game where resource management is more important than rolling dice well. In this round, the agents of the Grand Empire of Abel have been tasked to bring justice to agents of the shadowy organization known as Wissenschaft who have committed crimes against humanity in the name of science. Will you join the forces of the empire to bring justice, or will you aid the agents of Wissenschaft in their pursuit of science?
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Anima Tactics by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games

The Elusive Foe

A band of assassins lurking in the shadows has struck down the Earl. The heroes must pursue the fleeing killers through trackless terrain to their hidden base. Some knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

The Far Shore

Allied forces are pushing towards the Rhine. German positions are collapsing, and resistance is getting thinner and thinner. One stretch of the Rhine is different though. Patrols, recon aircraft and bomber formations all disappear when they cross that section of the river. Command needs to know why, and fast, before Patton marches into a trap. Beginners Welcome!
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Godlike by Arc Dream Publishing
GM: Nathan Nolan

The Great Orc Hunt

A formerly abandoned stronghold is now home to a company of orcs. The citizens of the surrounding countryside have hired your party to exterminate this orcish menace. Fame, fortune, and adventure await the party brave enough to meet this challenge. Based on the Dungeon Delve, this adventure is for characters level 3-5. Bring your own 4th edition character, or pregens will be provided. Knowledge of D&D 4th ed. helpful, but not required.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt E Morgan, Matthew J Morgan
Sponsored by Team Morgan Productions

The Missing Dragon

A dragon destroyed the town of Avel, but there has been no sign of the beast for many years. Now a high priest needs your group to solve the mystery of this disappearance, capture the dragon, and bring it back alive. Role-playing, puzzle-solving and combat will all play a part in this adventure designed to highlight the distinctive features of 1st edition AD&D circa 1979. Characters provided. Some familiarity with RPGs helpful.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: AD&D, 1st Ed. by TSR
GM: Stephen Kellert

The Young Heroes - KBTN

Just hang'n out at the mall. Check'n out the new video games. Feel'n the vibes from the new tunes. Hearing the explosion, the screech of metal grinding on metal, the screams of kids, the cries for help from parents. This time Spark went on the mission with the super hero team The Sentinels. So who's to help. You look at each other and nod. It's time. PCs provided, role playing stressed. Minimal
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Donald Prust

Uncharted Seas - Maelstrom of Monsters

Uncharted Seas is a fast-paced action-packed game of naval tactical combat set in a world of high fantasy. Easy to learn rules allow you to wage war with squadrons of mighty warships, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses. In this scenario, as two fleets prepare for battle, the situation becomes confused as a maelstrom of monsters appear and attack everything in sight. Who are they working for and will they stop you from destroying your enemy? No knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Uncharted Seas by Spartan games
GM: Village Games

WHIP THE BEAST!

"Whip the Beast!! Whip the Beast!!" the crowd chants. Your chariot is careening towards the first turn and you are already at your maximum speed. Wait, there's that loser who stuck you with his trident a moment ago. Can you slam into his chariot and still make the corner? If you whip your beast you risk the dreaded beast "frenzy" and you will surely hit the corner wall with untold amounts of damage. You may be tossed onto the track! Beast Bait!! Enjoy a "friendly race" with the spectacle of the giant colosseum, the gaudy chariots, the rampage of the beasts, the road kill... Circus Imperium in large scale. Feeling lucky? Then take the reins! Beginners Welcome!
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Circus Imperium by FASA
GM: Quentin Denzene
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SAT14-20

Starts at 2 PM, runs 6 hours.

1856

O Canada! So you want to build railroads in Canada, eh? Well here's your chance. Play this popular 18xx variant by Bill Dixon. Construct your track, run your trains, and pile up your fortune (all while being very polite and self-deprecating, of course). So join in the fun why don't 'cha 'eh? This is not a beginners game. Knowledge of the18xx series of games is needed. Specific rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: 1856 by Mayfair Games
GM: James Gallup III

Descent

There have been hundreds of attempts to make a board game with that special D&D feel - some better than others. In my opinion, Descent is one of the best. You've got your basic quest, dungeon crawling players that are looking for treasure and glory, and an Evil Overlord sending monsters to kill them all. What could be better? Rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Descent by Fantasy Flight
GM: Wendy Seidl

Gunboat Diplomacy

Your forces have spotted an abandoned power plant in the middle of an island connected by a bridge. Everyone knows that best way to assault a bridge is both sides at once, so your Mechs are going to be joined by some hovertanks and a gunboat. Should be a cakewalk, right?
Location: McKnight 017
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 10
System: BattleTech by FASA
GM: Dean Anderson
Sponsored by Catalyst Games

Magic the Gathering: Elder Dragon Highlander

Casual format. Uses Elder Dragon Highlander rules. Required materials: please bring your own Elder Dragon Highlander format deck. (99 cards, only 1 copy of any card except basic lands, 1 general, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 05
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Jason Horning
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Magic the Gathering: Vintage Constructed

Officially sanctioned tournament. Required materials: please bring your own Vintage format deck (60 card minimum + optional 15 card sideboard). Please check www.wizards.com for current legal cards for deck, or see judge the day of the tournament. Expert rules knowledge required. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt McMillan
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

On The Wrong Beach

Gathos VI: A band of unscrupulous mercenaries have set up operations at a former seaside resort on this world. Your combat team is being sent in to eradicate the nuisance. Surprise from your sudden arrival should give you the advantage needed to overcome the mercs' numerical superiority. Unfortunately when you hot drop on the resort, it isn't there. In fact, none of the terrain matches your maps - they dropped you onto the wrong beach! Worse, the mercs are now buzzing your way over the hills like angry hornets. Can you hold them off long enough to be extricated via dropship? No knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Classic BattleTech by FASA
GM: Village Games

TRIBES

You are a member of a stone-age tribe of humans. Your survival depends upon the cooperation within your tribe, and your success depends upon your ability to produce viable offspring. Enhance your Darwinian fitness in this cooperative role-playing board game. You will have to find a mate, gather food, produce children, feed them, and defend them from the trials of life. Diplomacy amongst your tribe-mates is required. You also may be randomly assigned a gender for the game. Deals with mature themes of sex, pregnancy, the defense of children from hyenas, and possibly even cannibalism.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SAT14-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 16
System: Tribes by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Jeremiah Lynch
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SAT16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

40K Capture the Flag

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war...and Capture the Flag. Stalk the arena, frag your enemies, and return their flag to your team's base to claim ultimate victory. To participate, either use a provided figure or bring your own painted 40K infantry model to represent your player. Questions: conofthenorthrtt@yahoo.com
Location: McKnight 023
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Clay McCarty
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

Frag - If It Moves, Shoot It

Frag is a computer game without a computer – a "first-person shooter" on a tabletop. Move your fighter and frag your foes. Draw cards for weapons, armor, and gadgets. Move through the blood spatters to restore your own health! If you die, you respawn and come back shooting! Play Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag! Note: This event will run for four hours. No knowledge required
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 10
System: FRAG by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

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 use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin DuMez

Smuggler's Run

The Orks are at it again, trying to kidnap Imperials for sale in their slave markets. This time, though, there is an Imperial fleet ready to intervene. Suddenly another fleet appear in the system, but its intentions aren't clear. Are they here to help you stop the vile Ork runners, or is it their intention to aid the bad guys and stop you? Note: This game will run 4 hours. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SAT16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Battlefleet Gothic by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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SAT18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

Axis & Allies Miniatures

Recreate the legendary land battles of World War II, as well as dabbling in the realm of "what if's", with this fast-paced and easy to learn system. Tigers, Spitfires and Shermans - they are all here so come see if you are the next Montgomery, Patton or Rommel! All miniatures are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Axis & Allies CMG by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Village Games

Citadels

Citadels is a game of scheming nobles in a medieval city racing for dominance. Players must carefully balance their choice of roles, as well as their flow of gold and districts, to build the city of their dreams, the fastest!
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Citadels by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

DungeonQuest

In DungeonQuest, players must guide their heroes through the twisting halls of Dragonfire Dungeon in pursuit of unimaginable riches hoarded by the Dragonlord Kalladra. Whoever can amass the most wealth and make it out of the dungeon, before the closing of the doors seals their doom, will emerge victorious. However, merely surviving the harrowing dungeon is a feat all its own... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: DungeonQuest by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Lunch Money

A hilarious take on school ground politics - complete with bullies and extortion! Due to mature themes, recommend for mature players only.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Lunch Money by Atlas Games
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Maximum Overdrive - Maximum Carnage

The wasteland echoes with the roar of engines, squealing tires, and the sound the weaponry as drivers pilot their armed and armored cars in a deadly high-speed battle for supremacy. Axles and Alloys is a fast-paced and easy to learn automotive combat game. Choose your vehicle and enter the battle in this high octane free-for-all.
Location: McKnight 027
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Axles and Alloys II by (Home Rules)
GM: Matthew Helmen
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Midi-Term Elections

The people have cried out - the cycle turns and we need a new Midi President and Vice-president. For 2 hours, you and your teammate will 'debate' other teams in the maze to determine which one will hold the posts. This is a single round 2-person team tournament. You do not need to have a teammate prior to the start of the game as the nominating parties can assign one to you. Must be able to use a joystick without breaking it.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SAT18-20
Type: Computer Game
Players: 16
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Darin DuMez

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 03
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.
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SAT18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

Across the Somme 2, Assault on Quesnoy 1940

The German attack on southern France faced a different defense then the early campaign in France. The Allied forces formed a series of strongpoints rather than a continuous line with mechanized reserves. Rommel and his 7th Panzer quickly adapted to this new defense tactics, taking his armor and many vehicles across country and avoiding towns and other strong points. The by-passed French positions were isolated and then attacked by the following infantry units. The village of Quesnoy blocked one of the major routes that Rommel needed to secure his supply line, so an assault on Quesnoy was imperative. 7th Panzer's 25th Regiment and 37th Panzer Reconnaissance was given the task of wresting the Quesnoy from the tough and determined French 5th Colonial Division.
Location: McKnight 021
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer WWII by Games Workshop
GM: Aaron Loomis
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will fight the first battle in the Processing Station and then any survivors will fight the battle in the Operations Room and the chase through the air ducts.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 9
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Alley Cats

The Draconis Combine has a passionate dislike for attacks on their cities (tsunami, fire storms, nuclear weapons, giant monster, giant monster,...). So when a Smoke Jaguar dropship crashes in an urban area all hell breaks loose.
Location: McKnight 026
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Classic BattleTech by FASA
GM: Jeff Strating
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Battle For Al Gharraf

Reports are flooding in of insurgents in the nearby town of Al Gharraf. First Platoon of Bravo Company is rushed in to flush them out, but things turn hairy real quick. Soon there are helos buzzing overhead, rocket grenades zipping around everywhere and a overwhelming sense of chaos. Can you manage to bring order out of the mayhem and complete your mission, or will a tactical withdrawal be required. Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Combat Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games
Sponsored by Tactical Assault Games

Boreas Wrecks

It's a beautiful day in downtown St. Paul. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, the sun is reflecting off freshly fallen snow…WHAT!? This looks like a job for the Northern Lights! Basic roleplaying experience needed.
Location: Tartan III 06
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Mutants and Masterminds by Green Ronin Publishing
GM: Ed A Eastman
Sponsored by CONvergence Gaming

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 any time throughout the time slot and play one-on-one, multiplayer mega-battles or Apocalypse games. A great opportunity to test your 40K army before Sunday's Rogue Trader Tournament.
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Ghost Chase

The light from your flashlights wanders over the ivy-covered castle walls to the beckoning open drawbridge leading to the main entrance of the castle. You must enter the castle and search for a ghost! Be careful! You do not know the castle, and who knows what tricks the small white apparition has waiting for you inside...
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Ghost Chase by Rio Grande Games
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.

Hunting Deathcloud

The elves have long known that somewhere deep in the Whispering Forrest the dragon Deathcloud sleeps on her hoard of treasure, but for decades none have seen her. That all changed weeks ago when Deathcloud appeared, destroying an elven outpost and taking all it contained. Now the elves need heroes to journey into the Whispering Forrest to put an end to Deathcloud once and for all. Hunting Deathcloud is an adventure for 18th-level characters. Pregenerated characters are provided, or bring your own!
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matthew J. Hanson
Sponsored by Sneak Attack Press

Legacy of the Lost

Evil lingers in the Kingdom of Hungary. The innocent and defenseless have become the victims. Enter the Kingdoms of Legend where the Greek gods are real and you are the heroes that shape the history of Earth 1415. An introductory adventure. Low level of knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Magic the Gathering: Quantum War

Casual format. Uses combination of Quantum Leap, Emperor and Archenemy formats. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 7
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Oubliette

Mining is hard work on the best of days, but when something goes wrong, you are trapped under half a mile of earth and stone with little air and less food. Just before the collapse, you heard strange sounds, and then screaming over the intercoms--you have a feeling that rescue may be a long time coming. Diceless, numberless horror; bring your steady hand. <http://www.tiltingatwindmills.net>
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Dread by The Impossible Dream
GM: Nat Barmore
Sponsored by The Impossible Dream

Peacekeepers 2011: The Golden Horde

The Peacekeepers and the "League of Infamy" just defeated the robotic villain, Mechanon, in a climactic three-way battle in front of Fort Knox. The two teams are shocked to discover the completely empty gold vaults. Their best option is to set aside their differences and team up to defeat the Mechanical-menace before he uses the gold to destroy all organic life on Earth.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Jack Brown, Paul M Rubenis

Point of the Spear

Berlin is surrounded and ready to fall. Your comrades move at will through the city, and it's only a matter of time before the fascists are brought to justice. It's almost over, but the Kommissar has you rushing into what's left of the German positions in search of some Nazi super weapon. You've seen such weapons before, and they never fail to disappoint. Why is the Kommissar so worried this time? Beginners welcome!
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Godlike by Arc Dream Publishing
GM: Nathan Nolan

The Battle of Glorieta Pass

March 28, 1862: Union and Confederate troops fight in the decisive battle for control of New Mexico Territory during the Civil War. This scenario uses the Battle Cry system with an oversized game board, terrain, and miniatures. It will be played with two-player teams. We will play the scenario twice so that each team has a chance to play both the Union and the Confederates. none
Location: McKnight 010
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Battle Cry by Avalon Hill
GM: Christopher L. Johnson

The Golden Banner

Grufus Tinker is hosting a feast to honor the rediscovery of the Golden Banner, a holy relic key to the history of Greenwater. But on the day of the feast, word comes to Tinker that somebody plans to attack his celebration. Now Tinker needs a few heroes to investigate the attack and protect his guests. As the characters investigate, they peel back layers of intrigue and discover a centuries old conflict between faiths. The Golden Banner is an adventure for 6th-level characters. Pregenerated characters are provided, or bring your own!
Location: Tartan II 02
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matthew J. Hanson
Sponsored by Sneak Attack Press

The Key to the Gate

Admiral Tarok, servant of Chaos, has learned of a powerful Webway gate on the planet Safeton and maneuvered his fleet to capture the planet. However, the Eldar who guard the planet and the precious gate will stop at nothing to ensure that the forces of Chaos do not gain access to the Webway.
Location: McKnight 024
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Battlefleet Gothic by Games Workshop
GM: Darren Riske
Sponsored by Terrain Specialties

Truth and Reconciliation

An infamous historical figure from the time of the Fall has been re-sleeved and turned loose upon society. Now a very wealthy person with long memories wants him dead, and Firewall wants him alive for questioning. There's just one little problem... Basic understanding of the Eclipse Phase themes and setting.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Eclipse Phase by Posthuman Studios
GM: Pazi

Worst In Show

Your PI firm is getting asked to look into a dog-napping case. This should be an easy one except for the time frame. The darn AKC show is in a few days and if you don't get to the bottom of things, they probably won't be able to cover your bill. Adult themes and bad language is possible. Emphasis on role playing. Rules knowledge unnecessary (18+).
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau
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SAT18-02

Starts at 6 PM, runs 8 hours.

"Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm a man of wealth & taste..."

Once again our band of heroes is on a quest. A simple name is all that's needed. Search the land until you find it... and it ain't "Bob"! And what's with all this #@%** Flax anyway?!? And can any of us spin?!?!? Prizes awarded for Roleplaying. Play a pregen or bring your own character up to 15th Level. Some knowledge helpful.
Location: Hallway 05
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Rolemaster by Iron Crown Enterprise
GM: Roger Mlynczak

Air of Doom

Three months ago, an alpha team from your group found something tropical - below the Arctic Circle. Andrew Pau and Jim Decker (the mining engineer) determined that they needed specialized equipment. They intend to go back, and you're going with them. Don't forget your respirator.
Location: Room 212 (Winona RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT18-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: Blue Planet by Fantasy Flight
GM: Richard Odeen, Joelle Odeen
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG
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SAT20-22

Starts at 8 PM, runs 2 hours.

"Lego" Dungeon Crawl for Grown Ups

Whether you saw the children playing and thought "That looks like fun!" or just want to let out your inner child, join me on a quest in a 3D dungeon built with legos and lots of other things. Bring your own figure, or use one of mine to be a knight, elf, fairy, princess, fighter, dragon, skelton or anything else your heart desire. Game System based "loosely" on D&D and Risus.
Location: Hallway 04
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Susan Cox

Die Rebel Scum!

Welcome to training scenario Alpha-Bravo. For this mission, you'll receive a pair of TIE fighters. Your mission is to kill as many X-wings as possible. If you lose both your fighters, you'll be assigned two more in a neutral corner to try again. Mission ends when the Imperial Justice has been meted out to the Rebel Scum. No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Squadron Strike by Ad Astra Games
GM: Village Games

Last Night On Earth

This fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town Heroes, and horror-movie action is easy to learn, but hard to survive - er, we mean "master". Players take on the role of either the Heroes working together to make it through the night, or the Zombies who spread over the town like a plague in endless waves of undead. Come join the side you sympathize with the most and see if you can make a difference... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Last Night on Earth by Flying Frog Productions
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Trailer Park Wars

Try your hand at becoming the Trailer Park Manager of the Month! Resident satisfaction is measured with tacky but cute pink flamingos. Add amenities such as Bingo Night while targeting your competitors with surface-to-surface trailer missile launchers. This will displace friendly tenants to your park while you send the bad ones to the alligator-filled ruins of your opponent's "Rectangular Estates." Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Trailer Park Wars by Gut-Bustin' Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by Saint Paul Area Road Knights

Warlords of Europe

A simple system that borrows slightly from games like Axis & Allies and Risk, yet has enough character to stand as a great game. Using Knights, Archers, and other pieces, try to conquer Europe. Pope cards add a lot of flavor and fun to the game and keeps each game different.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SAT20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Warlords of Europe by Conquest Gaming
GM: Village Games
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SAT20-02

Starts at 8 PM, runs 6 hours.

1861

Welcome, comrade, to mother Russia! Use the railroads to create your fortune. But beware, comrade...the revolution is approaching. Try to be the last one against the wall. This is not a beginners game. Knowledge of the18xx series of games is needed. Specific rules will be taught.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: 1861 by JKLM Games
GM: James Gallup III

40k Apocalypse...Now!

Bring your own 2500 point force and play Warhammer 40K as it was meant to be played - in an Apocalypse game of epic proportions! Rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer 40K Apocalypse by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

A Night To Remember

The social event of the season is finally here - Her Majesty's Ball. Once again, being nobodies, you weren't invited. But this time you are going to do something about it - you are adventurers after all, and crashing a ball should be child's play for you! With a little moxie, you are successful in your efforts to crash the party; unfortunately for you so was someone else. Can you survive the night and not embarrass yourselves? A Village Adventure Guild event.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Death of a Star

The forces of Chaos have tried for generations to conquer the resource rich star system of Imperialis II. As they have never come close to achieving this, they are now trying a new tactic - if they can't have the system, no one gets it! A Chaos fleet has appeared near the system and is preparing to fire an exotic looking weapon at the system's star. With billions of Imperial lives at stake, can the forces of Chaos be stopped in time? No Knowledge Required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Battlefleet Gothic by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

From the High Hollows

The town of High Hollows has become gripped by a strange and malignant plague. The priest of Sarenae has asked that you acquire the tome of a long dead necromancer to aid in finding a cure. Trek through the Dark Marsh and be a true Pathfinder. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Elder Dragon Highlander

Casual format. Uses Elder Dragon Highlander rules. Required materials: please bring your own Elder Dragon Highlander format deck. (99 cards, only 1 copy of any card except basic lands, 1 general, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 05
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Jason Horning
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Magic the Gathering: Standard Draft

Official sanctioned tournament. Required materials: please bring 3 unopened packs of most current format (vendors will have supply of packs in vendor hall). A limited supply of basic lands will be provided. If you have them, please bring your own. Moderate rules knowledge level needed. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Card Game Tournament
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt McMillan
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Road Construction

Your boss has been entrusted with delivering an important package for the prince and has assigned it to you. Simple enough task - ride north over the Dagbar River and deliver the package to Lord Berrymore. As you approach the bridge over the river you find things are not as they should be - the bridge is under construction, but no workers can be seen anywhere. Is this how construction is normally handled, or is something wrong? A Village Adventure Guild event.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

The Dreadful Events in Whitechapel

Women of negotiable virtue are dying in Whitechapel. Death is common enough on the streets of the East End, but these deaths are...different. Meanwhile, a forbidden grimoire has vanished. You and your friends must find the connection - if there is one - before it's too late. Novices welcome.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Victoriana RPG by Cubicle7
GM: Margaret Eastman
Sponsored by CONvergence Gaming

The Dungeon Circuit - Season 2: Adventure Awaits (for only 3 payments of 29.95g)

Season 1 was a hit with filthy peasants and mysterious wizards alike, a genre-twisting blend of humorous fantasy, crass commercialism and TV "realism". You'll dungeon-crawl through deadly new (or just weirder) monsters, traps, and treasures – while shamelessly promoting your merchandise to the home audience. Choose a pre-generated contestant, each assigned random products to hawk.
Location: Tartan III 03
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing
GM: Justin T Williams

The Royal Masked Ball - The Case of the Missing Hat

Somehow, through circumstances too convoluted to mention here, you find yourself in Castle Heterodyne. Suddenly a group of Jagermonsters appears and demand that you assist them in finding THE HAT! Can you survive the Jagermonster? Can you survive the Castle?? And can you find THE HAT???!! Light and lively LARP in the world of Girl Genius. Costumes encouraged. Don't forget your wrench. None rules knowledge needed, however knowledge of Girl Genius encouraged.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Interactive Roleplaying
Players: 24
System: Castle Falkenstein by R. Talisorian Games
GM: Elizabeth Sloan, Gerald Dagel

The Ruins of Undermountain

Join us for the adventure and excitement in Faerun's most famous dungeon! The opening adventures in what will hopefully become a fantastic convention campaign!
Location: Tartan III 05
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos, Matthew Seidl

World of Warcraft Boardgame

In the World of Warcraft board game you will take on the role of a mighty hero of the Alliance or Horde, and race to see who can beat the Overlord first. Through the course of adventures, you will travel around Lordearon gaining power and equipment in preparation of the final fight against the Overlord. What is your choice - proud Alliance or vicious Horde? No rulesknowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SAT20-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: World of Warcraft Board Game by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games
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SAT22-24

Starts at 10 PM, runs 2 hours.

Betrayal at House on the Hill

The car breaks down; there is a house on the hill. Time to investigate with the bimbo, the dumb jock, the bratty kid, the professor and you. Enter if you dare!
Location: McKnight 012
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Betrayal at House on the Hill by Avalon Hill
GM: Marla Moyer
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Space Walk

Prepare yourself for an inter-galactic trip! Keep your nine spaceships in orbit as long as possible. If you are clever in your planning and get your tactics right, the spaceships belonging to the other players will land in the Black Hole. Space Walk is out of this world!
Location: McKnight 011
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Space Walk by Ravensburger
GM: Richard Moyer, Sr.
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Stop...Zombie Time!

A Parasol BioSolutions Inc. storage facility has experienced an "accident", exposing a suburban neighborhood to a deadly zombie virus. Members of HEPA (Humans for the Exuberant Protection of Animals) believe that animal testing occurs at the PBS Inc. facility and plan a raid. As corporate clean-up crew and HEPA members converge on the neighborhood, chaos ensues as each group sets off to do what they came to do…
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT22-24
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Fear and Faith by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games
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SAT22-02

Starts at 10 PM, runs 4 hours.

ALIENS: Movie Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will fight the first battle in the Processing Station and then any survivors will fight the battle in the Operations Room and the chase through the air ducts.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 9
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Battle For Al Gharraf

Reports are flooding in of insurgents in the nearby town of Al Gharraf. First Platoon of Bravo Company is rushed in to flush them out, but things turn hairy real quick. Soon there are helos buzzing overhead, rocket grenades zipping around everywhere and a overwhelming sense of chaos. Can you manage to bring order out of the mayhem and complete your mission, or will a tactical withdrawal be required. Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Combat Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games
Sponsored by Tactical Assault Games

Big Score: Big Boss X-treme

It's a new era for the city. Crime is down, prosperity is up, and everyone is happy. Almost everyone that is. Big Boss is back, but this time it's taken the form of a dark and sinister conspiracy. Are the heroes of the 90's up to the challenge? Beginners welcome!
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Feng Shui by Daedalus
GM: Nathan Nolan

Just another day in 'Nam

Just another day in 'Nam. Who the hell says that? "Just" another day in Nam is like saying, "just" another day in Auschwitz. You're a member of the elite 101st Airborne and having been in country for eight months you are counting down the days. You are considered short-timers but then nothing is short in 'Nam, especially the nights. Hopefully, we can just make it through the week. Mature role players only (18+).
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Jeff Rothecker
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: SAT22-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest
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SAT24-02

Starts at 12 AM, runs 2 hours.

Last Night On Earth

This fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town Heroes, and horror-movie action is easy to learn, but hard to survive - er, we mean "master". Players take on the role of either the Heroes working together to make it through the night, or the Zombies who spread over the town like a plague in endless waves of undead. Come join the side you sympathize with the most and see if you can make a difference... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SAT24-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Last Night on Earth by Flying Frog Productions
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SAT24-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Pirate's Dice

Arghh - never trust a pirate! The dice don't lie, but you might have to in this fun, fast-paced dice game of trickery and deceit. It's the classic bluffing game of liar's dice, as played in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean." No wagering of souls allowed, though...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SAT24-02
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Pirates' Dice by Hasbro
GM: Village Games

Three-Dragon Ante

Come, weary adventurer! Relax and join us in a friendly game of cards. This is a game of luck and skill for players of all levels. Beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SAT24-02
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Three Dragon Ante by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Amy Jarrell
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SUN08-10

Starts at 8 AM, runs 2 hours.

Pillars of the Earth with Expansion

You've read the book or maybe you've just seen the mini-series. Now bring the game to life! The expansion allows up to 6 to play on this beautifully illustrated board. This resource gathering-type game has a new "feel" each time due to the wide variety of craftsmen available. It also has a unique turn order process that forces each player to devise a new way to win each time. The rules are simple but elegant. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Pillars of the Earth by Mayfair Games
GM: Eric J. O'Denius
Sponsored by Saint Paul Area Road Knights

Steering CoMidi

Do you like Midimaze? Do you have ideas how it could be - dare I say it - even more awesome? Well bring your ideas and skills on down to the Midizone! We'll try out your game ideas, play a few rounds, and discuss.
Location: MIDIZone
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Computer Game
Players: 15
System: Midi Maze II by Michael Hipp
GM: Jim Beecher

Wake Up With Cosmic Encounter

It's the Sunday morning tradition! Win victory for your alien race by spreading to five bases outside your home planetary system. Fun for everyone awake this early! Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN08-10
Type: Board Game
Players: 16
System: Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight
GM: Michael Miller, Peter Jansen
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com
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SUN10-12

Starts at 10 AM, runs 2 hours.

1026

Build rails across the country and try to acquire the most stock in various companies. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 012
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Union Pacific by Rio Grande Games
GM: Mike Backstrom

Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery

The board game of New World colonization. As a European power, send colonists, missionaries, merchants, and soldiers to develop colonies and control resources. Gain power through trade, war, religion, or privateering. A worker-replacement, area-control game.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Age of Empires III by Tropical Games
GM: Erik J. Olsrud

Apples to Apples

This is a fun, simple game. Beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 05
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Apples to Apples by Out of the Box
GM: Amy Jarrell

Cast & Take

Come and try your hand using the Castle Molds from Hirst Arts! Anything that you cast, you can take home for your own games. Plaster of paris will be provided, but you are free to bring your own plaster as well. No previous experience needed.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Seminar
Players: 12
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Dominion

Dominion is a card game where the object of the game is not to play the best deck, but rather to build it! You start with 10 cards and each turn you will get a chance to play and "buy" new cards to put into your deck. At the end of the game, the person who put the most victory point cards into their deck will have won the game.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Village Games

Dungeonquest

Dragonfire Castle sits atop the hill outside the town, awaiting another group of adventurers risking their lives for treasure and glory! For more information, visit http://www.esglabs.com/cotn/ Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: DungeonQuest by Games Workshop
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Monsterpocalypse Free Play

Are you tired of smashing the same monsters through the same set of buildings in the same city? Are you wondering who else in the area is interested in Monsterpocalypse? Well, come on down to this non-tournament event to meet other players and battle other monsters! Please bring your complete force and city. Experienced players ONLY!
Location: Hallway 04
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Monsterpocalypse by Privateer Press
GM: Peter O'Connor

Painting Workshop - Airbrushing Basics

Ever wanted to learn how to airbrush? Didn't know how to start, or what you needed? Or have you tried it, but not had much success? Then this is the seminar for you! One of Village Games' accomplished airbrush artists will walk you through the basics from selecting equipment to getting started including basic techniques, creative ideas and even clean-up and storage. No experience necessary - come and expand your horizons!
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

The Vampire's Lair

In the Hungarian town of SzörnyÜsötet a pack of vampires have been terrorizing the villagers. Vampire hunters have been called in from Germany to destroy the infestation and have tracked the vampires to their subterranean lair for the final showdown. Will the brave hunters be able to vanquish the forces of evil?
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Fear and Faith by Ganesha Games
GM: Village Games

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Warhammer Invasion

In this Living Card Game you will take on the role as commander of one of six powerful armies: the Dwarves, the Empire, the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Warriors Of Chaos, and the Orcs. This is not an easy task though, as managing the placement of cards in your quest zone, kingdom zone, and battlefield is critical. Only the most clever commanders will prevail. Are you one of them? No Knowledge Required.
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Warhammer Invasion by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games

ÜberChrononauts

Come and play the combined card games of time travel! Uses Paradoxes, Patches, Gadgets, and Artifacts to fulfill your Mission, get home to your own alternate time stream, and more. Fast-learning beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN10-12
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Chrononauts by Looney Labs
GM: Peter Jansen
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SUN10-14

Starts at 10 AM, runs 4 hours.

Air Wars

If you can't fly, 3000 feet straight up is a bad place to be. That's where you are. Your crew, one airship in need of exploring, and flying monsters - what could possibly go wrong? (Don't drop your ranged weapon...)
Location: Room 212 (Winona RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: D & D 4th ed by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Richard Odeen, Joelle Odeen
Sponsored by Winona RPSIG

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a mission to find and kill the ALIEN Queen.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Back to Baradusa

Times are tough for the Reformation Coalition, which has been expanding in the Old Expanses Sector. The vampire fleets are disrupting trade routes, and have even been incursions to take over more human controlled planets. An envoy from the newly allied planet Baradusa failed to arrive at Nike Nimbus, the Coalition to enlist your team to escort the ambassador once again.
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Traveler Hero by Comstar Games
GM: Mark Kiefer

First Do No Harm

As the Separatists grow bolder, the Republic must continue to provide for the welfare of its citizens. A plague has broken out on Falleen. The Republic and the Separatists race to provide medicines in the hopes of winning the loyalty of the system. You have been sent by the Jedi Council to acquire the medicines and deliver them to Falleen. 5th level characters provided. some d20
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Star Wars Saga Edition by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King

Ghost's at the Castro

Tang brothers, known worldwide as a legendary ghost hunter team, have accepted a job to rid Castro Theater in San Fransisco of some unwanted visitors from beyond. It started as a simple exorcism and grew into a nightmare. One they can't get out of, days and nights jumble together, and the spirits turn deadly. Come join us... Mature players only (18+).
Location: Room 207 (Roadkill Memorial Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Albert Choy

Intro to Pathfinder - How to Read a Map

Interested in the Pathfinder RPG? Curious about what is different from other RPG's? Come join in the fun as a group of adventurer wannabes takes on the simple task of using a map to go from here to there. How hard could that be, right? Characters provided and rules taught. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games

Legacy of the Lost

Evil lingers in the Kingdom of Hungary. The innocent and defenseless have become the victims. Enter the Kingdoms of Legend where the Greek gods are real and you are the heroes that shape the history of Earth 1415. An introductory adventure. Low level of knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Magic the Gathering: Elder Dragon Highlander

Casual format. Uses Elder Dragon Highlander rules. Required materials: please bring your own Elder Dragon Highlander format deck. (99 cards, only 1 copy of any card except basic lands, 1 general, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 05
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 8
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Jason Horning
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Mecha Wars

The League of Allied States has sent a raiding force into the metal mines of Dorius IX. In response, your combat team is being brought in to chase them off, but during the insertion things start to go awry. Sunspots are wreaking havoc on electronics causing the landing ships to scatter forces all over the drop zone; communications being intermittent at best, getting organized is proving to be a challenge. Can you pull it all together and complete the mission, or is a rapid evac your only hope? Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Combat Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games
Sponsored by Tactical Assault Games

Rights of Salvage

The distress beacon was unfamiliar - your ship's library didn't have anything like it on file. Judging from the damage to the alien ship, there won't be any survivors, which means anything you can find is yours for the taking - as long as you don't meet whatever did the damage yourself ...
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 7
System: GURPS by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Joe Donaghue, Kevin Matheny
Sponsored by Ghost of RPSIG

Safety in Grand Detour?

The year is 1923. You moved to the out-of-the-way small town of Grand Detour, Illinois several years ago with the hope of keeping your past a secret. Enemies are searching, so you have kept a low profile. You have managed to make a few good friends in town and hopefully they would help if trouble came your way. Until that time arises, you must keep your secrets to yourself.
Location: Tartan II 02
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Mark Hinterthuer

Star Trek: Pyrric Victory

Set during the DS9 Dominion War. War streaks across the stars. The Dominion has conquered the core worlds of Betazed and Benzar, leaving Andor and Vulcan vulnerable to Dominion attack. Starfleet and the Klingon Defense Force are retreating on all fronts. The Romulan Star Empire stands idly on the sidelines. Casualties are in the billions and Starfleet intelligence is predicting a total collapse of the defensive lines within the year. Far from the front lines, the battered USS Cincinnatus and her crew have found a way to turn the tide of the war but can they save the Federation from ruin?
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Home Rules
GM: Brad Bourn, Ricky L. Foust

The Case of the Ruritanian Prince

When Ruritanian Prince Rudolf is kidnapped in London during his Grand Tour of Europe, the Crown must act quickly. You and your colleagues in Her Majesty's Special Services must find the Prince at any cost, by hook or by crook, for Otto von Bismark has sworn to unleash his new Order of State Alchemists upon London if the Prince cannot be found. Steampunk at its best. Rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Victoriana RPG by Cubicle7
GM: John Everett Till

The Flying Panamanian

The freighter MV Tricolor has been sighted drifting off the Puerto Rican coast. The last contact from the crew indicated the ship was being boarded. As the crew of the USCG Reef Shark, you've been sent to investigate and rescue the crew if they're still alive. Beginners welcome.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Twilight 2000 by GDW
GM: Timothy P. Moore

Warlords of Europe

A simple system that borrows slightly from games like Axis & Allies and Risk, yet has enough character to stand as a great game. Using Knights, Archers, and other pieces, try to conquer Europe. Pope cards add a lot of flavor and fun to the game and keeps each game different.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SUN10-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Warlords of Europe by Conquest Gaming
GM: Village Games
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SUN10-16

Starts at 10 AM, runs 6 hours.

Clay Olympics

The best spectator sport at the Con returns. Build a Play-Doh monster and have it fight to the non toxic death. Last creation standing wins, but there are also prizes for Bravest Monster, Creative Design and Most Artistic. Join the mayhem at one of CotN's longest running events. Play-Doh provided.
Location: International Room
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 12
System: Clay Olympics by Anthony Hughes
GM: Anthony S Hughes

Derailing The Tokyo Express

1942, the South Pacific, near the Solomon Islands. The Japanese have been reinforcing their forces on Guadacanal via a convoy of destroyers and cruisers from Rabaul. The US navy has decided this has to stop, and has dispatched its own Task Force Smith to intervene. Can the Japanese manage to evade the Americans, or will they be forced to slug it out in Iron Bottom Sound? All miniatures & terrain provided. No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: General Quarters III by Old Dominion GameWorks
GM: Village Games

Magic the Gathering: Standard Sealed

Official sanctioned tournament. Required materials: please bring 3 unopened packs of most current format (vendors will have supply of packs in vendor hall). A limited supply of basic lands will be provided. If you have them, please bring your own. Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 01
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 16
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Matt McMillan
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

The Disappearance of Lady Rachael Amelia Tornsby

The rebellion has been quelled and the perpetrators detained. The women, wives and daughters, who were held in the old dungeon to ensure the compliance of the town council, have been freed. Families are reunited, the dead mourned. The town of Kwinfar is slowly regaining a semblance of normalcy. But Lady Tornsby is missing. Please find her. Familiarity of rules helpful but not required.
Location: Tartan III 04
Time Slot: SUN10-16
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 4
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: David Lowery
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SUN10-18

Starts at 10 AM, runs 8 hours.

18 Player ADVANCED CIVILIZATION: The Expansion Project

A game of leading ancient civilizations from Stone Age thru the end of the Late Iron Age. Players expand population to build & support cities for acquiring trade and Civ advances. A MUCH LARGER map includes all of India and Spain, More trade goods (west & far east trade decks), 52 new advances and of course new calamities. A victory point system for short games. AH ADV CIV Bigger Better & More Fun! Some board game experience preferred, but beginners welcomed.
Location: McKnight 010
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 18
System: Advanced Civilization by Avalon Hill
GM: Jeffery R Sutton

40K Rogue Trader Tournament

The annual Con of the North 40K Rogue Trader Tournament celebrates its 10 year anniversary! Each player will receive a unique 10th anniversary item to mark the occasion. This will be a 24 player, 3 game tournament using 1850 point armies constructed under the Standard Mission Organization. This tournament features trophies and prizes provided by The Source Comics & Games. As this popular event 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://s15.invisionfree.com/Terrain_Specialties/ or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TerrainSpecialties. Email questions to: ConoftheNorthRTT@yahoo.com. Each running of this event is a complete tournament.
Location: McKnight 019
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Miniatures Tournament
Players: 24
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Matthew Helmen
Sponsored by The Source Comics and Games

Axis & Allies World

Re-fight WWII. This is the latest edition combining A&A Pacific 1940 and A&A Europe 1940 into a global scenario. Those without experience should consider Rick Bunnell's A&A instructional game to be played earlier in the weekend.
Location: McKnight 03
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Axis and Allies by Avalon Hill
GM: Roger L. Belfay
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

The Ruins of Undermountain

Join us for the adventure and excitement in Faerun's most famous dungeon! The opening adventures in what will hopefully become a fantastic convention campaign!
Location: Tartan III 07
Time Slot: SUN10-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Robert Sigafoos, Matthew Seidl
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SUN12-14

Starts at 12 PM, runs 2 hours.

Cast & Take

Come and try your hand using the Castle Molds from Hirst Arts! Anything that you cast, you can take home for your own games. Plaster of paris will be provided, but you are free to bring your own plaster as well. No previous experience needed.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Seminar
Players: 12
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Citadels

Citadels is a game of scheming nobles in a medieval city racing for dominance. Players must carefully balance their choice of roles, as well as their flow of gold and districts, to build the city of their dreams, the fastest!
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Citadels by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Dominion

Dominion is a card game where the object of the game is not to play the best deck, but rather to build it! You start with 10 cards and each turn you will get a chance to play and "buy" new cards to put into your deck. At the end of the game, the person who put the most victory point cards into their deck will have won the game.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Dominion by Rio Grande Games
GM: Village Games

Frag - If It Moves, Shoot It

Frag is a computer game without a computer – a "first-person shooter" on a tabletop. Move your fighter and frag your foes. Draw cards for weapons, armor, and gadgets. Move through the blood spatters to restore your own health! If you die, you respawn and come back shooting! Play Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag! Note: This event will run for four hours. No knowledge required
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 10
System: FRAG by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Village Games

Hacker

The phreaks and narks will be >in< the game, not just ... um ... playing in it. No, seriously, come play the computer crime card game, actually inspired by a U.S. Secret Service raid! (Seriously!) Get a Screamer modem, a set of original manuals, maybe even a Back Door or a Secret Indial and try to become the Net Ninja, but watch out so you don't Get A Life or raided by the Secret Service (Seriously!) in this beer-and-pretzels classic. Jolt and pizza not included. (Some Hacker Lite rules will be used.) Fast-learning beginners welcome.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Hacker by Steve Jackson Games
GM: Peter Jansen

Magic the Gathering: Archenemy

Casual format. New multi-player format that pits three players against one. The Archenemy uses an extra deck to activate diabolical plots to destroy his enemy. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 04
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Paul Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Painting Workshop - Washes

Ever wondered what the deal is with washes? Everybody raves about using them; all the paint manufacturers are producing them, but why it so special? This seminar will help explain the benefits and uses of all types of washes. Wash consistency, flow and pigmentation will be discussed along with techniques such as "dipping" and glazing will also be covered. Come and find out why this painting tool can be such a lifesaver! No experience necessary.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Puerto Rico

This popular game needs no description. Rules knowledge required.
Location: McKnight 012
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.

Star Wars: Epic Duels

Take on the role of a character from the Star Wars universe and duel for control of the battlefield! Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Star Wars: Epic Duels by Milton Bradley
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com

Tribune-Roman Politics

Control Rome by taking over political factions: gladiators, plebians, patricians, legates, vestal virgins, praetorians, and senators. A worker-placement card-set collection game with many avenues to victory.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Tribune by Fantasy Flight
GM: Erik J. Olsrud

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN12-14
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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SUN14-16

Starts at 2 PM, runs 2 hours.

Cast & Take

Come and try your hand using the Castle Molds from Hirst Arts! Anything that you cast, you can take home for your own games. Plaster of paris will be provided, but you are free to bring your own plaster as well. No previous experience needed.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Seminar
Players: 12
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

Lunch Money

A hilarious take on school ground politics - complete with bullies and extortion! Due to mature themes, recommend for mature players only.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Lunch Money by Atlas Games
GM: Village Games

Painting Workshop - Speed Painting

Ever sat and stared at a pile of miniatures you just bought for your new army, wondering how you will ever get it all painted? Do you fear being buried alive under mounds of unpainted lead? Fear not, for this seminar will equip you with a variety of powerful tools for finishing armies fast and yet still looking great! Techniques including production painting, speed repetition, washes as well as drybrushing and efficient basing will be covered. Come learn the secrets to painting salvation! No previous experience necessary.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Red Dragon Inn

You and your party survived the adventure...will you survive the party back at the inn? Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Red Dragon Inn by Slugfest Games
GM: Michael Miller
Sponsored by ESGLabs.com

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN14-16
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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SUN14-18

Starts at 2 PM, runs 4 hours.

Agricola

This farming game has become very popular. In this game you will 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, ect., but you have only so many turns to do them. The decisions you make will determine if you win or lose. Beginners welcome!
Location: McKnight 012
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.

ALIENS: Hunt for the Queen Scenario

Using action figures and a 3-D map board, players will control a platoon of Colonial Marines on a mission to find and kill the ALIEN Queen.
Location: McKnight 013
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 15
System: Aliens by Leading Edge Games
GM: Richard Zierhut
Sponsored by 1st MN Historical Wargaming Soc.

Archimedes Gate

Once home to a powerful mage, since the flood the tower has been the stuff of myth and legend. Rising from its watery abode once or twice every century, it was believed the appearances were random. That is until, on his deathbed, the elderly alchemist revealed that he'd determined when it would appear next. Can you reap the riches before the tower vanishes again? Pre-generated characters provided. Knowledge of earlier AD&D rules helpful.
Location: Tartan III 01
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: AD&D, 1st Ed. by TSR
GM: Timothy P. Moore

Behind the Grey Curtain: Episode V-More Down by the Sea

The 5th of 10 episodic Delta Green adventures. This one is set in a sleepy Baja California town. The cell and latest batch of friendlies are trying to make heads or tales of recent changes in some loved ones. You'll be wanting to get some payback I imagine. Fast-paced action and a little bit of terror. Attendance in previous episodes unnecessary. Adult themes and bad language is possible. Emphasis on role playing. Rules knowledge unnecessary (18+).
Location: Room 209 (Ghost of RPSIG Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium
GM: Link Martineau

Circus Imperium

We who are about to be LOUD, salute you! Whip those beasts around the track and survive to cross the finish line! Hilarious and fast-paced racing with miniatures. Cheering and jeering at your opponents, chanting encouragement, and stealing other chariots will happen! Even though this is a single game, there will be multiple races. No rules knowledge needed, however we aren't kidding about being loud!
Location: McKnight 016
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: Circus Imperium by FASA
GM: Elizabeth Sloan

City of Night, Demon of Light

Sometimes, light is evil. The hidden desert city of Nebt-Het holds inhabitants with secret knowledge you desperately need. Your group will have to earn their trust and defeat the Brotherhood of the Devouring Sun. Role-playing, puzzle-solving, and combat will all play a part in this adventure with an Ancient Egyptian theme. Characters provided; minor customization possible. Some familiarity with the 3.5 rules.
Location: Tartan II 01
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: D&D 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Stephen Kellert

Dragon Challenge

This scenario pits a group of experienced heroes against an even more experienced dragon. Moderate to High rules knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Dungeon Circuit - Season 2: Adventure Awaits (for only 3 payments of 29.95g)!

Season 1 was a hit with filthy peasants and mysterious wizards alike, a genre-twisting blend of humorous fantasy, crass commercialism and TV "realism." You'll dungeon-crawl through deadly new (or just weirder) monsters, traps, and treasures – while shamelessly promoting your merchandise to the home audience. Choose a pre-generated contestant; each assigned random products to hawk.
Location: Tartan II 03
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Story Arc by Limestone Publishing
GM: Justin T Williams

London Fog

You were celebrating your victory over the dragons when Prince Edmund arrived in Oxford looking frantic. He begged you to come quickly to London to save his people. You arrive in London to find surprises around every corner. Perhaps that thick fog hides the source of the bizarre things you've found. Knowledge (History) encouraged, combat inevitable. 9th to 11th level characters provided. Have some d20 experience.
Location: Tartan III 02
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 8
System: Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Kent King

Magic the Gathering: Quantum Leap

Casual format. Uses combination of Vanguard cards and Planechase deck for free-for-all Magic fun. Check website for rules (www.tcgamefest.com) or see judge the day of the event. Required materials: please bring your own Legacy format deck (60 card minimum, no sideboard). Moderate rules knowledge required.
Location: St. Paul II 03
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 6
System: Magic: The Gathering by Wizards of the Coast
GM: Benno Barthel
Sponsored by Twin Cities Game Fest

Mecha Wars

The League of Allied States has sent a raiding force into the metal mines of Dorius IX. In response, your combat team is being brought in to chase them off, but during the insertion things start to go awry. Sunspots are wreaking havoc on electronics causing the landing ships to scatter forces all over the drop zone; communications being intermittent at best, getting organized is proving to be a challenge. Can you pull it all together and complete the mission, or is a rapid evac your only hope? Come try this easy to learn, card-driven rules system that rewards smart play and daring moves! No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Tactical Assault: Combat Cards by Tactical Assault Games
GM: Village Games
Sponsored by Tactical Assault Games

Peacekeepers 2011: Blood And Sand

Are you ready to be Galactic Gladiators? If not, your blood will stain the sands of the Arena. You hear the thundering roar of a crowd, and open your eyes to see the sands of the Arena, the stands, and the green sky? Who are these spandex-clad people next to you? Who are those 10-foot tall behemoths digging their way up out of the ground? WHO AM I?
Location: Room 211 (Our Most Favorite Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Champions, 5th Edition by Hero Games
GM: Paul M Rubenis, Jack Brown

Raid on Castle Wewelsburg

Intelligence has been sending back rumors that the Nazis have developed some kind of demon-soldier. Your squad of commando-spies is being sent behind enemy lines to find out what is really going on and put a stop to it. Rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: A Fate variant by Obsidian Serpent Games LLC
GM: Chad Davidson

Runebound: Sands of Al-Kalim

A big box expansion of the Runebound game. Will teach new players the base game before start of event. Will teach all players the expansion at start of event.
Location: McKnight 04
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Runebound by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Richard Eichenlaub

War of the Ring

War of the Ring is a miniatures game where you take on the role of commander of mass armies in the world of Middle Earth. The goblin hoards have amassed outside of the realm of Gondor and are prepared to make their move. Gondor will not sit by while this threat looms outside of their borders, and sends out a force in response. Will you help the goblins overrun the forces of Gondor and move on to Minas Tirith or will you join with Gondor and squash the fell invaders?
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SUN14-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: War of the Ring by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games
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SUN14-20

Starts at 2 PM, runs 6 hours.

Road Construction

Your boss has been entrusted with delivering an important package for the prince and has assigned it to you. Simple enough task - ride north over the Dagbar River and deliver the package to Lord Berrymore. As you approach the bridge over the river you find things are not as they should be - the bridge is under construction, but no workers can be seen anywhere. Is this how construction is normally handled, or is something wrong? A Village Adventure Guild event.
Location: Tartan I 06
Time Slot: SUN14-20
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Village Games
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SUN16-18

Starts at 4 PM, runs 2 hours.

Cast & Take

Come and try your hand using the Castle Molds from Hirst Arts! Anything that you cast, you can take home for your own games. Plaster of paris will be provided, but you are free to bring your own plaster as well. No previous experience needed.
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Seminar
Players: 12
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

DungeonQuest

In DungeonQuest, players must guide their heroes through the twisting halls of Dragonfire Dungeon in pursuit of unimaginable riches hoarded by the Dragonlord Kalladra. Whoever can amass the most wealth and make it out of the dungeon, before the closing of the doors seals their doom, will emerge victorious. However, merely surviving the harrowing dungeon is a feat all its own... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: DungeonQuest by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Formula D

Fast paced racing game with a simple but elegant system for racing. Learn in moments and be racing right away. The more the merrier.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Board Game
Players: 8
System: Formula D by Asmodee, LLC
GM: Village Games

Lunch Money

A hilarious take on school ground politics - complete with bullies and extortion! Due to mature themes, recommend for mature players only.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Card Game
Players: 4
System: Lunch Money by Atlas Games
GM: Village Games

Painting Workshop - Basing & Scenics

Model basing is sometimes a forgotten art. Have you ever stared at your delicately painted figure and wondered why it doesn't "pop"? Basing is the secret! In this seminar, techniques for making eye-catching bases and scenic effects will be discussed - including basing materials, painting and staining, water, rocks, tall grasses and exotic effects. No experience necessary but an active imagination required!
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Warhammer 40K Demo

The tabletop battle game of the far future allows you to wage war with armies of unique sci-fi miniatures across strange and alien battlefields in the ultimate contest of strategy and skill. Each player is a commander who must decide upon cunning battle plans and strategies - and hope for a little luck - to lead his army to victory or death. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN16-18
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games
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SUN16-22

Starts at 4 PM, runs 6 hours.

Lair of the Frost Giants

Classic AD&D role-playing with pre-generated characters. Can your party survive in the cold and complete your task? Combat, puzzles and traps abound in this 3-D dungeon. Miniatures will be provided for play during the game.
Location: McKnight 02
Time Slot: SUN16-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 8
System: AD&D by TSR
GM: Gerald Dagel

Uncharted Seas - Fleet Action

Uncharted Seas is a fast-paced, action-packed game of naval tactical combat set in a world of high fantasy. Easy to learn rules allows you to wage war with squadrons of mighty warships, each with its own unique strengths and weakness. In this scenario, two massive fleets stumble into one another in the worst possible location - amidst a chain of uncharted islands. Can you show off your naval skills as you lead your ships to victory in battle? No rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 02
Time Slot: SUN16-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Uncharted Seas by Spartan games
GM: Village Games
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SUN18-20

Starts at 6 PM, runs 2 hours.

DungeonQuest

In DungeonQuest, players must guide their heroes through the twisting halls of Dragonfire Dungeon in pursuit of unimaginable riches hoarded by the Dragonlord Kalladra. Whoever can amass the most wealth and make it out of the dungeon, before the closing of the doors seals their doom, will emerge victorious. However, merely surviving the harrowing dungeon is a feat all its own... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: DungeonQuest by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Last Night On Earth

This fast-paced game of brain-eating Zombies, small town Heroes, and horror-movie action is easy to learn, but hard to survive - er, we mean "master". Players take on the role of either the Heroes working together to make it through the night, or the Zombies who spread over the town like a plague in endless waves of undead. Come join the side you sympathize with the most and see if you can make a difference... No knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 08
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Last Night on Earth by Flying Frog Productions
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Mississippi Queen

Riverboat racing on the mighty Mississippi - or a reasonable facsimile thereof. Game will be taught.
Location: McKnight 01
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 5
System: Mississippi Queen by Rio Grande Games
GM: Daniel Underbakke

Painting Workshop - Q & A

Ever been stumped by a painting issue? Ever been stymied by a modeling project? Well, bring your toughest questions to this Q & A session with some of the best painters and modelers from Village Games for answers. Their experience and knowledge, along with feedback from your fellow artists, will hopefully get you over the hump in your project.
Location: Tartan I 07
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Seminar
Players: 8
System: by undefined
GM: Village Games

Pirate's Dice

Arghh - never trust a pirate! The dice don't lie, but you might have to in this fun, fast-paced dice game of trickery and deceit. It's the classic bluffing game of liar's dice, as played in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean." No wagering of souls allowed, though...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN18-20
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Pirates' Dice by Hasbro
GM: Village Games
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SUN18-22

Starts at 6 PM, runs 4 hours.

Battlestar Galactica

You can guide the Battlestar Galactica to its destination using skill and a bit of luck, while trying to avoid the pitfalls that creep up during the journey. Along the way, try to discover who among you may be a Cylon agent - or possibly awaken to the reality that you are and your job is to sabotage the Galactica.
Location: Tartan I 04
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 6
System: Battlestar Galactica by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Blood in the Water

The plot grows even more nebulous, leading the heroes into the territory of the dreaded corsairs. Moderate to high rules knowledge required.
Location: Room 210 (Kingdom of Legend Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 6
System: Pathfinder RPG by Paizo Publishing
GM: Nathanael M Christen
Sponsored by Interaction Point Games

Chasing The Beast

Bring your own 1850 point force and play a Warhammer 40K custom scenario from Villages Games' 40K Leagues. It will challenge your conventional knowledge and tactics as you try and accomplish your mission while preventing your foe from doing the same. Rules knowledge required.
Location: Hallway 01
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 6
System: Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop
GM: Village Games

Into the Sea of Corruption

The infertile soil in the Valley of Sands is a blessing and a curse: the people have little to eat, but at least the Sea of Corruption's deadly spores are unable to grow. Until yesterday, that is, when a swarm of the great insects came, bringing the dread fungi with them. Today, the Queen asks you and your companions to journey into the Sea of Corruption and stop the infestation. And tomorrow...? Familiarity with Miyazaki's Nausicaa preferred; rules will be taught.
Location: Room 208 (House of Indie Games Theme Room)
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Roleplaying
Players: 5
System: Blade & Crown by NJW Games
GM: Rachel Kronick

Justice for Abel

Anima Tactics is a skirmish miniatures game where resource management is more important than rolling dice well. In this round, the agents of the Church and Empire have teamed up against the combined rebellious agents of Wissenschaft and Samel. Will you join the side of the status quo and squash all threats of rebellion, or will you join the persecuted and fight for your rights?
Location: Tartan I 03
Time Slot: SUN18-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Anima Tactics by Fantasy Flight Games
GM: Village Games
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SUN20-22

Starts at 8 PM, runs 2 hours.

Fluxx

The card game with ever changing rules! It starts out simple, with just the Basic Rule card: draw one card and play one card during each player's turn. But New Rule cards quickly make things chaotic. Even the object of the game will often change as players swap out one Goal card for another. Can you get the Rocket to the Moon before someone changes the goal to Death by Chocolate? No rules knowledge required.
Location: Tartan I 02
Time Slot: SUN20-22
Type: Card Game
Players: 5
System: Fluxx by Looney Labs
GM: Village Games

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

Ever dreamed of leading the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest? Do you love to immerse yourself in the world of Tolkien? Then this is the miniatures game for you! An easy to learn, fast-paced system allows you to recreate critical scenes from the books and movies - as well as experiment with "what if" scenarios too. All miniatures & terrain are provided! No experience is necessary.
Location: Tartan I 05
Time Slot: SUN20-22
Type: Miniatures
Players: 4
System: Lord of the Rings by Fantasy Flight
GM: Village Games

Pirate's Dice

Arghh - never trust a pirate! The dice don't lie, but you might have to in this fun, fast-paced dice game of trickery and deceit. It's the classic bluffing game of liar's dice, as played in the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean." No wagering of souls allowed, though...
Location: Tartan I 01
Time Slot: SUN20-22
Type: Board Game
Players: 4
System: Pirates' Dice by Hasbro
GM: Village Games
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